Preparation – Weds 30th July 2014

By | July 30, 2014

The one thing T does not like is shopping, shopping without a purpose. Browsing. Whereas D will happily accept suggestions of “can we just go in there?”, with T it’s a definite “no”.

We do have to go into town after D’s hospital appointment on Friday but I knew that T wouldn’t be receptive to shopping for the stationery bits and pieces that he needs for secondary school, especially if we can’t find everything in one place.

Good old Amazon. I whacked through an order yesterday of everything on his list (have you used a mathematical compass since leaving school btw? Nope, me neither) and it all arrived today.

Now, if T were to list his hobbies in order it would probably be:
1. Football (playing, watching, reading about it, making match reports and match stats)
2. FIFA on PS3
3. Watching football videos on his ipad
4. Reading anything and everything book-wise

I might have got those in slightly the wrong order but to say that his eyes lit up at the prospect of new pens for school today was an understatement!

He tore into everything school-connected (even the dictionaries) with such enthusiasm that his pencil case and school bag are already packed and in his crate by the front door.

Maybe this was the final bit of the proverbial “new school jigsaw” that was missing because he’s just so relaxed about it all.

Me, I remember my first day vividly at secondary school, that feeling of looking at all these grey prefab buildings and wondering where I had to be and when, the feeling it was just all so huge.

We’ve said to him that if he gets a bit lost, it doesn’t matter but he’s adamant he won’t (that’s our stubborn T for you), it’s all very clearly signposted anyway.

When T hasn’t been enthusing over his new stationery he’s been in the pool with D, splashing around, playing bumper-dinghys again and just having fun as a soon-to-be 12 year old on school holiday. Which, after the at-times stressful last year of primary school, he’s more then earnt.

D has been on good form too, tolerating the competitive pool activities that ultimately surfaced, just being D.

I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx


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Anne on 31st July 2014 at 5:37 pm.

I think it’s amazing how cool T is about going to the big school. It must be good for you too, because we all know it’s not just the kids who get anxious.


Jeannette on 4th August 2014 at 3:58 am.

It is a relief because the school place was a challenge to get, the holidays are going way too fast ATM.


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