The first two weeks back at work have been amazing. My students are fantastic, as always, and my lessons and strategies are much improved after spending my summer at Miami University. What remains the same is that stack of essays. I just can't seem to make it disappear! But I am going to set it aside for a minute to give you an update. You should feel very special.
Jacob's gearing up for hunting season. To translate- I pretty much won't see him until Christmas. He goes crazy this time of year and hunts every chance he gets- land near our house, nearby states, across the country. The good news is he is staying in the country this year. Hooray! I miss him a lot, but I love seeing him so happy! I won't complain about all of the yummy meat he brings home, either.
To be honest, Reed has had a tiring couple of weeks. Transitioning from being home with me full time to his school-year schedule has been tough for the little guy, plus he's fighting through his second cold in two weeks. Everybody around here has been sick, plus I know I bring germs home with me from work. He's a trooper, though. We've invested in a few wooden puzzles, floor puzzles, and a Play-doh start up kit to help keep him occupied while he is sick. But believe it or not, he misses being outside all day. We are looking forward to plenty of farm visits, harvest festivals, and pumpkin-pickin' with the little guy in the fall.
Now back to that stack of essays...