Well, the kids are back to school, and this structure loving mama is happy. Yay, for routines and schedules! I don't even care that my days now start much earlier than usual (6am) or that I'm back to being the family taxi driver. I like our school year schedule.
My daughter started high school yesterday. Her new school is much smaller than most high schools in the area, but it still has 300 kids. Overall, she said she had a great day and she likes her teachers, the students, and her classes. The only complaint I heard had to do with all the waiting she has to do now. Sharing a school with 300 other students will definitely bring about some lessons in patience that homeschooling might not have brought. There was already a threat of lockdown, but it was for a mama bear and two cubs that were seen across the street. I don't have a first day of school picture of her to share. She let us take a picture, but she prefers not to share it...even though she did look really cute.
Trent is back to homeschooling, fourth grade this year. My little science loving kid is off to a good start. So far, he says his favorite part of school is reading Diary of an Early American Boy. The "favorites" picture that you saw at the beginning of this post is something that we also did a couple of years ago. It was fun to look back and see what has changed and what hasn't.
And finally, a tall ship. There were a couple of these sailing around Lake Washington last weekend. I wish that I could have had a closer look. I've been on a bit of a history kick lately, so I was excited to see these boats. The book, Undaunted Courage, about Lewis and Clark, is what has pulled my attention back to studying history. It's a fascinating book. I'll recommend a movie that I just watched too, from the same time period. It's about William Wilberforce and the abolition of the slave trade throughout the British Empire, called Amazing Grace. What a great story.
So that's what's up this Wednesday. What's up with you?