The other night I was really tired and was planning on getting to bed early. I went to the kitchen sink to rinse out my cup. When I did, the faucet exploded off…the HOT water faucet. Suddenly I had a full blown geyser in my kitchen. I thought maybe it had just come loose. After a few moments of trying and failing to get it screwed back on, I started screaming at my nine-year-old son to grab towels and get in there. I shove towels onto the hole and tell him to press down as hard as he can so I can get the water turned off. Meanwhile, he is screaming “It’s hot!” and I about fall on the wet kitchen floor. I get the water shut off and by then the kitchen is a swimming pool and we are both soaked. Luckily, neither of us got burned. An air conditioner is in the window at the sink too and even though it got plenty wet, somehow it did not mess up either. Needless to say, I was wide awake then. The next hour of my night was spent using every towel in my house to soak up as much water out of the kitchen as I could. I let fans blow in the cabinets and the old tile floor all night. A new faucet is in now, but I am still wary about doing the dishes.
Today was my son’s last day of school as a third grader. I cannot believe how fast time has gone by! He did so well this year that I just have to brag on him for a little bit. He has gotten all A’s and B’s this whole year, mostly A’s and he did it with a lot going on in the meantime. He had to deal with bullying, a transition when my parents (his nana and pawpaw) moved, his first pet loss (our cat, Mikey) and many other situations I cannot remember now. The point is, I am proud of him. They also had taken their EOG (End Of Grade) tests for reading and math this last week and he was sick and felt terrible. He was already nervous about taking them for the first time and not feeling well did not help anything.
Afterwards, his class received their awards. Jason got “Excellent in Math,” “Superior in Reading,” the Art Award and was voted “Best Manners” by his classmates, which is very true (when he is at school, lol). We were also told about the SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) levels. If a child goes up 100 points from the beginning of the year to the end of the year, that is doing good. His SRI level jumped 217 points!
Monday we found out about his EOG scores, which will determine if a child passes, fails or has to go to summer school. It is graded on a scale of 1-5. Turns out Jason got a 5 in Reading and 4 in Math, but he was only 5 points (1 or 2 questions) from having a 5 in Math too! That’s my smart little man. :) On to the forth grade.