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! 😆
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.