no wonder i wasn't getting notifications...it's a new month
why do i do that every single time? i mean...it's only 30 days or so; you would think i'd remember, especially as i've been on this thread for how long now?
batty-- how utterly awful.
eilonwy-- you're back! i was wondering where you went to!
there is a spiral scouts here, but ds does not do well in it. it's run by two friends of mine and it's in this awful room where the acoustics are horrible. everybody echos and it's loud. the kids have a wonderful time running around chasing one another, yelling, and spinning till they fall down...but nobody wants to do the activities. which aren't very exciting, IMO, and it's more geared toward the littler kids. my ds is 7 and there are a couple of kids around that age, but more are 3-4-5 and i think the older ones (especially hyper ones like mine) just get way bored. i really think the ages ought to be split down more, but there are only like 7 kids in ours to begin with, so that would make each group *really* small.
we just dropped out anyhow. they changed the meetings to 6pm on a monday and that is just an awful time for us. ds's medicine is running out at that time, it's nearly bedtime, and he just can't hold himself together for an hour at that time of night, not with all that stimulation. he's mr.disruption and it pisses everybody off, including me. especially me. it is not worth the gas for me to drive him over there, just to manage his behavior. and he doesn't get that it's not social hour.
i want him in boy scouts, even though i hate a lot of what they are about, just because they are older and way, way more organized, and i do want him to have a single-sex experience. he is an only boy-child of a single mama and he needs more boy/men experiences.
he doesn't want to, though. so i have agreed that he can do martial arts instead. i just have to find a time for him to be able to start it *sigh*-- it's so hard with me in school, too. but i realized that that's not going to end anytime soon so i better just suck it up and figure it out.
fall-- mmm, fall. it's just barely getting cooler here. supposed to get wicked hot again for the next couple days!
: but i looked in my journals and for the last two years, i put the flannel sheets on right around the equinox.
i already started decorating! i need to finish weatherproofing the porch so i can string the orange lights out there!