Saturday, September 06, 2014

First Week of School - Wrap Up

This first week of school, everyone has done wonderfully.  AJ can't use the bathroom at school out of anxiety, Aliza had to miss the first day because she was getting over pneumonia, and the bus takes forever to bring the boys home every day, but outside of those small things we are all doing great.

The boys are dealing with separation from their security blankets - AKA, the iPads - beautifully, although one day AJ did race joyfully through the front door, dropping his backpack in the entry way and sprint for the kitchen, waving his arms and hollering happily "iPad! iPad!"

I think I'm going to start doing that.

My job is going well too, I really love being with the kids there.  They have their challenges but above everything else, they are just kids, being kids.  They are sweet and funny and they do really try to do the right thing, most of the time.

Twas a long summer, but a good one.  I like living within the school schedule - I like working, yet being free more or less the same days the kids are.  Best of both worlds, as they say.

These goofballs still swim every day after school.  It's 63 degrees today so I'm going to discourage it.  But I'm not going to go to war over it.  If they want to shiver and shake, that's their business.



(No, these pictures aren't from today, they are from a day it was over 70 degrees.)

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