Sometimes it really does feel I live vicariously through the children – it’s been one of those weeks!! The children have been excited all week & it’s impossible not to get excited with them!
After a difficult last week, everyone seems more balanced this week albeit tired. But there’s been lots to look forward to this week.
It’s been Arts Week at school which is always fun & the children really embrace it, as well as a school disco, Colonel Custard magic show, a birthday party & Mufti day.
The Arts Week theme is Roald Dahl, which has been the perfect excuse to encourage Little Mister to read more of his work. I had tried before but LM wasn’t interested – he wants to read a stories which start & finish in one setting; he doesn’t want to wait for the ending. So we’ve been reading some of Roald Dahl’s poems and he’s particularly taken with Crocky-Wock the Crocodile. It’s been lovely introducing hi him this week
Mademoiselle’s school disco is the highlight of her year; and an opportunity for her to remind to me & Dadtired that she’s growing up!
A few weeks ago she’d talked about how “everyone else” has make up she didn’t, but in a very factual, non-asking kinda way. So on Wednesday me & Dadtired agreed we should buy her a present – a little make up bag with some lipstick, eye shadow and blusher.
She was so very, very excited & there were lots of hugs and screams of happiness! Whilst every bone in my body wanted to resist and scream “you don’t need it…you’re perfect as you are!!!” I have to accept that she’s growing up. Although her experimenting with her make-up pre-disco was very childlike!
Little Mister was super excited to have completed his sticker chart at school. Last weekend he was talking about how hard he was going to work this week and it’s clearly paid off. His final sticker was for a good job in literacy. He’ll get to choose his prize today – I’m so excited for him!
Today they both dressed up at Willy Wonka for their Roald Dahl day. Any school day that doesn’t involve a uniform is cause of celebration!
I have had a couple of exciting opportunities offered to me for my blog, and offers that really suit me and what I’m interested in including a kids food subscription box. I do love it when people find me & always feel very grateful, too.
So although the children are tired, they’ve been carried through the week on their excitement & so have I!
I think this weekend is going to be a quiet one as they collapse from their busy week. But as next week is half term what’s the betting they’re up every day before 7am?!
I hope you’ve had a good week.
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I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.