Today Ethan got a "B" on his daily citizenship calendar.
A "B" is the best you can get. They've been pretty few and far between this year. He has had some issues this year, but really, I think most kids get the "G" for "good" by default. Anyway, he's received 2 of them this month already. His reward for it is getting to play with water outside, which he is doing right now with his brother, Christian. Brother #3, Jordan, is asleep in the living room, and Scarlet is asleep in her crib. DH sees therapy clients tonight. Blah. I was going to make a turkey roast, but I need a meat rack for it. I tried to get one at Walmart. No luck. I'll have to go to HEB.
For anyone outside of South Central Texas who reads this, HEB is the main grocery store chain. It's headquartered in San Antonio. If you think HEB is a strange name, it only gets stranger. Is it a person's initials? Yes. What do they stand for? Well, the man's name was H. E. Butt. Yes, really. It could've been "Butt's Groceries" or I guess, just plain old "Butt's." Anyway, in Ethan's class, if "G" is for good, what does "B" stand for? Best? Beautiful? Bodacious? No, No, and No. It stands for . . . wait for it . . . "Outstanding"! Yeah, I know. Actually it corresponds with a color system:
B = Blue = "Outstanding" G = Green = "Good" Y = Yellow = Numerous Redirections R = Red = Severe Disruption
Is it me? Should the letters match a word that fits the behavior? Like "Y" could stand for "Ya coulda done a lot better." I guess that's bad grammar though. Seriously, when I was a kid it was:
E = Excellent S = Satisfactory N = Needs Improvement U = Unsatisfactory (or "Under", as in, hide under the bed, because you're going to be in big trouble*)
*I'm just being dramatic here, I never received a "U", so I don't really know what would've happened, though it wouldn't have been too good.
This is the system they use on his report card. So much for consistency. Oh well. Any thoughts?
Well, ok, this is my first post on my brand new blog. Weird. I guess I should sort of introduce myself, which is a little strange because right now I feel like I'm talking to myself. Add to that the fact that the only people who will probably ever see this are related to me or are my friends, so they obviously already know me. But, whatever, here goes . . .
I am . . .
Wife to a very hard-working man and full-time grad student. He studies Marriage & Family Therapy . . . hopefully we won't be seeking therapy by the time he's done, just kidding :)
Mother of 4 (3 boys, 1 girl)
Older sister to my new-military-wife sister
Bad Housekeeper, Decent Cook
Born Mennonite, raised Presbyterian, adult convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Wannabe decorator, amateur musical arranger, novice pianist, floutist, and artist