"The Tightrope Walker"

"The Tightrope Walker" by Jean-Louis Forain

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Come Back Queen!

It has been forever since I've had time to write, or felt like I had the energy for that matter. This fall has been so busy and really amazing too. For the first time in a long time I feel a great sense of pride and satisfaction from my career. I'm working part-time at one school instead of supply teaching all over the city and I love it. I love feeling connected to the kids. I love watching them grow, change and learn what I am teaching them. Their little brains have so much power and so much curiosity! It truly is inspiring to watch small children have 'ah-ha' moments.

At home things are changing too. Molly is really becoming her own person. Her personality is starting to shine through - she is playful, sweet and cuddly but tempermental and strong-willed. Molly is working hard a potty-training. We are making progress, but not without our fair share of accidents. It is so frustrating to know that we are so close to being done with diapers and yet so far.

Things are changing for Sophie too. First grade has been a good experience for her. She is making friends, becoming very independent and shows more and more care for others every day. She is an amazing big sister and has a big heart. She is also having more than her fair share of challenges. Reading, spelling, and phonics are all a problem for Sophie. The school has decided to do some assessments with Sophie to figure out what her strengths and weaknesses are. They are hoping to set her up with some strategies to overcome some of her struggles. I have very mixed emotions about this new development, but that is for another day.

So many things are falling to place. I feel good about the future and I truly believe we, my family, are in a great spot to start of the new year on the right foot! So good to be back. Can't wait to write again soon!