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Meet in the middle at the schultuete shop!

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PiratesKnittingTreasure Mon 20-Aug-12 20:13:31

Here we are smile.

StitchingMoss Wed 09-Oct-13 17:38:24

Finally started a new thread - step this way girls!

LaGuerta Tue 08-Oct-13 20:28:42

Sorry Gig, my phone seems to have stopped sending text messages this evening.

StitchingMoss Tue 08-Oct-13 16:44:21

Trying not to overdo it gig but v hard. Counting down the minutes til MIL goes home as she is stressing me out badly!

StitchingMoss Tue 08-Oct-13 16:43:34

Step away from the play date!!!!! DS1 has nightmare child in his class, mum lovely, often makes noises about play dates, I just mumble something entirely non committal and change the subject. Think she's got the hint blush.

The "trouble with boys" shit makes me go batshit and I studiously avoid mothers like that anyway grin.

Gigondas Tue 08-Oct-13 15:31:10

I am excited too lag smile

No wise words apart from I would agree about keeping a distance from frenemy. Is it trickier to do that now you live in smallish place?

Luckily as I rarely do school run and find that big gig is in/out with different person each week I haven't had too much hassle (yet). Also new teacher seems stricter which seems to be working well for big gig.

Glad you are home stitching but don't overdo it.
Had lovely birthday weekend but must admit tired and arm sore after so resting up now .

LaGuerta Tue 08-Oct-13 10:01:02

Frenemy update:

A slightly different take on things from her DS after school on Friday, albeit positive. They had all played as one team. That my DS had been kind and had helped him by getting her boy's conkers off a third child (who is a horror) for him. Here's the corker: that he would like my DS to come for a play date.

I don't want to have to start play dates with them. shock

Then Mum rounded off by saying, "It's just the trouble with boys." Or similar. <Grrr>

I remembered 20 mins ago that as it's a Tuesday it is a GBBO day. This made me feel disproportionately happy. smile

StitchingMoss Sun 06-Oct-13 18:09:12

Haha LG! We have these exact conversations! "There aren't girls' colours and boys' colours mummy, everyone can like any colour".

Totally relate to the consumerism - we avoid commercial telly completely in the Autumn hmm.

LaGuerta Sun 06-Oct-13 17:54:38

Similarly my DS does know there are other channels but is under the 'illusion' blush that we don't have them. We don't have Sky so it's only really Citv that I am dodging. They do get 15 mins of Peppa on Milkshake on a school morning IF they are both ready for school. Even that has a dramatic impact on their consumerist tendencies. "I want this toy", "That's a girl toy" (DS2), to which DS1 parrots, "There aren't girl and boy toys just toys that different people like." blush (Always a bit embarrassing when you hear them repeating what you have said.
grin)

StitchingMoss Sun 06-Oct-13 16:25:08

grin I'm so out of touch!

DTisMYdoctor Sun 06-Oct-13 16:23:10

A channel!

StitchingMoss Sun 06-Oct-13 16:18:03

Lol! Thanks for the warning <contemplates deleting channel 5> grin

Is Boomerang a channel or programme?

DTisMYdoctor Sun 06-Oct-13 16:04:26

Do not ever let your children watch boomerang! Be warned, power rangers is on channel 5! grin

StitchingMoss Sun 06-Oct-13 16:02:12

We've been v lucky on that one - we don't have sky which helps enormously and the boys think CBeebies is the only children's channel! They mainly watch DVDs now. Strangely it doesn't appear they watch much tv on play dates so they've yet to watch Ben 10, power rangers etc!

LaGuerta Sun 06-Oct-13 15:42:08

Glad you're home, and hope you're enjoying some peace at home. xx

My DS is a bit slow wink and has yet to work out how to change off cbeebies. It won't be long though. His friend has free range of the tv and only a couple of play dates there has resulted in DS1 and DS2 being fully conversant in Ben 10 etchmm

StitchingMoss Sun 06-Oct-13 10:52:38

grin at blaming dh!

I am home. Slightly freaked by sensory overload but eating choc and colouring with my boys courtesy of Gig smile.

Can't believe how warm it is!

DTisMYdoctor Sun 06-Oct-13 07:57:04

Aw, it'd have to be the frenemy wouldn't it? I wouldn't worry too much LaG. DS was among a group of boys who the teacher spoke to about behaviour, games not getting too rough etc after one of the boys mums spoke to the school. I only found out via one of the mums in the playground. Like you, I was worried about him being 'labelled'. It all seems to have settled down now.

