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My big kid independently sorted something out at school rather then getting me to email about it. (Finalizing the laptop exemption process so he can finally take a laptop to school rather then handwrite everything.) Apparently all it took was me telling him that he could go to the office and talk to them about sorting the rest of it out as I'd signed the forms...
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'The time has come,' the Walrus said, 'To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.'
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I'm incredibly blah about the unit I'm enrolled in with Uni this semester. It's so hard to engage with and I'm lacking motivation. The last assignment I literally left until the last minute to write (I literally wrote it in 5 hours and then rather then doing much more then a basic edit handed it in). I'm happy because rather then barely passing like I expected I got 73%. It makes me slightly more motivated to try and work a bit harder on the next assessment.
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After everyone taking turns of being sick for weeks and weeks, I finally have the house to myself! No work today, and I’m finally feeling a bit better myself.

Can’t decide whether I should watch TV all day, or go shopping for a new iPhone case and some tshirts. And maybe some shoes and bras.
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Now I had to have a lie down afterwards as I was overcome with excitement but I finally found a way to clean the bath properly, gumption and a yellow sponge/green scourer thingy finally got the black stains off

we cleaned the bath regularly so it was clean but we could never get these weird black stains off not mould but they looked like some one used an black eraser and rubbed it on odd spots
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My anxious kids did kiss and drop for the first time ever!
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Found out that for HASS the kids are doing ancient history. And rather then the Greeks or Egyptians etc we did growing up my yr 7 kid is doing aboriginal Australians.
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CrankyM wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:36 pm Found out that for HASS the kids are doing ancient history. And rather then the Greeks or Egyptians etc we did growing up my yr 7 kid is doing aboriginal Australians.
I love how my kids have so much more awareness of Aboriginal culture at 8 and 6 than I had from my whole schooling. I didn’t even hear the word Noongar (Aboriginal people of the South West of WA) until I was in Year 11 - and when I heard it I thought it was a slur. So much ignorance!
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@Fizgig its great isn’t it? My kids school has lots of aboriginal culture and language intertwined through it. They just got sports shirts and it’s got both the English name and the Yawuru name (each faction is names after a bird). They have a big sculpture/information area that details the six seasons. They use Yawuru language to say good morning/hello at assembly and in class in the morning. A lot of town now has signposts with Yawuru language as well. And they do a lot of the history from different viewpoints. This includes invasion day vs first fleet landing, stolen generation, traditional stories, they have a couple of days a year where the local elders and storytellers come and talk to the kids and do various activities. I didn’t even realise I’d met and aboriginal person until I was about 9.
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Over the last week or so, DS five months has been complimented by strangers for being cute (he is) - but they’ve referred to him as ‘they’ until I confirm he’s a boy. Each time he’s been dressed in blue or grey with a blue blanket. It gives me hope we’re maybe finally moving past the blue for boys/pink for girls gender nonsense
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Fizgig wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 8:23 pm
CrankyM wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:36 pm Found out that for HASS the kids are doing ancient history. And rather then the Greeks or Egyptians etc we did growing up my yr 7 kid is doing aboriginal Australians.
I love how my kids have so much more awareness of Aboriginal culture at 8 and 6 than I had from my whole schooling. I didn’t even hear the word Noongar (Aboriginal people of the South West of WA) until I was in Year 11 - and when I heard it I thought it was a slur. So much ignorance!
We recently did an indigenous guided tour of King's park with a Nyungar woman (which is how she spelt it, apparently there are numerous spellings) . Turned out to be just the two of us with her, so very personalised.

It was fabulous, and so interesting.
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Bornagirl wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 9:05 am
Fizgig wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 8:23 pm
CrankyM wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:36 pm Found out that for HASS the kids are doing ancient history. And rather then the Greeks or Egyptians etc we did growing up my yr 7 kid is doing aboriginal Australians.
I love how my kids have so much more awareness of Aboriginal culture at 8 and 6 than I had from my whole schooling. I didn’t even hear the word Noongar (Aboriginal people of the South West of WA) until I was in Year 11 - and when I heard it I thought it was a slur. So much ignorance!
We recently did an indigenous guided tour of King's park with a Nyungar woman (which is how she spelt it, apparently there are numerous spellings) . Turned out to be just the two of us with her, so very personalised.

It was fabulous, and so interesting.
That does sound very interesting. Kings Park is one of my favourite places, glad you enjoyed it.
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Fruitmincepies wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 9:27 am
Bornagirl wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 9:05 am
Fizgig wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 8:23 pm

I love how my kids have so much more awareness of Aboriginal culture at 8 and 6 than I had from my whole schooling. I didn’t even hear the word Noongar (Aboriginal people of the South West of WA) until I was in Year 11 - and when I heard it I thought it was a slur. So much ignorance!
We recently did an indigenous guided tour of King's park with a Nyungar woman (which is how she spelt it, apparently there are numerous spellings) . Turned out to be just the two of us with her, so very personalised.

It was fabulous, and so interesting.
That does sound very interesting. Kings Park is one of my favourite places, glad you enjoyed it.
It gets better. We happened to be in Perth the weekend before the cyclone hit up the coast, and the outskirts of it were affecting the weather there - the forecast seemed to change by the hour. We were being collected to go to the boat to go to rottnest, and because of the unpleasant weather the driver called us, said others had cancelled, we were the only ones, instead of going to the pickup point, he would collect us. Once he did that, he said that we still had time on our hands due to no other pickups, would we like to spend half an our in King's park? Would we ever. Our plan had originally been to bike ride around it after walking around it, but it would have been too windy, and possibly wet.

It's an amazing park.
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The house we are purchasing has gone unconditional. After moving to Brisbane 6 years ago from Adelaide we are finally going to be home owners again, in the suburb we want.
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