Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Young Citizens Society

I already talked 'bout Mr. Jace's class before, but it's really gotta be the coolest classI ever heard of before.  It ain't hardly like school at all cep the whole learnin' part.  We're still playin' rice 'n I think the Red Team's ahead.  But we're doin' lotsa other cool stuff too.

We learned all about honeybees one week.  We hadda read a book about em in class 'n we talked about it.  Tristan found this thing bout these honeybees buildin' a hive all up in a church steeple.  No foolin'!  It was like 75 feet tall 'n the church only found it cause there was honey rollin' down the walls inside one day.  Guess when the Bible talked 'bout the land of milk 'n honey, it ain't kiddin!  They hadda kill all them bees though, which is real bad, cause I ain't never hear of no endangered insect before but if there is one, I guess it's the honeybee.  They're in a whole lotta trouble cause of pesticides 'n other stuff 'n if we lose em, we're the ones that's in a whole lotta trouble.  Honeybees help all the crops like oranges 'n peaches 'n strawberries 'n stuff so I reckon we better shape up 'n take care of em.  Too bad the bees in that church ain't killer bees instead.  Now there's one I spect we could do without.

We come in another day 'n played Bingo.  No, wait.  We played BEEngo, which was way cooler.  All our cards had diff'rent honeybee pictures 'n Mr. Jace called out letters 'n pictures 'n we put honeycomb chips on em.  So while we was playin', he tole us all kindsa stuff 'bout the diff'rent kinds of bees.  There's even this Grim Reaper bee that gets ridda all the dead honeybees.  I sure ain't like that job.  Fact, I ain't never wanna be no honeybee cause the boys give the queen babies 'n then they die, 'n the queen sits around 'n lays babies all day, like thousands 'n thousands of em.  And the workers gotta be on brat baby bee duty alla time, so I figure there ain't too many good jobs in a honeybee hive 'n I'm pretty glad I'm a girl.  Man, them baby bees is UGLEE.  They come poppin' outta their lil cells like one of them Whack-A-Mole things.  Maybe I'd be a brat bee worker if they'd gimme a big mallet 'n I could whack em on the heads.  Anyway, I ain't come close to winnin'.  Spect my card was broke or somethin'.

On Friday we hadda bee day in class, 'n we all hadda come dressed up like honeybees.  I felt pretty stupid cause when I got there ain't no one dressed up but me.  So I was real glad when folks changed 'n then I ain't the only one in a honeybee costume.  Lola had this real awesome hair with big holes in it 'n inside was all kindsa food 'n stuff...sorta like a honeybee storin' food in their hives.  Cep hers was in her hair.  It was cool.  Ethan come dressed up as a rabbit, so I spect he got the wrong memo 'n thought it was Easter.  We made honeycomb jars 'n honey pots for people that was special to us.  I made mine for my mom, since she was awful steamed bout that slurpee 'n I felt bad for makin' her worried.  Cause I love my mom lots so I gave her mine.  Pygar made one for me, 'n that was awful nice cause ain't no kid never made me nothin' before or give me nothin'.  I put it on my desk at home so's I can remember to do nice things for folks 'cause maybe ain't no one never give them nothin' either.

I got more to say but I guess I talk too much.  So I'mma put it in a second post.  And someday there'll be all my pictures soon's I hogtie Bren into scrappin em for... *cough* I mean... soon's I scrap em 'n put em on here.

Monday, September 27, 2010

I had Permission...Honest!

So we had our first soccer practice on the eleventh, 'n it ain't too much like I expected.  I figured we'd play soccer but we ain't do that.  We run laps til I thought maybe I'd die, 'n we jumped over lotsa stuff too.  So everytime someone ain't jump somethin' or they start fussin' bout lag or stuff, Coach up'n gives us more laps.  ALL of us too, I ain't never seen the like of them folks for givin' everyone trouble just cause one kid's tryin to make it with 'em.  So finally I's so dang gargled at them silly kids I was all for yellin' at em to shut up 'n just run, but I ain't do it cause I figured we'd end up with even more.  'n maybe I do got a temper 'n my hair's red, but I ain't stupid.  So I kept my mouth shut, 'n we finally got done with that.  We did jumpin' jacks 'n squats 'n Coach Jill give us a big ole lecture on eatin' lotsa pasta 'n not eatin no junk food.  I'mma hafta hide the Cherry Coke at my house I think, cause I figure I prolly ain't s'posed to be havin' that neither.  But a girl's gotta have somethin' when she did somethin' good, right?  And don't gimme no broccoli neither cause that sure ain't count. 

