Tired – My #WOTW and 30 Day Music Challenge 

By | July 14, 2017

Oh my one word to sum up our week is easy this week:

The children are blooming exhausted as the end of term approaches.

D has found it particularly tricky, we’ve had a few tears this week.  Last week was a mega busy one with Proms Week and this week has seen her go off-site with school for a cricket tournament one day, a multi-sports festival the next and then a football inter-house tournament at school – the latter especially producing tears as she felt she had to step up and participate as it was expected of her.   

She has a definite lack of confidence when it comes to saying “no” which naturally worries me for the future.

I totally get the staff at school are as tired as the pupils and, as the curriculum has probably been met, it’s easier to organise the (no doubt) exitable children into trips and sporting activities but ….when your child relies on and craves routine, it knocks and affects them.

Next week, for example, as they have teachers who job-share, there are two end of term external activities, which is going to make for an out-of-sync D, when she’d rather be reading a book (for example).

T, on the other hand, loves the more relaxed school day at his school.

So similar but so differing at times, my two.
I’ve also been thinking about my foot op in five weeks and compiling To Do lists, some of which are more beneficial to my wellbeing as opposed to family/household.
I’m not as nervous as last October, I just want the first one over and done with to gauge if it will be more successful (and hopefully more pain-free in the long run) this time! 

Today’s musical prompt made me wonder a bit, I’m a 80’s music J and the prompt is “One Of Your Favourite 70’s Songs”.  I have to admit I had thought that my choice was an 80’s song but yay, it was 70’s:

Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty, the sax in this is amazing and is one of the reasons why I’d always wanted to learn the sax before my (big) birthday this year but my silly feet put the dampers on that!

Some people might have thought I’d say Slik’s Forever and Ever with the wee laddies dressed as monks and swinging from bell ringing ropes (as you do) but, nope, give me Vienna over this every time!

How’s your week been? 

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Karen on 15th July 2017 at 8:16 am.

Oh bless her! it is hard at the end of the summer term, especially when it’s 7 weeks long and there is still one more to go….Love Baker Street! one of my favourite songs!
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Kim Carberry on 15th July 2017 at 1:35 pm.

Ahh! We are so ready for the summer holidays….We are tired too. My youngest loves the routine and like D’s school there hasn’t been on the past couple of weeks so it has been a testing time….My teen is loving school. She really enjoys not having proper lessons.
I would have said Baker Street was a 80’s song too. I love it x
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The Reading Residence on 17th July 2017 at 9:30 am.

Oh, you have me singing Vienna now! There’s so much going on at this time of year, which is all well and good if your kids enjoy that, but not so much if it knocks their routine off and unsettles them. Nearly there now, and then hopefully it’ll calm down x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
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Julie Clarke on 17th July 2017 at 1:16 pm.

Love that song!!! End of term is so hard with transitions, wind down and change of timetable/teacher etc. I hope the summer goes well 🙂


Jasmin N on 17th July 2017 at 5:54 pm.

Ah I love that song! Here the summer holidays began the 1st of the June and will end on the 8th of August.


Mummyemblog on 17th July 2017 at 6:53 pm.

Hope you have lots of fun things planned for the holidays x
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Jeannette on 18th July 2017 at 10:12 am.

Well, my op in just over 4 weeks is the biggie, in hoping there may be fun bits too x


Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... on 17th July 2017 at 9:34 pm.

Matthew and Anya are utterly exhausted, so am I! The last few weeks are so busy, I can’t wait for the holidays!
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Michelle Murray on 18th July 2017 at 5:12 am.

We are so ready for Summer now but this term has been a long one.


Deb on 18th July 2017 at 7:35 am.

Wow so many to choose from … ABBA, Queen, Bowie, Blondie …
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EssexKate on 18th July 2017 at 9:14 am.

Arggghhh end of term, arggghhh school holidays, arggghhh my big girl has nearly finished Reception, arrrggghhh time moving too quickly
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Emily and Indiana on 18th July 2017 at 6:47 pm.

The end of term is tough isn’t it! I think everyone’s so tired that we all need a break xx
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Candace on 19th July 2017 at 11:15 am.

Not long now then 6 weeks of summer fun. Hope you all have a great time


Jeannette on 19th July 2017 at 7:23 pm.

Thank you, I’ll be a lot happier in five weeks once my op number 1 is out of the way


tracey at Mummyshire on 20th July 2017 at 9:47 pm.

These last few weeks have been crazy busy but these last few days we’ve become a bit more relaxed – after all they’re only playing board games and doing PE!! There is so much going on and so much to keep on top of and the change of routine does make life more tiring! Only a few more days to go…!

I love your choice of music; Gerry Raferty is a song that reminds me of being at home with my mum – no real event, just safely at home. Funny how music can evoke such emotions!
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