Life Lately…Keeping it real

Last week Hayden uttered words no parent wants to hear “I hate school.”    He didn’t say it out of the blue, he said it in the midst of homework.  We have worked with him on his frustration with school since then and formulated another game plan but still those words linger in my mind daily.  I find myself checking in with him nightly.

What is really bothering me about those words?  I know kids say them, I didn’t expect my child to think school was awesome every day.  But I wasn’t expecting for him to hate it at the age of 8.5 years old.  I struggle with wondering if he would be happier at his previous school.  When I grapple with this Andy is there to remind me that it isn’t the school Hayden dislikes it is the homework.  And the alternative is a school where he would probably spend a lot more time getting in trouble like last year, because he just wasn’t engaged like he is this year.

This year he is rocking school.   But still those words linger.  I don’t want him to hate school.   And I know he has long since forgotten about the words, and they probably don’t deserve quite the amount of thinking they are getting.

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Does any other parent get excited and anxious at the same time to read their kids report card?  Do you then want to immediately call the teacher to discuss just to see what it means for a certain category?  Not that you want to argue with them, the teachers know their students, just to hear more?  I find I wish we had conferences in the middle of the year.

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Hayden built this by himself last weekend,  very cool.  It is a Lego Technic set that has a bunch of moving parts.

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Last night I was looking through old photo’s and I was hit by how much Maddy has changed again this year.  She’s become quite our little girl, looking older every day.

Next year will be tough to have her gone daily for Kindergarten.  I think we are pretty sure with our decision of half day.  I can’t imagine spending the whole day without her.  Don’t get me wrong we have our moments.

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I have been tackling a lot of organization projects and purging stuff around here.  I started an organization binder entitled Life More Organized, I am loving it so far.  Better than lots of different notes.

What have you been up to?  Tackling any projects?

2 Responses to Life Lately…Keeping it real
  1. sarah
    February 1, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    would love to hear more about your home binder thing. I’ve seen those and saw your pins on pinterest. Love calendars, notebooks etc.

    Hoping things with Hayden change up soon. I think this time of year, for everyone, is a flumpy time (not a word I know). Hang in there mama! You are his biggest cheerleader and it is a tough job to stay up when others aren’t in the mood for up. It’s a rollercoaster…

  2. Jessie
    February 2, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    I want details of your binder too!

    I too find myself giving too much thoughts to things, but you already know that about me. Thanks for sharing and keeping it real!

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Life Lately…Keeping it real

Last week Hayden uttered words no parent wants to hear “I hate school.”    He didn’t say it out of the blue, he said it in the midst of homework.  We have worked with him on his frustration with school since then and formulated another game plan but still those words linger in my mind daily.  I find myself checking in with him nightly.

What is really bothering me about those words?  I know kids say them, I didn’t expect my child to think school was awesome every day.  But I wasn’t expecting for him to hate it at the age of 8.5 years old.  I struggle with wondering if he would be happier at his previous school.  When I grapple with this Andy is there to remind me that it isn’t the school Hayden dislikes it is the homework.  And the alternative is a school where he would probably spend a lot more time getting in trouble like last year, because he just wasn’t engaged like he is this year.

This year he is rocking school.   But still those words linger.  I don’t want him to hate school.   And I know he has long since forgotten about the words, and they probably don’t deserve quite the amount of thinking they are getting.

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Does any other parent get excited and anxious at the same time to read their kids report card?  Do you then want to immediately call the teacher to discuss just to see what it means for a certain category?  Not that you want to argue with them, the teachers know their students, just to hear more?  I find I wish we had conferences in the middle of the year.

***************************

Hayden built this by himself last weekend,  very cool.  It is a Lego Technic set that has a bunch of moving parts.

  photo IMG_4949_zpsf4865745.jpg

 

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Last night I was looking through old photo’s and I was hit by how much Maddy has changed again this year.  She’s become quite our little girl, looking older every day.

Next year will be tough to have her gone daily for Kindergarten.  I think we are pretty sure with our decision of half day.  I can’t imagine spending the whole day without her.  Don’t get me wrong we have our moments.

 photo IMG_4948_zpsaadab671.jpg

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I have been tackling a lot of organization projects and purging stuff around here.  I started an organization binder entitled Life More Organized, I am loving it so far.  Better than lots of different notes.

What have you been up to?  Tackling any projects?

2 Responses to Life Lately…Keeping it real
  1. sarah
    February 1, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    would love to hear more about your home binder thing. I’ve seen those and saw your pins on pinterest. Love calendars, notebooks etc.

    Hoping things with Hayden change up soon. I think this time of year, for everyone, is a flumpy time (not a word I know). Hang in there mama! You are his biggest cheerleader and it is a tough job to stay up when others aren’t in the mood for up. It’s a rollercoaster…

  2. Jessie
    February 2, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    I want details of your binder too!

    I too find myself giving too much thoughts to things, but you already know that about me. Thanks for sharing and keeping it real!

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