The first few days of school have been going well. Amanda got back in the swing of things like she had only taken a couple of weeks off and not three months. She is so much more relaxed about things now and it makes all the difference in the world.
Like all teenagers though, I'll ask her, "What did you do at school today?" And her answer will be, "Nothing."
But then a little while latter we'll be sitting down and visiting and she will start telling me everything without a prompt. Apparently a lot does go on up at her school and in her class.
Her favorite class is history because, as she says, "I like to learn things." And her least favorite class is math, because, "They make you count everything."
I like the fact that she and I agree on those two classes. The biggest mistake I ever made was convincing my 8th grade teacher that I could do algebra the next year. I spent the next four years of high school and two semesters of college killing my GPA. And guess what, I have an app for all that now.