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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Routine
Last week it felt like summer was over…then the heatwave came. I managed to get a ton of washing and drying done, but phew it was a bit too warm at times. I’m glad it’s cooled down now and I’m looking forward to a thunder storm or two. The biggest thing this week though has not been the weather, it’s been establishing a brand new routine.
We had the Little Man return to school on Monday, the year seven’s were given the school to themselves for two days to ease them in. Then on Wednesday, Boo, and the rest of the school returned. I’d already chatted with Boo’s teacher and we decided to put her straight into a normal school routine. Before the holiday she was doing half days and spending most of her time in the SEND department. It was a risk, but I thought that if she started back with everyone else, they’d all be feeling the same nerves so she wouldn’t be alone. She has found it just fine so far, fingers crossed it continues.
Star started college on Monday, she was there until 2pm and she came home a little stressed. Her boyfriend took her for a walk and she seemed happy when she came home. It didn’t last though and there were tears before bedtime. On Tuesday she had to go to college until 4.45pm…a very long day. She didn’t want to go, but we persisted in making her. I understood her nerves and anxiety but if she misses time now she’s not going to find it any easier later on. She’s doing something she really wants to do so it’s really worth persevering and I’m glad we sent our tearful girl in. She came home much happier. She had the day off yesterday, but had another long day on Thursday. She was much more comfortable going in, not perfect, but comfortable. I’m sure she will be fine once the induction period is over.
And then I realise how little attention I’ve given my Little Man. I have given him attention, he’s had praise and we’ve talked about school, but he’s settled in like he’s been there forever. I’m so proud of him and I hope it continues. Of course, he will face changes when his routine is established and groups formed by ability. I think he will do just fine though. He’s even enjoying the school dinners which is great because I had to make him sandwiches in last school.
Finally, we are back to the routine of getting clothes ready, getting up (me and the Little Man have always got up early, but it’s been a shock to the system for the girls) and getting ready to leave the house early. I think it’s gone well, but I’m so tired already and can’t wait for tomorrow when I don’t have to do or supervise anything.
While the school routine has gone ahead I’ve had a lot of other things to deal with, not least my increased pain and tiredness. Next week we have to work out the school routine around me being in hospital every day. Wish me luck!
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?