7 to 34 – Back to school
The day has finally arrived and The Boy is going to Grade 3. Who would have thought we'd make it this far. God y'all, God. He's been nervous about starting a new grade so ever since he came back I've made sure to spend a lot more time with him and constantly remind him that everything is the same, same loving and supportive parents, same Jesus, same school, just a new grade. Credit to a Parent24 article I read about prepping littlies for school. The day went well, he says. Wife asked him if he likes his new teacher and says "she's nice, she didn't shout at us"... let's hope it stays that way.
We never had a chat about The Boy, right? I love that little dude and I'm very grateful for him. A lot of what I do is to make him happy. He won't realise much of it right now, but I hope he'll in the future reap good fruit from what I'm sowing in him. I once heard a quote from a podcast/blog I follow from time to time (called The Parent Cue), and they said:
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother
I've found it was quite the divisive quote when I was googling it just now, and for good reason. Sure there are other much more important things a parent can do for their child, and loving them tops the list. But I still believe in that quote, modelling love for the kids. But I also want to add, another important thing a parent can do for their children is model good, honesty and integrity. Now, of course this is not the easiest thing to do, but I'll keep trying because:
"The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them" ~ Proverbs 20:7 (NLT)
This morning I had all intentions to go to gym, to yoga class specifically. I got there and I changed my mind, opted to run tread with high incline instead. And after school The Boy insisted he wants to go to gym, so we went. Again I booked myself for the afternoon yoga class, but I was a minute late and they'd closed the doors. Okay, that's an excuse. I don't think I want to be [possibly] the only man in class without my wife. I feel awkward thinking about it even. Anyway, tried this new Big Five class they started at Virgin Active, it was too easy, so I went on to kill the super circuit.
Other than that, had a meeting out in Sandton in the late morning. Popped in to a former employer afterwards to go visit some old colleagues. It was good to see people I'd spent over 5 years with.