My Word Of The Week and R2BC

By | June 25, 2015

Gosh, hasn’t this week whizzed by? This time last week I was thinking “omg, I’m off to BritMums Live tomorrow” and now here we are, a week later.  I haven’t gathered my thoughts into a post yet, but will do, there were so many moments that I want to remember not to forget!

It’s been difficult to think of just that one word to sum up our week, but I found this which seemed appropriate:

  
(I love her hair btw, have always wanted mega long curls but don’t think it would suit me, sort of a Kelly Hoppen look, anyway…)

Yes, Brave, for probably many more reasons than I’ll include below:

1.  D has had shed loads of anxieties this week, at least one a day and sometimes two.  School-related but she’s managed to articulate them, sometimes hours later.  This I’m grateful for, that she will tell me.  Her injection this week was fraught with last minute changes, which don’t sit well with an autistic child anyway, but chuck a painful injection in and it’s not good.  Very brave girl.

2.  To enable me to head off to BritMums and have a night away, Hubbie looked after T and D, a major change for all.  There were texts flying backwards and forwards but I am so glad I went and it did D good to realise that someone else can look after her without everything collapsing around her.  Will I go next year? Definitely.

3.  Remember the torrential rain and storms last Saturday? I was walking home from the train station in them, soaked to the skin.  I could have had a bit of a “moment” over this, the puddles everywhere were very deep and I had to walk through them, making my jumpsuit legs absolutely soaked but some little frogs hoppity-hopping around made me laugh as they enjoyed the weather and it was a case of just forget the rain and cherish the moment (ish).

4.  T’s school report came home and he’s doing well.  There have been so many new experiences for him in secondary school and we are extremely proud of him. 

I’m hoping that next week brings less anxiety for D and more smiles, one of her methods of reducing anxiety is to give me a rib-crushing squeeeeze, sometimes lifting me off the floor, my ribs would appreciate a calmer week!

Oh and I know this was last week but D’s medal haul from sports day was just fab.

 

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Heels and hooves on 26th June 2015 at 9:13 am.

Sounds as though you’ve had a great week! And well done you for not letting that dreadful weather get you down! xx

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Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:13 pm.

Thanks, those little frogs were very cute 🙂

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Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 26th June 2015 at 12:15 pm.

Oh, look at those medals, well done, D! Bravery all round, lovely word, and very positive in the face of a little adversity, too. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:12 pm.

Thanks, she has quite a stash medal-wise now, they make great reminders for her 🙂

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Redpeffer on 26th June 2015 at 5:12 pm.

Sounds like a very good week, and lovely to meet you (albeit briefly) last weekend. if I manage to go next time, I’m hoping to relax a little more about it all x

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Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:12 pm.

It would be great to see you next time, if you can x

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Looking for Blue Sky on 27th June 2015 at 9:30 am.

Great news about the kids, but from my perspective the fact that you were able to get away and your kids learned that others can look after them and all will be well is so important. I need it to happen here!

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Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:11 pm.

Me too, it was a learning curve for the children and for Hubbie … me too, as I’m not good at letting go x

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Merlinda Little on 27th June 2015 at 12:15 pm.

Well done with the medals! Congrats for the positives this week =) #wotw

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Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:10 pm.

Thanks, it was a good, brave week 🙂

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Stephanie Robinson on 29th June 2015 at 9:11 pm.

Oh the frogs story made me smile too, hope you dried out and your clothes recovered #wotw

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Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:10 pm.

They were so happy, just enjoying the rain, it made for a soaked, but smiley walk 🙂

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xOjox on 1st July 2015 at 6:55 pm.

What a fabulous week! Well done T and D, but most of all, I’m glad you made it to BritMums. It was so wonderful to spend time work you xx

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Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:09 pm.

You too, ’twas fab xx

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