Thursday, August 30, 2007


Jay has decided to be in band this year. And yup, you guessed it, he wants to play the flute. I know nothing about instruments. We can rent one for about 30-40 bucks a month. My brother-in-law works at a pawn shop and he told me tonight they have several flutes starting at $35. Someone we talked to tonight at the high school mentioned Yamaha and Emerson. Ok fine. Now how am I supposed to know open hole, closed hole, what I should look for....I have no clue!

We were given a list of four places to rent a flute from. So I guess I'll call around and find out what I need to look for. Better yet, I'll email the band teacher tomorrow and find out exactly what he wants Jay to use. There's an idea!

I'd still like any input anyone can give me. I have until next weekend to get him one, whether bought or rented. Any ideas? Anyone?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


It's been a while since my last entry. Ok a whole 10 days! The boys have gone off to school. Jay is in Honors ELA and prealgebra. Quite impressive for a 6th grader! Maybe. We're having a fight over him eating breakfast at school. I buy plenty of choices for breakfast. Since he had reduced lunch last year, he automatically has it for the first ten days. After that, I know he won't qualify. It's bad enough lunch is $1.65. I'm not paying extra for him to eat breakfast there! Justin is picky, so he doesn't bother with school food. He eats breakfast at home and takes a lunch every day. I do give him money for milk.

Over the summer, while in the Homework Club, he was doing 2nd and 3rd grade work. He's almost got multiplication down up to 12. He's coming home with math sheets that are filled with easy one plus one problems. He's completely bored. I'm giving it til the end of next week before I make an appointment with his teacher and guidance counselor or whatever. I don't want him to be so bored he gets disruptive. He's an excellent student and definitely needs to be challenged more. I hate where he's going to school. Oh not the school itself. It's a wonderful school. But since the original school is being rebuilt, the entire school is transferred to another area. An area I haven't been in in over ten years.

That being said, I didn't register Korinne for pre-k. It's bad enough one is in that area, I didn't want two. Now I'm wondering if I'm being unfair to her. I'm sure she would have been accepted into pre-k. And I know she would have loved it. I'm also sure it's too late now since the classes have already been filled. I can remedy my error though. I can teach her myself. Or start to. Since I won't have to answer to anyone on what I'm teaching, it shouldn't be too overwhelming. Wish me luck! LOL

Jackson turned two last Saturday. TWO! The day before his birthday, my sister came over to borrow Justin's suit for my nephew Alex. Her baby turned one in April. He and Jackson are in the same size clothes, though Christopher can wear the next size up while Jackson can't. My tiny baby! I refuse to call him a toddler until he's in at least a size 2T! LOL Jimmy says I'm in denial. Damn right I am! He wears size 12 months clothes! He's not a toddler! LOL We bought him this cute little bicycle for his birthday. The seat is a foot off the ground. My little guy can't even reach the pedals. LOL So he sits on the seat and Korinne pushes him around the living room and hallway. LOL It's really cute!

So that's what's been going on here in SunniePatch. We're all alive (yay), healthy (yay) and happy (YAY!)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

What a week or so...

Last Monday was my twins' birthday. I was shocked when my mother called to tell me she was thinking about me and wanted to make sure I was ok. (I was, until she called.) The next day we were at the WIC office getting Jackson recertified and picking up his special milk. Jay (11) decided to show his ass and embarrassed me the entire time with his arguing and attitude. The next day (Wednesday) he did the same thing while at Rutledge towers when I had to take Jackson for a hearing test. He argued with me as we walked the halls of MUSC. It was all I could do not to just beat his ass. But I don't spank. Instead he spent the entire day in his room, aside from meals.

I don't know what's gotten in to him but he's had such a horrible attitude lately. He doesn't realize that I can make his life a living hell until his attitude improves. Since I don't spank, he loses all his privileges. And he HATES that.

The other kids are fine. Jay and Justin start school on Tuesday. I HATE where Justin will be. His entire school is being bussed to the Ron McNair building on Spruill Avenue. If I wanted my child to go to school on Hooker Avenue, I'd live in that area! We went last night to Meet the Teacher. And while it really isn't in the worst area of Spruill, parking sucks, so it destroys our tradition of me taking the kids to school on their first day. There's no where for me to park to walk him to his class. I absolutely HATE that!

Jay will be going to WAMS, I can drive him but I would have to drag Korinne and Justin with me since Jimmy will have gone to work by then. And this year, Jay is required to wear khakis and burgundy or maroon colored shirts. I'm fine with the shirts, even though I haven't been able to find any. But I hate khakis. My boys stain them the first time they wear them! I cannot afford to buy new shorts or pants every week! I much prefer the navy blue that's usually allowed with uniforms.

Jackson will be 2 on Saturday. And I still have people assuming he's turning a year old. He's small. Still wears size 12 months and some 6-9 months. He's been holding steady at 20 lbs for 3 months, so I finally bought him a big boy carseat, which he LOVES! Since he had a tube put in his left ear in June, he's been trying to talk more. And signs wonderfully for more, eat, milk, all done and thank you. He does talk more than he signs. But he gets frustrated when he babbles and we don't understand what he's trying to say. But we'll get there.

So that's me now. Nothing interesting. Just my life. LOL