School: 3rd and 4th Graders

It has been such a fun ride watching Trip and Will enjoy elementary school. It's almost over! This year, I have gotten to do something new as a volunteer: shelve books on the library. It has been awesome to see all the titles on the shelves that we have read together over the years - all the little kid picture books and the younger reader series and those special ones that kids scramble to check out. Thousands of Magic Treehouse, Super Fly Guy and Rick Riordian. Recently, Will's grade had Space Day and Trip's grade went downtown to the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's so neat seeing them make friends and learn how to function in their world on their own. They lean on me still. I don't mind of course!

From 'To A Young Son' by Julia Johnson Davis

In your face I sometimes see
Shadowings of the man to be,
And eager, dream of what my son
Will be in twenty years and one.

But when you are to manhood grown
And all your manhood ways are known,
Then shall I, wistful, try to trace
The child you once were in your face?

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MY LITTLE ONE - By Tennessee Williams

My little one whose tongue is dumb, whose fingers cannot hold to things, who is so mercilessly young, he leaps upon the instant things, I hold him not.

Indeed, who could? He runs into the burning wood. Follow, follow if you can! He will come out grown to a man and not remember whom he kissed, who caught him by the slender wrist and bound him by a tender yoke which, understanding not, he broke.


We are so very glad that you are happy...
long may you keep so, my dear boy...
May you go on as well
as you have begun.
- Charles Darwin

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