On the one hand, today’s afternoon was enlightening. We had our regular (and by regular, I mean second) meeting with us, our supervisor and the housing development administration. At this meeting, I learned that due to a new granularization of control in the housing authority, each housing development will become an autonomous unit, rather than continuing to be a “pod” overseen by a central housing authority. I’m sure there are many pluses and minuses on each side of that issue, and I don’t know enough about any of it to judge jack squat, but I do know that it means a lot of changes and upheaval in the way the community is run, some of which is bound to affect our homework club directly (again, some good and no doubt some bad). Also fun is that the development where we’re based has just found out that…ta da!…they get to go first in this city-wide Balkanization process! Wheeee!!! Everyone involved seems thrilled. No, really…okay, not so much. But whatcha gonna do? Should be interesting, if nothing else.
On the other hand, the afternoon was pretty calm, in terms of dealing with the kids. They all seemed to be behaving on their every-day goodish behavior, everyone got done with homework early who didn’t get in late from being in extended day schooling and they really got into making the paper angel decorations for the tree. So, that was fun.
On the other hand, what is it with kids and this seemingly constant inflow and outflow of fighting? Today they’re best friends, tomorrow they’re hated enemies. Next week, indifference reigns once again. Gah. Today we had some sort of inter-group feud going on between the Hatfields and the McCoys, as it were. Like I said before, pretty much everyone in the club is related – either as direct siblings, half-sibs or cousins. So it’s not just sibling rivalry or friend fights. It’s inter- and intra-family conflict. And we all know how much fun that can be (Thanksgiving at the in-laws, anyone?). *le sigh*
On the other hand, it was a tasty day. Snack was toasted raisin bread with cream cheese and jelly, and a side of donated organic peach yogurt. Mmmm…luscious dairy goodness in every bite.
And now all of my hands are tired. I’m going to bed.