Thursday, August 24, 2006

The first day of school...

In the small town of Angola, today was the first day of school for the students. What a buzz around my neighborhood in which we house many children. (There are five boys in the house next door to me!)

Last night while walking and visiting with folks, it was the main topic of conversation. Everyone wishing the "wee" ones good luck and reminiscing on their own school days. (You know the stories...walking five miles uphill both directions from school after milking a herd of dairy cows!)

Matthew went to kindergarten today...that was certainly a milestone! Karen even snuck through the door (no parents allowed the first week!) and took his photo!

When I arrived home tonight one of the little neighbor boys was sitting out on the swing at his house. (He and his twin brother went to first grade today!)

"I can tell you something," he said, "school sure is hard."

I know alot of teachers who feel exactly the same way!!