Today is Dan’s first day of teaching 6th grade at a new school. For those of you who missed that part of the story (not even sure I really posted much about it, honestly), Dan was let go from his 5th grade position because there weren’t enough students to warrant three 5th grade teachers. The lowest man on the totem pole had to go. The good news? His new job is in the same district, which puts him one year closer to tenure. Fingers crossed for a great year in the 6th grade.
The pics above? Dan in 6th grade and our son, Cole, also in 6th grade. He likes to bring pics of his whole family that reflect the particular year he is teaching. I’ll say this about Cole: he got a lot of the key features from Dan, and he got the pale skin from me. And yet the kid is 100% original. And today is his first day of his senior year in high school.
Speaking of seniors…
My girl is also kicking off her senior year of college this week. I’m so proud of her for doing this whole higher education thing. True, she has responsibly taken on a decent amount of debt, but I feel grateful that she is having this completely immersive experience. I wish that for anyone who wants the opportunity, truly.
And me? Well, you’ll find me still driving Cole to school each day as he hasn’t quite gotten that driver’s license yet. It’s fine by me, honestly, because a) it saves me insurance money, and b) time in a car with your teenager can be highly productive time.
For now, I’m back to work in a very quite house.
And that is what life looks like today.