1st Day of School
Jack started 1st grade today and only cried for a few minutes when I dropped him off. This is much better than last year when he started crying (and hiding from us) hours before we even left for school. I really like his teacher and feel very good about moving him to the public school here. I know it sounds odd for the pastor's wife to be moving her child from private school to public school, but I learned last year that the kids in private school are going to teach my son all the things that I feared he would learn from the public school kids. The only difference was that it was costing me $400 a month for him to learn them. :) Don't get me wrong, the scripture memory was great too, but for $400 a month I should be able to get a dry erase board and marker and teach my children verses each week. Academically, Jack's new elementary is the best and until God calls me to home school (which I am not opposed to), that is probably where he will be.
Miss Ruthie Mei
When I 1st heard about Ruthie's condition, my standard statement was, "So she will never play a musical instrument. That is no reason to spend the rest of your life in an institution". I stand corrected my friends. My little girl loves musical instruments and just might be determined enough to learn to play one.