Changes ..... Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I've been a bit boring lately which is why I haven't been posting. Haven't done much haven't had an opinion you know just been middle of the road.

So some changes have to be made. I have booked 2 trips for the next school holidays which is very organised of me. Usually I like to do things that day I don't like to be locked into things.

Another change is we have decided to get someone in to help us finally finish our house and get some furniture. I love minimalistic but I also love looking through the home mags at the houses with a eclectic mix of everything (don't know that I could live in though and it wouldn't suit this house). Finally I put 3 pics on the walls while Mark was away but I need help with rugs and stuff. I have a massive wall we have 10 foot ceiling and it is probably 6/7 metres long. We were going to try and find a piece or pieces of artwork. But we were talking last week about a big bookshelfy wall unit. So anyway we have someone coming in next week to tell us what to do to make it look finished. Not just like a big warehouse and it is bloody echoey in here as there is nothing to absorb me screaming!

I'll set myself a task to write another post before the end of the week :)

Sue xx

Day 17 - 19 .... Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Ummmmm ............

Mark comes home this week yahoo! The kids are so missing him especially Tim. He was suppose to fly to Singapore last night but the plane was broken. How funny 4 Engineers sitting inside get to feel what it's like for a flight to get cancelled. Usually they are on the other end telling the pilot he can't fly it :)

They were suppose to have 24 hours in Singapore but I'm not sure what is going to happen now. They were sent back to their hotel, so I am assuming that they will leave 24 hours later. But then what happens to the people that were catching that plane. Oh travel is just too hard isn't it.

Tim has his first "Project". His Teacher gave them the option of either doing homework for the next 2 weeks or working on a project for presentation. Tim decides on the Project. He wants to do wheel, probably because he loves his motorbike and it has wheels (seriously). So I prompt him by saying how about you start with when wheels were invented talk about them and how we used wheels now and what they are made out of. He decides he is going to do a powerpoint presentation. First slide is about Ancient Greece and wheels then he has a picture of a Pyramid with the caption this is a real Pyramid???? I say that's not about wheel. So I prompt him again how about first you sit down and write some dot points about what you want to say. He says "I'm doing a Powerpoint presentation I don't have to talk" Aaarrrggghhh.

So as a Parent where do you draw the line. Am I looking at it from at Adult perspective and what I know about the big bad world of presentations. I can't sit back and let him do it all himself (or should I) I don't think this is giving him guidance and helping him. I just not sure what guidance I should give. Can you tell I didn't like school and didn't really listen! Well I am off to see his Teacher in the morning to seek some guidance!!!

2 More Sleeps
Sue xx