Anyhow, Coach put us all on this big block 'n told us we're sinkin' and we gotta work together not to fall off it.  So it starts movin' 'n shrinkin' 'n openin' up holes right under us 'n stuff.  That was some pretty crazy stuff but ain't no one helpin' no one.  I fell off finally 'n so I watched 'n mostly kids was just shovin' other kids off so they could stay on.  Which's pretty much all you can do, I guess.  If it were really sinkin' that's what I'd be doin', cep I'd let Bren ride piggyback prolly cause I ain't gonna shove her overboard.  So Coach said we all flunked, but it ain't make no sense to me nohow.  She tole us we hadda come up with somethin' else.  So we come up with this idea where we all stand on each other's heads.  Now there's 'bout fifteen or so of us, 'n we ain't all there that day but there was enough.  It took us a real long time but we started pilin' one on top of the other til we looked like this:

Coach was buildin' stuff 'n helpin us cause you can't just jump on someone's head from the ground when they're five or six folks up.  So someone sneezed or somethin' cause half of us fell down 'n we hadda do it again, but that was okay cause we sure 'nuff did!  So I'm standin' there yellin to help folks as ain't up there yet, but really I'm thinkin' Coach is pretty much the coolest teacher I ever met cause she's the only grown up I know cep my Aunt Bel who lets kids do cool stuff like make a fifteen-kid stack.  Aunt Bel let me get shot outta a cannon once and that was real fine cep my ears rang for a while.  I'm also thinkin' I hope my mom ain't walk by cause she won't like it near so much as Coach, and she'll likely have a heart attack right there on the sidewalk 'n die, and there ain't be nothin' I can do about it cause I'm holdin' four people up 'n standin' on another eight.  I figure Miss Nevy got more sense, cause she was over there watchin' but right about the time I think that, she starts cheerin' us on.  So OSE's definitely the coolest school I ever seen cause all them teachers is straight-on-up crazy.

Anyhow, I got home from soccer 'n that's when Mom jawed my whole backside off for dumpin' slurpee on Sloane, but I already tole that story, so I'm goin' to bed.  Someone tell Bren to turn out the lights...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ain't No Big Deal...

Okay soo... I been goin' along real good 'n ain't get in no trouble for a long time.  But sometimes things just happen 'n 'fore you know it, there you are all in a hot mess.  Yep.

So Bren 'n me was at school 'n our mom came to get us.  That was real nice cause mostly she ain't can come pick us up too much.  Anyhow, she was talkin' 'bout how she needs to clean out her closet. Well I ain't care too much 'bout that cause maybe Bren's neat as a pin...and she is...but I sure ain't.  So I was real dumb 'n tole mom that Bren was gonna clean mine.  Note: If you're ever plannin' to swindle your sister into doin' your half of a job, you ain't oughta tell your mom first.  So Bren said no way 'n I tole her I'd pay her...  Went about like this after that:

     McKennah:      I'll pay you!
     Brenna:            cept for how much you will?
     McKennah:      ummm
     McKennah:      uhh
     McKennah       looks in her pockets
     Mom:               Brenna!
     Mom:               you let her buy you like that?
     McKennah:      what? It ain't my homework!
     Brenna:            -=*giggles*=-
     McKennah:      um
     McKennah:      twelve lindens...
     McKennah:      the tore off part of my report...
     McKennah:      and some lint?
     McKennah:      oh and half a cookie
     Mom                looks at the blue sky with her hands on her hips
     Brenna             thinks
     Brenna:            cept for I will only like a WHOLE cookie m'kenna!
     McKennah:      DONE
     Brenna             beams
     Mom                laughs!
     Mom:               you girls are too much
     Mom:               how about we ALL do inventory and I'll have cookies and milk out?
     Mom:               and that's more than ONE cookie Bren
     Brenna:             okay!
     McKennah:      aww man
     Mom                smirks
     McKennah:       man
     McKennah:      you messed it up mom!
     McKennah:      geeeeeeez
     Mom:               i don't know... I get to spend time with BOTH of my girls and bren gets more cookies...
                             I don't see a downside to this
     Mom:               do you bren?
     Brenna:            Nope!
     McKennah       grumbles
     Mom:               one point for mom!
     McKennah:       ain't no fun livin with someone who can out bribe you...
     Mom                 laughs
     Mom:                you'll learn to love it

Sometimes life just kicks you real hard in the bum...

Anyhow, you're prolly sayin' that ain't sound like no trouble, 'n you're right, it ain't.  Real trouble came later, when I was back at school...

It was Friday, spellin' day, 'n near's I can figure, ain't no one else like spellin' no more'n I do.  Audra come up with spelling testitis, which near's I can tell, means she ain't wanna take her test.  Either that or it makes her sick.  Heck, I been gettin' that since spellin' was invented, I think.  Anyhow, mostly all the kids had it, but Miss Nevy's a tricky one.  You gotta watch out for her.  So we hadda take our spellin' test anyhow.  I spect if you die 'n you go to the bad place, you gotta take spellin' tests every day for your first year or two.  Glad I ain't goin' there. 

We went to lunch, 'n I guess everyone was gettin' crazy cause they hadda take the test, cause Audra 'n some other folks start throwin' stuff at each other.  Now my mom found out 'bout them colorin' on the walls in Bren's class 'n she tole me if I did that, she'd drag me back up to school with a bucket of Comet 'n a scrubbin' brush.  So I figure, I ain't stupid 'n I ain't gonna draw on no walls, but I ain't really want no other trouble neither.  So I moved cause that's sposed to be the grownup thing, right?

