Project 365 2018 Week 45

Project 365 2018 Week 45 Days 308 – 314

Sunday 4th November – Day 308

Project 365 2018 Week 45

The calm after the fireworks.

I felt shattered today so we decided to change our plans.  My son had a Lego construction morning and then the menfolk spent the afternoon in the garage playing trains.  I went to bed to catch up on some sleep for a few hours.

My son watched Doctor Who for the first time, I haven’t watched it in years but I’m really liking the female doctor. We have a new fan in the house now too.

Monday 5th November – Day 309

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Today my son started school swimming again for the first time in almost a year with the way it’s done at school.  He was very anxious about going and I had all the Mum guilt as I now work on Monday’s.  I had a word with my boss to see if I could go in a few minutes late.  Sods law my son’s class were the second group in the pool meaning I literally saw him walk to the pool and then had to leave.

Work flew by as always and I got the shopping done before picking my son up from school.  Mummy swimming was brilliant – phew!

I received an email from our Cubs leader saying that he needed photographic evidence of the Cubs making a hot drink as part of their badge work.  No time like the present I said, and so he made his first ever cups of tea.  He was rather pleased with himself, although more training is needed as mine was very milky!

He had a great time at Cubs, lighting sparklers and eating s’mores.

Tuesday 6th November – Day 310

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Shattered.  I slept really badly thanks to the cat and OH going to work in the early hours.  Bring all the coffee.

It was parent’s evening, for the first time I went armed with a list of questions. and came out pleasantly surprised with the answers.  My son’s teacher doesn’t think he’s as far behind as he and us have been led to believe at the start of term.  He’ll have a better assessment by the end of this term and we will review where he stands then.  Like me, he believes that my son has the ability and ideas, but isn’t able to express them with confidence verbally or in writing.  Cracking this issue would open up so much for him.

One thing I didn’t like was the change in venue for parent’s evening.  It’s always been in the classroom before, with just us and the teacher.  With time before/after our appointment to read through my son’s book in a common area.  This year, I’m guessing with the new Head, comes new ideas and now it’s held in the hall, with all years at the same time.  It’s noisy, there’s no privacy and it felt more like speed dating.  It seems like such a backwards step to me, I appreciate that this is what secondary school is like, but I’m not a fan in a school where it’s always been done is such a nice way previously.  It’s also a shame for those working parents who never get a chance to see what their child’s classroom looks like.  I hope we get the opportunity to feed our thoughts back to school.

Wednesday 7th November – Day 311

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A little voluntary reading before school as my son teaches his Dad about Sebastian Vettel.

After work I headed out to try something totally new which I’m hoping is going to help with my confidence and self belief, areas in which I’ve been lacking for some time.  I spent time having a free consultation with Hypnosis Mili Milada Sillerova. We talked about what I want to achieve in the future and I came home with some homework before our next session next week.  It certainly gave me some clarity and I left feeling positive.  I’m looking forward to continuing the journey with her and seeing how everything progresses.  Watch this space!

Thursday 8th November – Day 312

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A bit of spellings revision going on whilst I prepare breakfast.

It’s taken a week for my son to ‘remember’ to bring home a new school reading book.  I sent a note in with his bag last week asking for two books to come back so I have a spare.  My son conveniently forgot to pass the message on, and then actually bring the book home, until yesterday afternoon.  He’s a monkey at times.

Friday 9th November – Day 313

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More reading!

After work I popped over to see my ex-MIL for a couple of hours.  She’s been really ill for some time so it was lovely to see her looking a little better for the first time in months.

Saturday 10th November – Day 314

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We headed up to Birmingham on the train to meet up with my niece and her partner. We were overdue for a catch up and got to enjoy the Legoland Discovery Centre with them.  I think the adults enjoyed it as much as the eight year old.  The miniland was very good and seeing the scenes transform from daylight to nighttime was fascinating. We certainly had a bit of a confidence breakthrough when my son went on a ride with his cousin rather than me.  Trying something new, and without me in grabbing distance.  Unfortunately he couldn’t be persuaded to catch the train over to their flat afterwards so we headed home instead.  Probably just as well, as I’m shattered now and ready for bed.

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About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

10 thoughts on “Project 365 2018 Week 45

  1. Ahh! I am loving the female Doctor Who. It’s so different now but I like it.
    I’m glad the swimming went well.
    hehehe! Well done to your boy for making a cup of tea. I am sure you can train him up in no time.
    It sounds like the parents evening went brilliantly.

  2. It’s great to see your son doing so much reading. It’s good news that he’s doing better at school than you thought he was and that he enjoyed reading so much. I sometimes think new headteachers (or new theatre managers!) just like to come in and make changes for the sake of it, just to show they’re in control, even if the changes aren’t positive.

  3. Well done him on the swimming and parents evening. I wouldn’t be impressed with that school hall change. It might be safer for teachers with antsy parents, but not great to actually talk in privacy.

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