I never thought I would say this, but I am so glad the kids are back in school! I used to hear parents say this and think it was just so horrible -- why on earth did you have kids, then, I thought, if you don't want to be with them? That was before parenthood. Yeah, I know -- the old walk-a-mile-in-his-shoes thing. Now, I get it. It isn't about not wanting to be w/ them, it is about not wanting to KILL them when you are! Too much of a good thing can be a problem and we definately need a break from each other. As the kids strike out to establish their own identity, we, as parents, seek to reclaim some of ours. And let's face it, we make rotten playmates. Barbies? Hot Wheels cars? Ummm, yeah, I last about 5 minutes at that. So without further ado, I present...
Rachel, on her first day of second grade. YAY!
We (hubby and I) also made a major decision today -- we are switching Jacob's school (kindergarten). This energetic little information/science sponge needed more stimulation and a different focus of curriculum than his old school offered and this one really seems like it will fit him well. Doesn't really fit the budget, but we'll make it work. This school operates on 6 35min class blocks -- Lang. Arts, Math/science, Motor Skills, Enrichment, Art, and Music. SCIENCE! They have Science class! W/ a male teacher! Jacob is actually very excited, so I am really hoping it meets expectations. And an added benefit? 4 hours a day to work! His old school was only 2.5 hours, and not really conducive to getting work done but this I can work with!
And now, for a little yarn-candy -- yesterday's yarns, all skeined and ready to go I left one skein of Goody Gumdrops in a ball for fabulous Jackie so she can get right to business on her fingerless mitts! I can't wait to see them all knit up.
These will be posted for sale later today at the new etsy shop -- Sereknity Boutique . Check it out!
On a sad note, if you are an animal lover, or have ever loved and lost a pet, please pop over to Gina's blog and leave her a little note of condolence. She had to put her beautiful little angora bunny down yesterday, and her heart is just aching. I know it would do her and her son good to have lots of love and comfort sent their way.