An excerpt from the Christmas Letter 2003
Monica is being pressed in school. We are delighted. She has teachers that have high expectations of her! Her diction slowly improves; her reading and writing progress more rapidly. But best of all, she is warmly and sincerely liked by all of her teachers and fellow students. She is an ambassador with a thumbs-up and a ‘Good job!’ and a pat on the back available to anyone whose slightest good action catches her attention. Greg is also a serious student and is doing well at piano. John got a guitar for his birthday and also plays an imaginary violin. He breaks into song all of the time!