The holidays are about to come to an end and although we’ve had a fortnight off from school and work, it feels like far longer. The kids and I are now more than ready to return into some kind of routine and I’m quite looking forward to starting a new term.
I’m well aware that we are still in the midst of winter and its flipping freezing for a further two months, but the title ‘spring term’ seems to offer a little light at the end of the tunnel. Christmas has been and gone, the decorations are now down and I’m therefore done with the dark nights and the winter weather!…
September has been none-stop, there has barely been a second for us to suspend service and to sit down. My body is desperate for a much-needed rest but up until now I simply haven’t had the chance to allow myself the luxury of lazing about. I’m well aware that I’m far from the only female rushing around like a headless chicken at this time of the year, so without further whining or waffle, here are a few of the things which I have ‘liked and loved’ throughout the past month.
Back To School
The kids and I started back at school following what was a super summer holiday.…
It’s been almost a week since the kids went back to school: J is now in year five and E has moved up to year one, despite protesting that having turned five years old, she should therefore be in the reception class. According to E, reception class is for four and five years olds thus should be where she should remain. We explained over and over to E that year one is for five and six year olds, yet she refused to acknowledge or to accept this information and it wasn’t until her first day back at school that she finally understood.…
This time next week the kids will be back at school for the start of the autumn term, I therefore spent this afternoon running around an array of shops collecting the remaining bits of uniform which our children required.
After filling the children with MacDonald’s fine dining (aka a burger and chips) we made our way to Clarks where I parted with my pennies (four thousand pennies to be exact!) in exchange for a pair of children’s shoes which I am almost certain will be scuffed and scratched in next to no time. J on the other hand had the forethought to save us some money by preventing his feet from growing any further, which in all honesty was probably wise as his feet are so big that he isn’t far off having flippers for feet!…
J started Forest School this week, he had huge amounts of fun out and about with his class friends in the fresh air and returned home with lots of tales to tell.
J’s Teachers have all commented on how impressed they were with him and how much fun he had. I am so proud of my little man, he has settled straight into the Juniors with no problems whatsoever. He seems to be happy, confident and trying his best in School, long may it continue!
Happy Sunday folks, I hope you’ve had a great weekend and that all your little ones starting Nursery, Pre-School, Primary School, Secondary School, College or even venturing off to University have all settled well.…