Love The Little Things #9/10

Having missed last week as I was a bit overwhelmed looking after a little spotty boy I’ve decided to combine weeks 9 and 10 and focus on the positives of the past 2 weeks so here goes: Read I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to read more blogs over the past couple of weeks, and I’ve developed a new blog crush.  I love Life At The Little Wood, a great blog written by Emma.  If you haven’t popped over yet, I suggest you do.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Kids are crackers!

I sometimes have moments when I sit at work and honestly think “what the hell am I doing here?” Kids are crackers! Unpredictable, thoughtless and way too honest for my liking. One of these moments came last week one of my Year 7 kids pulled a potato out of his pocket with a face he’d drawn on and declared it’s name was Rodney! These moments occur every now and then, and can leave me completely speechless. Sometimes there really are no words. Let me share a few of those “precious” moments. A year 10 boy shouting out in class “god…

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Living Arrows 9/52

  This week we have been struck down with our first childhood illness, Chicken Pox.  Poor O has been feeling pretty rubbish but is just starting to pick up.  After days of having virtually no appetite, he’s getting his hunger back and asked for cheese for lunch. Silly me tried to cut it into strips and turned around to find he’d rummaged in the kitchen cupboards to pull out the grater,  “No Mummy, use this!”  Whatever keeps a poorly boy happy!  

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The Ordinary Moments – My poorly boy

Last week my little man was feeling under the weather. He appeared to pick up Monday and Tuesday, but it turns out it was the calm before the storm. On Wednesday he had one spot, a few more on Thursday and by Friday he was covered. Chicken pox! Hearing your child sobbing in discomfort whilst crying “mummy, help me!” is absolutely heartbreaking. I followed the advice; bathed him in porridge oats, covered him in soothing gel and gave him Calpol, but there is no magic cure. We’ve just got to wait it out. Yesterday was the worst day and all…

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An Ode To Chicken Pox

All weekend plans are cancelled We won’t be going out Chicken pox has paid a visit We’re certainly in no doubt It started off quite mildly The odd spot here or there But now there’s bloody loads of them Even in his hair 

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