Monday, May 31, 2010

Choices, choices.... re:school

I had made a decision a little while back that no matter what, my two school age kids were NOT returning to the school they have been attending. It has been a horrible experience and has been year after year of heartache and drama.
The labels and nonsense that follows is causing far too much stress for one family to deal with. Granted the kids have had some wonderful teachers I think the problem runs deeper than that. I don't even want to blame it on the administration but perhaps the "system" as a whole.
We are fortunate to know a lady who is the vice principle of a great Christian private school where the kids could possibly get a fresh start. She had offered to review our documents and see if they may have space for our children in the fall.
I received a call today that was slightly encouraging but does leave some serious decisions to be made.
Ms. D suggested that K repeat grade 5. Being a private school they are already quite advanced and K does really struggle in her math.
C she was a little less sure about because of the funding he receives for an EA in the classroom. The support is up in 2011 and at that time they need to reapply and hope he gets it.
So, basically we were told to for sure apply for K and we could apply for C but no guarantees for anything.
I guess that is what we will do and see what comes out of it. If not, I suppose we will homeschool for a year or two and maybe then try and introduce them back into the public school system.

On another note, we had the most rain in recorded history in a 24 hour period over the weekend. It was crazy really. I worked a wedding and it was by the far the rainiest wedding I've ever done.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Best Spring EVER!!!!

This week has been record breaking for temps and I'm loving it! If this is what we have in store for summer I will be all over it and so will my family. We love summer. But really who doesn't???
I didn't book any weddings for this upcoming long weekend just incase we wanted to do something and I'm so glad. I do have one on Friday but after that the weekend is all mine.
We might hit up the beach one day. I'd love to go camping but we have so much work to do around the house and with me at home I can help with the kids so Jay can get some of our projects started and finished.
Here is a taste of what spring has been like so far :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


It seems there is some sort of stomach bug going around lately. Everyone I talk to has been sick. I guess it's my turn. I have had a headache for days and my coffee seems to be making me nauseous.
Matthew finally played his first soccer game last night. After cancellations for rain they played. I am a horrible mother and didn't go though. It was pretty cold and rainy and I knew Matthew wouldn't feel it out on the field but the kids and I would be cold and soaked. Hopefully his next game will be a nice day though and we'll all go.
Apparently he did great and was quite the little runner. I have no doubt that he will do well I am just worried about the three year old melt downs that may occur ;)
The weekend came and went quickly after a much anticiapted getaway to the States with some girlfriends. We had a great time of shopping and not dragging kids or worrying about schedules. However, like true mothers we were up at 4:00 in the morning to pee and up for the day at 7a.m. Seriously, even if you want to sleep in or sleep through the night it is like a skill you have to learn all over again.
We got some really great stuff though and good finds.
I don't really have any pics to post at this particular moment but it always feel strange doing a blog post without a pic. Maybe I'll add one later.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Who Do you Blog for?

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I read a lot of blogs and a lot of the blogs I read are very well read and popular. There are hundreds of comments under each post and the writer is very articulate, funny and usually has something meaningful to say.
I, on the other hand have not much interesting to say. Do not have hundreds of comments and to be totally honest can barely even get a sentence together much less be articulate.
So all this rambling to say that I blog for myself. I like going back to my old posts and seeing what was going on or what kind of crazy rant I was having that particular week. I like looking at my kids pics and realizing how much they have changed and grown.
Sure it is nice to have some readers here and there and get a comment or two about things that may be on my mind. But at the end of the day this is just like a big public diary for myself.
And of course what is a blog post without a photo. Corey got new goggles and of course Matthew just had to try them out :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010


If anyone in this house really has ADHD it is me. I mean I cannot focus on any one thing or task for any real length of time. I am impulsive and have new ideas however as soon as a little bit of work is involved I am also the first to move on and find something else to intrigue or excite me.
I think it is interesting that both of my kids have been "diagnosed" with ADHD and yet I seem to have made it fine through life.
I've never taken a drug or any type of meds to help me focus or be less impulsive. I also never had extra helpers in any of my classes to keep me in control. Maybe though, people and teachers weren't looking for the typical adhd symptoms and therefore I wasn't a target.
Anyway, all this to say that I am pretty sure that I likely do have adhd however life goes on and somehow I manage it without even really knowing or paying attention.
Would drugs or meds have helped me? Maybe but I'm sure as heck not going to find out at this point in my life.
So, do my kids need meds or will they just learn to grow into it and adapt to life the way I'm sure thousands of people have?
I worry for them with the targets and labels and the idea that they have to settle for second best.
I have already heard that Corey will make a really good trades person and not be a professional. My opinion of course is that if he wants to be a trades person I am perfectly fine with that but I want it to be his choice and not be led into believing that is all he can achieve.
I want my kids to succeed in life just like everyone else but I don't want them limited by labels.