Tuesday, June 12, 2007

An Uneventful Monday Night

The weather is way too nice to be inside these days. I have to be careful about leaving the building for lunch because there is a serious temptation to not come back inside afterwards. Last night was really nice, even though it was a little bit overcast.

Munchkin had a baseball game, which they won, so now they have made the playoffs officially. She still has two more games and then said playoffs, and she is super excited that she is on a good team. As for me, I stopped and got a chicken parm sub and sat by myself eating and watching the game for the first few innings. That is pretty much heaven in my book:-) I was more social and chatted with some of the parents towards the end of the game.

She is actually at school today. When the kids enter "middle school" (I put it in quotes because it is in the same building, just a different set of classrooms) the class expands a little bit and they bring a few more students in. Most kids enter in kindergarten or first grade, and then they don't add new kids until 6th grade. Then they add some more again in 9th grade. Munchkin was an exception...she started in 4th, but was the only kid to join the class after 1st grade. Officially they made an exception for her because she had a "unique life experience that could add to the group," but there is also the chance that Papa Bear called in some social favors, as well. If so, he won't say...

Anyway, the process of getting accepted into the sixth grade is pretty involved, with a lot of weight on students' grades and test scores and extracurricular activities (if this sounds like college, it is not that far off...). There are also interviews of both students and parents by the administration, the teachers and the students. Munchkin and three other kids were asked to be the students in this process, so she and the other kids are at school meeting potential new students today. I am proud of her that her teachers and the principal picked her to do it:-)

The Boy's sister and her wife happened to walk by the baseball field, so I had a little chat with them, too. His sister is starting to get a little bit of a belly:-) She makes an adorable pregnant girl...lol. She also said "Hey, I hear you have a blog!" So, I guess we can all now welcome yet another new reader: The Boy's Sister. This is beginning to spiral moderately out of control...lol. The day his Mom asks if she can read, I am deleting the whole thing:-P

One final note: Congrats to povosgirl on her new job:-)

6 comments:

ella w. said...

You opened a pandora's box!

Ally said...

It´s when they start commenting that the real fun will begin:)

smoking hot roommate said...

For the record, Papa Bear did make a request of some friends of his that are on the board at the school that they have the Principal and some of the teachers meet with you and Munchkin.

But they let her in because they loved her, just like everyone else does! She is smart and funny and mature well beyond her years, and the people at the school recognized that and let her in because of it. You can't meet her and not want to be around her, and that is why they admitted her when they did!

And I know this may come as something of a suprise, but they all liked her "Mom" an awful lot, too!

Povosgirl said...

Thanks for the congrat AM. Means alot. Hope this new job is alot better then this place!!

e.b. said...

i know i am a day late - but you had to know the boy would share the info with his sister!

Accidentally Me said...

e.b. - I am surprised that she didn't just get the URL through brainwaves...:-) Honestly, I thought I had told her a while ago...as long as she is ok about reading stories about me having sex with her brother, she is a welcome addition!