Brought to you, as always, by the lovely Lightening.
It’s been an…..interesting week. Challenging? Stressful? So it’s even more important than usual to find some things to smile about. As always, a few are related to the kid. My ever-growing, ever-changing, not-quite-a-teenager.
For a number of years she’s had a bit of stuff going on around ‘I don’t want to’, or ‘I can’t be bothered’. Things that she previously enjoyed, such as swimming club, netball, soccer, fell by the wayside. They were simply too much effort for the little
lazybones darling. So nobody could have been more surprised than I was when she told me she had tried out for the school netball team. And made it!
The whole school is participating in some kind of spelling crackdown, which is fantastic, because kidz theese dais jus cant speel. For shit. So she came home with a list of 50 words. They did them cold, and she got about 20 of them right. They then had a couple of weeks in which to practice spelling them. The final test was held during the week and she got 50/50! You go, girl!
She also visited some elderly residents with the school choir and performed for them.
Personally, I can smile because I survived the week without a major meltdown. There were a couple of minor ones, but overall, I’m still here, and I’m pretty much ok. And it’s always a pleasure to consume that much chocolate.
So I’m off to Sydney again tomorrow. Just for something different. I only have 4 more weeks to go. If you say it fast…well, anyway, it’s better than when I started and had 8!
Have a nice week, and try not to miss me too much!!