My Word Of The Week and #R2BC

By | October 24, 2014

Oh, we are glad in the Bluecrisps household that it’s half term next week! Both T and D have worked really hard these last few weeks and I know that T is looking forward to not wearing a school tie for nine whole days! Similarly it will be nice that he doesn’t have to head off out the door at 7.45am to catch the school coach.

Thinking of a word to sum up this last week wasn’t easy, it’s normally quite instaneous but there is one (or two) and it’s this:

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And here’s why, with my R2BC bit:

1. House Captain

D’s SN school held elections for house and vice captains a couple of weeks ago and D is now a House Captain!

She is absolutely delighted and we couldn’t be prouder. She said she wanted to be voted in because she “likes to help people” and that is so good to hear.

If she’s in the right frame of mind, she can be very helpful and always appreciates a bit of praise afterwards.

2. Speedy intervention

There was an incident at D’s school this week when she was touched inappropriately.

Thankfully the school were extremely quick in implementing their procedures and it was all sorted out before the end of the school day, I’d reported it the next morning, after D had told me the previous evening.

We’re grateful for that, the speed with which it was investigated and that it didn’t turn out to be more serious than it was and that D told the other child to stop it at the time. She’s always a bit apprehensive about speaking up in case she “gets told off”, but in this occasion she did. And told me about it. Well done D.

3. SN school disco

Last night saw a school disco at D’s school, the first one they’ve had in ages. It was great watching those children who might not have had experience before enjoying themselves and D sang her heart out to “Firework”, her favourite song.

4. Christmas concert

Another one for D! She’s going to be singing a solo in the Christmas carol concert, as long as nerves don’t overtake her. A mega mega mega step forward as this was the little girl who was too scared and anxious to participate in any assemblies or concerts in mainstream.

5. Flu jab

Well, I’ve been “jabbed” this week. Glad I’m now vaccinated against the flu beasties. I had it done at Boots as our GP surgery has already run out and for free, as I’m T and D’s named carers.

Apart from a little sore bit on my arm, it’s fine.

D will have the nasal spray version in a couple of weeks at school. I need to clarify if T will get it (doubtful, they said a definite “no” last year).

6. Circus Starr

We had the absolute pleasure of going to the circus last weekend. I’m an absolute wimp with heights so it was amazing to see all these flexible, bendy, strong people way up high. The photo at the end of the post is from the performance, click here to see some more.

7. Planner mix up

And my last one. Apart from a complete and utter planner mix up on Monday morning, T has had the correct PE kit and books every day. It was rectified before he went off but with the wrong PE kit as the other (he has 3 variations depending on the lesson!) was in the wash.

A quick phone call to school explaining what had happened meant the the teacher was aware in advance how worried T was (they threaten detentions for the slightest thing) and it was fine. There weren’t any repercussions. I’m sure he’s not the first to bring in incorrect kit but he left the house in tears, he was that anxious.

Needless to say, the “best bit of the week” for all of us was that it’s half term next week.

Very timely as I collected a pale and tearful D from school today, she was extremely tired.

So it’s a “phew” from us and I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx


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LakesSingleMum on 24th October 2014 at 9:21 pm.

such great news re the House Captain and the disco! Enjoy the half term


Jeannette on 25th October 2014 at 8:57 am.

Thank you, mega pleased for her, have a lovely half term too 🙂


Louise George on 24th October 2014 at 10:17 pm.

Sounds like a very eventful week – well done D on becoming House Captain and glad that D was able to say ‘stop’ to the other child and that the school acted appropriately. How lovely that she was singing at the school disco and hope she does well with her solo in the Christmas concert. Hope you all have a lovely half term.


Jeannette on 25th October 2014 at 8:59 am.

Thanks, on the whole a good one, very pleased the school acted so quickly and got the incident sorted, have a lovely weekend 🙂


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 25th October 2014 at 8:01 am.

Loads going on with you guys then! Well done to D on house captaincy and the solo! I do hope she’s OK after the incident, too, though it sounds like it was handled well. Have a fabulous half term x Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Jeannette on 25th October 2014 at 9:00 am.

Thanks J, I was very impressed with how quickly the school got on board this week. Hope Boo and you all enjoy her first half term 🙂


xOjox on 25th October 2014 at 4:17 pm.

What a wonderful sounding week! I love reading things like this, it gives me hope for the future xx


Jeannette on 28th October 2014 at 9:27 pm.

Thanks, apart from the incident it was a really good week. Non-stop but really good x


mummyshire on 25th October 2014 at 10:20 pm.

Wow! That’s a lot there in just one week – I’m surprised your WOTW isn’t “exhausted”
You must be very proud of all the achievements being made by D & her development at school. Whilst school has clearly challenged and encouraged with new experiences I bet you can’t wait for some downtime during half term. Enjoy, recharge your batteries and get ready for new experiences next term! #WOTW


Jeannette on 28th October 2014 at 9:28 pm.

Thanks, batteries definitely having a recharge this week!
D did so well last week, hope yours is going well 🙂


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