This week’s #WOTW and #R2BC – 26/11/15

By | November 26, 2015

Isn’t that a great image? I found it on which is a website I’m going to explore more, seeing as how anxieties can floor my children at any given time.

I absolutely love the “Be You” message too.

I’m going to mention my Word for the Week further down but, wanted to share this rather mega happening for D this week:

As regular readers of my blogs will know, she’s been subjected to bullying this term. Not physical bullying but nasty, spiteful,emotional bullying, the kind that would leave any victim questioning themselves, but when you’re anxiety-ridden, it can get a tad worse.

Things came to a head a couple of weeks ago and I had “words” with the two individuals outside school.  D was worried that I would make things worse but, this is what she said to me as I tucked her in last night:

“I’m 100% sure that the bullies have stopped.  Because xxx went past me at lunchtime today and high-fived me.” 

No nasty words, no snideness, just a friendly high-five and she was so happy when she told me.

Isn’t that great? She is a much happier girl and it shows, she was in her room singing way last night and that’s always a positive sign.

Talking of positivity, my word for this week is:

Confidence and again, I really like this image.  

Onto the R2BC bit:

1.  The Choir

D’s school are putting on a production next year and preparations have started.  The staff are wonderfully patient in practising and practising with the SN children, making them confident and believe that they can not only perform their roles but also in front of an audience. A big ask.

Our songbird sang a rocky version of “Let It Go” in the audition and has a place in the senior choir! She is very excited about it and we are extremely proud of her for putting herself up for the audition process.

2.  Team work

T’s confidence with his football team is growing too, it was a knock-back in the summer when his previous term disbanded.  He’s adjusting to playing a year up and working within the team.  Football is so important to him and it’s a relief that he’s getting his feet back (as it were).

3.  New experiences 

These are happening every week with my Comms work.  I’m never going to be a “wahey, look! I’m here!” gal, I’m happy being me and getting things done.

Speaking of new experiences; poor T has many sensory issues and the thought of him eating anything he cooks in school lessons leaves me thinking “urgh”, but he’s following the recipe, smelling these strange smells and encountering the weird textures.  This week’s Risotto recipe tasted okay too! 

4.  Decisions, decisions 

Now, you can help me, I’m going to an awards event tomorrow and can’t decide between:

This one.  My lovely purple staple.  Fit and flare.  I wore it to BritMums this year and loved it.

Or, this one.  Fab colour and it’s got a sheer overlay over a shorter underdress with a front that sways open as you walk. 

And finally, this.  Another lovely colour and the hem detail makes it great to wear.

All with black wedged suede boots cos it’s too cold for bare feet!

How’s your week been? 

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Karen Bell on 27th November 2015 at 10:25 am.

It is wonderful to hear how D is feeling about the bullies now and is happy. I hope the awards event goes well, my favourite is the first purple dress x


Jeannette on 27th November 2015 at 6:02 pm.

Thank you, I hope it does too. Purple dress has won me over (I thought it would! X


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 27th November 2015 at 12:47 pm.

So pleased to hear about D, as you say it must be so much better for her to tell you, too. Hmm, I like them all, but I think the first one is my favourite. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x


Jeannette on 27th November 2015 at 6:01 pm.

Me too, so relieved she’s happier.
I’m going with my old favourite, the purple 🙂 x


Looking for Blue Sky on 27th November 2015 at 5:41 pm.

Great that your kids are doing activities, it can be so hard to persuade them to join in with anything when they have special needs! And I like the green dress, I think it is simple and stunning and an unusual colour that will stand out 🙂


Jeannette on 27th November 2015 at 6:00 pm.

It definitely can. It helps that T is so passionate about his football and D about her singing, we’ve tried different things like Theatre Club for her, which she didn’t like at all.
Have a fab weekend x


Stephanie Robinson on 27th November 2015 at 7:20 pm.

Glad the bullying has stopped, I’m sure the perpetrators really don’t understand the issues they cause – and I’m not making excuses for them here. On the dresses I like the last purple one, but have a fab time whichever you choose #wotw


Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:03 pm.

Thanks, me too. It was a good evening, lots of ceremony and press in the local papers afterwards 🙂


Kim Carberry on 27th November 2015 at 7:39 pm.

Ahh! I am so pleased the bullying has stopped. It must be such a relief!
All the dresses are gorgeous but I love the last one….So pretty x


Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:02 pm.

Thanks Kim, it’s a major relief x


Michelle Twin Mum on 27th November 2015 at 8:01 pm.

Ohh I am so pleased the bullying has stopped for D, that is major and as for the dreses, they are all gorgeous. I am very envious of your wardrobe. Mich x


Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:02 pm.

Thanks Mich, me too, I wanted to sing for joy when she said she was sure it was all okay.
I am such a sales stalker re Phase Eight, eBay is good too 🙂


mummyshire on 27th November 2015 at 9:52 pm.

Oh girls can be so mean at this age can’t they. My girl was in the middle of some bullying last year and it just broke my heart. Am so glad you stepping in helped, because that’s all you want to do at the end of the day is to help your child. And I do LOVE the logo; be you is all we our children to be and to be accepted as being.
As for the dress, oh they’re all so lovely. I’m a big green fan, personally, so this jumped out at me. But they’re all lovely. Enjoy your event tomorrow


Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 12:01 pm.

So so true, I just want them to be happy within themselves.
I’m sorry your lovely girl experienced some bullying last year, it really does break you inside. Hope she’s okay and enjoying school now x


LakesSingleMum on 2nd December 2015 at 10:54 am.

Secondary age kids can be so horrid. glad you seem to have sorted it out. The choir sounds fantastic. Great news on the football team. I love the first one best


Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 11:59 am.

Thanks Becky, it’s a relief that D can enjoy her school day again 🙂


xOjox on 2nd December 2015 at 9:27 pm.

Which dress did you wear??? Well done your children, you must be so proud, they have their mothers ability to get through xx


Jeannette on 8th December 2015 at 11:58 am.

I went for my lovely purple one, I kind of knew I would, it’s such a feel-good dress.
Very proud of my two for just getting through it all xx


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