August 14, 2013

Week in Review- HS, College and Hedgehogs

Bones starts high school on Monday. I am hopeful yet again that people will help us get him the help he needs in math.

We got his schedule and they did NOT sign him up for a vocal class. If you can't pass the FCAT, you can't be in the art classes.

It has forced the school to get him the help required to make it through high school math and I think we're seeing why this is the 4th best school in the State.

So he's in a remedial math class, with a teacher that has tutoring every day at lunch. Plus he's in Alegbra I and I'll be hiring him an after school tutor.

Between all of it, his tutoring at lunch twice a week, our pulling a 504 plan to get him assistance, and all the other things... we think he may actually pass math in high school and may end up in his vocal classes early.

Until then, he does not sing. He was pretty horrified, "I'm going to an art school for vocal and I can't sing?" to which I said, "Your voice got you into this school, which will get you one of the best high school educations in the Nation. I don't care if you sing one note... ever. I just want you to get the education."

We'll see.


Football season is starting. The boys are in multiple fantasy football leagues. T said to me the other day, "So Mom, ya gonna get all your girlfriends together and get a league together?"

I'd call him on it and do it, but I'm in the process of putting together a 100 page information packet for a group I'm in and I'm planning a conference for 400 women.

Fantasy football league ain't happening...


I went to a funeral the other day where one priest punted it to another... and I feel pretty certain the family thought that the first priest was going to do the funeral.

It started off kind of shaky when Priest #2 said, 'Well... I didn't know so and so..."

It brought back memories of my grandfather's funeral when the Pastor said, "Well, I didn't know Robert, but I knew his cousin Mary..." and proceeded to eulogize Mary. That was surreal.

Anyway, unlike my grandfather's funeral, Priest #2 saved it and after we were done I felt like I'd been through group therapy for grieving. It was good.


Shrub. Bones loves this little guy. He is a night kind of animal... and he's no longer afraid.

The funny thing is that whenever Bones holds him he poops. I told Bones, "Well... maybe you only THINK he's no longer afraid. Maybe you are still scaring the sh-- out of him".


Hunh. We own a hedgehog.


Ringo goes back to school on Saturday. He's not excited. College is work and he knows it. His friends are all home from FSU for another week, so he's bummed he's got to go back when they're all going to be home still.

I said, "Wait. You aren't wanting to stay home because of me?"

To which he smiled, gave me a big hug and said, "Oh. You're right! It's because of you Ma!"


School starts next week. I guess we're ready for the crazy.

As usual... I'm hopeful.

Posted by Boudicca at August 14, 2013 11:00 PM

Shrub is an excellent name and I'm glad he fits right in! :)

Good luck to all this school season! The grandkids are excited to go back... they're not old enough to dread it yet, I guess. LOL!

Posted by: pam at August 15, 2013 07:55 AM

I'm not sure they dread it. I think the younger two are looking forward to friends.

Bones is nervous because it's going to be obvious to everyone that he's a vocal major, but not in the freshman vocal class. When you're 14, you don't want to be different like that. So we're working on what to say to people when they realize he's not in his major. Right now it's going to be "It just didn't fit in my schedule..."

Posted by: Bou at August 15, 2013 07:58 AM

Shrub is a handsome hedgie!

Posted by: writersblock at August 15, 2013 08:44 AM

What do you feed him?

Posted by: PeggyU at August 15, 2013 01:37 PM

It's a very cute Shrub. LOL.

Good luck to Bones on the math part of things. It's possible this will be the one thing he needed to get him through math successfully. I do hope all the help works for him.

Ringo will find that Fall is a much much different animal in school semester terms. Yeah, lots of work, but so many more people and so much going on. Way more exciting. He'll probably find he enjoys it much more than summer which is a pretty blah term, not to mention far more concentrated.

Here's hoping school is great for all three of your boys this year. :)

BTW - I have tried to do fantasy football a couple of times. I get half way through the season and lose track of it all... guess I'm not cut out for it.

Posted by: Teresa at August 15, 2013 07:59 PM

He eats cat food!

Posted by: Bou at August 15, 2013 10:25 PM

He is kind of cute!

Posted by: PeggyU at August 17, 2013 04:14 PM