The kids had a pretty good week settling back into the school routine. James loves his teachers. He had a bump in the road on Tuesday, but worked it out.
Pearl is still deciding about her week. High school is a pretty big shift from middle school. Friends in classes or not, nice teachers, boring teachers, teachers who really need to be doing something else and amazing teachers---all just part of the real world lessons she needs to have.
Tom is taking only 5 classes this year at school. He decided to take English online through Texas Tech "because I can", and he already had last hour off because he's a senior. Believe it or not, it's time to start applying to colleges.
All in all, it was a pretty smooth week for me as their mom. The first week of school has, in past years, been a booger. Luckily, Lee was here to help me. His company used to hold their yearly, week-long meeting, the exact same week as school starting. Any drama surrounding school fell squarely to me. Not anymore. Phew!
The picture choice was just one of pure cuteness. I found it while looking for another picture and couldn't resist. It is James with our first batch of chicks in October of 2004. That means our hens will soon be 5 years old and James will soon be 11.