A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Monday, 18 June 2012
Y4 - 262/365: What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks
The longer stretches of daylight make it more and more difficult to convince young, Master Ryan that it is, in fact, time for bed. He complies by brushing his teeth and will eventually settle because he understands the routine itself...but getting him upstairs without a tiny bout of whimpering is impossible. Then, he stands, twirling the toothbrush and biting on the plastic while he stares from the window and tells Mommy all the things he can see because the sun is still out.
It only took one reminder from the 'stay in bed technique' tonight, but it's especially important that he gets plenty of rest since Mommy AND Daddy are both at work in the morning. Luckily I'm just a few streets away at a local school and the transition will hopefully be good for Ryan as well since he's excited to spend it with Nana & Grandad and his cousin, Amy...or Aye-eeee, as he calls her.
Still, only about 4-5 more potential weeks of this until I'm off for a minimum of six weeks until school returns for Autumn term. As much as I look forward to the break, I'm seriously going to miss the opportunity for income. I'll be so happy when this QTS thing gets sorted.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!