thanks hoggle. that's lovely. he's not a great talker and does internalise things. don't think he likes sharing stuff really, so I made sure I did tell him that I was pleased he had told me, and encouraged him to keep talking. I did say it's only possible for me to help with these things if I know about them. I get the impression sometimes with him that it's like 'yeah yeah mum shut up. I just want to talk about minecraft' lol
JG - the we vs I thing is a biggie. in a leadership / initiative / give me an example of a time when you took control of something / managed lots of people to deliver something type scenario it has to be I all the way. I interviewed two folk recently and inspite of me clearly framing the question and then asking for clarification about their exact part in it when they started with the "we did" and "we decided", they didn't clarify or convince me. So it is potentially bigger than you realise for that one.
as for PTA - you're a braver man than I am. i can't do the politics!
Hoggle - just because you could doesnt mean you should. No is a complete sentence and all that.
Cc - good luck. think of you often. Hoping you are ok
newsflash: after agonising about telling bully boy's mum that we would no longer lift share for rugby, she came tonight to practice and her son got bored after 30 mins and went back to the car so they left. She texted me to tell me he wouldn't be doing rugby anymore for now. So at least that is rugby sorted for now. Had a call from the mum of the other lift share party and her son (m) has also had problems with him because they play minecraft online together. M had built a world and was playing on it with this bully boy. Over a period of months. Then bully boy logged on one day and destroyed m's world.blew it up apparently. M devastated. Bully boy blamed m's cousin who is much older and swore he hadn't done it. Cyber bullying?? Devious at any rate. typical of his sly way of doing thInge.
Another kid at school called j fat today. But said it was because bully boy calls him that... One victory at a time but I will get there...
lotte - glad you aren't beating yourself up too much. And fab that you stayed with Brookie. Well done to both of you! I am never running another marathon again. Ever. Did one in 2005. Hated it. Never again.
hoggle - hope hubby's job / boss situation pans out in your favour. Mine is leaving me alone for now. Think he has got the impression he has peed me off. Not used to having an interfering boss. Used to ineffective and twatty ones. But not ones that try to do my job for me.
E had diarrhoea today so stayed home. Fortunately nick working from mine so watched her for me. She is getting increasingly self sufficient. Finally!!! She wrote me a story about a reb (red) hen. It had a pet fish. The fish was 'veree sillee" and "poosht the reb hen over". Gotta love it.