A roomful of stars! Tues 10th Dec 2013

By | December 10, 2013

Today has been the first day in a long while that D has been a happy girl all day.

It’s partly due to this:


“Petal Bunny” – as she’s been named – is a new, extremely soft and snuggly toy. Bought not to replace Bunny as we’re still hoping she’ll turn up, but to cuddle and snuggle and generally make life a bit easier. D herself said “it will mean I won’t miss Bunny so much” and that says “mission accomplished” to me.

And this:

A poster that D and her teacher designed and took around to all the classes today. It’s something visual for D to see that we’re trying to do our best to get Bunny back..hopefully.

But mostly what’s been making D smile was her school Christmas performance today. Each child had personalised a black Tshirt with gold or silver stars, a Tshirt which they could keep afterwards. The story was the traditional Christmas tale but told from the star that shines above viewpoint, a little star who was unsure of himself but ultimately destined for great things.

There was lots of group singing, some narration which everyone did very well and some signing. A really lovely way to spend an hour or so and total kudos to the staff who coaxed and gently encouraged children with a whole range of anxieties and disabilities.

There is a little boy in D’s class who used to cry and scream if his mum appeared in school to watch anything, because it was out of routine, he also had very stilted speech. Today his mum and grandparents sat on the front row and he joined in, singing and even did some reading. It was amazing and very humbling.

Being a girl in D’s school is definitely being in the minority, she has quite a few boy friends who have decided they’re going to marry her. It was quite funny to see her during the end song with two such boys on either side of her, each snuggling into her shoulder. She loved the attention!

Afterwards it was back to class for a mince pie and a chance to socialise with other parents, always nice as the majority of children come by school bus so there isn’t a “school gates” catch up at all.

And we’ve ended the day with bubbles, lots of them.

T’s Christmas performance is next week and unfortunately we’ll be seeing that separately as the performances don’t either allow for younger children to attend or they’re at the wrong time. It will be good to see though.

T is definitely ready for the end of term, not only has he worked hard but his performances in the football team at school and their matches during the day, have meant that he’s coming home really quite tired. Which can then lead to irritation with D etc etc.

To dwell on that last point would detract from the fact it’s been a good day. It would be nice to think the Bunny poster works too.

I hope everyone’s day has gone well, comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed, thanks for reading Jx


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Aedín Collins on 11th December 2013 at 9:39 am.

Hello!Popping over from Small Steps amazing Achievements!What a lovely post-Hope Bunny is found soon!


Jeannette on 11th December 2013 at 1:18 pm.

Thanks, it was fab to see all the children and their very proud parents. Bunny was reunited with a very happy D this morning 😀


Erica Price on 11th December 2013 at 1:27 pm.

Oh I hope you find Bunny, but sounds like she’s being very brave about it. Bet you enjoyed the performance.


Jeannette on 11th December 2013 at 4:26 pm.

Thanks, it was a fantastic performance and, against the odds, Bunny and D were reunited this morning!


Mummy Tries on 11th December 2013 at 7:19 pm.

It’s great that D has found a new little toy to console herself with, and understands that perhaps Bunny isn’t coming back. If that’s the case then Petal Bunny will surely become the prized toy! Sounds like she did marvellously in her play, go D! And it sounds like you had a great time too. All the best with T next week – roll on end of term! My 4yo is beside herself with exhaustion, so you have my full empathy #SSAA


Jeannette on 12th December 2013 at 6:03 pm.

Thanks so much, it was a strange time without Bunny for D (and stressful) but somehow they’ve been reunited. We can’t wait for the end of term, hope your little one gets through the next week okay too 🙂


Amanda Walsh on 11th December 2013 at 10:37 pm.

Glad D is getting some comfort from her new toy. Im looking forward to watching my daughters christmas performance next week, but I will also be hiding at the back so she cant see me, much like the little boys mum in D’s class used to. Skye still isnt used to me going into school yet


Jeannette on 12th December 2013 at 6:01 pm.

Thanks, hope Skye’s performance goes well. Bunny returned yesterday…amazingly, D is overjoyed 🙂


Orli, Just Breathe on 12th December 2013 at 5:17 pm.

I hope you find bunny. Hopefully the posters will work!

It sent shivers down my spine to read about D’s performance and the others as well. I hope to get some participation from Yon this year, as last year he was on the verge of crying for most of it…
Good luck for T next week and have a lovely Christmas!



Jeannette on 12th December 2013 at 6:00 pm.

Thanks Orli, you too, I hope Yon doesn’t find his performance too stressful x


Jane Roberts on 21st December 2013 at 4:04 pm.

I’m so glad the Christmas play went so well for D. I hope that T’s also goes well. It’s great that she has a new bunny friend to take the pain away a little bit, but I really hope bunny is found. I hope you all have a great Christmas.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)


Jeannette on 22nd December 2013 at 5:26 pm.

Thanks Jane, amazingly the Missing posters worked and Bunny was returned the next day.
Have a lovely Christmas x


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