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The Happy Elf

I don't get it. Elf LOVES school. The school people are nice to him. Here he is in his "1st Class of Oak Tree Elementary ALUMNI" shirt that was distributed at school. Elf's name is printed on the back under Mr. McC's class column with the other students. Aww! Why couldn't we have had this wonderful experience when Elf was in school before? Ah, well, I have been *very blessed* to have him home all this time... though I must say, I was scared to death and upset about the very idea of this "school" thing for a while there. So was Elf. But now he has a friend he is meeting at recess to discuss existential questions such as, "What if there were no recess?" Might as well. Poor kid is not allowed on the equipment for a good while; the orthopaedist has dealt with G and his shenannigans and doesn't want to take a chance on Elf being silly and injuring himself. That means he stays home from the BIG FUN fieldtrip on Monday. A full day of PE/climbing and jumping activities. Fittingly, we will stay home and make cookies. And eat them.


  1. My, how they grow! Woodjie is looking a lot like Elf used to.

    Glad to see that Elf likes school. Hope it lasts.


  2. One year, Ben had a teacher who probably would have been labelled as a kid, just by some comments she made. She "chose" to have Ben in her class, when most years I felt the teacher acted like she got stuck with him.

    It was the year I could breathe. The year I had a normal child.

  3. I would take cookies over any field trip.:D

  4. Yay! So very glad that Elf loves school and is having such a positive experience. What a huge blessing! Cookies do sound better than a field trip, I must say. :-)

  5. I was so glad to read this!!! You must be so relieved that he is enjoying himself and adjusting well. Yay!!!

  6. I am SO GLAD school is working out for you and Elf! I know this was a source of worry for you.

  7. Having a positive experience after bad ones and the dread of putting him back in school must really life a hefty weight off your shoulders.

    There are times when I wonder if homeschooling my boys is the best option. But, as hubby is quite set on it as the best choice, I'm sticking with it for now.

  8. So neat that school is working out! I'd be sad about the field trip though. But if he's okay with it then I bet that makes you feel better. If my kids can go on a field trip for one reason or another I try to do something special for them. :)

  9. A great school AND a t-shirt?

  10. I'm so happy for you and Elf. I hope we can also get good results from public school for our young'un.


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