I’ve got so much going on this week that I don’t have time to post. But I’m such an excellent procrastinator, I’ll do just that. This week, for instance, I’ve got a video conference tomorrow, a cocktail reception on Thursday evening, organise our family to fly out to the states on the weekend, and I need to draft the presentation for a conference upon my return. Oh, and the thousand other things that I need to do in my job. But I only work part-time (32 hours a week), so it should be easy.
And then there is the day to day dealing with kids with special needs. Trying to eke out time with each to put what they learn in therapy to good use. I’m effectively dealing with three different schools, and two sets of speech and occupational therapists. Yet somehow I only have two kids, and their needs are comparatively mild, it really should be easy.
I was talking to a colleague today who said I make it all look so ‘easy.’ I had to laugh. Of all the things my life is…easy would be the worst adjective.
I’m dropping balls, but somehow my juggling act keeps going. I forgot that one of Pudding’s schools has spirit week this week, and I forgot to dress her up like a movie star on Monday. Lucky for me that Hello Kitty is a movie star (shut up, she is!) and Pudding always opts to dress like Hello Kitty.
She is helping out in other ways too. Taking on more little duties as I shirk them. She has been making leaps and bounds with her reading and writing since starting in an inclusive classroom. On Thursday Spectrummy Daddy and I will be taking her in to school for a teacher conference in which Pudding will demonstrate her progress.
One thing I’ve made certain of, even as we get busier and busier, is that Pudding always reads her reading book from school every evening, then I read a story of her choice. After she has finished, I comment on the reading log sent from the teacher.
I guess Pudding thinks that she’ll save me a job here, because tonight I went to write, and I found she’d already done it. Her verdict on this book? Easy.
I don’t think any of this is easy, my love, but thank you for always reminding me that it is worth it!