"I can't wait to do community service! That sounds so cool!"
--B., on looking at her middle school schedule
That is today's 7th grade quote of the day. My kids this year are SO CUTE. And after last year's poorly trained orangutans, I am about due. Yesterday's quote of the day:
"Don't we have any new kids? Don't they have, like, a draft?"
--R., the sports fan
In fact, we do not have any new kids in the 6th, 7th or 8th grades, thanks to an experimental school policy. I'm immensely grateful, because for the past five years the local school district has actively encouraged children they consider too incorrigible (and in one unfortunate case, violent) to head over to our (charter) school. I truly believe our school can do wonders for a difficult kid...but not if they enter in 7th grade. (We're a K-8.) All this to say, the year is off to a good start.
In other news, Wednesday was our first childbirth class. Our instructor is actually a sort-of relative of mine (my cousin's aunt), and Oneofhismoms is an alum of the course. Starting class really made Flipper's arrival seem realer. It was the first time I've had any clear understanding of labor and I'm starting to believe we might be having a baby. Yikes.
In other oh-my-God-we're-having-a-baby-news, we had a prenatal appointment yesterday. Co took the glucose challenge. And Midwife S. informed us that at our next appointment, they'll be checking to see where Flipper's head is located. Good heavens.