This photo includes all 10 albatross we saw today. 4 nestlings, two teenagers and four parents.
I’m off to Dunedin for Unwind today. Normally Inigo holds my hand for take off and landing, but since he’s not travelling with me, he made me this. A mini Inigo to hold while I’m feeling nervous.
Today was Squid’s first day at AGE. All morning people kept telling me what a great kid he is, and how much they are looking forward to having him around. He practically leapt out of the car to go inside, and left me in the dust. I had some admin stuff to sort out, so I followed him in, and then watched as he marched up the street, deep in conversation with Anne.
I picked him up, and was again told how well he had fit in with the group, how sweet and empathetic he is, and what a lovely addition to the school. He didn’t want to leave. He’s decided on Tuesdays and Fridays as his AGE days, Tuesday for the Chess Master, and Fridays for Dance, Drama, Cooking, Feasting, and Celebration of Learning. And I think Technology and Robotics too.
We have more assessments to come, and we are still waiting for the official paperwork fro the ministry, but for now, it is easy to feel like we have made the right choices for him this year.
Huge thanks to Karen for dropping over an amazing K’Nex set that she has saved from when her kids were budding engineers. It is already taking over the living room!
And it purrs!
I’m actually not a failure. I haven’t had multiple careers and interests just because of my undiagnosed and untreated ADHD, it’s also because of this.
I am differently brained in more than one way. Now I just need to find a way to use that to my advantage.
Mark and I have waited for years. But finally, the day has come. We are introducing Squid to Firefly.