This is my little one on his first day of 3rd grade. I can take 10,000 pics and that is the smile I am going to get!!! We are 2 weeks into school and all is well. Went to Open House last night, and our teacher put the fear into all. She is making very sure that we should expect our little ones to not do as well as they have been. She made one statement that really got to the point she was trying to make. She was giving all the usual about this year--what days tests were, rules in the class, expectations, projects, extra points, etc.--she kept saying she would give extra credit projects as well as required projects because your child will need them. Then she said, "I just want you to know what 3rd grade is really about--last year in 2nd grade there were 15 students who made all A's all year, last year in 3rd grade there were only 7--I hope you know your little darlings may not be able to do as well this year, so do not expect all A's." I have been through 3rd grade with 2 other of my children. It is a hard grade, responsibility, ownership, growing up kicks in, but I just hope she is not talking to the kids with such negativism, even if it is true. I really think she has some good points in her talk, but I feel like she is expecting them to do bad. Anyway, she asked how homework was going. She said some mother told her she could not believe the amount we were having for the 1st 2 weeks of school, and then she said I am sorry, but this is very light compared to what is coming. I also think the homework has been light. I really expected a lot more already. Well, today I got it. Second poem to learn since we started school, book report--but they are doing that at school and she is reading it to them, Social Studies project all due in the next 10 days.
Ok, enough gabbing about school. Life Moment--we were buying new school shoes the other day, and Simon decided he wanted white. I tried to talk him out of it, because I knew they would be dirty and stained in a few days. We had originally picked out blue ones, but he decided he wanted the white with the red check. After much discussion we were at a stand off. Then out of his mouth--"Momma, don't worry about this, I got it. You just sit over there and look pretty. It's going to be ok" I thought the shoe lady was going to fall off her stool. Long story short--we got gray with blue accents!!! Told him these were in a magazine as the fastest running shoes made. Have a great evening and GOD BLESS ALL!!!!!