It’s been a month since school began, and the family continues to both embrace and resist the structure and schedule in a kind of awkward dance. (Everyone but David, of course, who only embraces it.) I have decided to stay at the school while the children are there four days a week–helping to correct papers and cover incidental needs, subbing as needed. School is only 8-12 and runs very conservatively on staff and budget, so they need the help. I also watch a little six-week old boy while his mother does a fantastic job of teaching math and science to the upper grades. They have helped our family so much, I’m glad to be useful for once.
Easy–I just needed a cooler soundtrack.