The Pack – Fri 19th Dec 2014

By | December 19, 2014

Our pack, our T and D.

We christened you this as, being only 18 months apart, you’ve always been my little shadows, from when D was mobile.

I used to carry you both around the house, one on each hip, I certainly couldn’t do that now, the occasional single piggyback is enough!

The end of term today, a long term, in which you’ve both had your challenges, tonight we are so unbelievably proud of you both.

Want to know why?

Mr Pick aka T:
You’ve had the biggest changes with starting at secondary school. Not the nearest school to us (or the second or third nearest) but the best one for you.

You set off every morning, come rain or shine, on time to catch that coach, grumbling about the fact it’s never there on time but off you go. I get a wave as you turn the corner and then another just as you go out of sight, it’s part of your morning routine now, has been from that first day.

Today you received two certificates in the end of term assembly; one for 100% attendance (yay, the coach does get there on time) and one for achievement in a particular subject, a subject you openly admit is your least favourite lesson, so to have this recognised is great for your morale.

We’ve had our “hairy” moments, getting to grips with the sheer volume of homework has been a challenge, it hasn’t always been *ahem* terribly good-natured but you’ve knuckled down and got it done.

And the planner, week 1 or week 2? There’s only been one morning when week 2’s books got put in on a week 1 day, luckily we rectified it but it was an “aaaargh” moment.

With all this change and when your football fixtures get mucked around with, you have been back-chatting a bit, it will pass, it’s a “I’m
growing up and finding my boundaries” phase.

It was really nice to have some time with you today as your school finished a couple of hours before D.

We are so mega proud of you.

Our D:
To hear you singing this week in the school concert was amazing. Something we will never forget. Ever.

We didn’t see it, but you repeated your singing in today’s assembly.

You’ve had your ups and downs.

We received your lovely pink trike and then only a week or so later, you came off it in the road. We are slowly getting your confidence back and, come the Spring weather, I hope it’s a regularity and not a rarity that it’s used again.

And those injections, every time you twist and turn and squirm. I hate seeing it happen, hate having to hold you down and it feels all the more awful because we talk about it beforehand, I say it’s better if it just happens quickly, you agree and then those anxieties take over once we’re there.

You enjoy being at school, apart from when you don’t have the confidence to say when something’s wrong at the time, you have said you’ll miss school in the holidays but that you can’t wait for Christmas.

Both of you:
Enjoy the next two weeks, let’s make it fun. Catch up on some sleep and some down time. Routines are key in our house but a little bit of change would be good.

Thank you T for not letting on to D about our Elf and Father Christmas.

Thank you both for when you’re tolerant of each other, thank you for the cuddles, your dad and I both appreciate them.

No “worst bits” from either of you during our “best, worst and funniest bits of the week” tonight, let’s hope it stays that way during the next couple of weeks.

We’re looking forward to Christmas with our Pack.

Mumma and Dad


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Mamaasp on 19th December 2014 at 9:10 pm.

Hope you have a great Christmas xx hugs from me to you x


Jeannette on 20th January 2015 at 4:11 pm.

Thank you xx


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