Today was day #9 of classes. We're finally getting to the point where we're a little comfortable with each other. I'm learning names. Not as quickly as I like-- it's one of the hardest parts of the new school year for me. But I'm learning them, and the kids are incredibly patient as they see me trying. I'm at the point where they know when I'm kidding around, so I can bust their chops a bit. And where they're not afraid to kid around a bit with me. Better yet, they're realizing that they can hazard a guess. And that if I do bust their chops, it's all in fun. It's so nice when you get past all that newness to a place of comfort. I'm not quite there yet, but we're getting there.