When the kids were babies, milestones happened all the time. First outing, first smile, sitting up, walking. They were constantly changing, doing new things, and growing. The milestones happen less frequently now, and they seem to sneak up on us.
We're going about our days and all of a sudden Little J is in school. This afternoon we had our first parent-teacher interview.
It was interesting to sit down with Little J's teacher and go through a checklist. Little J listens to instructions and plays nicely with others. The only thing that surprised us was that he cleans up after himself well at school. Maybe he could do that at home too?
We got to see how, in the few short months he's been in school, his printing and colouring have changed. We have some things we need to work on, namely zipping up his own coat and holding a pencil properly. Nothing huge.
The truth is that he's loving school and is doing really well. I couldn't be happier with his teachers (he has his main teacher, a French teacher, a gym teacher, and a librarian) or his class. He has lots of friends and is happy.
Now that we've had our first parent-teacher interview, I wonder what's next. First girlfriend? What milestones have your kids been reaching lately?
Monday, November 18, 2013
Tell us about a blog post that you didn't publish.
I have a draft post about placentophagy - the ingestion of the placenta - that has been sitting for a long time. It's not that I haven't spoken about placenta encapsulation before I just haven't gone into the details and I'm not sure I ever will on this blog.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
How much of the day are you plugged in? Do you consciously set aside offline time, or does it happen whenever it happens?
I always have my phone on me and am often at one of our computers. I don't have time set aside to be online or offline, and could probably use more unplugged time to be honest. I get a lot done online - blogging, work stuff, emailing friends and family - so I don't feel bad about it. It's just when I'm messing around and not getting anything accomplished that I feel bad.