I’ve been joining in with Project 365 since the start of 2014, and been inspired by The Boy and Me to make sure I take a Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 2015 Week 34 Days 228-234.
Sunday 16th August – Day 228
We went out for Sunday lunch in Aylesbury for a review, nice food and great service with a smile. Daddy P has wanted to visit Bletchley Park for ages so we visited for the afternoon. Monkey was really too young to appreciate it all, but he was free and our tickets become an annual pass, so I’m going to go back on a school day!
Sunday night is bath night with Daddy P, look I’ve got a beard!
Monday 17th August – Day 229
We drove down to Whipsnade Zoo for the day, it really is one of our favourite places. We met up with one of my Dad’s cousins and spent a lovely day seeing lots of baby animals – elephant, hippo and lemur were highlights. Monkey’s wasp phobia decided to come with us, which proved challenging at times, and sadly doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Any ideas on how to de-stress a child in this situation would be appreciated because I am out of ideas.
Tuesday 18th August – Day 230
We spent the day with my ex MIL and my eldest niece who’s just come back from her first holiday abroad with her boyfriend. So lovely to see the smart young woman she has become. Monkey had a lovely time making up the ‘Wasp’ game! He made a paper wasp and then we helped him make a big cardboard dice out of cardboard. Of all the subjects for a game ……
I’d totally forgotten to take any photos and luckily my cross stitch project came to the rescue!
Wednesday 19th August – Day 231
Oh what a challenging day. I haven’t been to Jado Chi since the school holidays started but my friend and I had arranged to go and take our boys with us. Her son is in the year above Monkey, but at a different school – they were at Pre-school together 3 years ago – eek! Well Monkey wasn’t impressed and was literally stuck to me like glue.
A quick trip home to change and then we met back up for lunch, the wasp saga continued but we did get some giggles and he almost had a conversation with us all.
Thursday 20th August – Day 232
We’d got Monkey’s first swimming lesson in 4 weeks late in the afternoon so I decided we’d have a home day. Monkey was happy playing whilst I caught up with a few job. I was expecting a review delivery which should have been with us by 2pm, of course it didn’t arrive until after we’d left at 4.30!
Swimming – what to say. I knew it would be a challenge, 4 weeks in Monkey’s world is a lifetime and we’d missed class change, so there were a lot of new children in his class. Cue him running away from the pool twice, me taking him back to the pool edge and him nearly dragging me in with him. Tears, screaming, you name it we had it. The teacher and her assistant tried everything. It was the worst he has ever been, and in the end we had to admit defeat. It has left me totally drained and even more concerned about what we face when he starts school again next month. Do I admit defeat and give up on lessons, and walk away from 18 months of trying, find a one to one class, I just don’t know. He actually loves being in the water, so I have no idea.
Right now I’m just drained, running on empty and in need of one easy day. Sorry feeling sorry for myself, ignore me. Tomorrow is another day!
Friday 21st August – Day 233
We met up with Tina from The Soup Dragon Says and her son for the day at the Winchester Science Centre. After yesterday, I wondered what Monkey would throw at me, but apart from breaking my bracelet (sob), he was on good form and really enjoyed himself. He wasn’t interested in the planetarium but loved everything else. This crane was his clear favourite, but he really had a wonderful time. Can thoroughly recommend, and he’s already asking when we can go back.
Saturday 22nd August – Day 234
We drove over to Blenheim Palace to meet up with a few of our NCT friends, the aim was to have some fun in the Pleasure Gardens and enjoy a picnic together. Monkey decided he didn’t want to play in the sandpit, so we took our bucket and spade back to the car. After a quick visit to the Bygones Museum we headed back to the gardens to find a bit of shade to set up our camp for the day. Then the wasp issue returned and Monkey was getting very upset. Someone on Twitter had suggested using water bottles so he could aim the water at the wasps, it didn’t help with the hysteria at all sadly. We headed off to the Butterfly House hoping it would distract him, but he was just getting more and more upset. So we left our friends and headed home. 🙁