Baby steps into awareness

Hello my dear friends! How are you?

I have just started an intensive week. Work + studies. But I do not feel discouraged. Beside that I have some motherly duties to focus on. My baby Aaron is growing so fast. He will attend elementary school from August 2023. What comes with that? A lot of new challenges.

My son had quite a difficult start in life. Moving around, getting sick often, then me and his dad divorced, new people arrived into our life’s. I am aware it has been tough on him with so many changes. He needs a lot of care and understanding. Especially when it comes to boosting his self-confidence which he is short of in the area of learning.

My kids has been growing up with technology quite a lot due to my studies and covid19. Thus, it has affected the way they think and feel about necessities of life like reading and writing. Simply giving instructions on how to do does not seem to give effect which makes me to try new ways to approach the issue.

Yesterday, we had tried to write on paper and in a book especially made for preschoolers. The first letters “A” went well but as Aaron’s dad was watching I think our babies confidence went down. He did not want to continue anymore.

I’ve decided to take a different book out to make it more playable and less scary for him. He was more pleased by writing a small “a” than the bigger one. He was very confused as well by there are three different ways of writing “A“. We repeated the whole alphabet and will continue to do so. At preschool they do have some training in this area as well, thus it has become important to continue at home. I’ve pronounced the words in Swedish and Aaron pointed with his finger which one of the pictures illustrates it. We did an exercise of finding the sound “a” in the words. It can be quite tricky when you pronounce letters differently in Swedish and much differently in English but I believe that I’ve given birth to an amazing and talented boy.

As writing and reading letters in a book felt a little overwhelming, I’ve opened the computer and found a nice website for kids with games and different interactive ways of learning. Aaron has a highly developed visual-spatial intelligence like me thus I believe he will learn the fastest while being creative. Colors and space for expression are very important.

What made this interactive game very nice was that my son could click on the letter and he could hear how to pronounce the letter. I’ve noticed that he knows letter “A” very well as well as letter “O“. We will still practice though so that he can be more confident about his abilities.

In case you also would like to spend some time teaching you child about the alphabet or numbers, the website which I found so great is http://www.abcya.com . You can find there everything for kids from preschool up to grade 6. Isn’t that amazing?

Thank you for reading ! See you soon again with some amazing post! ❤

Who is God, mom?

Good evening my dear readers!

Today was a very tough and stressful day for me. I’ve never thought I would end up going to police station to ask about restriction order rules and laws. But well… I guess its better to know before I do anything.

But what does it have to do with todays post you may ask?

Well… These few days has been quite religion focused but more likely religion has been used to explain ones thoughts and actions. But honestly these bad actions and words towards people of different religion cannot be justified just like that. Hate is never the language of God.

So what happened next is that I went to pick up my children from their pre-school, straight from the police station. And on the way home my older son Aaron looked at the grass in the park being dry and asked :

” Mom, why is the grass so dry?”

Of course I’ve tried to to explain the easiest way 😅 but you know the more you answer your childs questions the more questions it may have. So after answering that its due to lack of rain the grass is all dry, he had to ask why there was no rain. That’s where things got complicated.

I told him that I am not sure, maybe God has decided that there would not be any rain. And that’s how our small discussion about “who is God?” has started. But you must know that telling a child a story about creation of the world can be rather overwhelming so I’ve decided to play the same story I have already told him on YouTube.

Now you may be thinking what I’m really after, what is it that I want to say. Well, after having this terrible few days passed me I think that maybe this is a way of the God telling me to not doubt on myself, that what I am doing is not bad, that it’s watching over me.

Nevertheless of what the real reason behind it is… the Bible stories seems to have awakened Aaron’s curiosity. I’ve never forced any religious stories to him neither to his brother. I feel that the people that want to find God will find it.

So what was my answer to the question?

God is in everything that surrounds us, in people we meet, in the flowers and trees, in all life on Earth and that’s why we should love and care for everything God has created even our siblings and friends so that one day we can stand close to God and feel his presence even stronger.

Thank you for reading ❣️

Have a pleasant weekend❣️

Being a teacher of Household Management for the 1st time

Hello my friends!

Today I wake up at 5 AM & I know already am gonna feel so tired by the end of the day. Being a teacher is different right now, compared to the times I was an elementary school kid. It seems like many teachers are not allowed to sit down and I must say that standing for many hours can be a real killer for your knees. I felt like sleeping already at 5 PM yesterday. But today is a brand new day, new challenges, new experiences.

I arrived in school quite early because it was at least 45 minutes before my shift. The school was closed and I did not have a way to go inside. I had to go all around to be able to enter through the main entrance. Then the challenge was to find the right administration office since there were two different. But somehow I found my way. I got my key that I can keep until the last day of my work and the schedule printed out and I must say I was quite surprised when I saw that I got extra time before and after each class. One side of it makes me happy because I can prepare myself but on the other side too much time in between classes is not fun and I would prefer to finish earlier than walk in circles for hours.

Nevertheless, the class was fun. I’ve got introduced to the routines and regulations. The kids did some baking today and next time there will be even more baking. To be a household management teacher is really so much more than just cooking and baking. Before and after class I need to wash all the apron. The plates need to be nicely washed. There is trash that needs to be thrown. And before I even throw anything I need to sort it out.

I’m so excited for next Tuesday ! Yay!

Thank you for reading & until tommorow !