It has been a slow week here at Exercise in Futility due to the demands of my job. Unfortunately, things are going to get a lot harder from here on. Tonight was parent/teacher conference night at my son's school. I met with his reading teacher and his 1st grade teacher and the news was not good. My son is doing very poorly in school and he is far behind his other classmates. He is having difficulty in virtually every category, including reading, math, or writing. I met with his reading teacher first, and by the end of our fifteen or twenty minutes together, I was feeling very depressed and knew that I was going to hear more of the same from my son's first grade teacher.
I am going to have to devote much more of my time at home to helping my son by reinforcing what he is being taught in school. The task is complicated by the fact that I am often alone during the evening with both my son and my daughter. Between feeding them, bathing them, and breaking up fights between them, it isn't always easy to set aside a significant block of time with my son so that I can give him the personalized attention that he needs. But given the circumstances, I will have to find a way. Consequently, for the time being, I will be cutting back on my blog time. Taking a more active role in my son's education must take priority.
That being the case, look for new posts this weekend as I share my observations of the Secular Society and Its Enemies conference in downtown Manhattan this coming Saturday and Sunday.