- I actually planned a pyjama day for today. Alas, a friend called me up and so after a quick errand this morning, I ended up having an impromptu friend date. We went for a long, long walk followed by coffee and cake. It was glorious! I then got us some fish and chips for dinner and right now I am about to go to bed – my kids have been there for about 2 hours already so I really feel like I am WINNING at this moment! What did you get up to on this beautiful May Day?
- MIL has been discharged and we are breathing a sigh of relief. She’s looking MUCH better than she looked even before her stroke and I think that this is partly due to those ADs that I asked her Dr to consider prescribing. She has her fighting spirit back and when we fetched her this morning she told me that she feels more like herself than she has felt in FOREVER! Do you know how happy it makes me to hear this? We are hoping that she will once and for all get her act together and take her health seriously. It is SUPER draining to have a sick parent and in many ways, it is MUCH worse than having a sick kid.
- Child2 is going to be going to this school that I don’t want him to go to for two weeks of observation. I didn’t really want to disrupt his life (and mine for that matter – the logistics are a bit of a nightmare because they start late and have no aftercare) and quite frankly, I don’t even want to entertain the idea of putting him in that school. However, I do need to make an informed decision about his future and this is the only way to do it. It’s a free assessment and we’ll get reports afterwards which will help his current school (where I plan to let him stay up to grade 3 AT LEAST) in their programme with him, and it will give me a good idea of where he is at. I am trying to prepare him but either he doesn’t understand or is choosing to ignore me. We start there on 20 May.
- We have decided to leave Child1 where he is for High School. It’s just easier. His new teacher (the current one is going on maternity leave) also starts on 20 May i.e. the same day that Child2 starts with the 2-week assessment so I am preparing for fun times and out-of-sorts behaviours due to changes in routines etc. I should stock up on Rescue ASAP. For ALL OF US.
That’s all I can think of right now so I am signing off to get into bed with Deon Meyer.
Have a great evening.