Now that the boys are back in school I can finally concentrate more with work. It’s been a great summer but three months of vacation time takes all my super mummy powers. And by the end of August I’m ready to take another holiday – just for me!
The 5 year old (6 next month) is finding it hard to adjust to the eat mornings and long days. Last November, we first found out that the boys are in school from 9 til 5 we immediately thought that the transition will be difficult for them.
Spanish school times differ from school to school. We had the option to send our son on half days (9:00am-13:00pm) but the school director insisted that putting our son on full time hours will beneficial to his transition, thus spending most of his time with native speaking children.
Taking the directors advice in to consideration we thought about it and decided that we will give it a go. If my son is not happy with the arrangement then we will opt for the half days. I guess that was another option to see whether our boy will take to the new school times and whether he will find it too much. There was already so much going on, relocating with small children is never easy. But I think this is mainly we worry about them and how they will take to a new life, new country, new language and new friends.
We worried…and worried some more. But after trying it out while working g closely with his teachers he finally adjusted to the timetable after a few weeks. That was nearly a year ago. He has made some friends and have learnt the language, even though he refuses to speak Castellano at home we have been told by our close Spanish friends that he ‘opens’ up and speak in Spanish when on his own with them. A good sign at least! They’re still finding it hard to wake up in the morning… but hey thats normal right?