“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”
- Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A Tale of Two Cities
Well, we made it. The school year is over summer is upon us. In our house we now have a first grader and fourth grader. I didn’t think I was old enough to have a fourth grader, yet here I am.
Both girls made honor roll for the year, and scored exceptionally well on their standardized testing this spring. I can brag, because they surely didn’t get their scholastics from me. Two years of private tutoring for the SAT’s and I finally managed to break 900. Roll tide! Hours of studying, starting days in advance, earned me a B+. Must be nice to have smarts come to you naturally. Now I have to see to it that the girls don’t waste it.
Seems like just yesterday, it was the first day of school.
And now here we are. More confident, a little bit taller, and whole lot older.
Last Day of Kindergarten
Last Day of 3rd Grade
It’s hard to believe that in just two short years, B will be getting ready to enter middle school. Honestly, I can’t even wrap my head around it. Instead, I will enjoy today– having my ‘junior babysitter’ help with me Raynes, walk in the neighborhood with me, and talk about fashion and movies until the cows come home.
I best make the most of each day, because in the blink of an eye, I know they will be in middle school and high school. My, oh my.