We are back at school for the second term, and hoping it goes better than the first term for Honeybear, in terms of learning and being a part of the class group.
The home sessions are going well, and it is already part of the routine of our lives. The chalkboard is great for all of us. It reminds is what we need to do this week and everyone knows where they fit in. The issue for me is finding good quality magnets.
Honeybear now knows all the days of the week (with my little dance…he is a child that seems to remember better when there is an action attached to the sound.) So it seems to be working.
I felt like we were the only ones who had this child that was not seamlessly fitting in with the class group. I bumped into one of the Mom’s and she said her little one also was not fitting so well. After the chat, we both felt better, it was not only our child. I also heard from the teacher’s assistant that another little boy was also not coping so well.
It is nice to know you are not alone. Not that having school problems is good.
The office still gives me pause. Is there another solution to this whole working Mom thing? I hate the office infringing on my personal life and the disrespect that I actually have things to do outside. Especially when I specifically said I could not do a late meeting on Thursday, I could only do it Friday, and then my boss makes a late meeting for me on Thursday. I wanted to cry. I eventually agreed, on the condition that his PA could babysit while I was out. So I fetched Honeybear early and left him with the PA. I was hoping he would be loud and disruptive so they would never ask this of me again. However, he was good and the other director came to compliment on my very good and sweet child.
I think they think I am being difficult. Hubby and I have no on else to rely on in terms of childcare, but the two of us. There are no aunts or grannies floating around who we can call in an emergency. It is the three of us and no one else, unless we pay someone else.
We are lucky to have found the great ladies who work as teacher’s assistants. We pay an arm and a leg, but at least we know that Honeybear is well taken care of when we call on them.
I am rambling here.
Have a great day bloggies!