Fall is definitely upon us here in Seattle and I’ve fully embraced it. As I type this, I am wrapped in an over-sized cardigan, sipping tea and snacking on pumpkin bread. October has always been my favorite month and I swear it has nothing to do with the fact that my birthday, anniversary and Halloween all fall within its confines, fall is just a lovely time of year around here and in my mind it makes up for any lack of summer we may have experienced.
A rather new bonus to fall is that it is back to school time—made even better this year by having both kids in school. Don’t think I’m sitting around reading blogs all day; we are a co-op family. That means a lot of my days are spent at school with one child or the other, or working on my classroom job. But the reprieve from having two children at home for even a few hours a week is delightful.
Charlie is back at Woodland Park 3-5′s in the capable hands of Teacher Tom. He’s thrilled to be part of the Pre-K class this year which includes 8 boys, Tom certainly has his hands full this year! Charlie is definitely enjoying school again this year, but was quite confused when I dropped him off for his first Pre-K afternoon. Apparently, he was under the impression that he got to go to the big kid school and told me that I’d taken him to the wrong place. Please child, don’t rush this growing up thing, any more!
Lucy began a one day a week program at North Seattle Toddlers. In typical Lu fashion, she was skeptical at best. We’ve had an ongoing issue with her and toddler oriented activities. We tried a lovely music class last spring and while all the other kids sat in a circle singing and dancing away, Lucy sat by the door with her shoes in hand saying “out! out!” over and over again. Luckily she’s got two great friends to share her first school experience with and if today was any indication, this will be a great year!
And now, perhaps I’ll have time for a seasonal blog post, but don’t count on it….