|One of the draws was being able to join the basketball team. He's played a few games now, his first experience|
with playing basketball. We're still waiting for his first basket!
|We just celebrated his twelfth birthday about two weeks ago. |
It's hard to believe my "baby" is twelve years old!
|After eating some ice cream cake and opening gifts, we played a fun game: |
"Would You Rather". What a hoot! I think Daniel is feeling the effects of the cake
here and showing an abundance of energy!
It's the first time I've had a child get on the big yellow bus and I have to admit, it's a little strange. I'm a big believer in homeschooling but education is not one-size-fits-all. What worked for my girls was not working for Daniel. We made a committment for the remainder of the year and will decide if we want to enroll him in 7th grade at the end of the school year.
It's a wonderful school with small class sizes. The entire school only has 116 students, PreK through 8th grade. So far, Daniel seems to be fitting right in. He is making new friends and learning how to organize himself. If he leaves his math paper in his locker, he cannot leave the classroom to retrieve it and his grade suffers. That happened to him last week. After homeschooling it's definitely an adjustment but that's not necessarily a bad thing!
So now it's just Leah and I at home. She's a sophomore this year and I can't believe after our chaotic schooling schedule of three students last year that within less than a year it's just her and I! I'm enjoying this time together and I know she is, too.
So, this is my ode to change. It took me a while to embrace it, but I'm feeling good about it now.