This week was very up and down. I said on facebook I felt like I had been on a rollercoaster – sometimes the ups and downs were in the same day…but overall I feel I have come out on top so am grateful for that.
On the weekend, while I took Lulu to a birthday party, Alice and hubby went off on an adventure in the city that included bus and ferry rides galore. On one of the bus trips they rushed off at their stop leaving behind the daypack they had brought with all their stuff. I wasn’t too fussed when hubby told me on the phone until he mentioned that he had tossed in the brand new Entertainment book that I had just picked up from school. While I can live with the $65 existing solely as a donation I was still frustrated at the loss. I was amazed the next day when we found out someone had handed in the backpack and we were able to get it back – faith in humanity restored. I loved when Lulu had asked if the police would go looking for our backpack if someone did steal it. I love her innocence that does not realize there are so many awful crimes out there that the police are busy with. Her world includes police officers that are there to make sure kids are safe and that things get returned to their owners. This made me very happy.
This week my girls attended dance classes to try them out. Many friends now dance locally at a new school which is fun and relaxed. We had a bad experience when Alice was young as we attended a very well known dance school for a year. By the end of the year her friends had left and we were on our way out as well. In my opinion 6 year olds attending dance classes should be smiling and enjoying themselves, not getting stressed and crying. Not every kid will grow up to be a ballerina and I am grateful this school has opened up so kids can choose to dance purely for the fun and not be expected to have immaculate attire, perfect toes and pressure. It was hard to join in classes where dances were already in progress (a few tears were shed over not understanding where to go and what to do), but both girls stuck out their classes and loved them enough to sign up. So now we have our own “so you think you can dance” action happening in the living room thanks to 3 classes covering jazz, hip hop and contemporary. Love it!
Lastly, this week has been amazing in the ecourse I am running with Kirri. I will forever be grateful to nearly 70 women who have chosen to join us on blind faith. If any of them are reading along I want them to know how much it has meant to us both already to have this experience together. We still have three weeks to go, but already the group and process together has filled my heart and soul completely.
What are you grateful for this week?
Find your simple,
Image credit: dance kids by flickr user vdrg dansschool