This past week has been all about getting into the swing of being up and ready early on and trying to work out the best time to leave to get to the schools at the correct time and still be able to park! We have got a hang of if now and are ready to rock this school year!
Amellia has been going in fantastically and is absolutely loving her new school! She told me that she wishes there was no weekend so that she could go to school everyday. On Monday she did have a little cry going in but the teacher came over and chatted to her about her coat and then took her by the hand and they headed in, I think after the weekend she was just thrown a bit, she really strives off a routine so once she gets into the swing of it again she will be grand.
Her changing school has really been one of the best things I have ever done. My only negative about it is that I wish I had done it sooner. This school is providing her with so much more support and help than she ever received at her previous school. They are also keen to get everything else rolling to be able to provide her with even more help and support. She got 20/20 on her weekly spelling test and was over the moon, we are super proud of her and even more importantly she is really proud of herself and was so excited to tell everyone.
Dylan still isn’t really loving going into school, they have been trying putting him in a buggy to get him to the class as they can’t lift them Incase they were to trip and fall and cause the child to then get an injury which I completely understand. He too found it even harder on Monday and I reckon that is because he had been off for the two days and had got back used to that, but hopefully soon he will learn that school is great and he gets those two days off to be with me.
He seems to be a bit hit and miss with how he settles once in the class. One day it only took him 15 minuets but then the next day again he was back up too taking a long time to settle so it really is a take each day as it comes type of thing he always comes out happy and smiling when he sees us so that makes it a lot easier, not sure I could leave him if he was coming out crying too!
Hope your little ones and you are settling back into the school routine ?
With Dylan starting school recently I have had a lot of people giving me their opinions on something which I feel strongly about and tell them before they even start with the back and forth.
My child, my choice.
I don’t agree with putting my child on a bus to and from schools. He’s three ffs. I wouldn’t put a neurotypical child on a bus even if it was a specific one for the school so I’m defiantly not putting my neurodivergent child on one.
People argue that it gives me more time, but I would rather do what is best for my child than what is best for me. I’m pretty sure that’s normal for parents.
I hear things like oh but everyone else does it.. I’m not a sheep thanks very much, I think for myself and what benefits my family the best. Also, just because everyone else does it does not mean it is right. Many things are questionable that “everyone’s does.
Not long till he starts nursery now, where did the time go!? They grow up far too fast and with them both in school now I know the years will fly by even faster 😦
Recently my head seems completely filled with everything that is going on.
If I’m not going to an appointment that week, I’m making one and having to check that it wont clash with the several other appointments that area already made. Then with everything that is going on my head never seems to stop thinking, worrying, planning and mainly just trying to get my head around it all to understand it.
To try to help with organising appointments so that they aren’t all constantly buzzing around in my head and to enable me to make them when I am out and not having to call once I’m home to either change or cancel if he already has one I purchased a lovely little handbag size monthly planner. What makes it even more wonderful is that it has some lovely little motivational quotes throughout it too. It is really beautiful and even better than I expected when I ordered it.
What I really like is that it has a month on each page, so it is quick and easy to see when I am free for appointments and when I am not.
I am rather looking forward to filling it in and even more excited now because I was invited along to the opening of a lovely little stationery type shop called Smiggle.
They sell a variety of things, from scented pencils, gel pens, backpacks, lunch boxes, games, jewellery etc! Everything was so bright and colourful in the shop, and I really loved that the items aimed at boys were brightly coloured.
The members of staff in the shop were so wonderful with Amellia as she was very excited by it all. One of the ladies took Amellia around and showed her some of their fun and exciting pens that they do and helped her choose a few items that she would like. She decided on a pen with a unicorn on it that fires, a boxing owl pen and a set of highlighters.
I now have a lovely little selection of scented gel pens, highlights and a few other bits and pieces to make my pocket planner even easier to see who is doing what.
If you are near a Smiggle you should really pop along and have a nosy around, I bet you wont be able to resist all of the cuteness!
*-* *disclaimer* I was given some of these stationary items from Smiggle free of charge to include them in a post *-*
Sorry for being rather quiet this week, but it has been crazy in my house with the whole back to school, being out of the house early and all that other jazz that goes along with being a parent in September!
Amellia hasn’t been so keen on school this year and had a few tears in the morning, but then when I pick her up she tells me that she has had a good day and chats away to her friends as we walk back to the car!
I think it’s just the whole beginning of school nerves again, and just getting used to the routine that is throwing her off a little! Hopefully in a few weeks time she will be skipping off into school again and really enjoying it all!
On Friday I went out for a bite to eat with my sister in Sugar Cane, and the food was lovely! We both had some calamari to start and the new pizzas for our main. They were fantastic, though a little hard to cut up!
We then headed over to Indie Fude for a little evening all about chocolate! It was a lush little evening and I don’t think I have ever ate so much chocolate in one sitting in my life! It was all simply incredible! Fantastic evening and I will be sure to keep an eye to see what other evenings they are doing to pop along too!
Was a friendly, happy, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere with some lovely people!
Can’t wait to head back again and interact with some adults!
Hope your little ones are finding back to school exciting and fun! =]