I got an email from Davy’s teacher yesterday – he has been failing his spelling tests lately. Although I’m a bit upset about the fact that he’s been failing the tests, I’m more upset about the fact that I didn’t even know. I can tell you specifically how my students are doing – Josh can add fractions with like denominators with 64% accuracy and Kelly can identify equivalent fractions with 86% accuracy. But I didn’t even know my own son was failing his spelling tests.
I think that’s the thing that I am most looking forward to about getting back on the road – time with my kids. I feel like I spend all my time with other people’s kids, and not enough with mine. Last year was magical – all the time we had together as a family added such a wonderful dimension to our lives. We talked about anything and everything. We had nothing to distract us – no TV’s, no Gameboys, no toys, no nothing. Just us and the bikes. I can’t wait to get back to that.