Finally joining in…#R2BC

Jess McGlynnMay 17, 2013

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

I have wanted to join in with Reasons To Be Cheerful for so long and it’s just one of those things that I put off and off until it’s too late and then repeat the experience the following week.  D’oh!

But, I’m going through a bit of a down patch at the moment and find myself grumbling and getting fed up about everything, which inwardly I hate, but I just can’t stop the cynicism and moans escaping out of my mouth.

My challenge, therefore, is to focus on the positive things that I have going on and not to spend too much time thinking over the negative stuff.  I think R2BC is the perfect way to do that!

So, here we go:

1. My OH has another interview lined up next week!
This one is said through slightly gritted teeth as we have had a couple of promising jobs on the horizon that have turned into nothing.  But we are really just trusting that the right job will come along eventually.   In my mind, I want him to have a new job by the time Meg starts school as it will make our lives so much easier if he’s working ‘normal’ hours and somewhere closer to home but we will just have to see what happens.

That said, I do think it’s a positive regardless of whether he is successful as every job opportunity is another confirmation that there are other jobs out there that he could be doing, and he isn’t just stuck with the one that he has.  It’s just a case of waiting!

2. Eli’s talking has advanced massively
I didn’t think it would be possible for it to change so quickly but within the space of a week, he has become much clearer in what he is saying and has picked up a whole new collection of words.  I love how much he is changing and developing.  He’s really not a baby any more!

3. Meg has been asked to move up a group in gymnastics
Truly, for the child who can trip over thin air, it is amazing to watch the control she brings to her gymnastics class.  I have been so proud watching her the past couple of weeks; her strength and flexibility is astonishing!  Not so great when she asks me to practice at home with her and I can’t even reach my knees if I bend over and try keeping my legs straight.  She can put her hands flat on the ground, it’s not fair!!

With her level of skill, the coach thinks she would be better suited to the more structured class which is longer and requires more in depth movements from the children.  It’s very exciting.

Short and sweet!

I am linking this post up with Michelle’s #R2BC at Mummy From The Heart

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