My kids are talking about athletics and books this week.
Athletics has been the focus at school for a couple of weeks, accumulating in the final Athletics Day competitions yesterday and today. It’s a big deal to them. The only issue is trying to figure out how to watch each kid do their favourite event as they rotate around.
The other conversation piece is about the book sale at school. My kids want to use their pocket money to buy books… I shouldn’t complain at all, books are better than lollies, or plastic toys, but they are not cheap! My youngest said to me yesterday, “$40 is too expensive so I’ll just spend $30 …. Or I could spend $40 if you want me to mum?”
Hubby then piped up with, “How about you all spend $5?” And he was pretty surprised when he realised that nothing at the book fair would be that cheap.
My other dilemma has been my younger children wanting to buy books that we already own in the house. They want their own versions as they see that the books we already have belong to their older siblings.
The running around while they try and find their money has been interesting too, and there have been a couple of arguments as $2 has gone missing.
Listening to your kids conversations is a good way to prioritise your plans for the week. My role as a mum therefore is to see as much of the athletics as possible, and to guide my kids to appropriate books when we go to the book fair tomorrow.