Erik started fourth grade yesterday. Pretty positive response for the first day, but then, it's not like anything hard was done. Still, good way to begin. Now, if he'll just put some focus on what he's doing this year, maybe things will go smoother than before. This brings up something, and if you have kids of similar ages, maybe you can help me. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the schools here are just weak compared to what I remember. True, that was a long time ago, and in a completely different part if the country, but still. For instance, last year, third grade, the kids got THREE recesses, every day. That blows my mind. I recall only ever getting one, in any year I was in school. I look at the homework he brings home, and it seems to be behind where I'd have thought the class should be. They still have only partially gotten into multiplication, and I assume they'll do division this year. They touched briefly on cursive writing last year, but not much. So, if you have kids of similar ages elsewhere, let me know, does this sound right? Has the world just gotten that much more weenie-fied since I was in school? Or is it just true that a Northwestern kid wouldn't last five minutes in a Southern school?
Gonna cancel my Thursday night game this week, since the house-warming party is Friday, and for my players, that's a lot of driving. Besides, I'm working at the ranch Thursday instead of Friday, so I'll be beat. I gotta say, I'm getting pretty damn apprehensive about Friday: the Curse is rearing it's ugly head. For those that do not know, I am cursed with this little problem: any gathering that I plan falls through; this has been long documented, sadly. This is why I let swanwhite do the planning. Still, I can't help twitching a little.
There's a place right down the street selling movies for $0.88 to $6.88...already I've made one run through the place, and I'm sure I'll make more. It's something like the inventory of 5 different old stores or something, just liquidating the stock, so there are a few really obscure films hidden in there. Nifty.
Oh, and DS2 kicks ass. Nicely done.