*** Some cheese, to go with the whine, which will follow.***
I've enjoyed reading about some of your first days back to school. Your kids all look so bright, eager and cheerful in the pictures.
Our first day of school is a bit hard to pin down this year, as we've been plugging away a little all summer, and are easing back up to a full schedule over the next couple of weeks.
And for the most part that's been working great.
But not today.
I hold in my hand sheets of notebook paper with this sentence written 100 times:
I will respect my parents and brothers by not distracting or disrupting them.
It's not a particularly long sentence, is it? But can you guess how long it took a certain boy to produce 100 repetitions of it? Four and a half hours. That's right, people, four and a half hours. And there's no good reason for that. Even a 13 year-old can write 13 words in under a minute.
If he'll do it instead of raging about the injustice of his tortured life.
And accusing me of child abuse.
So, all in all, it hasn't been a really stellar day.