I guess what I have learned from this is that Jack thrives well with structure. The few days of summer that he was without an agenda or Jr. Lifeguards were like watching a puppy run around a 70 acre farm not knowing where home was. He actually wants a strict teacher next year. I guess a few more organized days would be good in his life. He feels safer that way and isn't quite ready to trust himself yet with his own time. I am sure it will come later.
I have also learned that my sweet daughter is not one to conform - this of course I have known for awhile. She likes what she likes not because someone else likes it or dislikes it. She has her own style - grunge for the most part with a few very fancy party dresses mixed in. She doesn't think "pretty" is that important. For this I am extremely grateful. I, of course, love "pretty" - almost too much sometimes - so it is refreshing to see her take a different road than me.
How fun it is to watch these very unique and beautiful people become who they were intended to become. I only hope and pray that I do a good enough job with them as their mother - God was good to me.