School Orientations and Packing (or Unpacking)

The three who will be living at home this year have all ventured forth to survey their classrooms. Link and Gleek each had a half day orientation day. They toured their new schools, opened their lockers, and figured out which friends are in which classes. Both are excited to go back tomorrow. Patch just had a quick open house, but really that was all he needed. He already knew exactly which teacher he would get and he knows at least half of his classmates already. He sat and talked with one of those friends for a bit, then we headed back home.

The one who will be living elsewhere spent a portion of her day packing up things in her room. I assisted as she formed piles of things to take to college, things to box up for storage, and things to get rid of. It was cheerful work mostly, though it did wear Kiki out after awhile. I think we’re about half done, which is good because we only have one day left.

Howard came home from the airport tired and full of thoughts. Those thoughts have been unpacking all day. I’ll sit near him, ready to take notes on tasks while we sort through the suitcase and see which thoughts spill out at the same time. The list is long because we have two more shows in quick succession.

And so we had our first day of school. Sort of. It was like a practice day. Tomorrow we do it again for real.