September was definitely a “mixed bag” month. It was a big adjustment for all of us to have a kindergartener in the house, and this change also coincided with another spike in my work load. I can say with confidence that the most enjoyable days were weekends, where we made a point to relax, spend time with friends and not to commit to too many activities.
On the positive note, Anna is thriving in school. Despite the fact that she is younger by at least 6 months and shorter by at least 6 inches than anyone else in her class, she is doing very well. Last week the teacher sent home the note saying that she is amazed by Anna’s progress in handwriting. Nobody is more amazed than I am – she went from forming awkward giant all-capital words to writing legible sentences (well, legible to her, her spelling leaves a lot to be desired) in a matter of two weeks. She seems to be making friends and is looking forward to school every morning.
October promises to be even more crazy at work if this is at all possible, so we really need to regroup and focus on what is doable. I am hoping that Anna will continue to enjoy her school and will continue to “tolerate” her afterschool program which she attends 3 days a week. I am hoping that we will keep up our "game night” tradition. I plan to keep spending a lot of time outside, especially on weekends. And I am really looking forward to Anna’s 5th birthday. I already asked for a couple of days off, so I can really enjoy it with my family.