Hello and welcome to the home of Word of the Week. A nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. The idea of the linky is to reflect back on your past week and share it with us. It’s great if you can sum it up in a word or phrase, hence giving us your Word of the Week. My word this week is ‘coping’ and you can read more about that below.
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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Coping
I’m sorry to harp on about the return to school but it really is a big thing for us. For the Little Man it’s been a return to routine which he has very much needed. For the girls it’s been a huge step and they have had a lot to deal with, but we are coping.
The Little Man’s Biggerfive Fitness Tracker, (affiliate link) has been a big success. I will probably write a review about it when I get the chance, but it wasn’t a gift, we did some research and decided to purchase it. He uses it every day and is determined to reach his step goal. He also likes to check his sleep pattern each morning. The biggest thing about him returning to school is the extra activity and exercise he will get. At home he doesn’t do much at all. In the summer he would go out on the trampoline, but during winter he did nothing. We even tried the Switch Ring Fit, but he feels uncomfortable exercising in the house with everyone watching. He is coping really well with all the extra activity at school though, and even though he is more tired, I can already see him looking healthier.
The Girls have both been back to school on a phased return and have slowly been returning to their actual classrooms. The first couple of days went surprisingly well and Boo even woke up one morning and told me she was really excited to be back at school. Then on Wednesday there was a fight in Star’s class between a couple of girls. It was an actual fist fight and Star had to leave the class as she couldn’t cope with it even though it wasn’t aimed at her. Thankfully her SENDco helped her and she went back to the next lesson feeling much better. I’m really proud of both of my girls.
I have been coping with actually being alone for a while. I love my kids around and it’s hard to adjust but I’m getting there. I haven’t been coping too well with my pain levels lately but I’m back into hospital for treatment next Friday. I have a weird week. I start on Friday, come home for the weekend, then it’s back from Monday to Thursday. I need five days of infusions and the following week it’s Good Friday so they are open for emergencies only. It has it’s benefits though, I should be feeling better by Easter Sunday 🙂
That’s my week for now, how have you been coping?
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?