Wow, where has the year gone? I cannot believe how fast time flies. Just yesterday the Twins were starting Gr1 and it was a whole basket of emotions. I can’t believe we have reached the end already.
Being a single Mom means discovering, failing, encouraging, crumbling, praising and literally doing everything on your own. I had to show up at every meeting, sports day, prize giving and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have had to deal with every meltdown, every disciplinary action, every financial aspect and worse giving explanations as to why other kids dad’s show up and their doesn’t. I had to be honest this time around and say I do not know. I’m done giving excuses and I still want to protect their innocence.
In spite of all the rollercoaster rides this year, I’m glad my babies made it. They passed and received awards for doing well. I may have had one of the most difficult years in my life but God saw us through it all. I’m grateful we were blessed with a teacher that sparked a light in each of our hearts and helped us achieve the best through the year.
Grade 2, you better be ready because we are coming. For now, let the holidays begin.
🤡 It was all fun and games yesterday at school. The Twins were looking forward to it all month. Their main focus was on the inflatables and they hardly came to me for anything.
🤡 There was fun face painting, hairspray, soccer and netball. I really had a nice time knowing they’re having a nice time. I went in for the kill and did the face painting and hairspray, teachers and kids were giving me high 5’s for this 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽. You should have seen the Twins faces beaming with joy 😍.
🤡 Let’s not forget the importance of the funday… I am big on supporting any kind of fundraiser for the school. Anything to help better the school is a huge investment in my eyes because it improves their learning environment. It also sends out good vibes to the kids when you’re involved. Do you also support school events?
There are so many fun filled, adventurous outdoor venues in Johannesburg. I found a fantastic one!!!
The Twins birthday was creeping up on me and I had to do some serious homework to make sure their party was different from all the others they had. Treetop Adventures provides different courses/packages for different age groups so you find that your ‘big kid’ will also be catered to by the activities.
As a party venue, It is magical. We had a covered spaced that faced the dam and zip-lining is done just over the same dam. We had opted for self catering so we hired a braai stand, brought our charcoal and our forest braai was on. Catering services are also an option even party decor and setting up.
The Twins took on the Course below:
Woodpecker Course (Purple)
Age: Children aged 3 – 7 years Obstacles: 10 Zip-lines: 2 The Woodpecker course is constructed with platforms at an average height of 1.2m above ground to enable adult assistance where necessary. This course builds confidence and independence in young Tree Top Adventurers as they move from platform to platform across various challenging obstacles and two zip-lines.
Wow, how time flies when you’re having fun. So the Twins are going into grade 1 in January and boy am I nervous or what? Not even because I don’t trust the school or anything but it’s a milestone and another step for them towards independence.
Today we went to their school for their orientation so they had a feel of their new classroom, teacher and classmates. I also had a test drive of walking them to big school classroom and already the teacher was reassuring me because she could just see I was a tad bit clingy.
I went off to the hall and I am glad the principal and teachers did the presentation that was informative and reassuring. They shared the below info and more:
All the details on how it will work on the first day of school, what I need to do to assist in smooth sailing of this big day.
What I need to do when I am unsure and who to talk to if anything arises.
A briefing of the rules accompanied by a breakdown that we took home.
I am glad we met and discussed this new partnership of parent and school for the kids. I feel comfortable and so did the Twins that I found doing some coloring at the end. They got to kept the crayons and were telling me how they received cupcakes and juice from their teacher. They did not want to leave their classroom and I pray this spirit stays alive even during winter mornings when they need to wake up for school.
What is your childs recent milestone, are you also taking your child to a new grade, big school or even just change of school? How do you feel about it?