The children have adjusted well to their new school schedule. I am so thankful. Usually We try to stay going a bit over the summer just to keep them “oiled up” so they don’t get too stiff but this summer was a bit chaotic and we didn’t get as much done as I would have liked. None-the-less they are back into the swing of things now. I think we all are thankful to have more of a schedule again. The freedom at the beginning of the summer that was so happily taken advantage of, at the end became just empty time that produced boredom. Brooke in fifth grade this year definitly has a heavier work load. Tyler in second grade still has it pretty easy. I am thankful that Brooke has finally come to the realization that this is just the way life will be for them for a time- last year, as she worked-and worked-and….you get the picture, through division there were many times she glanced over at her brother’s announcement of “I”M DONE WITH MATH!” with furrowed brows and a less than “rejoicing with those that rejoice” feeling. I comfort her with the truth that one day her brother will have to face division as well…. This year however even though she sits and works at the table far longer than her brother has to I guess she has accepted it as a fact of life.
Speaking of facts of life…As I have work through my “Theory of Sociological Literature” class I have had to bite my face off to keep from whining and complaining….and even my husband would admit that that hasn’t worked entirely. I am thankful that Spanish 2 hasn’t been too horrible for me. These were the two classes that I was most concerned about- the other two are fine. I am SO thankful that the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to go to college and any time I find myself wanting to stomp my feet I try to remind myself of this very thankfulness. What I am most thankful for however is the fact that I will be graduating after next semester. That big, bright light at the end of the tunnel motivates me daily to continue to conjugate verbs and read, analyze and write about the thoughts and feelings of long time gone socialists.
I hope that all of you have adjusted well to your school year- I look forward to hearing about it!