Life is not without challenge and when you’re talking about the lives and emotions of six people there is always going to be something going on. This week:
1. Inconclusive MRI. As most of you know I had hip surgery 4 years ago and after months of recovering from a bike accident in May of this year, my physio is concerned about the hip again, perhaps as a result of over compensating during recovery from the bike accident. He referred me for an MRI which, rather annoyingly, was inconclusive so now I wait to see my original surgeon. First available appt in late October. I guess I keep running until then, unless my body decides otherwise, and hope that the old metalwork keeps holding everything in place!!
2. Work/Life Balance. I love my job and I love spending time with my kids and being a part of their school community. The harsh reality of working part-time is that you will likely be overlooked for promotions while you are torn between never doing anything (work/family) to the best of your ability. I know I have high expectations of myself but the pressure doesn’t just come from me. Just today Poppy & Ruby would have loved me to go on their school excursion but I couldn’t fit it in. I know things are going to get more hectic when I start studying again but at least the end goal is a great one!
3. Girls at School. There’s something about girls at school that seems harder to manage than boys. If boys have an argument they may throw a punch but they get over it pretty quickly. Girls are different. Words torment or hurt. Exclusion from play speaks volumes. Older girls pick on younger girls. Its gone on for a few weeks now, I thought it would sort itself out because I know all the kids involved but it hasn’t. It’s time to chat to the teachers.