They survived. The first day of 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th has come and gone, and by all accounts was a successful day. After all... no homework!
Katherine came home with an "OK" which was a far cry better than "the worst day of school" she was expecting. Rebecca was all bubbly about her teacher, the glacier-climbing one. Nicholas, well, Nicholas didn't want to leave home this morning. No tantrum or anything, my kids don't tantrum (anymore), he just would have preferred to stay home. He said his teacher was nice though. Jonathon was completely oblivious. As Mr. Happy-Go-Lucky, he'll do anything and came home with scraped knees so I guess it was a good day.
Onward. The year is going to fly by.