Well, two daughters down the graduation from college route, and three to go! Although the over/unders ar on the 15 year old managing to graduate from college before her 18 year old siblings!
We spent a good weekend watching my daughter graduate from college. The whole family sans my son who is a Gears of War addict, but who was good enough to somewhat watch the cats between games, were there. At the restaurant afterwards it was myself, my wife, my ex, and my three girls. When we have these combined family meetings – at least the last three – they are really interesting. We really have a good time, laughing, joking and usually my ex wife and I are telling all sorts of funny stories to our children – four from that marriage – about a lot of the excapades that we shared as a family. If you had a picture of it and were to step back say eight or nine years ago, heck maybe even five, I don’t think that any would have predicted that. The biggest hat tip to all goes to my wife, who has grace and and is not affronted by myself and my children’s mother from truly having fun talking about our time together. Time may not heal all wounds, but I think it gives perspective.
That is the reason for the lack of posts, and there is another reason. Another shot at a job, and this one, well it may be too good to be true, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It is a position as a K-12 Director of Social Studies in a school that is very needy. For those who are regular readers here, you know how my heart goes out to schools in need, and this one could be a poster child for that description. Where I live, you can have very affluent towns and then towns which are under a blanket of poverty – the school where I work is one of the more affluent in the state, and the one where I am interviewing is markedly different. However, in the past when I coached and we had games/matches against this district, I always got along well with their players. I also am very good friends with about four teachers and am acquainted with a few high level administrators. Please keep your fingers crossed, as this would be a unique opportunity, and the best part it is only ten to fifteen minutes from my house – about five miles!
We’ll keep everyone informed!