So I was supposed to launch #MOONCHILDWAY next week with some cool photos and post about how I deal with anxiety and mumming it (will still come) BUT today Cam finished school and said goodbye to YEAR 1….woo-woo! SCHOOLS OUT! And although we are smiling here…..
…honestly this year has by far been the TOUGHEST year and I fully questioned if I was made out of the right stuff for this mum life! I was a full on single parent (i’ve always co-parented before), working part time and running Pick Me Up, Cameron was behind in class which pushed him more in to low self esteem within class and not wanting to try at all, he wouldn’t eat and eventually started to have panic attacks which lead me into taking him out of school for a few days. Those that know Cam personally know what a vibrant soul he is sorhis was literally soul destroying for me to see and experience with him. Other things contributed to his emotions and I guess I wanted to write this post for anyone that has ended this school year maybe feeling a bit meh or had a few struggles and thinks they are the only one.
TRUST ME YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
With praise, love and a few changes at home I have seen a massive change in Cam and his behaviour in school. Its so easy to get frustrated but I have seen that isn’t the answer. I took more time to do extra work with Cam at home, really really praised him when he got it right and also clapped for his mistakes (that is how we learn after all) I really learnt to speak life into him and champion him. I think we sometimes forget they are just little humans learning.
We are still struggling with food but taking each day as it comes and I’m hoping that we can try some fun and exciting places over the summer holidays and also do more kids cooking at home whilst he is off.
I guess this was just me saying every kid is different and whilst Cams school report said he was ‘working towards expected level’ academically words like spiritual, energy, loving, caring and curious was used through out. And I am happy about that. Don’t be too hard on yourself and most of all don’t be too hard on them.
I feel overwhelmed with emotion as I write this because I really questioned at one point if we would get through this year at all, but here we are. WE MADE IT! And I just wanted to send you all the good vibes and energy and to let you know that you can make it too! Im not perfect and I’m winging it just like everybody else. We in it together and i’ve got you. I don’t know you but you are reading this so we connected now. lol!
This is me and cam. Unfiltered, bushy hair and smiling… may the vibe continue!
Enjoy your holidays lovely’s…