So, we sent Luke and Evie off to school yesterday. I'm in love with their teachers, so life is GREAT . . . so far. There's time for it to all go south, mostly for Luke because he just isn't your model student. That's not to say he's a bad student. He's smart, interested, kind, and happy. But he is not attentive, driven, or enthusiastic about school. So, we begin yet another year with signs that I will be pressing him every step of the way to finish his work, read his books, and study for tests. Not a great thing for me, but I guess it is what has to be done.
We also sent Amber off to college last week, and she posed dutifully for her "first-day-of-school" picture at age 18. What a patient and kind niece!