Mazen started school yesterday! We decided to wait another year to send him to public school kindergarten since he is not quite five years old. (Although he made the cut-off so we could have sent him.) When I polled a hundred people last year, the unanimous answer was to give boys with late birthdays an extra year. So instead of doing a repeat pre-K year at his former school, we thought it would best to move to another school so he would have a change of pace. A stepping stone to the big halls of kindergarten next year.
Pro: Mazen is still asleep when the neighbors get on the school bus, so we are both happy that his new school doesn’t start until 9.
Con: $$$. I was looking forward to not having a school line item in my budget, but that will have to be postponed!
We are excited for him to learn Spanish and even more math!
And if you needed a little refresher on first days past, here you go ; ) He has really grown into that backpack! (And I got it really clean by hand washing it last week.)
Some meals….! Easy berries and vanilla bean yogurt.
A delicious salad with figs!!! And goat cheese, chicken, carrots, tomatoes, greens.
And an awesome shrimp curry that I put together on the spot. First I sautéed shrimp. Then green peppers and carrots. The sauce was 1.5 tbsp Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste with a splash of fish sauce, 2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp cornstarch, and about 1/3 cup water. All simmered down with half a can of regular coconut milk.
Have a great day!