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21.2.14 - Goose and Carrot - Rum and hot chocolate specials

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hazeyjane Fri 21-Feb-14 18:16:35

Have felt chilled to the bone and out of sorts all day, hence the rum and hot chocolate (purely medicinal)

Highlight of my day was ds having his first ever proper haircut! Our lovely hairdresser was over cutting the dds hair and he climbed up on his chair and made his sign for 'chop' - fortunately she is very quick!

SallyBear Fri 28-Feb-14 08:36:33

DS1 seems to be getting an ear infection. Just what you need on a Friday! Managed to get a GP appt for 9.50. DS4 has a craniofacial appt at 11 in Oxford, which is an hours drive away. Dear god!

PolterGoose Fri 28-Feb-14 09:10:04

Good luck Sally flowers

SummerRain Fri 28-Feb-14 09:14:35

Hazey, they must have been a euphemism for something alright as they renamed them 'groovy' a few months back but kept the packaging identical. Groovy biscuits just doesn't have the same ring to it though so they'll always be disco biscuits in this house!

They are bloody lovely, they're one of my must have items when I pass an aldi as there's none nearby... I'm going to have to bulk buy them now!

Fun sticks look like my type of biscuit too, that looks like the perfect chocolate to biscuit ratio [yum]

Hazey, glad to hear ds is looking perkier, good luck at the gp.

Sally, good luck to your dd too, hopefully the ear infection isn't too serious and her other appointment is positive.

Jacksterbear Fri 28-Feb-14 10:12:06

Anyone else thinking of the Lady Gaga "disco stick" song? grin

Sally hope you manage to get to all your appointments on time.

A bit cross about an incident at school pick-up time yesterday. DS came barrelling out of school, hysterical, into the playground while the rest of his class were lining up in their classroom ready to get coats etc. He happened to run straight into me but if I hadn't been there (it was still a couple of mins before finish time) he could easily have run straight out of open school gates into the road. It was a good couple of minutes before CT came out to find him (I don't think they realised immediately he had come outside and had been looking in the corridor for him). Was annoyed mostly because no-one seemed that alarmed and just said "oh good you've got him" and left me to it as he went screaming off around the playground. Apparently there had been some incident with another boy in the line (and they know he is not good with lining up, plus this other boy and him have a history of disagreements that have turned physical, so not sure why that wasn't better managed grr). Sorry for long rant!

PolterGoose Fri 28-Feb-14 10:24:35

Jackster shock perhaps time to request a more appropriate lining up arrangement?

hazeyjane Fri 28-Feb-14 10:35:25

Jackster, grr on your behalf.

Fun sticks grin

Good luck with appointments, Sallybear.

I have been kicked out of house, because hordes of men are removing large amounts of asbestos from our loft. I was going to keep ds off preschool today, but it actually seemed a better place for him, so left him cuddling his 1-1 looking at his collection of pirate books.

So I am sat in Caffe Nero, next to a very grumpy man who is peering over his glasses and harumphing at all the mums with buggies and babies and chatty toddlers....I am expecting an AIBU thread to be started by DistinguishedLookingTelegraphReader, later entitled, 'AIBU should all these bloody women just bugger off and leave me in peace'

Waiting for gp to call, she is going to try and squeeze us in during her lunch break. Ds looks a lot rosier of cheek today though.

Senco at preschool spoke to me today to say that ds's lead professional has been 'let go' (with a raise of the eyebrows) and the (formidable) former area inclusion officer has asked to be his lead professional, if we want her.....it's all very Machiavellian in that Central SEN office!

ouryve Fri 28-Feb-14 10:36:19

Jackster - if he struggles with lining up (sensory hell!) I would suggest to the teacher that he be allowed to hold back until teacher is ready to lead the class out and joins the front of the line with them.

I'm a mean mum who rarely buys anything more exotic than plain digestives, (can't give DS1 chocolate anyhow) though both boys are partial to M&S version of Jammie dodgers and they rather like the expensive pudding style cookies that they do.

practicallyperfectornot Fri 28-Feb-14 12:11:51

Afternoon all.

Feeling a bit low today so in need of hot chocolate (minus the rum, I don't think it would be wise right now). smile

Dc's school have finally had their OFSTED report, they are in special measures. OFSTED have noted that disabled/SEN Dc make varying degrees of progress due to varying support from different CT and TA's. Thank god someone with clout has finally noticed this, it's been like pulling teeth for the last 4 years!

Jacksterbear Fri 28-Feb-14 12:17:30

Thanks all. I need to speak to them re lining up. There are strategies on the OT's sensory diet schedule, which they are meant to be following, but I suspect are not always.

practically, brew < hot choc. Hopefully this will mean improvements will come very soon.

SallyBear Fri 28-Feb-14 13:14:41

Got to Oxford 30 mins late. As expected they will see DS4 again in two years. Phew. Sat in Mcdonalds scoffing chips. DS1 has an ear infection and is home with the dog and is on antibiotics.

AliceinWinterWonderland Fri 28-Feb-14 13:33:01

Hey all. Just popping in to say hello. I've picked up a few small things that were needed around the house today.

Bought a bright new toilet seat (blue) and replaced the one that had broken. Although to be honest, it still slightly wobbles a bit side to side when pushed and the bolts are all the way tightened - are toilet seats just not a solid as they used to be?? Any suggestions gratefully received. confused

I also found a lovely "distressed" blue triple picture frame that was on clearance for £3, and I have vouchers for £2.50, so 50p!! grin Very pleased.

I bought one of those big round light covers to put on my bedroom light - and the metal part on top seems a bit snug fit over the hanging cord of the light - has anyone got one of these? I'm afraid of damaging the cord, although it probably won't, it just me being paranoid I imagine. It's shaped like a globe with flowers on it, and the top part is a wire that goes through the globe in a rectangle with a little E shape on top to put the cord though so the light dangles in the middle. blush

Jacksterbear Fri 28-Feb-14 16:54:06

Alice we have a wobbly toilet seat too and can't seem to fix it! confused

Sally hopefully ds1 will be on the mend soon.

Wish I had used the "he has autism" explanation earlier today. Took ds into baker's after school to choose a treat, he asked the lady for "a bun", she asked if he meant an iced bun or a hot cross bun and he burst into tears and started shouting "never mind! I won't have anything then!" repeatedly and hysterically. Poor lady looked horrified and said "sorry did I upset him?" And I was mortified and muttered "no it's not you, so sorry" before making a hasty retreat.

He's now having a bad evening, swinging between furious shouting and tears. sad

ouryve Fri 28-Feb-14 17:10:39

DS1 is "tired" and grouchy. Need to see if DH is finished with work, upstairs, so I can go make tea. I should probably phone or email him, unless I can persuade DS2 to go up with me.

SallyBear Fri 28-Feb-14 18:12:44

New thread here

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