My kids are doing fine. Bea, my eldest, only has a week to go before her summer vacation ends. She will be Grade I this June. From what I hear, elementary school today is murder. In my day, there was no “child stress syndrome” and the stuff they teach kids at this age today is so advanced for my taste. I always joked that at the rate the kids are going now, they would not want to attend college anymore.
I also have to furnish her school a copy of my custody order so that she will not be disturbed by that girl in school. Anyway, I can always rely on my sister to guard her there. It’s so reassuring to have a court order, don’t you think? But then again, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance…
She also figured in her first Santacruzan. It’s probably not the last. I have the pictures in my Flickr photo sharing account if you’re interested. Just click the Zeitgeist below.
Nico is also doing fine and I always see some sort of development (motor, physical and even personality) in him everyday. He never ceases to amaze me everyday with his new “antics.” Plus, he’s getting to be more affectionate and hence, more amiable and likeable (lovable).
Only problem is that her nanny is leaving permanently this June and her two other “ates” have “volunteered” to step up to the task (so they can share the nanny’s wages, of course) so I would not have to find a replacement. I basically don’t agree with this new set up but I’m willing to take this as far as it could go. I don’t have the capacity now to increase their pay any other way. Of course, I made it clear that Nico and Bea’s well being are the paramount concern so I will find a replacement immediately if problems occur. On the other hand, though, Bea’s extended hours in school means she’ll need lesser attention from them, anyway. Scholastic attention, I can share with my mom (a retired public school teacher with a career of 40 plus years). No problem in that front.
Well, I basically covered all fronts coming into the school season. Of course, I sometimes think my children could use a mother (but not their mother, mind you) at this point in time. But with a mother like that girl, it’s better they don’t have one. Oh well…
And no, I’m not shopping around for any “mother” candidates now or anytime soon…I’m contented with our present situation so why complicate it?
But I know, we’ll manage in the end, even if I had to take care of them all myself and run a decent law practice at the same time.
In a way, though, I also feel bad for Nico. He does not realize it yet, but the one that mainly takes care of his day-to-day mundane needs is leaving in a few days. But then again, there are people who will stay with him no matter what. Us.
Finally, the so-called “second”visit of that girl is coming up in about two weeks. Judging from the so-called “first” visit, this second visit will have the same results. A no-show.
But just in case she does visit, I was thinking of setting-up my webcam into some sort of surveillance/time lapse system to monitor the visit. Can anyone help me in this regard?