Ask – This Week’s #WOTW and #R2BC

By | October 22, 2015

You might be able to hear me cheering (listen) that it’s nearly half term, two weary children here who can’t wait for the slightly-more chilled days than a half term will bring.

I’m feeling quite chilled myself now, but earlier on in the week, I was anything but.  I’m not going to go into detail, I’ve moved on (thankfully) and concentrated on making sure I learn from the circumstances that made me so annoyed.  


So, my word for this week could have been a negatively charged one, but it’s not.  Instead it’s “Ask” and, thinking happily, here’s why:

1.  Toot toot on the flute!

D started having flute lessons at school in the summer and we’ve continued with paid lessons this term because she enjoyed it so much.

I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a “phase” before we considered paying for the lessons and our ultimate aim is that Santa may bring something flute-shaped this year.  

In the meantime, I don’t want her to lose momentum, so (and I didn’t realise we could do this until I asked), her school is lending us a flute, together with the work she’s been learning.  I really didn’t expect them to say “yes” but it never hurts to ask, does it?

Next week should be tuneful! I’m glad she didn’t choose something larger, like a cello or double base, I wouldn’t have minded the harp – now that would be difficult to carry home!

2.  Getting closer to the goal

This time next week will have seen another football event taking place.  A Big One.  It’s been the source of many emails and even more phone calls, asking whether we can utilise services, then feeding that information on, which sometimes generates more questions and so on.

Again, as with the flute, you never know until you ask, do you?

3.  Workshops 

This week has also seen the completion of an Anxiety and ASD series of workshops.  They’ve proved to be very useful, not least because it has been a chance to look within myself at how I parent our wonderful children and consider ways that I can help them when the dreaded anxieties strike.

As ever, when SN parents get together, it’s also a chance to compare experiences and recognise that we can all support each other, sometimes it’s just by a “oh yes, we have experience of that too”, it helps.

4.  And some pampering 

I love having a Sheelac manicure, I haven’t had one for about a year and a half because I damaged my nails big time assembling a trampoline and have been too embarrassed to go in and see if they can do anything.

I popped in today, had a chat and have a Sheelac booked tomorrow, yippee!  I will mute my phone and enjoy being pampered.  My only decision around that is what colour to choose ….. not necessarily purple! 

How’s your week been? 

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Redpeffer on 23rd October 2015 at 9:57 am.

A good word and very positive. And you’re right, it doesn’t hurt to ask. Enjoy the (hopefully) calmer half term x


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:11 pm.

Thanks Iona 🙂


Louise George on 23rd October 2015 at 10:06 am.

Ask is a very good word for the week. Glad D is enjoying her flute lessons and was able to borrow a flute to take home. It’s always good to get together with parents having similar experiences too. Good luck with the football event and hope you enjoy your manicure 🙂


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:11 pm.

Thanks, she is loving looking after the flute at home 🙂


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 23rd October 2015 at 10:48 am.

Asking has been working well for you this week! All very positive and I’m glad you were able to put aside whatever annoyed you earlier in the week x Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:10 pm.

Unfortunately with my volunteer work, I’m still finding annoyances but hey ho, I guess I’m getting used to it!


Debbie Roberts on 24th October 2015 at 2:42 pm.

As Granny always said if you don’t ask you don’t get! I’m still no good at asking though!
I’m totally with you on making sure children are commited to doing an activity before forking out, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. Having chance to spend time with others who are in the same boat as you must be wonderful.
Hope next week is a good one for you.


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:09 pm.

Thanks, the following one was a good one 🙂


The Collage Queen on 24th October 2015 at 4:39 pm.

It’s great that you’ve been able to put aside whatever was bugging you. Workshops are great and pampering too so it sounds like you’ve got a lot of positives going on for you.#wotw


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:08 pm.

Thanks, the workshop was very useful x


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