Challenge Met! Thurs 14th July 2016

By | July 14, 2016

This week has sped by, it’s the last day of term for both T and D tomorrow – thank goodness they both finish on the same day!

All week though, there has been an undercurrent of anxiety for D, rearing its head every so often, sometimes resulting in her crying, sometimes anger on her part.

Why? Well, her class had a trip today, to where I’m not entirely sure but the instructions said (amongst things) trainers.  

This was a sore point for D as we’d ordered trainers in but they hadn’t arrived yet, so she’d have to wear pumps today – which would be fine, IMO.

The trainers I’d ordered were also laced, at D’s insistence, as she thought she’d get help at school with them.  Very insistent that she didn’t want Velcro too, I presume to fit in with the other children.

Anyway….off she went, with her pumps.  It was fine, she said that someone wore sandals, someone else had other shoes, so all was well.  

And her trainers had arrived whilst she was at school today, typical.  She tried them on after school and said that one of her teachers had given her a challenge for the summer, to learn to tie shoelaces.

There they are btw, they’re black, in the sale = job done.

So, we had a go.  I showed D how to tie laces and then she had a try ….. and absolutely nailed it!

Maybe it helped that we’re both left-handed, maybe it was easier for her to try the method on the right below, which I’ve always used.  Maybe and most probably, it was because she was able to follow instructions and, because the blooming things had arrived, was a bit more relaxed than she has been.

D loves that it’s called the “Bunny Ears” method too.

Challenge definitely met and yes, another little bit of independence and a heck of a lot of pride on our part.

I’m under instructions though, not to mention this at all tomorrow as she doesn’t want to be set another “hard” challenge!

Well done D!

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xOjox on 14th July 2016 at 9:11 pm.

That is awesome!! Well done D! x


Catie: Imperfect Mum on 20th July 2016 at 7:13 pm.

Oh thats fab and thanks for including the graphic because this is something we need to learn this holiday too. #SSAAchievements


Lucie1979 on 21st July 2016 at 8:35 am.

That is awesome!! Well done D. Xavier is yet to learn this!! I think I may take this challenge on too!!

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Susan Mann on 22nd July 2016 at 4:22 pm.

That is awesome. Well done. xx


Jane - Our Little Escapades on 26th July 2016 at 7:17 pm.

This is fantastic, well done D. Isn’t it amazing how you think that there might be something that might take an age for them to get and then suddenly they just get it. It must be about being ready too. I’m so proud of you D, I bet she can’t wait to show her teacher.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)


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