We haven't seen much progress here in the past couple of days.
It's getting messy and I'm working through my usual resentment that I have to actually pick this stuff up.
Not the moving...
the whole "this is my job?!" feelings that are maybe universal among adults.
Or maybe just among lazy ones.
I thought I'd share pictures of Kid's room.
It's the only other room that has been *decorated* but it's not 100% done.
And I don't want to spoil the *after* by giving it away too soon.
It's pretty awesome though.
In other fronts we took Kid to her school Open House last night.
I don't know who was more nervous... it must have been hard to out do me... but I think Kid managed, and I thought at one point she was actually just going to collapse to the floor.
It was really overwhelming for her.
It is very different from her old school.
In EVERY way.
Her class has twice as many kids and half as many teachers.
There is a cafeteria (the thought of this unknown has been keeping her up at night, despite my constant reassurance that she'll be packing a lunch).
Mr F and I had been worried about lots of things.
Mr F more about her not fitting in or getting made fun of.
I worried she would be behind in academics.
Um... I guess you know which things were our fears in elementary school now don't you?
Kid made a new friend, a nice outgoing, especially huggy, friend (and lockermate) before the evening was out.
So that was one fear we could cross off.
The second... the academics?
yeah... not a problem.
This is a great school.
But it really emphasized how much more restricted the public school curriculum is going to be.
Not only am I now confident that she is 100% on target for reading and math (which is what I was primarily worried about... that and Kid just not being used to the type of desk work they'll be doing)...
But the *extras* ... the science, social studies, Spanish?
She's way ahead. The first unit study is the very same first unit study she did in Kindergarten.
And then I came home and thought...
Is that a relief?
Kind of not...
I was really hoping to be impressed.
So, this will be a very interesting year. I'm happy that I don't think it will be stressful for her academically, since I think the social and logistical changes will be challenging enough. But seeing as this is a top public school system, a system that has figured out how to excel within the government imposed standards... I'll be interested to see how it compares with a small private school that, frankly, I didn't think was that impressive academically.
As for Kid making a friend was all the confidence she needed.
She is now counting down the days until she gets to go back to school.
I, of course, am not.