I've been stressed because Alicia is having boyfriend issues and I keep getting caught in the middle. She's not sure she wants to go out any longer, but she doesn't want to hurt his feelings, so she's hoping their separation over the summer will cause them to drift apart. Which it won't because he's the type who doesn't give up. I don't agree with her methodology and told her so when we talked about it, but it all makes me sick to my stomach. He's a good kid. :(
On the flip side to that, we had a great two-hour Skype conversation yesterday with our exchange student who will be arriving in July. We got to meet her parents, and everybody was able to ask questions back and forth. We're going to give them a virtual tour in our next Skype call in a few weeks. She's absolutely lovely, and she seems so excited about coming. We filled them in on some of the plans we have, like a trip to the Grand Canyon next winter (my kids have never been, and it seems like a great opportunity), going to LA where she can see all the touristy stuff including Disney and Universal, and the nature stuff like Yosemite and Muir Woods. I thought she was going to bounce out of her chair, lol. Our local coordinator jokes with me that our student hit the jackpot with us, but frankly--and I told both her and our student this--we feel like the lucky ones. She just seems like she's going to be such a good fit, and she and Alicia are getting along so well already.