So far, (mostly) so good, in the school mode, Little Dude has only gotten in trouble twice more since last week – once for talking in class, and once for throwing sand on the playground. At least he hasn’t had to go to the principal’s office, so he’s making forward progress.
Princess Nagger has decided she wants to take a furlough (that’s what they call a break) from the Gifted Program this year, because she’s bored (they have 5th and 6th graders in the same classroom, and they’ve been focusing on 5th grade learning so far…no wonder she’s bored, since in all subjects she’s already two or three years ahead. Such a difference between two different states’ school systems.)
Anyway, she tried very hard to make friends with her classmates, but instead of making her feel welcome, they simply ignore her. It wouldn’ be so bad if she could at least see and/or interact with the friends she made last year at lunch or at recess – but they keep the classes on different schedules.
While the educational portion of school is obviously important, the socialization aspect is also important, especially to someone like Princess Nagger who tends to be a social butterfly. So we’ve got the ball rolling, hopefully in a day or two her smile will return and go from this:
To this again:
I’ll keep you posted. I think it will be a good thing, even though she’ll still be bored with the learning aspect, but she starts Jr. High next year and needs to be surrounded by a motley crew of solid friends! What do you think?
Meanwhile, the car line is as cutthroat as ever. This school really doesn’t have a great parking lot for all the crazy parents and grandparents dropping off and picking up their kids. There are still many people who try to cut into the long line – and some do so successfully, like this woman, who did just that yesterday:
There’s a car in front of me waiting to go around the corner to pull in behind the black vehicle in front of the line-cutting Escalade. The woman in the Escalade came out of nowhere and simply pulled into that spot, disregarding the handicap spots over there on the right, that the school has endeared all us drivers to keep open and accessible.
There were at least 30 cars behind me – and I imagine 30 parents or grandparents none too happy this woman thought she was special and didn’t need to wait at the back of the line. The woman in the car in front of me at least went over to her and set her straight about how the line works, so we’ll see if she follows the rules.
And now, for some funnies:
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome – random or not. Be sure to visit your fellow randomizers so they don’t feel so lonely.
Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: