While most kids have already been back in school for a week or so now we just went back yesterday.


For orientation and that only lasts for three hours. 

And now we have a long weekend and don't go back until Tuesday.

Have I mentioned how much I love our school?

It was fun to see all of our friends that we've missed over summer break and meet new teachers and catch up with the ones that are more like extended family than anything else.

I took the annual first day of school picture but I won't share it with you because Sam is...well, almost a blur he was so excited.

So excited that he was up at 4:15. He managed to stay in his bed until 5:30 when I let him go ahead and take a shower. 

And loud! The boy is so loud. And for some reason right now he is constantly doing his version of the seagull singing in The Little Mermaid. Loudly.

He has also fully entered the logic stage of the trivium and how that looks with an autistic teenage boy is hilarious and gross.


How ridiculous is it that I will not show you a blurry picture but will post one of our dirty white board? I clearly have issues. But in my defense, it wasn't a full day of actual class so technically their real first day is on Tuesday. That's my story and I am sticking to it!

It was weird getting the kids ready without Sarah but she slept in. Or tried to with a pillow over her head to block out the horrible but spot on imitation of Buddy Hackett that Sam was performing in his room. He will have an interesting year of Greek mythology and some Shakespeare, Homer, Lewis and Bunyan to name a few.

The girls all had a wonderful day and are all set to enjoy the upcoming year. Claire (2nd grade) will be reading, among other things, Little House on the Prairie and that means having fun on Prairie Day. Abby (6th grade) will be studying American History from 1815 to present day. She'll go on a cotton picking field trip and rustle up a heehawwing good time on Cowboy Day.  Emily (9th grade) will be reading Shelley's Frankenstein and  Rousseau's Social Contract along with work by Austen, Twain, and Hawthorne.

I will miss the kids a bunch but I am looking forward to a little more structure and routine. I think we all do better with that in our lives, don't you?


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