Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Our Last Few Weeks

So another year has begun.  School is happening.  Sports are happening.  Busy life is happening.  Last Friday, we went to Henry's hockey game and Georgia went to a middle school dance.  On Saturday, Josie had a hockey game and on Sunday, we found ourselves at a soccer game.

Henry's already written an English paper.  Georgia's had about 6 quizzes (Seventh Grade really should be renamed Quiz Year) and Josie has been dutifully reading her 20 minutes every day (a true torture for Josie).

We've attended two school Open Houses (the third is coming up).  Henry is helping at the 9th grade open house tonight.  His school does a unique thing;  Open House is a free-form event where the parents walk around and meet / talk to the teachers at their own pace.  There are also students in each classroom who took the class last year and can answer questions from a teenage prospective.  Henry got asked to be a student representative for Physics.  I'm not sure if it's technically an honor to be asked, but I was proud of him, nonetheless.

Henry got more good news  - this time from the orthodontist last week.  After two plus years, it looks like he's (almost) done with braces.  In a month, he'll get fitted for retainers and shortly after that he'll be train-track-free.  

The same can not be said for poor Georgia.  She got the opposite news from the same orthodontist.  Georgia's braces go on in a matter of weeks and only after she gets the wretched palate expander.  I'm not sure who is dreading the palate expander more, me or Georgia.  I have a pretty strong stomach for gross things but palate expanders do me in.  Henry and Josie had them a couple of years ago and I had a really hard time reaching into their mouthes each morning and turning that key.

Ewww.  Just the thought of it makes me wretch a little.

And that's what's been happening around here.  What's going on with you?

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