….that would be ME.
I have a lot to be thankful for, you know. I am blessed with a brain that can think about arty farty things, kids lunches, what to wear, birthday parties, dental appointments, clipping the dog, scrapbooking, reading club and soccer ALL AT THE SAME TIME and it doesn’t explode. (Which is good because then there would be something else to clean up now, wouldn’t there?)
I am also thankful that HB is growing out of her “Now what can I smear on my face” stage. Luke is finally growing his other front tooth and filling in that huge gap in his mouth. Ryan is finally able to stand up to his big brother (yay!) and tell him off, on occasion. I am also blessed with the knowledge that I can walk away smiling when Ryan tells Luke off (for being “selfish” and “not thinking about other people’s feelings”) and realise that we must be doing an OK job as parents.
But seriously – I am very thankful that James is starting school very soon and – even though my heart is going to be in my throat for a few weeks into the term – he is going to be OK. I just have to relax.
Tell me it’s normal to be as nervous as I am about James starting school? Does anyone else out there have a child who has a disability and frets about them starting school and – god forbid – getting bullied? I have this precious child who has the most innocent belief that the world is wonderful and everyone loves him – until someone crushes him with a horrible comment. OK now I need a tissue.
I know that “moment” is going to arrive soon – the time when James is going to come home from school in tears because someone teased him. And all I can do is wait for it. And hug him to death. And secretly plan 1000 ways of killing the bully (and his parents and the school and the bus driver for not seeing it coming).
I am just going to concentrate on the positive because that is the best thing to do for everyone. Wish me luck.
On another, lighter level, I am also a lucky duck because I have won something! Not just a little thing either – a big thing! Look at this!
I won a Making Memories SLICE! Wooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
I was lucky to be able to enter in the draw to win the Slice by shopping at one of my fave scrapbooking haunts in Newcastle – Shop and Crop at Lambton.
Thankyou so much Sasha and the rest of the Shop and Crop Team! I really appreciate the chance to win this machine and it has certainly found a very happy home to live in. My classes have just taken on a whole new level and the best part about this machine is how portable it is – awesome!
So when you next get a chance to so some scrap shopping, either online or in person, take a look at Shop and Crop – Sasha always has the newest and greatest supplies and puts things together in fabbo Kits with great teachers to guide you through some classes.
Stay tuned for some samples of how the Slice has added a new dimension to my scrapping!
I have been a busy chook for the past few days working on adding to my Digi Kits and here are a few thumbnails of some of the collections I have been developing:
Yes, I have been busy and staying up late. That’s what happens when your hubby has had an operation and we are all house-bound, doesn’t it? LOL.
I will try and link each picture to the category it belongs to, but just in case I can;t work it out then just click HERE and it will take you to Eidou.
True to my New Year’s resolution, I have also been busy keeping up with my girls. I had a chance for a lunch/get together last week down in Sydney and it was SO lovely to be with them again. I miss those girls so much it hurts sometimes. They have the best effect on me – once I have spent the day with them I am calmer and – dare I say it – a better parent. Love you guys!
By the way – Reids, if you are reading this, you look SO much like Elle Macpherson. Seriously. 😉
I also have to say that, between us, we are responsible for THIRTEEN children. No wonder I had to Photoshop our tummies 😉
I will leave you with one last pic of our past week – after a super busy day we decided to unwind by shooting each other with Super Soakers for a while in the yard. Here is James after a shot in the face – poor thing – I had to laugh at this photo because he is poking his finger so hard into his eye and saying, “But MUM, it hurts! Look! I’ve got something in my EYE”.
Yes, you have something in your eye, my darling boy.
It’s called YOUR FINGER 🙂