I can feel summer fading away as the weather cools and school approaches. All my friends on FB are posting "first day of school" pictures and it makes me excited but sad. I can't wait to see London in the autumn, and I'm exciting for school to start, but I'm not looking forward to taking the bus to the kids school three times a day.
I'm just waiting for a few photo prints to arrive in the mail and then I think the house will be adequately (though not ideally) decorated. Just a weird side note- I can't seem to find what I would call a "top" sheet, or "flat" sheet. It seems the British only use fitted sheets and comforters? Someone correct me if I'm wrong here...
I remember hearing a podcast once about some of the basic parenting skills that middle-class, educated people take for granted, and how some moms are raised in such dysfunctional homes that they really have no idea how to be a good mom. It is easy for me to criticize other mothers for this or that- but really I have only my paradigm to relate to, and its likely that they are giving as much in the ways they are capable of, as I am.
Whoa soap box! Anyway- I'm giving credit to the UK government for offering this to it's parents and kids, and I look forward to taking Simon to playgroups and meeting other mums.
Eli chose chevron, Cameron wanted chevron but I persuaded him to just do a rectangle pattern (that's what you get when you come late to the program) and I just chose stripes for Simon.
I told them they could paint their names on the other side of the bag, so we'll probably do that today and then I'll take pictures of the finished products.
Doing crafts with kids when you have OCD tendencies can be something of a challenge. It's funny how when it comes to important things I can see a need for allowing my children to make mistakes. But apparently for a simple art project allowing them to make mistakes is neurological torture.