Thursday, October 26, 2006
My hair is longer than yours :p
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Happy as Larry :o)
I didn't quite realise how unhappy my eldest son was at school last year.....until now.
I've had a complete *Eureka* moment about it actually....and how it reflected on us all. He'd come out of school in a really bad mood most days, and really take his anger/frustration out on both Joel and me on the way home from school. This had a knock on effect to how I reacted to him, the expectation/fear of him coming out of school in a bad mood etc which subsequently knocked onto family life...
Basically...I spent a lot of the last school year feeling really bad about myself and my parenting skills, had no confidence in my *mumming*, because Daniel was so unhappy/cross/beligerent all the time. I thought it was me, and that I wasn't parenting him properly :(
My relationship with DH really suffered too, as when I tried to cope with my loss of confidence, I shifted the blame onto him as well.......
I was sooooo close to taking him out of school and Home edding him for a while....
You wouldn't believe the change in him this school year though... :o)
He has a fantastic teacher, she is lovely.....and she actually likes him, whereas I don't think his previous teacher did. She pitches the work at each childs ability levels, as opposed to what the "book" says they should know at 7 1/2...
I spent a little time in the classroom the other day....and I am 100% happy that she will nurture my baby...not just teach him.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Memories of Spring :)
See the post further down about the "naming" of this colourway..... Memories of Spring :o)
Sorry about the photo...I'll take a better one tomorrow in the daylight :)
This is the last pair of EC Longies for Mamadillo....
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Poorly mama :(
Been feeling really unwell this week....hot/cold...lifeless...horrid dry cough :( Its had me in bed early for the last 4 nights....shock horror! So the knitting has been going really slowly. These Longies are also for Mamadillo and are knit in Jaeger Matchmaker Merino (the deep purple) and hand dyed BFL. They are small.
Feeling a little better now, thank goodness, but I think Dan is coming down with it now. We'll have to keep a really close eye on him too, because of his asthma.
Went to a funeral on Thursday :( A friend of mine, who I met through our kids, lost her Mam to cancer. It was a really sad affair, not that funerals are ever happy, but this one was really sombre.
Heres hoping next week is a lot better......
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Elasticated for Pullupability :o)
These are for my good friend Mamadillo and are elasticated at the waist, as they are aimed at the EC market (elimination communication) They have easy pullup and downablilty :o)