This week has been incredibly fast-paced for the Friend Family, as we try and settle into our new routine being a Double-Income-One-Kid family.
Yes, Peter has started his new job! After a few days trying to find his feet (he was meant to be kind of eased into the job with someone helping him in his room, but for a number of reasons this didn’t happen and he was on his own from day one!) he is starting to get into the swing of things. He has brilliant ideas and plans for his kids, and I’m loving seeing him passionate and excited. I’ve also had fun helping him design and make some resources for his room. I love doing creative things like that and don’t get to do them so much in my role as a Distance Education teacher. The only real hurdle we have left to overcome is to find another qualified and fully registered teacher, hopefully in a local Kindy, who can mentor Pete so he can meet the requirements to get his full Qld Teachers Registration in the next twelve months!
It has been interesting for both Pete and Mayana that she is in his Kindy room. They are both having to adjust to the idea of not being solely each other’s, and Mayana has been acting out a little this week as she finds her feet. It seemed by the end of the week that she was starting to go back to being her lovely self, so it will be interesting to see how she goes this week. It’s a huge adjustment for her going to long days of practically full-time kindy, and considering that I think she hasn’t done too badly at all.
Mayana had her first dance class this week, and despite the fact that I got my times mixed up and she only actually got to do the last 10 minutes of the lesson (she didn’t notice this at all by the way), she had an absolute ball. It was literally one of the cutest things I have ever seen in my life. For starters she is at least 30cm shorter than everyone else in her class (even though she is the same age as half of them), and the look of pure concentration on her face as she tried to copy everything her teacher does was almost too much for me to take. I wish it wasn’t weird to take photos of her with other people’s kids so I could share it with you! She has had fun showing everyone she knows all of the things that Miss Desiree taught her. It will be interesting to see how much she picks up in an actual half hour lesson this week, and I’m already looking forward to seeing her in her concert at the end of the year!
We took a whirlwind day-trip to Kenilworth on the weekend, where we met up with my parents. Opa had promised to take Mayana on an ice-cream date if she could make good choices and have listening ears (our buzz words of the week) at Kindy for Papa on Thurday, and we thought it would be good to follow that through in a timely manner. It was an awesomely fun day, if a little exhausting!
For me it’s the same-old same-old, busy busy busy at work trying to keep my head above water, and eternally grateful that the bosses started my replacement off now and not a few weeks before I left. I honestly wouldn’t have survived without her these past few weeks- it has been such a blessing to have her there! Plus we get along famously and I have very much enjoyed her company. It’s fun having new staff in our office!
And that, my friends, is pretty much our week in a nutshell. I myself cannot believe that it is a week since I was sitting her writing last week’s post! The days are just flying by, and here we are practically in the middle of February already!
Tell me about your week!