Back to School

The prompt for today’s Blogtober is Education, which is highly appropriate for me as I have some exciting news.

However, I used Education as my word of the week just a few weeks ago so this week I’m using School! 

school, #blogtober18 #keepingitreal #wordoftheweek. Writing on a white background with a row of coloured pencils.

Exciting News

Yesterday we went to visit a new school for the Little Man and he will be starting on Monday! It’s a little bit further away than I’d hoped, but it’s a really good school and it seems perfect for the Little Man.  The distance is no problem in the car, but if I had to fetch him for any reason I’d have to catch the bus. A scary prospect, but not impossible. I also have a friend who lives nearby with a child in the same school, so we could travel together.

The Little Man is really excited, he’s been to see his new classroom and teacher and recognised a couple of faces of children he’s been to school with before. (A lot of children have left his previous school.) 

I know it will be best for him but a part of me is feeling sad. I’ve really enjoyed teaching him, we’ve had so much one to one time together. I also like learning and teaching so it’s been really enjoyable for me. It’ll be sad waving him off again in the morning and not seeing him all day. He is my baby after all. 

Other News

Star was sent home from school after falling up the stairs again. She really need to be more careful. She was okay, just a little sore, but she hurt her shoulder, which then caused her neck to hurt. 

On the morning she’d been complaining about her neck being sore so hurting it more was not good. She also complained about her jaw (she has TMJ disorder) so I’d given her a couple of ibuprofen. I’d guessed it wasn’t going to be a good day at school, but I didn’t expect another fall. 

Thankfully, Star’s school is really good with her and they know it’s best to send her home rather than make her stay at school with any issues like this. With her EDS and surgery, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Thankfully, we didn’t think it necessary for a trip to A&E. 

So that’s my week, what have you been up to?

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  1. October 5, 2018 / 11:06 am

    That is fantastic news about the new school for your little man! He sounds very happy about it.
    Aww! Poor Star! I hope she isn’t too sore now x

  2. October 5, 2018 / 11:16 am

    Hooray for the Little Man! How wonderful for him, it must be lovely seeing him excited about it. But yes, I can totally understand that you’d feel sad about your time together being over, they will be week to remember and cherish. I hope he has a great first week, look forward to hearing about it. And I do hope Star is OK after her fall, good of the school to understand the need to send her home to be safe x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. October 5, 2018 / 11:54 am

    I’m so glad to hear you’ve found a good school for Little Man. He deserves the best opportunity. Sad to let go of your extra time with him too. I get that. Hope Star is feeling better. #wotw

  4. October 5, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    I’m glad you’ve found somewhere you think little man Will be happy. Hope Star is on the mend #WOTW

  5. October 6, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Brilliant news about your son. I hope your girl makes a speedy recovery. Have a great weekend X #wotw

  6. Lovely to read that little man is excited to start school and has recognised some children. Great that you didn’t need to visit A&E. That’s where I ended up with my youngest this week! #mmbc

  7. October 6, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Great news ! I hope he will be very happy in his new school, how exciting for him. It’s nice that there are a few familiar faces too. You have done a brilliant job teaching him at home, well done you. Poor Star, I hope she’s feeling much better now. Hope you are enjoying the weekend x

  8. October 7, 2018 / 12:45 am

    That is great news for the little guy, I’m so glad it worked out and it’s nice to know someone lives close by and there are kids from his old school there. Can’t wait to hear about his new adventures.

  9. October 7, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    Exciting times for Little Man! it’s a big plus that there are children at the school that he knows.

  10. October 8, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Hi Anne, that is such good news about Little Man and I hope your pranged car doesn’t put too much of a damper on things. Will you get a car to use whilst yours is being fixed? What a difference between Stars school and Little Mans old school, it must be a relief knowing that they know what’s best for her. I hope she recovers quickly.

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal


    • October 9, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Hi Debbie, yes we’ve been provided with a new car to use until they sort out ours. It’s brand new and Graham already doesn’t want to give it back. Star is fine now thanks x

  11. October 8, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    I saw this new in FB! A real lovely news to get.

    And get well soon to Star =)


  12. October 11, 2018 / 9:41 am

    That’s great news about finding a school for Little Man and I hope that his first week there is going well. Glad that Star was okay after her fall – hope the soreness didn’t last too long. #WotW

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