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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Furniture Moving and School Carnivals

Sorry I wandered off again to The Motivation Station and neglected Finding Footprints in the Sand... Actually we are looking for another host to co-host on Friday or Saturday... No experience needed, just the desire to be motivated to get it all done fifteen minutes at a time...


This past week has been crazy with the boys... Son1 is always on the go with work, helping his friends with their cars, working on his car, girlfriend and sleeping... I am still waiting for him to attend to his dogs and get car insurance... his priorities are of course different than mine so we have been butting heads this week... and his priorities change by the minute...

Son2 got his progress report and that wasn't pretty.... Geometry D+; PE A; Spanish 1 C; Psych/Sociology B-; Computers 2 A; Mod Wld Hist F; English 2 C+; Biology F+.... His problem is turning in the homework when it is due... some of the teachers allow work to be turned in late but lose points so he thinks no big deal I will turn it in late but then sometimes that turns in to not at all.... or he skips things that are easy points... he is just a big procrastinator...

Son3 is just already too excited about all the holidays coming so has gone on vacation early... he gets the school work done but doesn't want to study extra for tests... and keeps forgetting to bring books and/or homework home... plus I think he is still maturing for school... after all the trouble in 1st and 2nd and not getting the structure he needs and the academic basis he needs... he is now in 3rd grade and his teacher is treating them like 3rd graders expecting them to relay things home to the parents and keep up with their responsibilities of schoolwork and homework... so he'll either be great by the end of 3rd grade or this will be the year he is held back... he still seems behind to me in spelling and reading and day to day awareness in school...



Meanwhile son1 and I have been moving around the front room to accommodate his things... When he moved out he gave his entertainment center to son2.... Well he took it back so he could get his TV off the floor... So we moved hubby's book cases to the side and moved my little antique desk to the family room... Notice the hutch on the right that I had emptied, son1 filled it up with his clothes to use as a dresser.... Now he just has to figure out his bed, the couch pulls out to a bed and he has his futon... so he is trying to figure out how to fix a bed that doesn't take up the whole floor all the time... We will also have to put the Christmas tree in the family room this year as it always went in the front window but that is now where son1's bed is....


Before son1 took back his entertainment center he found one for son2 at the Goodwill for $25... It's a bit smaller, missing the door handles and has a few nicks but a great deal.... Meanwhile son2 has been sleeping on his floor as he still hasn't put all his stuff away that he took off the old entertainment and it's all over his bed...


Last night we went to son3's school carnival... It was three weeks later this year landing at the same time as the Big Fresno Fair... so there was not as many people there as last year and then we had a low turn out... Son2 came too as his friend's band was performing... We then never saw him again til we got home and texted him, where are you and come home now... he had walked his friend home and was already on his way home... He had tickets for drinks and cotton candy....


Son3 spent all his tickets on bounce houses and carnival games... Tee Ball, football toss, basketball toss, golf, tic tac toe bean bag toss, and others...


Bounce house, son3 is on the right...


Bounce slide... they also had a bigger slide but son3 rammed his finger at the bottom and had enough of that ride... caused a big pile up while he sat at the bottom crying.... but he was fine again by time we got to the carnival games... His favorite part was winning all the candy and toy prizes....

Now today we are off to the pumpkin patch... It's also a Christmas tree farm and has a steam engine.... and a suspension bridge and nature trail.... I'll take lots of pictures and be back later...

Happy Journaling...


4 comments:

a corgi said...

just about the time Son1 gets everything organized, he'll decide to move out again :)

oh my with son2's report card; thankfully it is the progress report and he knows what to do to improve to bring up the grades

I know when my kids were in school, grade 4 was the year they became more accountable to bring things home, etc, plus it seems so early in the year to expect the students in Son3's class to get that part together. However, if you think he needs to be held back by the end of the year, I would strongly encourage it. I know that we should have held son back in grade 3 when it was suggested at one school district before we moved. I think he needed that extra year to "catch up".

enjoy the pumpkin patch; sounds like a cool one

betty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your boys are testing you for sure...each one with a different problem. You sound like you are holding up well though and have a positive outlook on it all. It is so cold here that I no longer want to do anything out side. I guess it's good to live where you can still enjoy the outdoors. I'm going to be really into hibernation phase now as it's only 8:30 and I want to go to bed. I try and make myself stay up til nine even though I don't feel like it. Take care!
'On Ya'-ma

Barbara said...

Odd in a way...experienced some of all the same things with my TWO children. Sounds like some good times rolled up in there.

rsccomp said...

Hi mate! Happy to read your short history and thought about furniture moving. It is not simple task. Thanks for sharing with us!
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