However, I think I was more concerned about DS conforming to gender stereotypes - boisterous boys etc grin. Apparently at drama, his role play ideas seem to revolve around power rangers and killing baddies. I hate to think of the teachers thinking of him being a typical boy - especially when he can be really imaginative at home! I totally blame DH, who wrecked my subtle rules about appropriate kids channels.

Stitching - how are you today? Still hoping to get out today?

LaGuerta Sat 05-Oct-13 16:07:31

Fingers crossed. xx

StitchingMoss Sat 05-Oct-13 13:05:39

Ah ok, my hackles always rise when I think parents are trying to sort out these things outside of school but that makes things a bit different.

Sound like your DS is being super sensible bless him.

Still in hospital but catheter and canula removed and I'm up and about. 95% sure I'll be released tomorrow smile.

LaGuerta Sat 05-Oct-13 12:53:30

Thanks Stitching. How are you today?

Luckily they are in different classes this year, however they are both part of the same group of friends who all play together at lunchtime. I don't think the school can do much to stop them playing together unless things were to deteriorate. The other 4/5 boys are nice kids, so it is not as though the whole group is problematic.

Yesterday was fine according to DS. When they were playing their game my DS stood back from the group and then went back to their 'den' area to watch 'pretend TV' which sounds like he took on board what we had said, but it also sounds like the game continues and he is missing out. sad

I am on polite/chatty terms with frenemy, but I have cut back on seeing her away from school gates since I originally mentioned her on this thread. So, I think the text from her was an ok thing to do, although it is the first text from her in months.

StitchingMoss Fri 04-Oct-13 20:39:05

Oh LG, that is a tricky one. Could you have another word with the teacher and just ask that, as far as possible, they are kept apart? Sounds like they're not a great combination together. I think reinforcing appropriate play with him at home too but try not go worry too much about it - I know that's easy to say but it's the beginning of a new year and they are finding their feet.

Do you still frenemy socially? If not she shouldn't have texted you about it but left it to school to deal with.

LaGuerta Fri 04-Oct-13 15:00:18

Well, Stitching, it sounds like a step in the right direction, but I am very sorry that you still aren't better. sad Do take care of yourself. xx

May I change the subject, maybe it can distract you?

I have a 'situation' with my 'frenemy' who I have mentioned before. (Grotty DS1, grotty, snobby anti boy parental attitude, 3 DS'swink). She texted me yesterday to say that her boy (in same year but not same class as my DS1) has been coming home with scratches on him that he says are from my DS. Meanwhile, my DS came home last week with a first aid note to say he had a ice pack on his nose because "x smacked me on the nose on purpose". Then at a party last weekend I could see the two of them jostling in each other, and I had to speak to them a couple of times. So, I have spoken to my DS about what is going on. He was very upset and admitted that he 'might' wink have been scratching as part of a game they play where a group of them chase each other round and try to catch someone and drag them to jail. I do think my DS is a guilty party, but at the same time the other child is a fairly aggressive character, so it's certainly two way. I have spoken to my DS about games not getting violent, not retaliating etc. The other Mum had already spoken to their class teacher about it asking that the boys be talked to about behaving properly. As a result I have spoken to our class teacher this morning, who had no idea that anything was going on, including the first aid note about the ice pack hmm, but he was fine and said he would have a word too. I have replied to the Mum, it's all amicable, but I am a bit sad about the situation. I don't want my DS to fall into a trap of being a naughty or rough. That's it really, just wanted to share. smile

StitchingMoss Fri 04-Oct-13 13:02:30

Hi DT, much better night but still no release sadly. Pain and oxygen still causing problems.

However, I've had some physio for my chest and am now off oxygen and measuring about 97 (I think it needs to be over 99 for them to be happy).

They've upped my pain relief and I've had a bed bath so feel a little more human.

Given up on thinking on when I'm going to get our and just focussing on getting mobile.

DTisMYdoctor Fri 04-Oct-13 07:23:42

How was your night Stitching?

LaGuerta Thu 03-Oct-13 21:17:47

Wishing you a much better night's sleep and home tomorrow. Xx

DTisMYdoctor Thu 03-Oct-13 21:16:22

Hugs for you Stitching. I hope you get home tomorrow. Take care and be very kind to yourself x

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