Emma missed a homework assignment, I failed to include Lily's homework in her backpack, showers are being skipped, homework is being put off. . . we just haven't quite gotten on top of the schedule yet. We still just haven't worked out all the kinks.
But during the infrequent lulls there are still moments where we can look around us and watch as other parents around us deal with the same sort of stress and disorganization that we do and take some comfort in our solidarity. Three days ago, waiting for the bus to come pick Lily up I observed this on the neighbors' sidewalk. Booster seats. In the rain:
|Please ignore how shitty my lawn looks right now.|
Lily has had a relatively spectacular first couple weeks at school. We get a communication log back daily that highlights the various segments of her school day: lunch, recess, specials, circle time, bathroom breaks, etc. It's been nice to see the good comments coming back. In the past three weeks she's had a total of two accidents. Contrast this with kindergarten last year at this time, where you might see two or three per day on a bad day, and none or one on a good day.
She's attending to task better. She's better behaved (tenex at work?). . . now we just have to capitalize on that increased attention and get some book learnin' in her!
I took this picture yesterday before school.
|Continue to ignore the shitty lawn.|
Lily got a note back from school last night.
|S&M today! YAY! (nice double entendre in the title, right?? RIGHT??? See what I did there?)|
I'm sorry I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old. But really. . . S&M today! This sheds new light on the controversy of whether or not restraints have a place in our schools. Probably I still won't bring it up at our meeting though.
I took this picture today before school.
|I cropped out the shitty grass.|