No possible way to run today. Last day of the term here at school and so, of course I had to spend most of the day signing transfer forms for kids who decided my AP class is too hard and need to transfer to regular U.S. History. It's amazing how many parents go along with this and even encourage it. It reminds me of my favorite HOMER SIMPSON QUOTE. BART IS SITTING ON HIS KNEE AND HE SAYS, "SON, SOMETIMES IN LIFE, WHEN SOMETHING IS HARD, IT'S JUST NOT WORTH DOING". Most parents would never dream of saying this to their kids, but they are basically communicating that exact message when they encourage their kids to bail into an easier option whenever life becomes a struggle.Also, had to answer about 20 parent emails explaining to parents why "Kaitlyn" is making her first ever B. That and grading lots of last minute stuff...
Great day for my daughter Abby. She competed in her second swim meet and did a lot better than she did a few weeks ago in her first. She swam the 50 free and the 50 back. Finished in the middle of the pack in both races.
She also got to meet former President Jimmy Carter who was here at the Kings English Bookstore signing his new book. I purchased two copies of this book back in April for the event thinking that surely between April and late October that I would be able to clear my schedule enough to get away from work a couple hours to meet a president of the United States. But no, not possible. So Ann checked Abby out of school early and took her. She got her picture taken with President Carter who shook her hand and told her she was a beautiful girl. She was very thrilled.
Ronald Reagan was the first president I ever voted for in 1984, but I'll never say anything bad about Jimmy Carter again.