I spent my day out in surrey teaching the most lovely group of Grade Four students and came home to my two loves playing outside in the sunshine… Ahhh… Nothing like sunshine, green grass, cherry blossoms, and a little monkey climbing on your back.
Today was a bit of a rough day for Papa and Grae… The power was out for several hours in the morning, Gracen didn’t want to eat what Papa had prepared for lunch, and then when nap time rolled around she coughed and coughed in her crib until the kids who live downstairs came home for lunch at freight train volume and ended all hopes of an afternoon sleep. Needless to say, there were no videos for this working Mama (whew – two work days in one week!)… I was, however, surprised when I found this little gem on my camera tonight:
Apparently snack time took place in a basket today? Who knows, but I’m sad I missed out! It looks much more fun than scrambling around in a day plan-less classroom of 21 anxious-eyed first graders.
Gracen LOVES jobs. And by that, I mean she actively searches them out. She finds the tiniest pieces of paper and promptly delivers them to the trash can, retrieves your orange peel before you’re even done peeling and marches it to the compost bucket, and reorganizes her books in a neat and tidy fashion just for fun. (Whose child is this anyways? I don’t know where she gets this stuff!)
So today, during Mama’s second day of subbing, Papa taught Grae how to do laundry… The clean, dry laundry comes out and goes in the bin…
Today was a day of firsts for our little family… It was the first time Gracen and I were apart for a day, it was my first day back in the classroom in over a year and a half, and it was the first day Bradley was at home to man the house and take care of the doodlebug all on his own. If I am being honest, I wasn’t concerned that Gracen and Brad would do just fine… I was most worried that I’d be the one that was a mess! Overall, my first day away went quickly (there’s really no other way when you’re surrounded by 21 energetic Kindergarteners) and I was home smushing on my little lovebug in no time. And although I’d rather spend my days with Grae than with a classroom of students, it was sort of refreshing to be back in my teacher role after an extended break. Definitely doable once a week. As long as I continue to receive videos like these that is.