Following Up & In the Works…

I know I haven’t posted in several days, but there’s good reason! Here’s a follow up on Kindergarten, and some awesome news about what’s coming up.

Kindergarten Follow-Up

Connor’s teacher and I have worked out a system where she meets us at the door and walks him to kindergarten, while I scoot away as discreetly as possible. I always give him his hugs and kisses before we get to the building, so he doesn’t feel like I’m not saying I love him or goodbye. So far, its working like a charm! He still gripes about not wanting to go to school while we’re on our way there, so it’s not the optimum situation yet, but at least we aren’t having any meltdowns.

Awesome News

I’ve been asked to review an educational tool aimed at finding learning problems in young children and eliminating them. The program involves a once-a-week 1 hour lesson, then the rest of the weeks’ lessons are 20 minutes long. It takes 12-18 months to complete the program, depending on how quickly you work with your child. I’ll be starting on this program on Sunday, and I can’t wait to see how Connor does. I’ll be posting about the first lesson on Sunday night, and will do follow up posts every two weeks or so. Oh – there’s one more thing…I get to give one lucky person a membership to the program valued at $600! More details on the giveaway to come.

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Weathering the Storm

Well, we survived the hurricane. It was pretty much as expected for me (I’ve lived in Massachusetts my entire life), but there were some gusts that got really scary. My biggest fear was that some of the enormous pine trees around us would fall on our house.

The only real damage we had was two new dents and a broken windshield on my husband’s truck. Other families weren’t so lucky…

We lost power early Sunday afternoon, but it was restored by 2:30 Monday morning. (I have a feeling the only reason we got it back so quickly is because there’s a transfer station for the electric company right down the street!) However, cable, internet and telephone were a whole different story. We got those back (after many deceptions on the part of Comcast) around 1:30pm Wednesday. Again…we were lucky.

My mother got power back late Tuesday evening. My sister didn’t get power back until late Wednesday night.

Ashford U. is being awesome about letting those of us affected catch up, so I’m off to try to catch up on this week’s assignments. I’ll be back by tomorrow to wrap up my 30 day challenge!

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