As you can see this is post 893...inching me ever so close to the big 1K. Ah, no big deal, really. I just think it's kinda cool I have had 893 days worth of thoughts to post about - even though many of them are just complete drivel. Still, I make the effort, right?
Buddy's last day of school was last Tuesday and we've been enjoying our summer break, although I haven't had even one morning to remotely sleep in. We received his 6th grade report card the other day. He finished with a lackluster GPA of 3.750. It would have been much higher if he had made more of an effort in Spanish class. He said she gave out too much work to be finished in the time frame allotted.
Riddle me this? Yours truly speaks Spanish fairly fluently. I offered to give him tips or to better explain things, but he never brought any of it home. I said, "I won't DO it for you, but I will guide you along and give detailed explanations." It's even more maddening because his elementary school had Spanish classes for ALL grades. Sure, it was just beginner stuff, but it was something. And, I know he watched enough Dora as a tot to have learned some of the language!
Yet, this is the child who, at 2.5 taught himself basic sign language and to this day studies Japanese. Helloooo? Which is easier: Spanish or Japanese? Imma go with Spanish.
What can I say? This is the same kid who wanted to learn to play chess at 4. The Evil Twin and I are clueless, so we found someone who offered lessons. For a 4 year old.
Even though math is the subject he dislikes the most, he still does really well. He also does well with reading and spelling, but I guess the foreign language gene missed him. Or, maybe he's just weird in a different way than the Evil Twin and I.
I'll go with that one - he's just weird in a different way.
Bad: I am wearing an itty bitty sundress at not yet 10A and already sweating with the AC on. I don't mind the heat, but it's about 400% humidity too.
Good: We get to see my aunt and cousin and other Aunt and Uncle this weekend at Tamarack.
Bad: I think I've already killed my strawberry plants.
Good: If you give a kitten a ring from a gallon of milk and a cardboard box (the ones you can buy with a case of waters in), they will be entertained for long time.
OK - this is my random Wednesday post.
Happy Wednesday, hooligans!