Thursday, April 14, 2011
Small Successes - Just Keep Swimming
We are in the midst of week on steroids -- an unfortunate combination of over-the-top busyness and sleeplessness. Easter break starts at 3:00 on Friday. At 3:01 we are heading to Sonic for milkshakes. Here are a few highlights from my week:
1. Tim has tackled more homework in the past two weeks than he has done in the past two years. He's uttered nary a word of complaint (despite what I shared in my last post). The boy shows no lack of fortitude. He calls me on.
2. I cleaned out Ainsley's armoire as the first step in a major reshuffling of desks and dressers. An armoire is great for hiding stuff. I have concluded that our current worst eyesore involves a load of junk in the older boys' room. The armoire is heading their way and hopefully will bring an improvement in both appearance and function.
3. Despite the crazy week, I chaperoned a birding field trip. Gorgeous weather; kind, funny, helpful students; lots of neat wild life; no snakes -- a breath of fresh air (literally and figuratively). What a treat to see forty middle school students interacting with teachers, parents, and grandparents.
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