Our working week….and the year of the rat!

This has been a huge week for many reasons:

  • Maddy has been to school swimming lessons in rain and shine – but is swimming so well
  • Lily went to her “school”, aka childcare for three days in a row and survived, alebit with a few more tears than desired
  • Jakob is enjoying his new teacher, who as fate would have it, I had as a teacher in Grade one!!
  • Isabella is white board monitor and is responsible for cleaning her classboard each day. She has woken at 4.15am for the last three days now….with nightmares and goodmares, but basically has woken to get in bed with us
  • Andrew has managed to care for 4 kids for days alone ( with the help of my wonderful parents!!) and work and manage the juggle
  • Susan survived 2 plane rides…and AA it was actually ok. Both times I was seated in an emergency exit and was instructed how to safely exit the plane in the event that we needed to leave suddenly. Aaaahhhh….the medication helped I think!
  • I also survived a night in the big smoke in my own apartment and went to meetings. How grown up!
  • We celebrated Chinese New Year with Mum and Dad. The kids are having Chinese lessons with my Dad – so it all has more meaning this year.
  • Andrew is a wedding singer. He has been preparing 2 fabulous pieces to sing at a wedding today – a Muse song and one by David Crowder
  • Andrew has just made us all Bill’s blueberry and buckwheat pancakes. Delicious.