Two days in to the public school fall semester. And we are here. Sometimes just getting through the day is a victory worth celebrating, huh?
Sunday morning's news from the academic dean was exactly what we were hoping for - the girls were cleared to attend only in the afternoons ... this is our dreamed of situation.... the academic intensity lessens in the afternoon sessions and we are also exempting ourselves from the home work overload :) good news for everyone!
The first day wasn't without hiccups, but for the most part, we'll count it a good one :) Today went even smoother, and I'm learning to navigate the pick up scenario too. So very grateful this school is super close to our house, but there's just no easy way to dismiss hundreds (thousands?) of students at the same time! Yesterday was chaos, today seemed like a comparative breeze. Plenty of kinks to work out for everybody.
I feel even better about our home schooling set up. It's busy busy busy with the little boys underfoot but we are enjoying the material and enjoying one another. I still have a few ideas of things to add to the current curriculum but we're gonna hold off a month or so and just focus on getting into a good solid groove around here.
It feels good to be in September. All summer long I've had this feeling - like I could see and talk about all the balls in the air, but wasn't quite sure where they were going to land when they came down :) And now it feels like they are landing, and with few mishaps along the way.