While it’s Tuesday it feels like Thursday since the kids are off school this Thursday and Friday. I know, right? They just barely started school and already have two days off.

I’ve decided I’m going to drag them along grocery shopping on Thursday. I’m sure they’ll be thrilled with that prospect.

Last week I did have a nice conversation with the School Psychologist regarding Little Dude’s need for individualized learning and policing of his focus to stay on task when necessary, particularly when given work to do in class.

She and Little Dude’s teacher also had a conversation about the best approach and methods, so we’ll see how things go between now and the Parent/Teacher conferences week after next. I’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile Princess Nagger is once again thriving, now that she’s in a classroom where she’s already made more friends. The feedback from the teachers are that she’s a welcome addition to their classrooms, and a joy to have in class.

We knew that was going to be the case, didn’t we?

In other news… Remember how I posted about the cool inflatable ‘monkey ball’ that Princess Nagger and Little Dude got to run around in at my dad’s company picnic?

Here, this might jog your memory:


The reason I’m bringing it up is because some dude from Florida had to get rescued by the Coast Guard when he tried to ‘run’ in a homemade version of those things. To Bermuda.


His homemade “Hydro Pod” is a large bubble made of 3mm (0.11-inch) thick plastic, which he propelled forward by running inside and pushing it with his arms, and was housed in a large aluminum-type frame studded at intervals with inflated soccer balls. 

He had planned to run in the bubble in the mornings, cool off in the sea while leashed to the floating sphere, and sleep in a hammock inside it at night. In addition to the protein bars the Coast Guard said it found in his bubble, he planned to catch and eat fish.

Apparently he got caught up in the Gulf Stream and finally had to cry ‘Uncle’ and acknowledge there was no way he was going to make it all the way. Apparently the Coast Guard had gotten word there was a floating bubble last Wednesday, so they arrived on the scene and attempted to dissuade him from continuing, outlining the dangers along the way, asking him to stop.

He refused, but finally caved on Saturday after fatigue set in and activated his locator beacon which initiated the actual rescue. I wonder if he’ll try again with a bigger, stronger, faster bubble? Some people’s kids…

And now for something funny…


That about sums it up…

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  1. You’ve got to love the dreamers, and that guy in the hamster ball was a dreamer. Too bad reality–currents–got in the way.
    We are rolling into Parent/teacher conferences this week and next. Bruiser is doing wonderfully, or so the emails sent home weekly seem to indicate. Turbo has had a few adjustment issues, but I think he will settle in. I still hate Parent/teacher conferences…
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  2. help…can’t breathe…bubble thing freaks me out….

    Hooray for the Princess, and hopefully good things ahead for Little Dude too!

    That chart would be equally appealing to me if it said chocolate or donuts…mmm…donuts, now I want some!
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  3. I love the hamster ball guy! Someone told me that he was asking passing boaters for directions to Bermuda. Maybe he’ll remember his GPS next time.

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