We are starting with a new school board and facilitator and throwing our old ways to the wind. I am actually learning to get over my Type A personality and getting better at not sweating the little things. It is really, really hard, but the benefits are endless. I have learned that different kids can have totally different learning styles and that curriculum that worked amazingly well for one child is the next child's nightmare. I have learned to pick my battles and to stick to my guns when I need to, theoretically. I second guess myself all of the time. I try to fake it until I make it. What is the worst that can happen really? My kids know that I love them and that I am NOT perfect and that I try to always do what is right. I am only human and therefore I need to have more faith in God that he will aid me where I am weak and strengthen me in my abilities, my knowledge and help me learn from my experience.
This year, I actually have back to school photos. We took them after Mass today. I really wanted to get a group shot, but Patrick got stung by a bee while everyone was arranging themselves. The shot wasn't that important anymore. Poor kid got stung three times by a big ole bumble bee. I am just thanking God that he isn't allergic.
This year I actually let hubby take pictures of me. That is an enormous accomplishment on my part. I hate having my picture taken. I have a horrible relationship with myself. I have huge body image issues (pardon the pun). I debated on whether or not to share the pictures because I am still not at my goal weight. I feel uncomfortable in my skin. I see other mom's shedding the weight easily after having babies and I am still forty pounds more than I was before babies. I was always the skinny kid and that all changed after having babies. I tried to have fun with hubby and let him take really quirky pictures of me. I really am a funny person and love to clown around. I hope you can all have a chuckle with me. God Bless friends and cheers to a new school year.