Yes, I am here! Where have I been?
Well this past weekend, my son was involved in a great creative event that takes place around this time every year called Destination Imagination.
At the beginning of the year, the children form groups of either similar ages or grades and start to work on their Central Challenges. This is a big event in the US, where they go to State finals and then Global finals. We participate only in the one event for our country and then, if they win, they have a chance to go to Global finals.
My son's group was not that cohesive this year. They chose one of the hardest of 5 central challenges that is the back bone of the DI program. Every year, there are 5 central challenges. The groups get to decide which challenge they choose and then work on it until the event. I was hoping that they would have worked together more, but there are a few very strong willed children in his group. Sometimes a hard head isn't what you need. Another point of DI is to work together. That is where hard heads run into a wall...(excuse the pun :)
Anyways, my son did his best, I think :) I ran the store this year. So, that is where I have been...and today, I am running around the city with some unexpected visitors we had come over the weekend.