So, as of late, The Boy has formed a new habit – he is a habitual creature, far more than his sister ever was or is – and this habit is wanting myself or DW to sit with him whilst he drifts into the blissful land of sleep.
For those of you without children, I’m sure you may be wondering what the issue is: just sit and tweet while you wait, or read a book, have a snooze (done that plenty of times) and for those of you with children, you must surely be murmuring a little ‘mmm’ and offering me a nod of general appreciation. I suppose the issue is that I want to be downstairs with DW having my tea (on the occasions we don’t eat all together) or tidying up or cracking on with some work.
I know, these last couple of reasons seem like The Boy is doing me a favour.
I suppose that after a long and tiring day, including a now obligatory wrestling session with B&S just before bathtime, that I want to go downstairs and I feel rather indignantly that I deserve to. I do get to go downstairs, don’t get me wrong, it’s just not as soon as I want. And that’s it! It’s what I want. I should have been thinking more about what S wants, yes, it’s a habit and yes, he can be trying but if he needs his daddy, then he should have his daddy. So, I sit there and read or tweet or, and scary as it seems, have been known to sing soothingly to him.
DW suggested I take my laptop with me. I could do my work as I sit there, which is far more productive than tweeting and playing online scrabble but not nearly as fun, and then I would have my time free* when I came downstairs. A solid gold plan.
So, tonight is the second night of Operation: Laptop. Night one was working/planning and Night two is blogging about it.
I can’t guarantee that the posts that appear during the Bedtime Blog will be exciting but they will help me from slowly going insane. And surely that is a good thing.
Online Scrabble will be caught up with later, fear not.
So, I’ve deleted some of my old posts, tidied up, done a bit of digital house-keeping and now I’m (almost) ready to rock ‘n’ roll. Well, to blog and blag anyway.
I have many failings, some of them, I’m all too painfully aware of but one of them is trying to do too much, too quickly, too often. I am interested in many things and soon get hooked in to something, especially if it’s new (and geeky). I am currently running four blogs, a website, four Twitter accounts, copious emails and underneath it all, I’m sure I still have a teaching job to do, and that of an assistant head no less!
Oh yes, I’m also a husband and dad to two! Whoop! Ok, you get the picture. Some of these mindless ramblings are going to be created over on the Diary of a Distressed Dad blog, just because… This blog, however, I intend to keep as educational as possible.
So, here we go: Today began the first day of our Enterprise Project. An annual event that the year sixes look forward to as much as the summer performance and endless games of rounders. The first year grouped 12 children, the second year: 16 and this year, 29 have thrown themselves into the mix. They will have to organise, prepare, run, be financially responsible and critique their stalls/newspapers/ICT tasks and teamwork as well as blog their individual thoughts on the Enterprise blog. Finally, they will have a formal interview with local businessmen (people).
Phew! A mammoth task considering the upcoming SATs, performances, arts week, transition and, of course, endless rounders.
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If you’re interested in any of the Enterprise ideas, let me know, I can send over what I’m doing and you could try it out. The progress the children make in a handful of weeks is amazing 🙂