A different boy at Sports Day

A different boy at Sports Day

Monday was the day in the school calendar that I’ve come to dread, Sports Day.  It’s been a source of tears and frustration for Monkey since pre-school.  If you’ve followed the blog over the last few years you will remember just how traumatic he finds the whole experience.  He has… Continue reading »

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 »