I’ve never been a fan of lotteries. I know that, for many people, they can be exciting and such, but the whole idea of there being few “winners” and many “losers” does not sit well with me. Oh, I admit, I’ve played the lottery under peer pressure. In reality, participating in a lottery is not … Continue reading the story "On Lotteries"
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As today is Ari’s last day of school, it is only fitting that today I reflect upon this extraordinary school year. As my readers know, last year Ari did not thrive in an accelerated private school, so this year we switched to the local public school. Great things have happened to Ari this year, and I am grateful. Ari immediately loved her first grade … Continue reading the story "School Milestones"
She didn’t cry when I kissed her goodbye. But later I wept. *** On Monday, Ari officially became a first grader at a school unfamiliar to us both. All day I stared at the phone in dread, wondering when I would get the phone call, you know, the your-kid-is-hysterical-please-come-to-the-school one. Thankfully, the phone didn’t ring. After a deluge of tears, I spent the rest of the day in full suspense, … Continue reading the story "School Number 2, Now Number 1"
Ari is now in camp, reunited with all her friends from pre-school. How each child has grown, both physically and emotionally! The camaraderie is as strong as ever, even though the students went to different schools during the year. This summer is all about fun, not about the intense structure of school. As was the case last year when she graduated preschool, I watched … Continue reading the story "Kindergarten: The Year in Review"