So, my last post here was around Christmas, but you can’t see that, since I privatized all of my old posts some time ago. (Equal parts feeling blah on blogging and cringe and not wanting to keep stuff up that may get commented on that I won’t respond to, I guess.) But, yeah, it’s been a while. I quit blogging on my, ahem, poorly drawn blog, too. Because blah.
A lot has happened over the past few months. The boy graduated from elementary school and got accepted to a middle school with a theater program. He is very excited about that. His school year finished on a very positive note, from getting some awards/recognition for his achievements during his time there to having a (mostly) positive year as far as the bullying he dealt with in previous years goes. I think his growth spurt (a few and 30 pounds from last year) might’ve helped a little there.
The girl graduated from preschool and will start 5K in the fall, despite our initial reservations. We’re still worried, as she isn’t close to being on the level of other kids her age in many regards. (For example, she was rated at an age of 2.5 years on different things her occupational therapist evaluated her for.) But my husband talked to the principal of the school she’ll attend, and he encouraged us to bring her on and said they had services to help her. I’m not sure what will happen if her extreme meltdowns start happening there, though. We’re having her evaluated by a psychologist now to see if we can get to the root of those, so hopefully we’ll finally figure that out and come up with some strategies to help her.
Since both kids will be at school full-time in the fall and my husband will be in the office almost full-time, I’m thinking about getting a traditional job myself. (Instead of working from home.) As much as I’m not a people person, I worry about getting lonely (and depressed) being by myself for the better part of each day for most of the week. I’ll probably look for something part-time to keep my schedule more flexible. I thought about substitute teaching, since that’s pretty much the only thing that will allow me to be available to the kids before/after school and during vacations. I said I’d never go back, but *shrugs.* Until the girl gets older, something like that would be best.
Our summer is underway, of course, and this week has been busy for both kids. Baby Girl has VBS and Little Man has a theater camp. Both programs are running on the kids’ old preschool/elementary school schedules. Aside from a sports camp for LM in a couple of weeks and swim lessons, we don’t have a lot planned. We’ve already done our primary vacation, but are hoping to do a long weekend at the beach before summer ends. Maybe LM will get the sorta lazy summer he’s always dreamed of.
Well, that’s all for now. I’ll try to catch up on some other blogs in the coming days/weeks since things will be slower. 🙂