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School Stuff: 03/05/07
This morning got off to a late start because both children were still asleep when the alarm went off. Harriet slept until work started for me at 7:30 and Sean slept until almost 8:00. Since Sean slept in late, we ate breakfast late and Sean and Ian got out the door late. With their thoughts only on getting to school on time, they forgot Sean's owl backpack and a newly washed napping blanket for school.
Ian iChatted me from where he was studying that he and Sean had forgotten a new blanket and the backpack. At ten once I had my morning's list of to-do items crossed off for work, I found Sean's backpack, swapped out the old blanket for a new one (Spider-man this time) and grabbed Harriet. She and I delivered the backpack to school in time for Sean's nap.
On the way home we stopped at the cafe where Ian does a lot of his studying to tell him not to worry about the blanket. We stayed long enough to get a blended mocha coffee. Then the three of us caravanned home.
After work Ian and I had a parent-teacher conference about Sean's progress in school. He's doing very well with his numbers and with his reading but he's stubborn about doing his penmanship. I remember writing exercises at this age being a drag too. We have to give Sean some pep talks to get him excited about writing. He loves to type; just not writing by hand. I don't want him thinking that he can get away with doing everything on the computer!
Otherwise though his teacher had high praise for Sean's work and his enthusiasm for school. It was a nice and relaxing parent-teacher conference. Harriet came along too and happily played on my lap while we chatted with Sean's teacher. The conference ran a little late and the school had closed. We could hear Sean worrying as his other teacher tried to reassure him. Boy was he glad when appeared from the back classroom!