Hey! It’s you! Glad to see you back. Not much new here. WhyBaby’s about to be 10. Not quite sure how *that *happened. Then again, WhyKid has been buying booze legally for almost a year, so clearly I’ve lost all control of time.
Me…? took a year sabbatical, went back to work when my husband decided that not working looked darn good and started his own business (he consults, so he still works, he just gets paid for every hour he works and chooses how many).
Mine are in high school too now. I feel like its the final lap on raising kids (although I know I’m not DONE, in a few years they come out of the oven and onto the cooling rack - for better or worse)
Miss Ujest is now 14, 15 next month. She is 9th grade. She made varsity cheer and is in the top7 of the cheerleaders. To say she is in the Cult of Cheerleading would be an understatement. It is all about the CheerBow. Very good student when we push her nose to the grindstone. In STEM. She is a very social butterfly.
Master Ujest is 16, driving, a strapping lad at almost 6’ and 220ish pounds ( down from 240) not muscular. Not fat. Barrel chested retard strength. All A student, taking three AP classes. In STEM. Honors choir. Involved in school plays ( pretty big parts). Took a year off from football and decided to do tennis. Because tennis doesn’t have the cult status that Football does, all the matches are during the work day, so we didn’t see one of them. He one enough in doubles to get a Varsity letter, considering one kid was a one armed kid and another was morbidly overweight, he felt pretty bad and yet happy he won. He’s going back to football (he’s been the starting center since forever and it was hard for this year on JV as well as Varsity, where they went through CENTERS like toiletpaper - off field injuries, not on field.) for his senior year and this news was greeted, in his words, " with fanfare like a returning gladiator." Our football program next year might have a chance at a play off game with the guys we have coming up. Might. It’s been since never that they’ve made it anywhere. We excel in mediocrity!!!1!!! ( and yet we fill the stadium for crap. But the two sports that do well - Wrestling and Cheer - are the red headed step children.
Mr. Ujest has been coaching the freshman football team now for two years. Only lost one game ( should have one it.) I recorded most of the game film.
My mom is 88. Has dementia ( FUN!) and we’ve moved her 4 times in about 18 months ( home, 2 bedroom apartment. 1 bedroom apartment. Senior Center by my aunt - 1.5 hours away that sucked. - and now another senior place that is about 400 yards away from my work and is cheaper ( but not catholic.)