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Dad Take your Kids to School

Summer ends with the thud of new shoe boxes and bags of school supplies for me. Today marked the first day of school for my little ones. Last night was torture as they were so excited for school one forgot to use the bathroom before bed and I was awakened at 2:30 in the morning to shower said kids and change sheets.  So, that meant daddy was slow to get up and we were in turn a wee bit late for the first day.  But there is still nothing like being able to take your kids to school late or not.  As a dad it is important to have a presence at your kid’s school.  It helps the morale of your child, it shows the other kids there is a man in your child’s life, and overall, it speaks well to show the family unit is strong.

I know some of us may not be fortunate enough to take our kid’s everyday but take them when you have the chance or ask the mom could you take your child to school once in awhile.  It will make a difference in your relationship with them and I bet it will make you feel good in the process. Carry on … #DadsRule

daddy and kids

2nd Grader Starts Book Club at School

You have to love Michal Zoe’s initiative; my second grader has started her own book club!

At one point during the school year she was invited to join a group of second and third graders in a small book club at her school.  She was so excited she was reading on such a high level to be chosen and loved the idea of not having lunch with her classmates but lunch and book talk elsewhere. Well, that idea could not be upheld by the teacher’s busy schedule and the book club ended.

Soon Michal talked to me about how she missed it and how she wished she could do her own.  I told her that was a great idea and to do it. My idea was over the summer but her thoughts were more immediate, as they ALWAYS are.  She went directly to her vice principal and set the ball in motion. She was going to invite anyone interested to attend, then she got specific and created a list to give the flyer/invites.  Not my suggestion but definitely how daddy would have done it.

Check out the flyer daddy created for her. That little girl inspires me, she is a go-getter.


Twins Take Stage at the Warner Theatre in DC

 I was recently treated to one of my proudest moments as a parent yet when my twins, Arin and Nya, were one of the few KIPP DC students chosen to perform in front of a sold out crowd at the legendary Warner Theatre.   KIPP celebrated their 10-yr anniversary in grand style showcasing their best performing ensembles from their nine schools in the District of Columbia. The show contain everything from a drumline and an orchestra to tango dancing.  Not to mention Arin and Nya singing! It was an awesome show. Forever Forward >>> KIPP.  Gosh, I love this school.

Arin excited about taking the BIG stage

The kids and daddy

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