Saturday, October 26, 2013

What's been going on at The Mom Spot house you ask

 I really don't post much anymore but feel the urge to drop by every now and then.  I keep saying I'm done blogging but just can't bring myself to shut it down yet.  So here's what's going on in our world...

School

School started about 40 days or so ago and the boy seems to be doing well in 5th grade so far.  Math has always been one of his fave subjects and I definitely think it's gotten harder.  They are really focused on decimals and division at this point; we will see how it goes the rest of the year.  He's still not in any outside of school activities yet (still working on that).  He is enjoying being a safety patrol and even one of the school employees noticed that he takes his responsibilty "seriously."  He was also selected for student council again this year! He enjoys it and hopefully it's something he'll want to continue in middle school.

Work/Career

So my job announced a few weeks ago that they will soon close the center I work at.  I know I should be sad or something but I'm so overjoyed not.  I do feel bad for the people that have been there for many years and had planned to ride this job out until retirement.  I have LOATHED this job pretty much everyday for the 2.8 years I've been there and suffered through it because I wanted to finish school before moving on and having a day off during the week made going to school a bit easier.  I do see how a person can become complacent though, even in an uncomfortable situation that you dislike.  One of my co-workers said she only planned to be there 6 months and has been there almost 8 years!  It's easy to just wake up, get dressed and keep doing the same thing day in and day out because it's familiar.  Well the job announcement has awakened me from my stupor and I finally updated my resume with my new degree, had reviewed several times and have been applying to different healthcare jobs like crazy!  Hopefully a door will open for me soon (fingers,toes and everything else crossed)...even though I have no healthcare background. 


That's about it for now,  I know; boring, but that's it.  What's going on in your world?


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Houston, we have a hair....underarm hair that is!

Well it has happened.... I guess puberty has hit our household (sniff, sniff).  My baby came out of the shower yesterday morning (naked, I might add, another post for another time) and showed me is LONE underarm hair.  He was so proud of it too, so I had to make a big deal out of it but really I'm sad because he's growing up WAY too fast for my liking. 

Fifth grade is the year that they learn about puberty and their "changing bodies" in school.  The teachers will conveniently teach this health segment the last week of school and then ship them off for the summer with all of their questions...yay (insert sarcasm). 

Call me lame, crazy or whatever, but I honestly didn't know boys went through puberty.  I just found this out last year!  Oh well, that's what happens when you grow up with four sisters.  I knew how OUR bodies changed but other than a deepening voice, I didn't think boys really had to concern themselves with puberty. 

So I guess our journey has begun.  I think I knew it was coming because for the last year or so he has been so emotional (yay me!...insert more sarcasm here) and my oldest sis (thanks sis!) said that was one of the stages of puberty.  So...what comes next?! Whatever it is, we're ready...I think.