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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Crazy
The week started with a catheter change for Star at home. The nurse turned up unexpectedly at crazy o’clock in the morning and I had to get Star out of bed. Which was probably a good thing because she didn’t have time to think about it. It’s a shame she sleeps in a bunk bed because it could have been done without her getting up! It went fairly well and that’s it now for another two months.
Then it was eldest son’s birthday which turned out to be a bit of a crazy day. I wanted to chill out for the day in preparation for the evening but that was not to be in our house. The evening went really well and I hope that overall my big boy enjoyed his special day.
On Thursday, shortly after Boo went to school, we had a message saying they were sending all the pupils home because the intruder alarm had gone off and they couldn’t de-activate it. Shortly afterwards, we got another message saying they were not sending the pupils home because they had sorted the problem. Later, we had a message saying that there had been some issues with the fire alarms but all pupils were safe and back in lessons. It sounded pretty crazy and Boo came home in a state of stress. From what she tells me, the first alarm was a mechanical error, but because the pupils had been told they were going home and then kept at school, some of them had retaliated by setting off the fire alarms. Not once but several times! The kids spent half of the day in the playground in the cold because the school was in lockdown and the teachers could not get the alarms and the pupils in order. Apparently, a couple of the pupils are now excluded.
This week I also got a phone call from a young lady who has been helping us with the Little Man. I say helping, but in fact she’s done very little. The first visit was a mess because I have cats and she doesn’t like cats and why hadn’t I told her? She didn’t ask when she arranged to visit us, why would I think to mention I have cats? Then when we got down to business she asked me to fill in some forms, which I did and returned them. She told me she had place for the Little Man at a school and all I had to do was call them and arrange a visit. I did and they said they couldn’t fit me in until after Christmas. So early January I called again and they said they had no places. So, our ‘helper’ called and told me that because I hadn’t contacted the school I’d lost the Little Man the place she had secured for him. I was confused, but misunderstandings occur so I let it slip. Then she told me that I had to reapply to one of the other schools because the forms had been lost. So, I did, and I got Graham to take the form to the school himself so it didn’t get lost this time. Then this week, I got a call from her and she was quite short with me. She told me that because I hadn’t filled in the forms or contacted the schools as she’d requested, then it was obvious that I wasn’t ready for her help and she was going to take me off her list. I was so angry, but I stopped myself from going crazy at her and just hung up! I did EVERYTHING she asked me to, but I can’t tell you ONE thing that she actually did for us! I’m just sad that the Little Man is now not getting any help again. I am going to contact Sendiass again, but they were useless last time when I asked for help and it’s been reported that even they are underachieving. I just don’t know where else to turn.
In the meantime, the Little Man is working at home again. We did some assessments the other day and he struggled with Maths but flew through the English and Science. The overall score for all three was 63%, which would have been higher if he’d done better at maths. Then we realised we’d been doing year 9 assessments when he’s only in year 8. Not only that, I’d given him year 9 end of year assessments, how crazy is that. I don’t think he’s falling behind just yet. Today I’m going to teach him about π
Now it’s over to you, What word or phrase sums up your week this week?