Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Settling In

There are once again children lining my living room floor doing their homework. School is back in session, and with the exception of references to assorted summer experiences, it is hard to believe we ever left. It's amazing how we just roll with things, like it or not, perfectly prepared or not, because, well, that's just what we do.

On the first day, I had the odd sensation I have each year on Halloween--that despite knowing the day was coming, I somehow arrived at it not quite equipped. Yet, with only some of the requisite supplies, we made it through Day One. On Day Two, we knew that there would be a weekend, so whatever happened would be okay--it would be the weekend.

Now that we are into full weeks, the beginning has quickly started to feel like the middle--assignments, planning ahead, incorporating extracurriculars, even working toward next steps. There is not a lot of time for stopping and thinking, or for cleaning the floor where everyone is lying to do homework. (Yes, they do have a room and desks-- they just prefer to be horizontal in the middle of things). There is simply doing, and moving, and rolling with things. And preparing to roll with the next set of things. It is just Week Two, but I guess we are settling in.

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