Tuesday 22 January 2008

Ch ch changes...

Changes are afoot in the Rule household…AGAIN. Just when things start settling into something close to normalcy I have to shake it all up again. A decision needs to be made tonight, and a very big decision indeed. We spent the afternoon having a tour of a school, we met the principal, saw the different class rooms, fields etc and Jessica has been offered a place.
We have a dilemma, the book list looks alarmingly different, the uniform is different, even the shirt cannot be recycled and she has to take a new subject as Home Economics is full, there is a place in musicianship which she has said she will take as she has done theory of music and piano for a few years. It is also the middle of a school year, and it is a BIG move for Jessica. She is up for it; I have given her what I consider the worst case scenario, being left out, having no friends and eating lunch alone. The up side of course is that she can then tuck into a really good book every break…I am sure she would agree with my upbeat take on being a loner? Of course some people are happy with their own company and that is fabulous and my tongue is NOT in my cheek, but my daughter does like to have friends and the thought of her coming home and crying on my shoulder will keep me up tonight.
The decision is difficult, but J has said that she really wants to move, even though she has not been unhappy where she is. The extra curricular activity list is extensive, the science block has some amazing opportunities, especially during transition year when they do forensics which is something J is very interested in. There are many sport choices and the practices seem to take place up to 4 times per week.
Kirstin will stay where she is, but we have put her name down for September 2008, she is the lucky one as it will be a new beginning for all the kids in her year which will make the transition a lot easier for her.
Of course all of this will propel me into an unsuspecting work force if I can find someone who will have me.
My C.V is varied and may be a great conversation starter in the office. I am a jack of all trades (master of none….shhhhh) from window displays, to banks, nursery schools to bar administrator and more. I am fairly sure my C.V gets filed under ‘desperate times call for desperate measures/when we can’t find anyone else’ when I send it in to agencies, of course this is a travesty of justice as I KNOW that I can do ANYTHING I set my mind to…don’t we all?

5 comments:

English Mum said...

Interesting. Why the move? A different area? Public to private sector? It does sound like a good school... x

English Mum said...

Oh, and I've been considering a move back into the workforce too. Scary isn't it.

TheRuleClan said...

All very scary, Jess started today! We think it was the right move, school has a very good name and has a lot to offer J, also run the same as the school they attended in SA so it is very familiar for them. I guess as our kids get older the work force provides us with a sense of usefulness again!!! What do u want to do???

English Mum said...

Hmmm...not sure - seeing as I obviously can't make a living from writing twaddle on my blog every day, I suppose it would have to be secretarial or reception? What about you?

TheRuleClan said...

Ha! Same as you!!! Seems so boring but I figure perhaps we can dazzle them with our supreme intelligence and get promoted...