I can’t believe what I heard from my newly tween daughter last night before they go to bed.
Every night, we do our routine, we tell stories, we talk, we pray, then I will tuck them in their own beds. I usually tuck sister first since we always pray in her room then the brother.
Last night she said, “Mom come back here again after you tuck Ethan in”. So I did,
She confessed to me something I usually hear every year since she started school. Something that seems nothing and we even joke about it for her not being allowed to do it until she is 18.
Tonight was different. It seems more serious. Seems more like she is concerned that I am gonna be angry or something. She finally said, “Mom, I am gonna tell you something that happened last Friday but I didn’t wanna tell you because I don’t know what you are gonna say and what your reaction gonna be, but after having that conversation with you last night, I will tell you now that I have a boyfriend.”
I can’t tell how my face looks like but I am sure, it’s just blank. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know how I will react. But honestly ’til now, I have this feeling I can’t explain. Am I scared? She usually say she has a boyfriend when she was younger. My husband and I usually just looked at each other and smile. Now I can’t even share it to my husband coz my daughter said to not tell him yet. I told her to tell him though. I don’t know when she will do that, I hope soon coz I can not definitely keep it to myself, obviously I am blogging about it!
So yeah, I don’t know. I am glad she confided in me. She even said “I am glad I told you, mom”. But what do I do now? I guess I am freaking out. Help a mom out here! 🙂
Guitar comes in class. There are different types of it, from ordinary to electric ones and so much more. Meanwhile, when it comes to this particular musical instrument one should know what type of guitar that suits him or her. Aside from that, one should also know how to use an ordinary guitar before choosing those good for professional ones from guitar center nj. Anyway, there’s no need for the beginners to worry if ever they’d love to have those for professionals since it can be bought although a person doesn’t know how to play it at all. But, it’s still best to know the basic before going to the next level though.
Lately I am feeling something on my left side of my abdomen. I am not sure what it is but surely I am experiencing it just whenever. It happens at home, it happens after work out, it happens before I sleep, it happens anytime, anywhere so I really can’t pin point what’s causing the pain. It couldn’t be apendicitis since it’s on the left. I don’t think it’s kidney problem too since I don’t feel anything when I pee. Someone told me I might be dehydrated and that’s my number one suspision.
According to WebMD website, Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in. With dehydration, more water is moving out of our cells and bodies than what we take in through drinking. We lose water every day in the form of water vapor in the breath we exhale and in our excreted sweat, urine, and stool. Along with the water, small amounts of salts are also lost. When we lose too much water, our bodies may become out of balance or dehydrated. Severe dehydration can lead to death. (source:http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dehydration-adults#0)
Based on my understanding on this article, there’s a possibility that I am dehydrated. I do drink lots of water only when I exercise. I can barely finish one of my tumblers. No wonder I barely sweat and my skin is very dry. I am not so sure about this yet so I am going to see my doctor about this and hoping it’s nothing dangerous yet. I exercise more so could be healthier and be a better person, be a better mom to my kids and husband to my wife and I plan on maintaining that for them.
Sitting in the dining room staring at the white window drapes while enjoying the sound of the fan whirring behind me. It’s 7:15 in the morning, Tuesday, kids are on summer break but hubby still needs to go to work and that is why I am awake since 6:30. My coffee is still hot I can’t take a sip yet. Ah– I wanna go back to bed… but I don’t want to. That is why I am right in front of my mac air right now letting my mind flow while my fingers documenting it and then suddenly my blood is flowing little by little and thinking what should I do today. I am done with my landscape project in our front house but I am still itching to do some more gardening. I know I still have pending projects in our backyard but what can I do I don’t have enough resources yet, Ill wait til next payday and I’ll ask hubby about it (big grin). So instead of planning for today’s agenda, I’ll just plan on what to do this summer before kids go back to school on August 1st. Yep, you read that right, August 1st is the NON TRADITIONAL schools first day! Like what I already planned, I have activities and schedule for the kids to follow everyday. I know it sounds like “not fun” at all but I am trying to make their days exciting like let them play minecraft the whole morning ( looks very long but trust me it’s still not long enough for them) since it’s summer break! Aside from activities planned, Annual Physical is part of it. Yep, we wanna make sure our kids are in good shape. Fieldtrips and attending local activities in our city is also part of my plan aside from swimming and biking ofcourse! And lastly, my favorite (what I have in mind so far) is shopping! Quarterly, we are shopping for new clothes, kids are getting bigger and bigger every year, they need new shoes, new set of clothes and undies. Not just for kids but for my me and my husband as well. I would need some summer tops and shorts, my clothes are either shrinking or I am just gaining too much weight! I also need to buy some ——- oh my husband is leaving now, let me walk him to the garage and kiss him goodbye! Blog more later! Happy TUESDAY!!!!
In the UK, finding a job that will work well with the school holiday schedule can be a headache. Employment law has made it easier for workers to request flexible working patterns, but this does not always mean that an employer can accommodate working hours that fit in with the long summer holidays. Breaks for Christmas and Easter are much easier to cover than six weeks in the summer, let alone half term weeks and teacher training days.
However, there are plenty of employment opportunities which do fit in with the pressures of the academic year. When applying for work, it is always advisable to be upfront if you know that you will require time off to coincide with school holidays. Civil servant jobs are often the most sought after for people with child care commitments. Local authorities have a range of administrative jobs that offer job share and flexible working. Since the government’s spending cuts have come into force these jobs come up less frequently, but it certainly worth checking regularly with your local council for any that do. Another idea is to check out recruitment agencies online such as Office Angels which cater to office secretarial, admin and office assistant jobs which may be available part or flexi time.
There are a growing number of high street retailers that are focused on employing staff on part time contracts that are designed to assist working parents deal with childcare. You may find that retail work means you have to think about working on weekends from time to time, but it can be a good compromise if it allows you to be at home with your children in holiday periods. Retailers like Sainsbury’s, WH Smith, Mothercare and others all promote their ability to offer flexi-time working and compressed hours. If you have some retail experience it is likely an employer will want the benefit of your skills, even if you have to fit in with school breaks.
An obvious choice for work that fits in with child friendly hours is to work at a school. Teachers need post graduate qualifications in teaching to work in schools, but if you don’t have that, then think about other employment opportunities. School caretaking is a job that has most of the work based in term time. Some work will be needed in holiday periods, but you won’t have to commit to regular hours. Teaching assistant jobs work with the academic year and are great route into teaching, because it will test your mettle in the classroom. Other school based jobs worth considering are lunchtime assistants or working as a road safety officer, which all kids refer to as a lollipop man.
Depending on the ages of your children, none of these options may suit you. This can be particularly problematic if your children attend different schools which keep hours that differ and holidays that do not coincide. In such cases, self employment offers the flexibility you will need. True, it is hard to turn down work if you are self employed, but working for yourself means that you will have the peace of mind that you can make yourself available for your kids when they need you.