Our son has been attending the same preschool for 3 years, and today, he leaves it for our community's K-8 Catholic school. Due to the complete and utter disaster that is Baltimore's public school system, all of his preschool friends and neighborhood friends are headed to several other "big sounding" schools.....not those we're accustomed to, with generic names like "North Landing" and "South River" and "Northwestern" and "Central Elementary."
No, these kids who all live within a few miles of each other, area headed to schools with names like Immaculate Conception, Bryn Mawr School for Girls, St. Paul's, St. Pius, Saint Francis, St. Joseph's, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and others. The majority of these independent school systems have single-sex high schools, so the likelihood of being in class together again as teenagers is fairly low as well. So, a big change comes today in our son's life. New friends. New teachers. A transition from Episcopal school to Catholic school. It will be wonderful, but it will be different.
We decided to let Little Man choose his activities for the weekend. It went about as you might expect:
Friday night: neighborhood block party with neighborhood friends
Saturday afternoon: bouldering at our local rock climbing gym.
Saturday night: dinner (bar with a playground) with preschool friends
Sunday morning: brunch with preschool friends
Sunday afternoon: Belay class at the rock climbing gym, followed by more bouldering
Late sunday afternoon: Archery practice with Dad.
Sunday evening: Pizza dinner in his tree house, followed by soccer practice and earthworm hunting with Dad.
Sunday night: Watched Charlotte's Web with Mom.