We have been a bit more social that we usually are. We have spent the last two Saturdays with two different sets of friends just celebrating being friends and enjoying each others company. I have also met 2 friends for lunch and a catch up.
We seem to be good into the school routine and grade 4 and the tests seem to be going well. I am also so happy about the way our school goes about projects - research, photos, prep etc can be done at home but they actually put together the project at school in the class to different steps and time frames. There is no way a parent can actually "do a project". Way more meaningful in my mind. On that note I am very grateful I have a stash of craft stuff that we can just dig into. For A's history project my Cinnamon Project Life cards will find a new use.
The boys both started with cricket this year and after their first matches last night the excitement is huge. Mr C actually dropped chess in order to play cricket - our rule is to do a full season or year - you can change after if you want to.
A has added Science club to her busy schedule. It's on Friday afternoons so the influence is minimal.
She will however not be doing it tomorrow as she was unexpectedly asked to swim for the school in a friendly gala. This actually deserves a whole post about just trying, motivation and lots of other lessons but I will do a full post some time.
For the rest, our au pair resigned as her schedule is busier than she expected (she qualified for a swimming event that she did not think she would achieve) - with lots of tears from her side. I just went ahead, registered on the website, paid my money and interviewed 8 girls in 2 days and could have easily chosen 4 of the 8. In a week and a half's time we will have the new one on board when the old ones notice period is over. She looks like a real go getter so I am hoping for the best.
The loadshedding and the heat is getting to everyone I think - but especially Mr L who remarked yesterday morning: "Eskom does not believe in Jesus - they work for the devil". That's about the worst insult you can get in our house .I do suspect he just verbalised how a lot of us feel about the issue.
So what's happening in your world?