Friday they trucked off with me to their second day of school. They have pretty good teachers--I don't often select classes of the subjects… I look for the most effective teachers. Felix has Spanish 3/4 with a native-speaking teacher and a Spanish exchange student. There are only 5 kids in the Spanish class. Rasmus has a my neighbor and friend, Chris Carver, for a history class. Chris is a savvy, thoughtful teacher. Both boys have a LifeTime Pursuits sports class that includes canoeing, kayaking, climbing, and more. Naturally, on the second day the class was heading out to canoe one of the local rivers… the boys misheard the directions and missed the adventure. Next time!
After soccer practice on Friday, they joined two other boys to get haircuts. The "barber" is a former soccer player who charges $7 per cut. He drives to peoples' houses if there are several clients. I must admit, the young man did a fine job on the boys' hair cuts.
After two weeks and 1 day in America, the boys are adjusting. They are a bit tired from the nonstop activity, but they'll recover over this long weekend. We'll head to Weld tomorrow to hang out with my nephew Denny, his wife Jen, and their two teenaged daughters--my goddaughters--Morgan and Caroline. Brother Rob and his family leave early tomorrow morning.
On Monday, Labor Day Holiday, I head off to the University for Monday and Tuesday. The boys will take the 3 minute walk up to Connie's and Ben's and enjoy some "mothering" and good food. Speaking of mothering… at the game the other day I was introduced to the Swedish exchange student named Gustav… Felix said, "This is our host mother, Richard."
And so it goes in Rumford, Maine USA.