The stall is looking great at The Vintage Shed, albeit stocks being very low after a busy couple of weeks. Time to get back to thrifting and creating once placement is finished. One subject this semester will allow me to get back to motherhood, creating and gardening. I can't wait.
I have enjoyed this week so much - I think it is because I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. One of the biggest things I am learning during my teaching placement how vital our role is as a parent. At times I have doubted my efforts and role as a mother. I have wondered if my kids even care if I read them a story. Do they care that I sit and draw with them? Do they care that we garden together? I no longer doubt these treasures. Yes, treasures.
I realise more than ever, our time with our children is fundamental in their own learning. I still read picture books to Miss G and Master S. They are aged almost 12 and almost 10. It is irreplaceable, the lessons learned, the knowledge communicated, the love shared.
What have you been reading to your kidlets this week? Here are a few of what we have been reading....
The other books are out of print and I cannot find a picture for you, we have been enjoying some vintage children's literature too.
An update on Teri-Lynn, there is no news on a family for her - however the funds raised in the last week will cover most, if not all of the costs associated with rescuing her.
I received another email today from the lady representing the Victorian government's inter-country adoptions. Currently, as it stands, there is not an active group in Australia pursuing changes to our inter-country adoption laws. It has been assumed by the Australian government, according to my correspondence with this representative, that foreign countries are improving their care of orphans; hence the reduction of adoptions taking place by Australian families. In the last two years, Australian inter-country adoptions have halved. I may not be an official representative of adoption statistics, however my reading has shown that the number of orphans in this world surely indicates their is a need for rescuing innocent babes. And our adoption rate has halved? We have no group advocating for inter-country adoption law changes? I will keep you updated on more information - I have one last group to contact to determine if they have information on current active groups lobbying in Australia. Bare with me as I finish my teaching placement this week and I will let you know of further progress!
Much Love Rach xo
P.S. - don't forget to tell me what you are reading this week xo