Monday, February 2, 2009

Challenges and Fun

January has been both challenging and fun! The month started out with some issues and some racial tension between the kids. It is so hard to believe that in 2009 we are still struggling with race. It is so disappointing to hear 11-13 year old's talk with such prejudice. We had a "family meeting" and laid things out on the table. While it was difficult and hard to listen to I think we've made a step in the right direction as to treating everyone with respect and realizing that are differences are much smaller than what we all have in common.

Last week we had a great time at the Chesapeake Boathouse down on the Oklahoma River. They gave us a tour of the boathouse and taught us how to use the rowing machines. We even got to have a race using the rowing machines and a big screen! We are looking forward to Spring when we are going to go back and actually get out on the river on the Dragon Boats!