Tuesday, 28 January 2014

My experience as a grade 1 mom is way way easier the second time around. Wow, what a difference. Party because you know your way around activities and how things fit together so you as a mom have more confidence and know how things work.

But party also because Mr C seem to be such an easy going grade 1. Possibly because he is a second child - as one of A's friends' mom pointed out the other day - the second child's path is paved by their older sibling (s). They are more familiar with things, they have possibly been to some places with their older siblings and they have in our case a caring older sister at after care to ease things in. But he also has such self confidence in all this.

The Princess is enjoying grade 3 - it is a big leap in terms of the amount of home work they get but she is copping well. She got her first merit yesterday - I think the soonest she ever got one.

L is settling in well, or so it seems on the surface. However he is giving us all hell about eating(or not). Every meal is a fight - we are exhausted.

I am frustrated and struggling with some extra mural activities and fitting things together (or not) but hopefully by the end of the week things will be sorted. Its mainly A's swimming - it almost seem that swimming coaches are a fickle bunch and that each season we have another issue with the couch at school. C had cashes but I was able to sort out where what fits. He enjoyed his first Chess class yesterday and is very excited about all that.

So here's to the full tempo of the school year.


  1. Sorry about the swimming clashes. Glad it's better second time round. Gr0 is wonderful so far...

  2. I think you're right about it being easier second time round. N has to go to grade R next year and I'm only barely holding back from going to the school for the forms already! I think I should probably hold back until at least end of Feb until I start harassing them for this. I will breathe easy once I know we've made the cut off on the waiting list.

  3. Good for you on having it a bit easier - who needs complicated?! :)

    I dread the extra-murals.....

  4. That's good that things are easier this time around.

    Your year seems to have started very busy already. I'm sure you are a pro at all the "juggling" now ;) ;)

  5. Good luck with the new year! It sound exhausting on your side because I only have one with extra-mural activities and it keeps me busy! :D

  6. Good luck with the New Year! It sound exhausting on your side!
    Glad that number one and brother is sorted in primary school.
    Also with Mr L

  7. I am happy for you that this year is easier with grade1. Hope the little Lion will start eating again soon.


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