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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Backwards
It’s like one step forward and two steps backwards in my life. Just and I think we are rising up out of our slump we fall back down again.
I feel really sorry for my Little Man. Last Friday he came home and told me of the things the school were planning for the 100% attenders at the end of the term and was so excited. Then he got sick, and I mean really sick. He barely moved for days except to throw up or go to the toilet. Then even when he got better some symptoms remained. He couldn’t go to school. He has begged me to get his absence authorised so he doesn’t lose his awards. I’m trying but I feel so angry that the school are punishing children for being sick. So far, I’ve had no calls returned. So I’m going to keep trying. Sadly, to get a sickness authorised you have to have a note or prescription from a GP but a doctor won’t bother to see a child with a D&V bug, they are just a part of life and nothing can be done. I did get worried at the weekend when his temperature reached 39.2C but even that can be treated at home so long as it improves with medication.
If he does miss out on the treats I’m keeping him off school and taking him out myself.
Boo has also lost time from school. She goes from being a happy child, to an incredibly stressed out one in seconds. I just put it down to normal teenage life as she is 14 and her hormones are all over the place. But I have experience, and I know her behaviour is not normal. I’ve requested help from a local clinic but I don’t know how long it will take. She is in her GCSE years at school and her teacher’s at her parents evening last week had nothing but praise for her. But, if she can’t get her mental health under control this could all go backwards and we’ll end up with another struggling child.
With the kids off school I’ve been so confused with what day of the week it is. All my hard work of the past few weeks have taken a backwards fall. I’m way behind now and playing catch up.
I don’t like going backwards, I’d much prefer the improvement of moving forward.
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?