When Dress Up Day goes wrong

When Dress Up Day goes wrong

Just when I think I know my son, he likes to throw a curve ball and put me firmly back in my place.  He’s grown in so many ways this last year and it’s been such a joy to watch.  But my shy, and unsure little boy is still there,… Continue reading »

When things just click at school

When things just click at school

When things just click at school it’s really rather lovely to see.  It’s been a long hard slog for Monkey.  He’s been playing catch up with the other kids from the minute he started in the Nursery class really.  By Year One you could see just how big the gap… Continue reading »

A little reading success

A little reading success

Yesterday morning we were sat having breakfast.  Each morning Monkey reads his school reading book to me, reluctantly.  Since the new school term I’m lucky if we get five pages out of him.  It’s not much when you see the number of sentences per page.  Some mornings are less of… Continue reading »

Time to begin Year Two

Time to begin Year Two

How on earth is it time to begin Year Two Monkey?  It only seems five minutes ago that I bought you home from hospital, put you in your Moses basket and wondered what the hell to do next.  Today you start Year Two, thankfully with the same form teacher as… Continue reading »

Back to school with Trutex in September

Back to school with Trutex in September

It’s hard to believe that Monkey has almost completed Year One at school.  I can’t comprehend that my little boy will be in Year Two come September and his last year in Key Stage One.  How is that even possible?  I don’t believe in leaving things to the last minute,… Continue reading »

Expected – such a massive word

Expected - such a massive word

We had our parents teacher meeting on Tuesday afternoon.  Afterwards, once we were home I disappeared into the kitchen to have a little cry.  The little cry turned into sobs. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m the softest person on earth, so this may not be a big surprise.  Mary’s… Continue reading »

Surviving World Book Day

Surviving World Book Day

So much has changed since I was a child growing up in the 1970’s.  I can’t remember ever dressing up at school, may be the very occasional mufty day, but certainly nothing else. Being an avid bookworm I’m enthused by anything that promotes reading to children. But having witnessed Monkey’s… Continue reading »

Self Belief Award

Self Belief Award

My son excelled himself last Wednesday.  He really showed that he can surprise even himself.  He won a Self Belief Award and I could not be any prouder of him right now. Monkey doesn’t like sports.  He appears to be taking after Daddy P, rather than me and my side… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 3

Project 366 2016 Week 3

We had snow! It didn’t stay around, but we still had a fun start to the week. Project 366 2016 Week 3 with The Boy and Me. Sunday 17th January – Day 17 With Daddy P only ever around on Sunday’s I’m always filling my diary in weeks in advance.  We’d… Continue reading »

Forward Rolls and Spellings

Forward rolls and spellings

Now that’s not something I ever thought I’d put in one sentence – forward rolls and spellings, but we appear to have some progress in both areas. Those of you who’ve followed the blog for a while will know that Monkey isn’t exactly sporty in any way, shape or form.  It… Continue reading »