The kids have been back to school for a month now – I can’t believe how the time has flown by! Everyone has settled in pretty well, and I think we have shocked everyone by not having to sign in late at the office even once. I’m sure that there are a few people who have lost some lunch money bets over that one. Luckily I don’t have any lunch money or I would be one of them!
All three girls like their teachers, and we are very happy with who they have as well.
Maggie is in the lifeskills class again with many of her classmates from last year. It is a small class size of 10 kids and several teachers/EAs so they can really get to know each other and work on social skills.
Grace was disappointed at the beginning of the year that more of her friends weren’t in her class – she’s in a split class with only 5 other girls from her grade. Luckily she is an outgoing kid who makes friends easily, and I haven’t seen her looking lost since the first week. And maybe if she isn’t socializing as much she will have more time to buckle down and concentrate on her school work.
Molly has a harder time socially, and I am hoping that this year we can make some gains in that area. I can’t believe that she is in grade 5 already, and I’m already worried about high school. All the little kid problems feel minor when I start to think of all the social challenges that come with high school. I would really appreciate if someone could make my kids be four years old again. Four is a great age. That sweet spot when they’re already toilet trained, but letting them out of my site isn’t even a remote consideration.
It’s been a long long time since I was a teenager, but I remember watching a lot of Degrassi Jr High and feeling like I could relate to some of the characters in a way that I couldn’t to adults. Issues came up that I didn’t necessarily want to talk to my friends about. I think Glee is probably the relatable show for teens of this generation. I was a band geek, so I know I certainly relate to aspects of it. My girls are still a bit young to watch the show, but I’m sure in a couple of years Molly will be enjoying it, and it will be a good conversation starter.
In the meantime Nerdguy and I will continue to watch Glee on Netflix while we work on building a time machine and/or giant bubble. And I will continue to ruin the show by singing along in the style of a critically injured dog. So some have said. Hopefully no one throws a slushy at me.
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