Well...grownups ain't never have no fun, 'n they sure ain't gotta go to school with other kids.  Cause I sit down with Mookie, 'n Sloane chucks her whole slurpee at Mookie from clear 'cross the other side of the room.  I dunno where Miss Nevy was, but she sure wasn't payin' no attention, cause you'da hadda be deaf 'n blind not to see that thing comin'.  Sloane ain't got the best aim in the world, so she missed Mookie by about two feet.  Cep she ain't miss me, 'n she hit me square in the head 'n messed my brand-new shirt all up.

Well...sometimes you just gotta stick up for yourself.  Ain't no one else did nothin' so I offered her a knuckle sandwich, but she just burped real loud 'n laughed.  That point, I was real mad, so I took that slurpee 'n went over there 'n chucked it all down her front.  Served her right, too.  She's awful lucky I ain't dump her off that stool on the floor too, but I was tryin' to be good.  I even went back 'n sat down, cep Mookie threw a cookie at me then.  Spect anything mighta happened then, cep Miss Nevy woke up 'n figured out we was revvin' up for some sorta knockdown.  She got real mad at alla us... the whole class even, 'n made us miss recess.  We hadda all go back to class and sit with our heads down. 

I figured my life was pretty well over 'n I might as well get my stuff packed up 'n find me some hermit cave in the Wait or somethin' but it ain't work out too bad.  Sloane 'n me are fine friends now, 'n ain't no one else too mad... mainly I guess they liked me fine for keepin things interesting.  So us kids all got stuff worked out, 'n I ain't know why them grownups all got their underroos in a bunch cause they sure do.  If you think Miss Nevy was mad, you shoulda saw my mom. Figured maybe there'd be a hole in the roof from where she went clean through it 'n I spect there is cause it rained the other day 'n it leaked all in my bedroom.  So that's prolly why.  I can't figure them folks out... I mean, I ain't even really got to fightin'.  I ain't hit nobody or nothin'.  I guess when you get old, weird stuff happens to your brain 'n makes things all complicated 'n fussy.  Spect I ain't never growin' up then.

I made this for Mr. Jace's class for my art project.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Comin' Home

 So I ain't wrote in a while.  Cause sometimes life's like that -- you get so busy you figure you're gonna come in some day 'n notice you left your own head on the breakfast table that mornin'.  But lots happened 'n it's mostly been real good.

Firstly, I guess the best thing's that we got our house in Little Wonders.  I ain't mind sleepin' in the Wait, of course, but it's real nice to have a real bed 'n now Bren's got a place to put all her art stuff.  Best part is that we're livin' with mom again. 'n that's real special cause it means we get to be a family again. Not that we ain't before, it's just way better this way.  Bren's real happy cause she gets to ride the school bus, cep when mister Cree crashes it.  So anyhow, that's real great 'n it'll be nice for other kids to be around.  We been a family for a whole year now 'n I spect we will be for a whole nother one maybe.  'n that's real good with me.

So we still got school. I did my rain forest report for miss Nevy.  Mom ain't too happy with it cause it was kinda messed up 'n got tape stuck on it 'n stuff, but I turned it in leastways, so I guess that's somethin'.  Miss Nevy got her voice back so we been havin' all kindsa work, geez.  I spect where most ord'nary folks dream about flyin' and wakin up in their Underroos on the first day of school, miss Nevy prolly dreams in homework assignments. 


Sometimes weird stuff still happens.  We ain't got so many spiders no more.  But there's other weird stuff.  Like when I look up front, 'n Jess's head's up on the ceiling wavin' around 'n ain't no one notice but me.  That's some real weird stuff, man.  I dunno what they put in them school lunches, but one of us better start bringin' from home cause I ain't really wanna see this no more...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The ZOO!

Cept for Friday we getted a FEEL trip cos we goed to the zoo! Cept for we dident get to feel those nice animals cept for only one girl b'cos she getted in trouble goin in that cage. B'cos maybe she will get eated all up if she goed in there.

Cos we seed a ELLAFANT an we seed a graff cos they getted a BABY graff cos it getted SO CUTE. Cept for I will like to get a pet graff only it counent eat our flowers.

Cos then we seed the lions cos they getted their DINNER. Cept for there getted mostly bugs everywhere cept for I dident know why b'cos they dident eat BUGS. Cos that gets SILLY! Then we getted climbin up the tall tower! We seed the penguins an the donkey too! Cept for then Sierra goed to see the wolves b'cos I LIKE those nice wolves. B'cos the wolf lady telled us nice stories when I getted livin with my borned mommie an she singed us the Wolf Song. Cept for those zoo wolves dident sing cos we goed right in there b'cos there dident get any fence. Cos m'kenna telled me they dident get singin to STRANGERS is only why.

We goed to our class again cept for we getted too tired cos we taked a NAP on the table. Cos Joshy an Faith getted takin a nap cept for I only getted pretendin cos I dident get too tired. Cos then they waked up so we can get PIZZA an I getted my nice pepperonis on my pizza. I gived Miss Kendra her nice card I maked b'cos she getted BIG sick. B'cos she getted more porkepines I think. Cept for I liked that fun zoo day lots!