January 16, 2013 in School etc
Back to school reality = early mornings, lunch boxes, homework, projects, camps, fundraising, extra mural activities, in other words mounds of routine.
It means negotiating to go to bed on time, nagging for homework to be done not forgetting those last minute pleas at 20h00 at night, “mom I have an oral tomorrow.” Or “I need a gazillion Rand for this or that fundraiser.” Or my favourite at bed time, “Mom, it’s civvies day tomorrow and our class needs to bring cat/dog food for the Animal shelter/bath pack for the girls shelter.” Or such like contributions.
Julia wrote in her blog yesterday about setting goals for her kids and I thought I’d jot down some for Tash too.
For 2013 we are going to work on:
Good planning for homework and projects I.e completing school homework at school before I fetch her and only bringing project work home
Early nights on Sundays to Thursdays without complaint
Restricting TV to an hour a day max on week days
Continuing drama and tennis classes and picking up a winter sport
Prepping for exams 6 weeks before they start and keeping all her study notes and mind maps in one place for ease of reference.
Someone shared this pic on Facebook earlier today and I had to share it with you all. Thought it would make you smile too.
Tash seems happy enough with the teacher she got this year but the best part of her day I think was finding out more than one of her best friends are in the same class. Looking forward to a great year ahead.
My 2013 work year starts tomorrow so I’m off to chillax a little bit more before wrapping books in plastic. (Yip, my little negotiator asked me to wrap them in exchange for a massage )