School here in B.C. started up again this week, and P. has headed into grade five. It's really hard for me to get my head around the idea that my son is already in grade five. Amazing how fast that all happens. Best part is that he's finally at a school that is within walking distance which means he is now able to get himself to and from school. This is not just a nice thing for my schedule (two years ago I spent 2+ hours a day in the car shuttling him between home and school; last year it was "just" 40 minutes), but an especially nice thing for his budding sense and practice of independence.
Meanwhile, I'm going through a number of life changes myself which has left me various amounts of organization work, paper work, legal details and what not to take care of. Things are busy, and I think both P. and I are learning lots in the process.