It’s been another long stretch since I posted. There have been some unexpected turns at the Uplifted House. In August, the kids returned to school, with Dragon entering the 7th grade, and Peach moving up to the 5th. In September, I returned to work for another year as a teacher’s assistant at the preschool Dragon and Peach each attended as littles.
Dragon’s school year has been mostly fabulous up to now (and let me say, I am shocked… I mean, it IS junior high.) He likes all of his teachers for once, and he even made the honor roll (woohoo!) He also ran cross country for the first time and had a wonderful experience, ending the season with a PR and a great finish in his first 5K. He’s having a blast singing in an extracurricular choir (let’s hear it for donuts every Thursday morning!) Best of all, he has a lovely circle of great friends and is making new ones as well.
But the school year thus far has not been so kind to our little Peach. The anxiety she’s been coping with for the last three years has reached a tipping point.