My Grandson is starting school
JJ will be starting school NEXT week. He will be going to a private kindergarden near my house and he is so excited. In Texas the cut off date for starting school is Sept. 1st. JJ’s birthday is at the end of October so he would have had to wait till next year to go to school. He already knows the alphabet, all his numbers, his shapes and colors and he can even add by 1’s. He knows that 1+1=2 and 2+1=3 and so on. He is a social butterfly and it would be criminal to keep him home another year when he is so ready for school. Jennifer and Justin decided that they would put him in a private kindergarten and give him a good start. When they registered him a couple of weeks ago they told Jennifer that school started Monday, Aug. 7th.
JJ was so excited and yesterday morning he was up early and got dressed for school. Jen made him a lunch and put it in his new Superman lunchbox and off they went to school. When they got there, they didn’t see anyone. Jen took JJ inside and asked where everyone was. They told her that they were sorry but school doesn’t start till NEXT Monday. JJ was devastated. Jen gave me a call and asked if JJ could come over and visit for a few hours. I said, “Sure, bring him over.” I wish you could have seen the look on JJ’s face when I opened the door. It was priceless. His mommy left him with us and he played, watched Noggin and ate yogurt at Memaw’s house. We talked about school and read a Bob the Builder book.
Today we are going to the clinic to get his next round of shots. Jen had taken him to the doctors office for a well person check up and they wanted to charge her $40.00 a shot. I reminded Jennifer that I used to take them to the county health clinic and they would get their shots for $ 5.00 each shot. She wanted me to call the clinic and make sure they still did that so I called and found out that now all it cost is $ 4.00 a person, no matter how many shots they need. Wow, that’s even better than what I paid for their shots. So today, we will be taking JJ and Jocelyne for their shots.
I still wish I could see JJ when they try to call him Justin at school. When anyone trys to call him Justin he always says, “My name is JJ, my daddy’s name is Justin.” This could be interesting.
On a frugal note: I read some good articles on the Dollar Stretcher this week: Here are a few of them.
Preparing for a Layoff: http://www.stretcher.com/stories/06/06aug07c.cfm
Back to School or back to the Poorhouse: http://www.stretcher.com/stories/06/06aug07g.cfm
Boomers retiring not so rich: http://www.bankrate.com/dls/news/pf/20060807a1.asp
Cleaning with Inexpensive Steam Power: http://www.stretcher.com/stories/05/05aug08f.cfm