Last week, I received some information leading me to suspect that the bambini were not mine. I know, I know - how could Kim do this? I've asked myself that question...this week, I received the final damning piece of evidence...
First, Tonio's progress report found its unsolicited way into my hands...straight A's. Anomaly. Next, Autumn's oozed its way out of her back pack. Straight A's...Coincidence? Finally, via the U.S. Mail, Cody's progress report came to me. A report so heinous, that you cannot deny its existence!
All A's, except for an 89% in Language Arts. Ok, so I have one slacker. Cody even pulled off a 95% in Algebra - the prickly thorn in the side of my school career. And a 9th grade level course.
I have to say, it's all Kim...I never even sniffed an 89% average in anything but P.E., which, when I was going to school, was called gym. And we had gym in the gym...not the MPR. She was so smart - you've seen one of her report cards somewhere a few blogs ago or so. And she was so patient to be able to help the bambini with their studies. I don't have the focus. Or the patience. I am extra thankful for the help of their teachers, with that, this year - and the progress reports show the results of their efforts!!
Where did it all begin? In a magical place called Kindergarten...this morning, I received a nice text, from Ami Bunch and her sister Mary Montes - Cody's kindergarten teacher and Autumn's and Tonio's kindergarten teacher, respectively.
The kid's were provided a great start and strong foundation by these two creative, tireless (I think Mary works a minium 12 hour day at the school daily), patient and nurturing. And the bambini continue to receive great support and have been blessed to have outstanding teachers the rest of the way!
I'm not sure about Antonio. Well, maybe I should say I'm pretty sure he is my kid. He got the classroom ability from his Mama, but...let's just say, when he threw the remote at the flat screen t.v. the other day, cracking it...it threw a shadow of doubt over my conspiracy theory. Today, he came to me in a full out panic "Something bad happened Dad!" he cried, tears jetting from his eyes. I could still hear the t.v. in the sports room, but, none the less, figured he managed to break it somehow, so I took off for that room, asking him to explain. "Somehow....well...I...". T.V. was fine, so I turned back to Tonio. 'What?'. "I was playing with a Lego and somehow I swallowed it." "Are you choking?". "No." "How big?" He held up a tiny connector. "Don't worry, you'll poop it out." And I went back to cleaning...yep. He probably is my kid. Poor Tonio!
Just picked up Autumn and then headed to Desert Sky to pick up Lexy and the girls wanted to go to Eegees - they were hungry from packing in so much knowledge today! Today, if you say 'Happy Cinco De Mango', they will give you a free mango tango Eegee!! I had no problem doing that - I felt that I got off pretty easy for a free Eegee!!! I thought I'd post early, in case there was still time - get out there and get one!! I may have to swing back down later after I pick Cody up from track. It is hotter than the depths of hell today - I sure hope he drank enough before practice today!
Anyways, these little bambini are a blessing. Lego eating or not, I love them so much and they keep me going! I'm so very proud of all that they do!