segunda-feira, 12 de maio de 2008

Still here

We don't even do anything that special but these days have been quite tiring with the kids. I think cultural shock is kicking in especially with Lucas. He's really irritated and just whines and fights about e v e r y t h i n g. We don't seem to get anything done without arguing about it and anything I suggest is received with a firm "no" from his part. Sigh. I guess this was to be expected though. The touristy feeling and novelty of things is now wearing off, mummy has started to work and daddy is nowhere to be seen. I know he'll get used to things soon enough, it's just that this phase is particularly tiring for those around him...

We went to visit the preschool today. It's a lovely small place surrounded by plenty of nature. The kids will be able to stay in the same group and they seem to have felt "at home" in there. So much so that I had to deal with two tantrums when we had to leave. They wanted to stay! I guess we'll have no problems during the first days of preschool as they start next week :)

Homeschooling together with Green Hour Challenge have been on hold for a while. We have a different kind of "homeschool" going on with Luana as we have to keep up with her classmates back in Brazil. She'll return to her class in October and will still have two more months of preschool left until the end of the year. Their book is really thick and filled with lots of fun activities including the numbers 0-10 and the letters a, e, i, o and u (I've posted some pictures of the book in my Finnish blog some time ago). The teacher told me they'll probably be finishing the book by the time we get back so I might just as well go through the whole book with Luana. So I made a weekly plan and we do some exercises whenever she asks for them or feels like doing them. Lucas gets to draw at the same time if he wants to.

3 comentários:

Dawn disse...

We've been missing our Green Hour challenge lately also. I do want to get back to it but things have just been busy here as well. I hope your enjoying your new job.

Poppy & Mei disse...

How's the job going?
I really admire you looking after the kids & working & being the #1 parent on hand.
Look after yourself too! Xxx

mamãe disse...

thanks for the comments!

The job's going great. I really enjoy what I'm doing and I'm slowly but surely getting the hang of things. It's getting busier every day but it's interesting and fun at the same time. I get to speak different languages and I'm rediscovering my German "skills" after many many years :)