We had a brilliant parent teacher interview this week. His teacher had only good things to say about HB. It was such a lovely change from last year, where I did not even want to go to these things. I am so glad we did move him to the next grade, because HB had flown through the first term, he did not even need the “time to settle” he normally needs. The school educational psychologist also met with us and said she feels that he needs no more intervention from her, he is settled and she is not worried about him not managing things by himself.
Hubby is back to normal scheduling so at least I am getting his full support again…which I need to get used to. Yesterday he was reading with HB and I had to hold myself back from stepping and telling him what to do, because I have become used to the autonomy of me. I did not manage to avoid getting miffed about my afternoon/ evening scheduling. I get so snippy, it is not great…I need to let it go…because hubby is allowed to have his way too.
On the scheduling thing, I think we have got the hang of it. A timetable was all we needed. We wrote up the timetable, stuck it to our chalkboard and all is well. No more forgetting library day or which uniform it is today. We have it up there, including the after school activities and which homework and exercises need to be done. I must say, I fully recommend a spot in the house where everyone can see what is going on. We have this in the little passage. It has a magnetic chalkboard the size of a door screwed onto the wall (we made this ourselves for really cheap). Here we pin up the notices for the week, the timetable, passwords and logins to the apps we use for HB, photographs and just things we need to do. It goes down to the floor, so it is accessible to HB too. Guests cannot see it, unless they go to our bedrooms and are really nosy.
Now that HB can read, it works even better. I did not realise his reading skills were that good. Hubby has put up a note for himself to remember to buy an easter bunny for HB…HB read the note and I had questions this morning.
We moved our Easter egg hunt to this weekend so that hubby is also part of the fun. However, with the deferred hunt, the bunny was eaten already.
Three months into my diet and I seem to have stopped losing weight…a little demotivated about this, but I did already lose a heap and I guess this is pretty normal. Most people seem to hit a point where they don’t lose weight for a bit and you just have to carry on and it will be fine. The positives are that my skin and hair are doing great…I tend to have crocodile skin if I do not apply lotion immediately after I step out the shower, and this year I seem to be doing fine.
We are leaving work at 2 today (and hubby hads the day off)….it feels like such a treat. We decided to go buy the easter bunny and then fetch HB early from school.
We can take him out to the field to go fly his drone (he really wanted one and hubby and I are also enjoying this little toy…I did not know they came with a camera).
On the work front, I have crunched through my list very well and I can leave early in peace.
So off to do the admin side of my job, nothing too crazy for the rests of the day. Punching, filing and folding.
PS: I did this way out design for a client and I did not expect much…but I was surprised to find that they will build my proposal as is. This is big for me because it is a huge commercial project…not even one suggestion about changing a little here or there, which just about never happens.