Thursday, September 4, 2014

Back to school

Well... There is a perfectly good explanation for the gap in my posts, which I will explain later.  Today is the first day of school and I just want to celebrate that!

Ali had a great summer.  He's entering third grade and I'm both anxious and excited.  This will be a transition year, one way or another.  There is a big leap in academics and social interactions for this grade level, and it's going to be turbulent.  So, on top of all the daily chores and responsibilities, I have decided to get him a dog.  I want him to take the position of a caregiver, and maybe strengthen some social skills.  Empathy, for example.  It may also help his confidence.

I have gotten positive feedbacks from teachers, and think it''s the right move.  If you have any suggestions as far as good breeds, etc. let me know.

Happy first day of school!