As a Work Out of the Home Mum (WOHM) as opposed to a Work at Home Mum (WAHM), I am always aware that there
may be will be occasions that I can’t attend events and workshops at our little bear’s school.
While sorting through the various items in her book bag among the colouring-in cut-outs, her Reading Record, her Communication Book, I glanced the school logo on a piece of paper and immediately realised it was a letterhead.
I tried to take it in but skim-read about a Phonics workshop. My immediate thought was “can I take time out of work?”. My manager is pretty flexible and I made a mental note to ask the next day.
…then I realised it was a day I finish early for the school run
…then I realised it was a day I could just ‘go’
…then I realised there was no need to check with anyone
Anything in my diary could be and would be moved!
…then I was relieved and ecstatically happy
We have phonics posters up at home and I love, love, love working through phonics with our little bear. Hubby and I both do. But to get some guidance and ensure we are ‘teaching’ her the correct way? Well, you can’t put a price on that!
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