We went to the mall the other night to buy some school supplies. While we were heading to the school supply section, the kids instantly pull their own cart and went separate directions to get the stuff that they need. They have their own initiative now unlike last year when I have to decide what design or color of notebooks they will get for themselves. My kids have matured a bit. That’s something to be proud of.
Without any pressure from them (the drama of choosy shoppers 😀 ) we were able to finish shopping in no time. When we arrived home, my son couldn’t wait to open the shopping bags to check what he got for himself. He used the box cutter instead of scissor to untie the plastic bags. Good thing the blade is no longer that sharp. My kids can do things on their own if they want to, I wish they continue to be more responsible and mature kids. 🙂
I was expecting my friend to call me yesterday regarding the project (Microsoft localization). She said she will send me the style guide and glossary as basis for the project. I’m still waiting for her communication until now. I’m not sure if it’s a sign of another delay. But we are all targeting May 3, that’s tomorrow, to begin the translation project simultaneously.
If say, the schedule will be moved for a couple of days, I might use it to run my errands including the review of prototype 37-c which is nearing its deadline. I might also use the day to enroll my kids and niece to school and buy school supplies for them.
Opening of classes is the time of the year when parents normally get excited and apprehensive at the same time. They get excited because their kids will be entering a new phase in their lives as a student. They feel anxious if there are reports of tuition hike and increase in prices of school supplies. All these things happen beyond are control. So in instances that an additional financial support is needed, some parents resort to using their prepaid visa. In our case, if push comes to shove we’ll just have to use our credit card. (Like what I wrote in my previous posts we maintain the card for emergency purposes only.)