You can see the reflection of Grandma Birdsong in the background. She’s been keeping us posted while Sydney and I are away. After a week without my kids I’m getting a bit antsy, but thankfully today we get to Ithaca, where our friends’ kids will help me last until we get home this weekend.
Katherine has been bothered at the thought of finishing up kindergarten when we’ve talked about it a few times recently, but I reminded her that there’s an upshot to moving up to first grade: soon Mrs. Strait can return to being a family friend, and not only Katherine’s teacher. Katherine seemed pretty happy with that.