That's interesting re the we and I thing CM, I am definitely going to have to practise it! I'm too much of a team player obviously
We did a coffee morning this morning and Nicky's year came and sang songs which was soooo sweet to watch, especially considering last time he performed in front of parents was as a very sad little sheep last Christmas!
Had loads and loads of positive comments from other parents and staff, so the whole thing has actually generated a lot of support from the PTA which is great. All my banana bread was taken so have had to console myself with Dairy Milk .
Caro - not a bad mummy at all, I bet he's fine. My mum never talks about things so it has made me more determined to talk to my kids. I have regular sessions on Sophie's bed chatting about her worries at school and things at the moment - hopefully sorted out!
CM - yes I did thanks, yesterday. It was pretty good really, my in-tray exercise was pretty much perfect (woo hoo!) and I need to be more specific with my examples in the interview, and stop using we and use I! Whether I can manage to change that in a future interview is another matter, but the guy giving me feedback was really nice.
Boo to J's bullying, that sounds awful. I assume you've talked to him about healthy eating and treats being ok etc? But it sounds as though this has come entirely from this other boy. Grr.
Had an easy lesson today as none of my students turned up, but I still get paid . Crazy weather here today too!
Had yet another backlash on Facebook from our dear parents against the PTA - please go and have a read if you want a laugh! I particularly like "I fink" as showing what intelligent comments you can make... Interestingly her son is a little sh1t too! We were invited to a tea party by Y2 as part of their Community Day and 5 of us went and had sandwiches which the kids had made and they asked us questions about what we do. It was really lovely and so nice to have recognition of our existence. Then 2 parents had to ruin it on Facebook by going off on one about the school not having told them we were going in as, effectively, we were strangers near their kids without them knowing. FFS. Anyway it's made me really angry so I won't go on about it anymore!
Hope E feels better soon and that the packing is going ok CC - I hate packing! Well done Lotte, even if it wasn't as quick as you wanted. Epic journey home though!
Right, banana bread in the oven for the coffee morning tomorrow so better check it! I made one the other day and it wasn't good at all so I hope this turns out better! So far so good... I'm hoping it doesn't all get eaten
Big hugs Caro, I really hope your black clouds are soon blown away and that you have sunny days again before too long. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Am still amazed that you are running races etc while feeling so low because of your treatment. Good for you.
Hope other black clouds lift too, they are annoying when they turn up for no reason. Touch wood I seem to be fairly stable at the moment - though I did have a strop at Sophie the other night when she wouldn't read to me (this often happens with me and not Daddy) and she sobbed and sobbed. Then she said "when you're cross with me it feels like you're not my Mummy anymore" How bad did I feel?! Will try my best not to lose it with her though we are only human aren't we, and grown ups make mistakes and apologise just like children do!
Quite busy with PTA and school helping stuff this week, barely time to work! Half term on Friday as it's an INSET day and we're off to Centerparcs till Mon, yeay . There's a big group of us going, all uni friends and kids. Sophie will be the oldest at 6 and the youngest is a baby so could be interesting! Will definitely be fun though.
Just heard from my mum that she is having her swollen lymph gland/node out in November and will need to stay in hospital for 5 days to check there's no infection or something. She's quite stressed with looking after my granny, whose memory is getting worse by the day and she is quite dependent on her care now. We (me and my siblings) all say it's time she went into a home as it's just not fair on my mum to have this burden, especially when she has her own worries of skin cancer returning. Fingers crossed these cells were just from the original site at the bottom of her leg and have been travelling up her lymph gland all this time, and not that they are new cells.
I still have to remind myself that so many people can see posts on FB - thanks for your support TT! They do make us cross and it's so hard not to just speak your mind!
Good luck Lotte and Brookie! Hope the knee and foot hold up Lotte.
I ran 7.2 miles yesterday and it felt quite hard work - harder than the 10 miles I did last Sunday bizarrely! I am feeling tired and a bit under the weather though so that's probably why. Had to get a longish run in as I've got the delights of a soft play birthday party tomorrow morning...oh the joys...
MM - my friend has just posted her Minecraft cake for her daughter and it is just awful! She says she is no domestic goddess but really...made me laugh! Wouldn't say that to her of course .
Had a reasonably successful swimming lesson with Nicky this morning in that he swam with just a woggle for a few seconds without me holding on. As soon as he realises though, he just panics and begs me to hold onto him! Hopefully it will give him a little confidence anyway. He is not a brave boy in the water though he enjoys it strangely enough!
I had a nice riding lesson too, on a new horse who I haven't ridden before and was hard work to keep going, but the instructor said I did well on her . Got my leg stuck on the back of the saddle when I was getting off though and had brief visions of landing in an undignified heap on the floor !