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In the summertime….

Gosh doesn’t it feel like summer right now? I love it! I’ve actually been inspired to walk Mr 6 and his buddy up to school the last couple of school days.

Today was the parent-teacher interview for Mr 6. We get a face to face meeting instead of a written report up until year 2 or 3. It was a quick meeting as we had caught up with Mrs D recently (actually I think it was a little longer in between – but it sure feels recent!). Mr 6 is hitting and exceeding benchmarks in reading, writing and maths. All good news – definitely the sort of stuff you like to hear as a mum. There was one aspect to his writing which ducked under the benchmark but Mrs D wasn’t worried. It was all to do with the mechanics of actually writing – and he as improved out of sight on that front so all is good.

But in every report there comes a “But” and this one is no exception. Sigh…

Thankfully it isn’t too much of a biggy but we do need to keep an eye on it. Being the very social personality he is, our Mr 6 needs reminding a little more often than desirable about the time and place for silly behaviour. It’s so much a part of his personality that I don’t want to squish it – just help direct it and channel it appropriately. And as we discussed this on the way back to the car, Mr 6 is running across the field giving the best impression ever that his mother was not saying a word. I’m sure there was actually words being uttered and they weren’t just voices in my head! šŸ˜†

Friday night. Was. Great! Of course, you could tell I was a Crafting Connection newbie. I actually thought the mega crop night meant there was actually scrapping to be done. Silly me! Instead, after a really neat meet and greet with Stacy and Friends, we were then treated to a 90 minute plus lecture style class from Stacy herself. It was a talk not so much about scrapping as how scrapping can help consolidate all the things that help make people happy. In a nutshell, she presented a fun set of secrets as to the sorts of things that make people in general happy. Yes, it sure spoke to me: Happy being my word for the year and all that.

Somehow we were the only table that thought to try and reserve a spot. “We” being a group of us that get together regularly in person and even more regularly on a group. So we ended up right beside Stacy as she was doing her thing. Definitely the best spot in the room!

It sure was fun too to meet people that I have *met* in some virtual form or another… Michelle, Debbie and Trina to name but three. It made me wish I was doing more over the weekend. But then I would have missed out on a wonderful summer like weekend, complete with fantastic gathering of friends at a BBQ. And that’s the sort of thing I don’t want to miss out on.

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5 thoughts on “In the summertime….

  1. Sounds like a great weekend Kelly. Mr 6 seems to be really doing well and like you said its trying to channel the other stuff so he can still be him but also do well ….

  2. Stopped by to check out your blog and to say “HI”. Sounds like you had a great time over the weekend and your little one – Sounds like all is good. It is amazing to see the personality of a child develop and come alive. I have four boys and one girl – all amazing and all completely different at the same time. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Ruth

  3. Sounds like a good report for Mr 6 … I think it’s probably easier to have an “issue” like that to deal with than a child who is struggling academically. And I’m sure with a little direction and guidance, he’ll learn the right time & place for his joking around. He is still little!

    Glad you had a great time at CC!

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