Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Xantippe enjoys the first day of school

Here's some of what's been happening:
  • Today was the kids' first day of school. I set out uniforms the night before but we had our usual time crunch this morning, since a number of the members of the household are not morning people. The big issues is the problem of how to make lunches while simultaneously walking back and forth to the kids' rooms, offering encouragement as they got dressed. I was, however, pleased with D's lunch. He got a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a whole wheat pumpkin muffin (made by my husband last night) and some fresh blueberries. That's a bit carby, but full of vitamins.
  • I did some clerical work at home in the morning (some emails, flowers for a sick relative, some internet orders, making a honey-do list for my husband, new to-do list for me) and then walked to Starbucks with a big pile of cell phone manuals and school handbooks and papers. An hour of reading at Starbucks didn't quite do the job, but I'm making progress.
  • I looked at the kids' class blogs. C's class is reviewing the fall of Rome, studying rocks and minerals, reviewing manuscript writing and beginning cursive. I'm concerned about cursive and C and I may look into occupational therapy for her, depending on how this goes. On the bright side, I believe the school teaches a streamlined, non-threatening cursive script.

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