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Friday the thirteenth at the Goose and Carrot

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PolterGoose Fri 13-Sep-13 15:48:53

wine all round I think

SummerRain Thu 19-Sep-13 22:26:31

Very odd indeed. Quick response from them though, I'm impressed. Over here you could be without power for days before they get around to sending someone. The suppliers solution for the lopsided junction box on my front lawn was to put a warning sticker on it hmm

DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Fri 20-Sep-13 01:57:38

Good luck with everything all you lovely people. I'm in too much pain to post properly but wanted to let you know in still reading and thinking of you when I read the struggling / argh posts... flowers

Hi all. Don't apologise zzzzz, your post was fab.

Had a 'disagreement' with ds' school yesterday. It's not a big one but I'm cross. Then I remembered how tiny the issue was compared to many of those people on this board face, then got even more cross at the realisation that just because school aren't causing ds to self- harm doesn't mean I should give up on him learning to hold a pencil properly.

Since when should we reduce the expectations for our kids out of relief that they aren't being actively harmed?

Thepoodoctor Fri 20-Sep-13 09:02:41

Just off to see DS pick up a head teachers award - because he controlled himself in the playground when a younger boy hit him. Unwisely said boy timed it just as the Head was approaching smile

Half of me is really proud to be there for DS and the other half will be cringing from a sense of all the mummies and daddies of the well behaved thinking 'and why is that awful kid getting an award just for behaving in a slightly civilised manner' (as per numerous threads on the subject!)

Anyone else feel like this sometimes?!

SummerRain Fri 20-Sep-13 10:37:35

Equality isn't everyone being treated the same, it's everyone being treated as an individual and rewarded or punished in a manner that reflects their own strengths and weaknesses. Well done to your son for maintaining control and well done to the head for honouring his achievement flowers

Double brew I'm sorry you're struggling atm. Take care of yourself x

Thepoodoctor Fri 20-Sep-13 11:05:25

What's lovely is that the school have embraced 'Growth Mindset' which minus the management speak bollocks is all about challenging yourself and working on the things you find difficult - so DS award fitted right in with the theme. dS school rocks.

flowers for doublelife - I hope the pain improves soon. Take care.

Yes zzzzz fab post indeed. Even for my DD who is NT but has been through more in her little life than many adults, and just needs that bit extra from time to time. No apology required!

Galena Fri 20-Sep-13 11:28:39

PooDr that is so lovely! I love it when children are recognised for making progress in an area which, whilst many children find it easy, does not come easily to them. And I hope it was presented in a sensitive way, which didn't say 'Look how clever MiniDr is for not walloping someone' but rather 'How fantastic that MiniDr has made progress in an area of life he finds challenging'

Double , I hope things improve soon.

Star you are right, we should avoid making demands on children just because they might hurt themselves if we do - we should help them, in whichever way is most appropriate, to do the best they can.

I have been Very Productive today. I have...
-spoken to the TA who came to apologise profusely and said she didn't realise she was supposed to be supervising DD in from the playground
-packaged up wheelchair tyres to return as they were too small
-sourced wheelchair tyres the right size for half the price
-organised the courier to return the wrong ones
-packed some cross stitch charts I'm selling
-sorted an update letter/photos for the lovely couple who are pretty much funding DD's operation
-emailed the Lions club who are considering funding a trike for DD
-emailed the holiday cottage owner who asked me for a testimonial (although I haven't actually written the testimonial yet!)

Now I'm going to have a coffee and a bit of flapjack!

Hurrah Galena!

New thread: -

Coffee shop open and even has entertainment.....

youarewinning Sat 21-Sep-13 13:03:02

For all those studying - if it makes you feel any better I have a 3000 word ECA to send off on Tuesday (level 3 course) and haven't even typed the title yet grin I start my final course (level 2 in October and graduate next year) Everything is overwhelming atm and I'm being a terrible mum and let DS have a minecraft day as think we both need some downtime.

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