Nov 21

Tue '17

NaBloPoMo 2017: Day 21 – To swim or not to swim

As it is nearing the end of November, Ezri is almost finished her fall swimming lessons. They started in September and will end mid-December. The lessons we are doing are parent and tot and so I am in the pool with her. I signed her up for these because they say they can be for ages 6 months to 5 years, We’ve done these lessons before and Ezri loved them. Well in the first few lessons, it became quite apparent that Ezri is ready for swimming lessons on her own with an instructor. As the weeks have gone on, she is increasing adamant that I not hold her and that she wanted to swim on her own. She doesn’t want to participate in the group songs and very rarely does her skills with me. She knows how to do all her skills, but just doesn’t want to do them when asked.

Last week, as there were only a few lessons left, I had actually decided not to take her anymore and just waste my money. However, my Mom convinced me to go anyway. So we went to the lesson today, but we did not really participate with the group. Ezri played at the side of the pool with the toys and flutter boards. As the group did their skills and songs, I asked Ezri if she waned to try to do them too and sometimes she will did some and sometimes she didn’t.

I feel better that we went, even if she didn’t really want to participate with me holding her. The fact that she was in the water and getting more and more comfortable on her own in the water was perfect. I hope to be able to send her to swimming lessons on her own soon. I think it’s so important to know how to swim and enjoy the water.

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Nov 20

Mon '17

NaBloPoMo 2017: Day 20 – Let go

We are a sad household today. Peter came home from work today and he won’t be going back tomorrow or any day after that. He was let go from his job and I honestly can’t believe it. I am still in shock. I am angry and upset that they would do this now, right before Christmas. I honestly don’t know what to do. I can’t even imagine what Peter is going through. As he is the bread winner of our family, I don’t know what we are going to do for money. Thank goodness, we have some savings, but we really don’t want to blow through that. Plus, we are leaving for our Disney vacation in two weeks. What horrible timing for this horrible thing to happen.

I am already back to work once a week, but that can’t keep us going. As my maternity leave is up in 5 days, I called my boss today and asked if he could give me any more shifts. I am available for anything I can get. I hate that it has to be this way, but we don’t really have a choice. We have bills to pay and children to support. This sure will be an adjustment and I hope it doesn’t last too long.

Peter is going on the job hunt tomorrow, but who knows how long it will take for him to find something new. I hate being put into this situation. Life just got a whole lot harder.

I am so lost right now.

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Nov 19

Sun '17

NaBloPoMo 2017: Day 19 – Good day

We had family come into town yesterday to stay with us for the week and we are having such an awesome time so far. We aren’t doing anything too crazy, but instead we are taking it easy and enjoying each other’s company. We went to the farmer’s market yesterday and bought (too many) macarons and mini pies for supper. They were all so delicious. If you are ever visiting Calgary, check out Simple Simon’s Pies at the market – SO GOOD!

Today we lazed around the house and then took advantage of the nice weather and went for a little walk. Everyone came over for supper and we all enjoyed Greek Pita Wraps and ice cream for dessert. The pita wraps were so yummy and I will definitely be writing up the recipe for them!

I love nice simple days where everyone is happy and enjoys the day. Today was one of those 😀

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