Tuesday, September 16, 2008

School Days

Can I just say how much my son just loves his teacher this year? Granted he is only in second grade, but considering the teachers he has had in the past I am so glad he finally found one that has him motivated about school.

I have never seen H be so excited about reading. Mrs. W has lit a fire under him and he is ready to roll. I wouldn't say he didn't read or struggled with reading before however this year he has grabbed chapter books from the library and was so excited that he could get to chapter 5 in one day. He took it upon himself to read at daycare too. In the past I had to force him to read. I am glad for Mrs. W, she has touched him in a way that no one else can. At his school function when we were learning about the new reading program I had a moment to talk to her, I had tears in my eye telling her how much he has enjoyed school so far. That was only two weeks in. This year he has not asked me once to drop him off or pick him up at school. I didn't put the two together until recently talking to some co-workers.

I am excited to see how this year plays out with him, maybe instead of me worrying if he will pass there may not be as big of a worry for me this year. We will find out when the first parent teacher conference comes up as well as his report card.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Beginnings...

Well I did it, my lovely baby sister has wanted me to try to blog for some time. I probably will get the hang of it but I feel weird trying do this. I would like to say that I am tech savvy and I am sure I will piss my family off along the way but thought this would be a kind of cool thing to try out. As my son gets older I can pass the torch off to him. Besides I have gotten inspired by keeping up to date on my older sister's blog too.

Currently life is life. I work full time, then love to come home and just hang out with my 7 year old son. He is the pure joy of my life and I am inspired to be better because of him. As one of my favorite lines from As Good As It Gets (of course the he and she are reversed), "he makes me want to be a better woman".

My family, WOW, but as I am sure you will read about in future ones, are just as crazy as the rest of them. But because they are my family everything is just amplified because in your mind they are worse than really what they are. As much as I would like to trade them in, they are my family and have stuck by me thick and thin, just as I would (and do mind you).

And alas, I could go on and on because if I don't get to talk too much at work I tend to just go on because my conversations are more geared to my son then anyone else, I shall cut free and think about what to say in the future.