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Pira­cy funds ter­ror­ism. No, really—Microsoft and the MPAA say so, so it MUST be true! I expect arrests of all us nasty P2P net­work users any moment now.

Oh—Spar­ta­cus Edu­ca­tion­al looks like an inter­est­ing his­to­ry resource. I’m post­ing the link so that I won’t lose it and for the ben­e­fit of the oth­er home­school­ers and infor­ma­tion pack­rats out there.

I noticed this arti­cle on Web­MD because I know sev­er­al peo­ple deal­ing with bipo­lar dis­or­der: Bipo­lar Dis­or­der: Two-Sided Trou­ble: The pub­lic’s under­stand­ing of bipo­lar dis­or­der is often flawed, espe­cial­ly when it hits celebrities.

The boy did­n’t make it to deten­tion this morn­ing because he absolute­ly refused to get out of bed. Refused. Over an hour of prod­ding, and he just would­n’t get up. sam­bear is averse to, say, toss­ing him off the bed phys­i­cal­ly as his own father did to him. So we’ve already had a phone call from the prin­ci­pal this morn­ing. A love­ly way to start the day!

He also went to school wear­ing an inter­est­ing selec­tion of clothes because he did­n’t do his laun­dry and did­n’t both­er to take his dirty clothes down to the laun­dry room where they would have been washed with the rest of the fam­i­ly’s cloth­ing. He was clad in clean clothing—he just looked, um, inter­est­ing. Yep, I think that’s the word.

lit­tle­fire­fae also refused to get up, and had to be dri­ven to school. She isn’t sick. No, she was quite perky when she was final­ly upright. She just would­n’t get up.

sam­bear and shad­owkatt are still sick, so he is still home from work and she missed her nor­mal day of vol­un­teer work yes­ter­day. I’m cough­ing from time to time, espe­cial­ly if I talk on the phone (I don’t know why it’s worse to talk on the phone than any oth­er way—I drink less water? I hate phones? I dun­no.) I do NOT want to have this crud. No no no no!

We did go to the doc­tor yes­ter­day with both girls, and shad­owkatt had her phys­i­cal for Girl Scout camp. Yay! That’s anoth­er thing crossed off the to-do list.

It’s always inter­est­ing answer­ing the “what grade is she in?” ques­tion, espe­cial­ly with peo­ple who just don’t “get” home­school­ing. She would be in 6th grade if she were attend­ing pub­lic school. All of her aca­d­e­m­ic work is well above the lev­el of any­thing our coun­ty, at least, does in the 6th grade. Or, for the most part, 7th or 8th grades. Yes, the easy answer would be to say “6th grade” but I don’t like to do that. I use it as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to raise aware­ness regard­ing home­school­ing, instead.

Home­school­ing also gives her free­dom she’ll be enjoy­ing next week—traveling to Flori­da with her grand­par­ents to spend time with her cousins dur­ing their spring break.

Cur­rent Mood: 😐blah
Cur­rent Music: The Plan­ets — Clas­si­cal Graffiti
Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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