Sunday, September 2, 2012
Ellen has returned for a 2nd year at Ak Lu'um. It is a strict Waldorf school from the veggies produced at school for their organic lunches to handwork as math. She loves it there and it really touches her soul. Unfortunately the school only goes up to secundaria so these will be here last 2 years there before she joins Sissy at Papalote. Both girls took sailing lessons over the summer and had a great time and continue with horse riding. I am hoping to convince them to continue with sailing or start swimming at a brand new pool in town (with transportation directly to/from school). We'll see. Pike spent the summer babysitting two boys from the US and I'm hoping to get him back on track academically in the next week but that has been an uphill battle recently. He also refuses to do any interaction in town and is very isolated here at home. I'm quite worried about him but outside forcing him, he's just more interested in staying in his cave playing Xbox all day. Jesse has decided he really wants to experience another year of music school so instead of heading back to the US for college he's staying here with us (can't complain about that) for another year at El Playarte. I've made our financial support (he is legally an adult) conditional on him taking online college classes, but like his brother, he is much more interested in Xbox than anything academic and I'm quite worried about both of them.
interesting 10K in Tulum I'd like to do, mostly because of the great rates we'd get if we stayed at the host hotel. Course with it being only a week before the triathlon, the $ outlay is concerning, but it is quite tempting. Jamie and Jesse completely replaced our kitchen sink recently and only needed 1 day of abanil work for it to fit and then a couple days of fixing leaks but we now have a super deep sink and one without a failing bottom. So, life keeps going on and so do we. Not sure where we'll end up but we're doing fine so far on the Caribbean.