Life lately has been a little hectic! In a good way, but hectic non the less.
The blog is getting a lot of attention and I’m being invited to attend a lot of different special events and travel which is great. All of this traveling means organizing, laundry, and not really being at my computer much. But that’s ok, I think it is normal once the summer month’s hit to want / need to be out and about more and in the house less.
Plus, my little man starts school in September and in the back of my mind I know that this is my last chance to really spend a lot of quality time with him before he “leaves” me to start his own life. I’m actually ok with him going to school. He’s ready, I’m ready and I don’t see the point in holding onto his infancy with too much melancholy. He will have a great time at school, besides on many days I’ll be picking him up after lunch!
Italian schools run from September to June, and they offer 5 star – 3 course meals that the kids are fed daily for free!! He certainly isn’t getting that kind of treatment at home. As much as I try to give him a lot of great experiences there are also times where I have to focus on writing an email, finishing a meal, cleaning something that REALLY needs to be cleaned, or just spacing out. During those moments he gets “parked”. I know this is normal and not a big deal, but it will be nice to have time to do things while he is living his own little life at school, so I don’t feel guilty about him not being stimulated. I will need to focus even more on our time together after he starts school to make sure he doesn’t lose his English ability (I’ve written about that here), and I want to set up daily activities for him after school… but we’ll see what I can actually accomplish.
Italian kindergarten’s finish at 4pm and are run on a precise schedule, which includes; a morning snack, a full three course lunch, an afternoon snack, a nap and lots of playtime…it will be GREAT!
The summer has officially begun. I can’t wait!
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