If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this has been a difficult week. I said last week that it might be, and I was right. I’ve been so busy this week that I didn’t even post a Thursday Thirteen or Friday 56, and I didn’t manage to answer Wednesday’s comments until Friday night. Every evening has brought something to do, somewhere to go.
I’ve also been at work full-time this week, whereas I’m normally only there part-time. The coming audit at work has everyone a bit on-edge. We’re all trying to keep up with the every-day work and get ready for an event we’re throwing in a few weeks while we’re preparing for the audit. We’re all feeling the stress. We’ve got one more week before the audit begins, so I expect this week to go a bit like last week, only a bit…more so, somehow.
I’ve also got some things going on back home, and so I’ve been at the parents’ house a bit this weekend. I’m glad to see the family for a little while, and I’m glad to get out of the city for a day, but I’ll also be glad to get home to my bed and my pup. It’ll be a bit weird at the house this week, though, as Little Jedi will be visiting his grandparents. It’s quieter when he’s not there, and a week sometimes feels like a long time.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Little Jedi finished kindergarten yesterday. His school had an early dismissal, and today they just had classroom parties before an international-themed second line (which is a sort-of parade). There was a brass band, and each classroom had been studying about a different country and carried a flag and wore costumes. Little Jedi’s class had been studying Morocco, and their classroom was decorated in Moroccan style, too. He was really happy to see Sam and I at his school.
He’s even more excited that he’s now out for the summer and that he’s a first grader. And y’all. I just can’t even with him being in first grade. I feel as though he was a wee toddler in pre-k just a few months ago; he can’t possibly have a year of real school behind him, right? Anyway apparently he can, and he has, and he’s now done with the school year. I’m so happy that he likes his school, and my gosh, he already knows so much more Spanish than I do.
I’m not entirely happy that the school has decided to transition to cursive writing next year. I think first grade is far too early to learn such a skill—fine motor coordination is still developing at the ages of 6 and 7, and keyboarding is actually a far more practical skill if they’re being taught to write things in multiple ways. I don’t object to teaching cursive—just to teaching it that early and forcing children to use that.
It’s nice that Little Jedi likes his school, though. There are so many reasons to and not-to like places, and I can really see that he enjoys more of it than he dislikes. I am still glad he’s in a language immersion school, because it’s already tremendously effective and helpful. And I’m glad that they offer lots of enrichment and opportunities for the kids, too. Sigh. I just wish they wouldn’t with the cursive. But we’ll see.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m going to get the blogging back in-hand this week. Little Jedi is going to be with his grandparents all week, so I’ve got time to do plenty of writing this week. And I’ve got a hell of a blogging week lined up, too.
On Monster Monday this week, Alex Hurst will be here posting about the first in what will be a series of posts about Japanese lady monsters. On Tuesday, you can catch me here, of course, and on Sourcerer blogging about Penny Dreadful. On Thursday, you can find me on the Thursday 13 at Comparative Geeks talking about my favorite Sandman stories. And Friday I’ll be here, but I’ll also be spending a lot of time at Science Fiction, Transmedia, and Fandom for Natacha’s feminist Friday discussion about sex education.
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