Back when I started blogging, when we were still using dial up and massive desktops, I used to share really random information with my readers. Stuff about my day, what the kids were up to – real every day “boring” life stuff! I miss those days, if I am honest. Do you? Do you even care about hearing those kinds of things?
Well today I am not really giving you the choice, this post is the ramblings of what some may call a mad woman, me!
Last week we discovered Jack’s school have a no homework policy. I think it is mainly for the foundation phase grades but I still think it is pretty progressive. They seem to be big on letting the kids just be kids and Jack is having lots of fun. Where are you guys on the concept of no homework? Yeah I know we did it and we turned out fine but is that a valid enough reason to keep doing it?
I am having a slight meltdown over the cost of food and wondering whose idea it was to have FOUR children who are growing and eating more than I think is normal. Seriously though guys? Is it just me? Yes my kids eat a lot but the cost is killing me! I bought eggs at the petrol station this morning and they were actually R2 cheaper than my local PnP. Since when is a petrol station CHEAPER than a supermarket? ARGH! I am going to try (again) to get a handle on this. What meat are you all eating? We haven’t had lamb in months, it is just too expensive and even mince is now R70/R80 per kg!
Is there such a thing as too much nakedness in a toddler? Emma loves being naked. She is happy to cruise around with nothing on but it is making the dudes in our house uncomfortable. What is a positive way to get her to understand why she needs to put clothes on when we are all here?
So I now have 4 kids at 4 different schools. We are managing it all pretty well, fortunately the older two can keep track of their own stuff and both new schools have good communication skills. But afternoon pick ups are still fun. Everyone finishes 10 minutes apart on opposite ends of our sleepy suburb. So someone is always collected late and the teens appear to be planning a revolt soon. Thankfully holidays start next week!
What do you have planned for the Easter Weekend? We have no plans (YAY) except for a charity event on Monday handing out Easter Eggs. I haven’t bought the kids one egg and honestly I am struggling. The stuff is all so expensive just because it is shaped like a bunny or an egg. Davids mom has given us a bag of assorted bunnies and eggs and I am just going to use those. I am all for celebrating but honestly how much chocolate can kids really eat? And do they need to eat that much?
What I am about to say really is a rambling rant but can we talk about school parking lots for a moment? All the schools I have ever had kids at have very clear rules for drop offs and pick ups. There are arrows, scholar patrols, cones and in some cases metro police. Despite this at every pick up there is one parent/transport service who will go up the down or park in the pick up and go spot. There is always someone who thinks they are the most important and must push everyone else out the way. It drives me absolutely mental. Do people (adults) not realise that if we all follow the rules/arrows it will work and we can all be on our way quickly.
I obviously can’t go into this in too much detail but I will say that teen girl moods are darker than those of teen boys. Also girls seem to move away quicker and easier than boys do. (Some days I fear both my sons will be forever attached to my apron.)
And that, good readers, is my ramble for the day! Did you enjoy it? Leave some comments and let me know whats up with you!
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