I know I am way overdue for a blog post and I apologize. The new job has been busier than I anticipated! Since the account I was assigned to is brand new, there was a lot of work that went into getting it ready. I worked lots of overtime the week before last and even then we still went live a day late! So, I went in early last week too so we could catch up and while it’s going slowly, we are getting there. But, the good news is I have found my groove and it’s becoming a routine, I even started with a self care grooming from the groenerekenkamer.com. Everyone is still getting adjusted but we’ll all get there. I think some schedules may be in order!
I can’t believe that we nearing the end of the school year. We got notice of when Buggy’s pre-K graduation will be. L will be getting ready to take the Florida standardized test called the F-CAT and I’m a bit worried. One half of it is reading comprehension which she has struggled with so we need to work with her on it. She said her teacher let her know that if she didn’t do well on the test, there was still another opportunity to prevent her from staying back but we have heard NOTHING from the teacher ourselves so I sent an email to her teacher to find out exactly what we need to work on. She reads a TON and honestly, I think some of it is just not knowing how to scan and look for the answers within the stories so I’ll start there. And then once I hear back from her teacher, I’ll have a better idea of what else we may need to work on.
With the approach of the end of school year comes the time for registering Buggy for Kindergarten. But our county is redistricting so I am pretty sure my kids will be going to another school next year. This upsets me a bit because we love the school L is in now. She has lots of friends there and I love a lot of the teachers. All the kids from our neighborhood would be going to the same new school but still, it breaks my heart that she may have to start over at a new school in 4th grade. It’s not as big of a deal for Buggy since she’ll be starting from scratch but it’s still a bit upsetting. And I can’t believe my last baby will be starting school full time! She loves school and I know she’ll do fine but it’s still so bittersweet.
Spring Break is just around the corner and I am so sad I won’t be able to be home for any of it. B’s parents will be coming to visit so I know the kids will love their time with Grandma and Grandpa but I’d still like to be able to take some time off. I just keep telling myself that I’ll have a week off in June to go to the beach so I’m trying to look forward to that.
We’re also looking into what to do with the kids this summer since we’ll both be working. Buggy’s school had a summer long camp so we may just send them there. There’s also a science/environmental camp through the county that Linnaea wants to go to so maybe she can do that for a week. No matter what they do I’m sure they’ll have fun!
Last night B and I went out on a double date with some friends who have kids the same age as ours (their older daughter was in L’s 1st grade class). We left the kids at their house with one of our friends’ mothers and we went out to dinner and bowling. We had SUCH a blast! It had been a while since we went out with another couple so it was nice to get out without the kids. The kids behaved and passed out their house so I would say the night was a success. We’ve already made plans for a get together for St. Patrick’s Day!
Hopefully, once the job calms down, I’ll have more time to write! I promise not to disappear!