Monday, September 16, 2013

September... always starts with a bang. Oh and chapter 18 of the Emma story

As usual September starts with a bang.  I think part of it is that summer is so relaxed and then in one day lunches and waking up early and going to school and making dinners and swimming lessons and karate and OSCE and working and traffic.  Makes for a busy two weeks.  Then we start to get into the groove again and we treasure the weekends and we drink more tea and we read more and we get back into the routine.  I love the summer and not having a routine, but I'm okay to get back into it too. 

First both boys have started in the same school now.  Nathan is still half days but it's nice that Lucas is there to help him with some parts.  Lucas is really liking his teacher, but they made 5 split class of grades 3/4.  He was disappointed his best friend Henry wasn't in his class, but that quickly turned around when he saw he had another friend in the class.  So things have been smooth sailing for him ever since. 

Nathan on the other hand is still adjusting.... it's all been quite new for him.  He goes to the neighboors house now and not Lesley and kindergarten is something new for him too.  He seems to be enjoying each aspect, just not changing between the different parts.  Slowly though he is making friends and feeling more comfortable with it.  But there are still tears.  I was talking to Alexis about it the other day and while the tears break my heart and when he whispers in my ear "i don't want to go, I just want to stay with you", I'm still trying to appreciate the stage that he wants to be with me and that I am his favorite person to be with.  I'm sure as he continues to get more use to it, the tears will be replaced with excitiment. 

Lastly Emma.... she does continue to do well and is glad to be back to hanging out with Auntie Karen again.  Emma thrives on routine, so she is very happy it's September.  Although one night the first week of school Darryl and I sleeping and are awoken by a horrendous smell.  And a smell has to be bad to wake you out of a slumber.   Darryl then realizes that he left Emma outside when we went to bed and let her out to pee.  Of course Emma has been sprayed by a skunk.  Darryl in his sleepy stupor lets her in the house and makes her sleep on her bed at the front door.  But the smell is just atrocious!  Neither of us can sleep it is so bad.  So I go on facebook and message Lori and as it is 4am here, not sure if she'll be up or be in the midst of getting out the door we also google what to do.  Luckily the answer was there and we took her to the garage with peroxide, baking soda and soap to make a paste to scrub her down.  Once she was scrubed and the dog bed was thrown out the smell aired out fairly quickly and we were able to fall back asleep.  Of course now Emma has a new name "black dog with brown ear", as the peroxide bleached  some of her hair and now she is a dog of many colors. 

Till Next time


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