kate5kiwis: school report


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, February 05, 2009

school report

i am so thankful that this first school week's a four day week. i think i'm more exhausted than the kiddos! everything is new and there's a thing called We All Get Outta Bed When The Alarm Goes Off At Seven and another thing called Being On Time (which i've never been good at) and yet another thing called I Can't Find My School Uniform Shorts And Who Ate All The Muesli Bars? and this crazy other thing called Four People Come Home With Homework And All Need Help At The Same Time That Mummy's Trying To Conjure Up Last Minute Dinner...

i can hear the chanting, "Welcome To My World..."
and my hat is off, waaaay off to all the school mums who've been doing this for all those years i've been generally faffing about, having pyjama days and reading stories to little people while still lying in bed. i miss it already! roll on the weekend.

it's actually been a marvellous week. everyone has already found their feet and Charlie has grown up about three years. the two littlest lads are in Social Butterfly Heaven and are negotiating handwriting fine oh fine. i am still getting my head around The Morning Rush - yep - we have The Big List - just like all the other mummies have dreamed up from the beginning of time.
The Evening Rush is really not my favourite. I am all about The Dinner Hour, which is being rather interrupted by Homework Zeal and Virtuosity...

Danny is so gorgeous about it all. He's so intuitive. Maybe he could feel our slightly angsty vibes as I was flying between the kitchen and everyone's daily news, little apostrophe and capital letters chats with Sam during his epic composition while simultaneously listening to Mick read from his first evah Junior Journal (that takes me back), finding baby photos for Charlie, and helping Woozie with un petit français
meltdown cos someone has eaten the french dictionary. All of a sudden a booming voice appeared from the direction of the futon - behind his laptop Danny was plugging into songs.....

Are you all feeling chillaxed?
Well you shouldn't be!
It's time for The Rock Hour!
That's Non-Stop Rock on Radio Dan.
All music. No ads.
Get ready to chillax to
About A Girl by Nirrrrrvannnnnaaaaa.....

ha! how fabulous is that? the evening continued with its Much More Chilled Homework Virtuosity as Danny continued our amusement with the intro to Play That Funky Music, White Boy.....

Is it a bird? No!
Is it a plane? No!
It's a blast from the past.
Olllld skool music
ONLY on Radio Dan.

yeah, freaking awesome Radio Dan. i'm rushing off now to meet My Triathlon Buddy for a training swim in the sea - my first - hopefully i can get over my fear of The Wharf - think i've watched too many Titanic movies. it's ohk, the washing is out, I've iced the Big Fat Chocolate Cake (in lieu of buying more muesli bars lol), the dinner's in the crockpot, and i've been to the gym. there's an upside to these early mornings, ya know.
oh... post script: here we are - The Little Mermaids aka Angie and Katie.....


Blogger Katepai said...

Oh you are doing so well Katie darling. So glad the kids have settled in to the school thing. Of course they would.Ahh the dinner hour it gets me every time. Tonight is last night reheated with a salad. I had night shift last night so you get what you get.

KAte X X X

5:09 PM  
Blogger Fabfeathers said...

Love your outfits! So glad you blogged that photo! Hey honey, love the changes already happening in your family, especially your changes! Its part of making life interesting. You go girl with your triathlon. You're amazing!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Hey go you! Sounds way more organised than the life we are leading down here... school starts are so staggered that today was the first day we all went to school. With ya on the three day weekend. Wine and more wine.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Fabulous post -- I'm so happy to hear about the energy and the *fun* chaos! :)

I'm calling you on the Real World comment, though. I've had that discussion too often with family members. My sis-the-teacher was the first Big Discussion when we started unschooling, like, 11 years ago.

School does not remotely resemble The Real World. *Sly grin* -- you know that.

2:04 AM  
Blogger Motherbird said...

Reading your blog for the first time- great post!

5:25 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

YAY to all of you for such a fabulous week!

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Mel (aka lurker) said...

Hey Katie, I can so remember putting the kids back into school and the same feelings... Thankfully at the Montessori School, Harry's teacher had the same feeling as me about homework, so they didnt get any in her class. She believed home time was for playing as they learn then too...
The same cannot be said for Cockle Bay however.... but if they complain about it I just tell them I dont believe in homework.....
Naughty eh? Im such a rebel ;-)

4:59 PM  
Blogger Da Setiuz Mama said...

Thanks so much for newsy (and humoured commentary) of the first schooley week in the G household!!
I have been wondering how it was all going!! Sounds like everyone is finding their place in the madness.
much love to ya!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous teeni said...

Ahhhhhhh! Sea monsters! LOL. Awesomoe music on your player today - I'm dancing in my seat! :)

3:21 PM  

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