Friday, September 07, 2007
Bragging Mom alert- so if your not in the mood- skip down to the funny!
Flashback to 2000- Andy was finishing Kindergarten. And his teacher and principal discussed the possibilty of holding him back. Seems he wasn't quite "developmentally" up to 1st grade level yet. They had this class level called TK1. Kind-of half way between the two grades. If we let him go on to first- he might struggle all his life in school. So we put him in TK1. Held him back "hopefully" for his benefit down the line. It hurt- and he hated us for a LONG time after that. But now, I'm really glad we did!
I just came back from a meeting at Andy's school with the guidance counselor. This is apparently SOP, so that parents and kids can get a handle on their schedules/future/planning for life that our schools here are doing now. Andy's chess club coach is actually his counselor this year ( having transferred from his elem. school to the middle school) and that made the meeting fun. BUT........
He totally blew my mind. Do you all remember ( if not go back in my blog to Andy's graduation post!) how I mentioned how his teacher took me aside? And told me Andy is going places??? To keep on him, etc....
WEEELLLLL, it was shown to me in cold, hard numbers by the Mr. L. It seems that Andy's FCAT scores were in the top 2%- OF THE COUNTRY! He's 96th percentile in both Math and Reading??!!! He said that there were only "a small handfull" of kids in the county that scored as high as Andy! AND- he basically said that there was NOTHING that Andy couldn't be/do if he wants. Rocket Scientist? Brain surgeon? next Bill Gates? NO PROBLEM!!! Apparently, 2 of the courses Andy is taking this year are HS courses! ( leave us not forget- the kid's only in 7th grade here!!!) That's right- before Andy even gets to high school- he will have about 6 credits already. And Mr. L. said at that pace, he could graduate high school with an AA degree already in hand?!!!! OMG! Mr. L. was saying all this, and I just choked up. I mean- my son- MY SON? Mensa material?- getoutoftown! But he just kept saying how brilliant and amazing my son's "gift" was. I cried y'all, I just sat there with tears in my eyes. What else could I do?
He's already helping Andy map out his courses. Since Andy wants to be an Architect- he's going to be taking computer drafting, stagecraft, lots of math ( poor boy :( ) and such. Mr. L is going to be with us in this until he graduates from HS. He'll be helping Andy to get into what he needs, and even help with the whole college/scholership/stuff for us. I'm still sitting here, not believing that that sweet, goofy, lovable kid I gave birth to was who we were discussing earlier. Don't get me wrong- I knew he was smart- but this? No way in hell.
Ok, I'm done for now. And I'm starving here! So I'm gonna get back to what you've all come to expect from me - Your Friday Funnies!!!! ( and no- they are not PC!!)
FINALLY, THE 6 ANSWERS WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR:
Q: WHAT ARE THE SMALL BUMPS AROUND A WOMAN'S NIPPLES FOR?
A: It's Braille for "suck here".
Q: WHAT IS AN AUSTRALIAN KISS?
A: It's the same as a French kiss, but "down under."
Q: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH 365 USED CONDOMS?
A: Melt them down, make a tire, and call it a Goodyear.
Q: WHY WERE HURRICANES NORMALLY NAMED AFTER WOMEN?
A: Because when they come, they're wild and wet. But when they go, they take your house and car with them.
Q: WHY DO GIRLS RUB THEIR EYES WHEN THEY GET UP IN THE MORNING?
A: Because they don't have any balls to scratch...
Q: WHAT IS A MAN'S ULTIMATE EMBARRASSMENT?
A: Running into a wall with an erection and breaking his nose.
And with that- Have a great weekend everyone!!
Love and Peace- KC
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