It was a ghost town around here last week! Seemed like nobody was in the mood for either random or coffee – what’s up with that? So this week I’ll try to keep it short and sweet so the ghosts don’t get scared away. The operative word here is try.
I think I’ve mentioned in the past how bored poor Princess Nagger is in school. The boredom stems from her being too smart. The little smarty pants.
So it’s agony for her to have to suffer the constant reviews of stuff she learned already, and the desire to keep moving forward in her learning, not backwards.
Then there’s the whole minor bullying that is apparently transpiring. There are a couple of guys that are harassing her daily, shouting in the halls “I love you!!!” and embarrassing her to no end. Then there are the Mean Girls who are asking her inappropriate questions about her supposed ‘boyfriends’ and certain activity they assume is transpiring – but isn’t.
You know what I’m getting at, right? I don’t have to spell it out for you, right? Right?!
At any rate, that was bad enough, but when she said some kid leaned across the table at lunchtime one day and said “Why don’t you just go kill yourself?” I was ready to fly over to the school and smack some sense into that ignoramus.
So yes, she’s having to deal with stuff I never had to deal with when I was in 7th grade because it was a much different world at that time. No internet, no cell phones, no ignoramuses (or at least none that crossed my path).
Sure, there were some Mean Girls in my school, some tried to tease and embarrass me, but I am one of those people who purposely let things go over my head (even when they didn’t) so they wouldn’t have the satisfaction of embarrassing me and they’d get bored and move on.
Although I honestly cannot remember a whole lot of my school days – I’ve blocked most of it out because one thing’s for sure, I was painfully shy back then (and still am to a degree). So I know something of being more of a loner and keeping my head down and keeping to myself – all things Princess Nagger tries to do as well.
So next year will be an adventure, as I have enrolled her in a Virtual Academy and I’ll be her dedicated Learning Coach (but not her teacher, as she will have an assigned teacher from the academy she’ll be interacting with online with virtual classes and conversations). I’m actually looking forward to helping her flourish in her learning, and probably re-learn a ton of stuff myself.
So it’s not exactly Homeschooling, but pretty darn close. I looked into Homeschooling, but here in Washington State they require the person teaching – even in a Homeschooling aspect – to have a Teaching Certificate of some kind. I don’t have one, and it takes a good number of hours and testing to get one – so the Virtual Academy is the next best thing.
It’s going to be an adventure – it’ll be nice to eliminate the dragging feet trying to get her out of bed and out the door each morning. Plus then I’ll only have to shuttle one kid to and from school, rather than two kids on different schedules to two different schools – my gas consumption will reduce greatly (as will my sanity level dealing with only one car line instead of two).
Speaking of insane… Did you hear about the guy that got punched just because he looks like Shia Labouf? Seriously!
This is a more recent image of Shia, which gives you a better idea of how that guy really does resemble him:
Well, you know, aside from the mega shiner.
So basically, Shia LaBeouf’s doppelgänger, Mario Licato got punched by a random stranger while emerging from a subway station in New York City’s Lower East Side. While falling down the stairs, all he could hear was:
“This is because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf!”
Days after the incident, which left him with a black eye and some stitches, Mario, an art director in digital advertising, received a voicemail from the real Shia LaBeouf. He left a long rambling apologetic voicemail and even left his phone number (which the doppelgänger has kept highly secret, as he should) and encouraged him to call him back so they could ‘giggle’ over it.
That would be so worth a black eye. Just sayin’.
It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!
This week’s prompt or question is:
“It’s my birthday this weekend – I will be camping with Girl Guides. What is your perfect “this is how I spoil myself” birthday plan?”
First of all, let’s get the fanfare going:
Happy (early) Birthday, Leslie! Hope camping with the Girl Guides will be the ultimate birthday party…heh.
Oh, and sorry I drank your wine. Kidding!
Here, this one is better:
I will be sure to drink a toast in your honor this weekend.
As for my perfect “this is how I spoil myself” birthday plan – whoo boy, it’s been a very long time since I’ve had one of those. That’s actually really sad. I’m going to have to change that.
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
Link up your Random (or not) here:
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: