My twin boys, Jarvie and Giles, both started kindergarten at University School this Fall. They are in the very same class and each day I get the daily report! My boys are so different in looks and demeanor that the teachers say, if someone entered the classroom and was told there were twins in the room, they wouldn’t be able to pick them out!
University School is a private, all boys, day school. Jarvie and Giles have had a very smooth transition from pre-K to kindergarten and really love US. I am sure the smooth transition has everything to do with the school, their methods, and their teachers, Cathy Schreiber and Chelsea Bobnar, who clearly know what they are doing. US is a very special place and we are very lucky to be a part of their community!
Today is a very important day in the history of the school. It is Founder’s Day and the boys are celebrating 125 years, since the inception of the school. Thus far, the school has had 7 head masters. Apparently, each one stays for awhile. What follows is a discussion I had with Giles, one of my five year olds, last night, in anticipation of Founder’s Day.
Giles: Mom tomorrow is Founder’s Day and there are two very exciting things about Founder’s Day. The first is that our Headmaster Mr. Rein will be installed. You know he isn’t really the headmaster yet, until he is installed tomorrow.
Mom: Well that is very exciting! What is the second exciting thing dear?
Giles: Mom we get to be with our senior buddies again tomorrow. We are going to get to do all kinds of things with them.
Mom: Oh honey I am so excited for you. You are going to have a wonderful day tomorrow!
Giles: Do you know Mom we get to ride a bus to the upper school? I don’t think we get to go in the building there, but I really wish we did!
Mom: I don’t know when, but someday I will make sure you get the chance to visit the upper school, and go inside the building!
Giles: Oh Mom that would be so great!
Lisa J Lafave, PhD, MBA, ACC
A Single Mom By Choice Raising Surrogacy Twin Boys
CEO & Founder of Coaching Rocks, LLC
Written in My Little Brick in University Heights, Ohio