If you are here to see a wonderful photo of Nick's first day of high school, you will be sadly disappointed.
My camera battery is dead, I lost the charger, I was tired, he was crabby, I forgot.
He was in a bad mood because he "did not want to go back to school" (which is what he hollered at me at 6:43 am when I said to "get in the damn car or you will be late", and he had early marching band at 7am.
And he hates his advisory class (like study hall) because it is full of, and I quote, "druggies and bad behavior jerks" which he discovered at the all day orientation/day of torture last week that I forced him to go to and he has been reminding me ever since how he can never get those wasted hours back.
So we did what any parents would do.
We called the principal.
Because it would be ridiculous to call the counselor first.
Anyway, Mr. Funny prefers to start at the top (in more ways than one- but I digress) so after he called, I waited a few hours and then I called the counselor who asked if she could talk to Nick and he said NO.
So I had to tell her he wasn't comfortable asking for special favors and that he is a serious studier so he needs a class where there is more structure and BAM! It was done.
I am sure there is a note in his file about pushy parents but whatever.
I tried to tell him yesterday, the story about The Breakfast Club and how even though they were misfits, it ended up being an epic day full of learning and acceptance and even true love but he wasn't listening which was made clear by the fact that his fingers were in his ears, I kid you not!
Now we are going to have to watch the movie.
Anyway, I will do my best to get a photo with the $10,000 camera (Mr. Funny's fancy one that my sister has dubbed the ten thousand dollar camera)
I assure you it wasn't that much. I hope.
Anyway, I will give it a whirl.
I cannot figure out if he is rotting on the inside or what but it is not anal glands and he did not get into something nasty.
He just stinks. Like feet and rotting fruit and dirty body.
I don't get it, he didn't used to.
The others don't. (unless they are wet, in which case they are awful!)
Nick was sound asleep and the weather radio in our room went off (it is programmed to only go off in event of a tornado watch or warning) and his door flew open and he looked like a wild beast.
"just a watch, I am listening to the news" I told him and hopefully he is back to sleep.
I just used my Borders gift card that I got last year to get some books and this is what I got:
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life:
The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger and Impulsiveness. (this one I couldn't pass up)
I considered this one, maybe next time.
Maybe I should read Eat, Pray Love first.
Is this the sequel? ha ha
They were buy one get one half off (certain titles) through today.
I am still battling the dark days that are seeping over me so bear with me as I am drug free and hoping to do this on my own.
I'm not sure Mr. Funny agrees with this tough love approach but someone ends up dead in a ditch, and that someone is me, I more than likely deserved it.
It has been fall weather lately which is when the dark takes over and don't get me started on winter and the dark and cold and doom.
I have a lot of projects to keep me busy and I have some new recipes to try and some good books to read plus my kids, dogs, husband and blog to keep me sane.