Eeeeeeek! #R2BC #WordOfTheWeek

By | September 25, 2014

It’s nearly Friday and time to think happy thoughts and sum up our week.


Is a very good word for this last week, it can convey a multitude of emotions and here’s why:

1. The Pink Trike

Last Friday I was waiting in for a box, a rather large box. The contents of which would change D’s school runs and growing independence for the better.

It was this:



The most wonderful pink trike! She’s mastered the brakes and sings away as she’s riding, whilst I trot beside her.

That alone is such a mega, mega thing for us as she doesn’t have the balance for a two-wheeled bike.

But there’s more…

2. A pamper

I changed my hair style just before the summer holidays and went through the following weeks without trimming the fringe or anything (unusually for me). Suffice to say that a tidy-up was overdue and that happened this week.

My new glasses were ready to be collected today too. A different style to previously and yes, they’re purple!


3. Happy Birthday Mr Bluecrisps!

It was Hubbie’s birthday today and there was a definite “day off” written in his diary.

It was nice. A shame that T and D both had school but we got the chance to have lunch out, with my FIL and spend time together.

This was yummy!


Cake, singing and laughter after school too.

4. On its way (well, ish)

I’ve taken the plunge and signed up for a new phone, having been eligible for an upgrade for a few months.

The new phone will be sleeker, have oodles more memory and will hopefully be faster than my current one.

As long as I don’t keep it in my back pocket for 18 hours (umm, no), it should be fine.

5. After school club

D participates in a sports-based after school club once a week at school, the activity changes every half term and it’s generally the same group of pupils.

This half term’s sport is football and during the evening before and the morning of, D has anxieties, really quite severe ones.

It’s primarily around the fact that the other pupils are bigger, stronger and faster than her (they definitely are). But, with positive reinforcement, she enjoys it.

Today was no exception, anxiety-wise. We watched an extremely nervous D head off up the stairs to class and a phone call later from her teacher confirmed that the anxieties had remained but she’d settled down and was enjoying herself.

We asked her this evening if she wanted to do the club again next week and she replied “yes, if I get worried about it, I need to remember that I enjoyed it today”. Well done D! It’s now a case of reminding and reinforcing but the recognition that she can overcome her worries and enjoy it is a big step for us, especially in terms of her understanding that.

Definitely plenty of things making me positive this week, good stuff!

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Anne on 25th September 2014 at 8:24 pm.

What a lovely positive week, belated happy birthday to Mr Bluecrisps and well done D for re-joining the club despite her worries, and the hair and glasses are lovely too x


Jeannette on 26th September 2014 at 10:38 am.

Thanks Anne, D recognising those worries can be overcome is a pretty mega thing for us, hopefully she’ll remember next week. Mind you, those other children are so much bigger!


Redpeffer on 26th September 2014 at 8:38 am.

Yay, very good stuff indeed. Lovely to hear so many positives x


Jeannette on 26th September 2014 at 10:38 am.

Thanks, it’s been a good one 🙂


Jayne on 26th September 2014 at 9:06 am.

What a fun packed week!, Sounds lovely. Enjoy your weekend x #WotW


Jeannette on 26th September 2014 at 10:39 am.

Thanks Jayne, hope you have a good weekend too 🙂


Stephanie Robinson on 26th September 2014 at 11:47 am.

That trike looks fab – my mum would love it (because it’s pink and has more than two wheels!) – I can see D also likes a bit of pink! 🙂


Jeannette on 29th September 2014 at 2:22 pm.

She definitely does 😉


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 26th September 2014 at 12:36 pm.

Loads of lovely things going on! So pleased that D loves that trike – it’s fabulous! Lovely to have a pamper, and a new phone – exciting! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x


Jeannette on 29th September 2014 at 2:22 pm.

Thanks, lots going on and – on the most part – good 🙂


Kim Carberry on 26th September 2014 at 1:16 pm.

Aww! What a lot of wonderful things this week for you and yours…..
That trike is brilliant….I would quite like one myself x


Jeannette on 29th September 2014 at 2:23 pm.

It is fantastic to ride, I whiz home on it after dropping her off 🙂


Mhairi Little Hands on 27th September 2014 at 7:26 pm.

Love the trike!! Sounds like you all had a great week. Belated Happy Birthday to your OH.


Jeannette on 29th September 2014 at 2:23 pm.

Thank you 🙂


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