So after dropping the boys off Adam and I spent the day together. It was his last day of vacation so we rode our bikes to the gym, played some tennis and worked out, went out to lunch and then rode home. It was wonderful! When we picked the boys up from school we took them out for an ice cream and talked about their first day (a tradition I started a long time ago). They had a great day but reality has hit and they both had alot of homework. Yuck! It is so hard to get into the swing of things but we really have no choice and I know we will get used to it again.
I, of course, had my homework too because I had those many papers that I had to sign and send back. I hate paper.....it clutters my home!!! And as I was signing the many forms I came across one that really made me laugh. I have probably signed it every year but I never even took the time to read it, I really need to get better at that. Anyways, it was titled the RIGHT TO REFRAIN FROM HARMFUL OR DESTRUCTIVE USE OF ANIMALS stating that any student with a moral objection in dissecting or otherwise harming or destroying animals, or any parts thereof, shall notify his or her teacher regarding this objection. So I realize that this is just allowing my children to perform dissections which I have no objection to and of course my boys don't. But it just seemed weird to check a box that states "My child may participate in an education project involving the harmful or destructive use of animals." That seems to be quite a harsh way to put it but I checked it anyways and gave my OK to harming and destroying animals. Too funny!