It's not all due to my genes, either. I think it's mostly that there is a good core of very dedicated parents, and the remainder of the parents all give a shit. It's not easy to get into this school, as you have to attend meetings and fill out forms, so you end up with parents that care a little about their kids education, which I've read makes a lot of the difference. Plus, they can refuse to accept special needs kids, and can throw out kids who don't meet conduct standards. It's a shame the city schools don't have that latter option, sending the dont-wanna-be-educated to special work camps would to a lot to make the city schools better.
Our charter school is affilated with a national group, and this week a series of seminars was held at our school, probably because they're doing so well. The important thing is that Tuesday the kids had off, so I stayed home with the girls.
Gosh, it was an amazingly productive day, it exceeded my expectations. I was able to change the ceiling fixture (with the circuit turned off, good thing, as this one had screw them in terminals instead of bared leads), fix the storm door (mother in law leaned on it, I reckon, bending it out of true) and sleep in and all that good stuff. Ten year old amazed me though, she wants money to buy Fish Tycoon, and ended up doing 5 loads of laundry, from start to folding, which really, really helped us out as household chores have taken a backseat to Mrs. Ha's studies ( one week of class to go!). Later she even took a few pictures of me posing in front of my bike. She has a good eye with a camera. I did give her $5 for th e laundry, since it was above and beyond.
Later that day I watched preschool mom's kids for a few hours, and I kept them busy with Lego, and it was in exchange for watching ours on Thursday, so that saved $20. I may need that $20, since the pen of Damocles is likely to write on Monday.
But that's not all, in the evening we worked on five year old's apprentice project, and she and ten year old made chocolate chip cookies. I moved the sheets in and out of the oven, and did the dishes, but that was the extent of it.
Gosh the War on Drugs is pissing me off, I'm having the hardest time finding Sudafed Non-Drying Gelcaps. Thankfully the freeze is nearly here, to help me with my allergies. I really think meth would be a self limiting problem if users could come forward, admit to being addicted, and were sent off to work camps with free meth, all they could want, until their hearts went. Oh yeah, a juvenile deliguent tweaker camp, with fifty foot high barbed wire fences. And I could buy my Gelcaps again.
This weekend will be busy, Mrs. Ha has to work a Halloween party on Saturday, and then Irish girl's oldest daughter is having a party on Sunday, plus the usual swimming and chores, and finishing up the girls' costumes.
Dedicated readers (aka the Legion of the Bored) may recall me lamenting my arthritis crippled personality at the school picnic last June, where I couldn't get the energy to be friendly to the guy who rode his H-D to it. I made up for that last night, he was at the Y for his daughter's swim class (while his son, ten year old's classmate) played in the gym with the girls and Mrs. Ha took kickboxing. We talked abit, mostly about bikes.
Like I mentioned, Mrs. Ha has one week of class after today, then 40 hours of lab work before she can be a blood sucker. She's doing great, she might have the second highest grade average in the class.
We're thinking of fish for dinner, maybe a typical Lenten fish fry. What fish should I buy?
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