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Back to school bugs!!

It always happens…

…The children go back to school and the bugs start creeping back into our lives, its more of an annoyance than anything, A came home from school with a slightly snotty nose and I honestly didn’t expect it to become the Snotpoclypse in my house!

By the evening she developed a temperature and refused her dinner…

Great, here we go again!! The last time A got a temperature after coming home from school she had a rigor convulsion, her little boy seized up and went into shut down mode to balance her body back to the correct temp, it was one of the most frightening experiences I have dealt with because she went blue.. 999 was called and she was taken to hospital and of course, like usual recovered within half an hour but it shows what can happen with something as small as a silly bug

I was half expecting the same thing to happen, as K had febrile convulsions up until he was 6 but thankfully a good nights sleep and a dose of the wonder drug Calpol and she woke up full of snot but a lot better..

R however, is another story, Tuesday night, she woke up around 12 and screamed from that point onward, she didn’t want cuddles but also didn’t want any milk or to lie down in her bed, I knew it was coming, a cold was on the way.. the next day both me and Mr S felt like zombies and I don’t think R felt much better, the snots arrived shortly after along with the temperature and as of Thursday, it developed into a little wheeze chest.. its safe to say I need to get her to the doctors tomorrow (Hopefully they have a space for her)

I swear, the school is this giant ball of viruses and once they go back to school the flood gates open up spreading all the snot monsters everywhere and it happens right after the summer holidays..

Lets just hope I don’t get it either!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Here is a little link which explains the convulsions better.

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Back to school – Autumn/Winter term.

How quickly did that 6 weeks go? I remember the start of it, feeling all optimistic about all the brilliant things we was going to do, but ended up being rained in for the most of it, which I fully blame myself as I did joke at the start of summer that it would rain for most of it! Whoops!!

The children have spend a lot of their time playing in their bedroom with their toys, I guess that’s one of the blessings of having more than one around the same age is that they can happily play together, they do argue but, that’s to be expected.

So whats planned for them going back;

Well A is starting year 1, it honestly feels like yesterday that she walked into reception without a care in the world, excited to learn and see all her friends, I expect the same this year too, She loves school and it makes me so proud that she enjoys it so much, She has improved so much over that one year, I cannot wait to see what else shes got up her sleeve for this one, A is left handed, but can use both hands when she writes and draws, which we all find incredible, she is such a smart little girl and I am so proud of her!

K is entering into year 3, Key Stage 2, goodbye is the free school lunches and its time to start really learning, they had such a terrible year one with may teacher swaps that K was, as we felt, left behind a little, but during year 2 he gained about 15 months of progress in 6, I wish the school hadn’t swapped and changed the teachers so much as I truly feel that was behind his slight delay, but he finished year 2 meeting his expected targets and I’m pretty pleased, I am a bit anxious about how he will perform in year 3, according to him, his new teacher shouts haha!

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I am just so proud of them, how far they’ve come, and I cannot believe that A will be 6 shortly, and next year K will be 8, I keep looking back at their newborn photos feeling sad, but… as much as I wish I could keep them that small.. they are growing up into amazing, smart and kind people.

Here’s to the next school year!

Until next time

Mummy Cat.

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New Shoes!

At the weekend we all went shopping, exciting I know! It was the mad rush shop to get all the bits needed for back to school, which really wont be long at all, Our first stop was Clarks, I usually don’t like buying shoes from Clarks purely because its so expensive, but my mum insisted we go and get them all proper shoes..

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Up first was K, he recently got some trainers so we knew sort of what size feet he was, but he was properly measured at 13 H, he has always had really wide feet so I wasn’t that surprised at the size, K’s main problem is that he walks in his toes, we don’t know why he does it but he does, After being told off by a nurse, he is now reminded not to do it… every minute haha.

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The last time A had a feet measured she was was a size 10, I honestly didn’t expect her feet to grow so much in the year but she is now a size 11 H! another pair of hobbit feet!

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And finally R, who not only is the smallest of the lot of us, also has the smallest feet, still wide, but she has gone from 2 1/2 G to 4 G, so it does seem like shes on the way to getting equally large hobbit feet too..

The lady who did the measuring seemed so nervous, I guess when you have done nothing but measured smelly children all day, you would be sort of nervous, Plus mum and I noticed that when they called the next ticket number out, many had just left!

People.. honestly…

But onto the shoes, as my children have wide feet, there wasn’t much choice, but the only styles I wanted was Velcro and not glossy.

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and here they are, I hated all the styles that she picked out for R, I wanted something she couldn’t take off but all the ones I tried on her were so loose that they slipped off, so we decided to just go to Next (haha I know) and found a nice pair there.

We ended up having a nice day, had some unhealthy food in McDonalds, well R didn’t, and finished off the kids uniform shop!

Almost ready for BACK TO SCHOOL!!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Back to School – Summer Term.

YAY!

Call me heartless all you like but I know my children very much enjoy school and I know that I like to have time away from them and enjoy some play time with the youngest (and actually not hear arguments for a change) so when the half term ends, and when the summer holidays end, I make myself a cup of tea and manage to drink it warm for a change!

I do enjoy having my eldest two home with me, but my goodness its a blessing when they finally return to school and their friends from 9 – 3, some relish in having the children off for a few weeks, not having to do the school run daily and be able to just lazy about and do nothing like sit down and ignore the housework because it will end up messy again straight away.. but for me, my favorite time is the school run, I love chatting to the children about what they hope to do at school for that week and they in turn tell me that they are excited for school dinners.. It’s never about what they might learn that’s for sure haha!

I enjoy kissing them goodbye at their classroom doors and walking away knowing they are in safe hands and they are having a blast seeing their friends again and doing things school children do, I get to go home, or head into town with my youngest and have some much-needed quality time with just me and my baby.

I am extremely blessed that my children enjoy school and are extremely proud of their high attendance record, K has worked so hard this year and has done about 16 months of improvement in the space of 6 months while A is completely coming out of her shell and is so bright, she has a drawing pad that she will write down everything she sees which is a big difference from how she was at the start of the year just scribbling down lines and ticks..

School is more than just learning and testing, some of my fondest memories are from the friends and adventures we got up to in school, all those teachers passing on their knowledge of subjects they so fondly take pride in telling, While I have learnt a lot more in subjects i find truly interesting outside of school but that’s purely expanding what I learnt.

This term is all about the final part of the year, full of fun like the sports day and the key stage 1 trip to the beach at the end of the month, it’s about waving goodbye to year 2 and Reception and excitement about meeting new teachers and learning new things along the way.

I’ll admit I didn’t enjoy school as much as my children do, I couldn’t wait to get away from the place, the people I liked but school in general.. I think that’s why I want my children to enjoy it.

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and I think they enjoyed it today what with the puddles and rain!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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