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Hey hey it's July goose and carrot

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signandsingcarols Fri 04-Jul-14 19:07:49

thought I might open... mixed week here, school been mucking with ds's TA, angry
colleague who I work closely with on the foundation degree I teach in FE is leaving sad
and next week I have to double the usual amount of work sad

but on the plus side the SLT has written some great targets for school, and ds loves being clicked by the chicken grin

How has the week gone for everyone else?

Ineedmorepatience Fri 04-Jul-14 19:15:38

We have had a good week smile

Dd3 coped really well during her secondary transition day, apart from not being able to ask where the disabled toilet was hmm

She is very chilled despite the timetable being all over the place at school.

Two weeks to go!!!

PolterGoose Fri 04-Jul-14 19:20:25

sign grr for TA, and yuk for teaching, glad SALT is good though and confused at chicken...

Ds had his 2 fab induction days, so now I'm thinking they're probably wondering why I made such a fuss, he's fine blah blah blah, what is mother on about, you know the thing! His return to primary had been crap, minor meltdown after school today, counting down the days now. If I keep him off for sports day and the day his year go to London he's only got 8 days left. He's keen to go on the last day as he wants to tell the HT how crap the school is and that they 'just don't understand disabilities' (his words)

On a personal note, I've done 2 months off the fags now, and am loving vaping, which has become my new obsession grin

PolterGoose Fri 04-Jul-14 19:24:12

Ineed so glad dd had a good transition day, are any more planned? Ds had 2 this week, the second was a full timetabled day, we are going to see the Senco next week and there's 2 picnics arranged during the holidays, ds said "do you think you're going a bit over the top with all these visits?" hmm

hazeyjane Fri 04-Jul-14 19:37:53

Glad transitions are going well.

Grrr indeed about TA

Had a very frustrating day today, morning at big school, which ds enjoyed, but I was a little concerned about their wishy washyness about keyworkers and TAs, I have asked for a meeting.

Then it was preschool sports day and 50th birthday party, with a picnic and cake etc. Being a complete doofus, I managed to go to the wrong place, the other side of town from the right place. By which time ds had fallen asleep, and I was feeling thoroughly miserable.

Tonight I have pirate cake to make, as it is Hazey Boy's birthday tomorrow!

Ineedmorepatience Fri 04-Jul-14 19:52:21

polter Glad your Ds's visits have gone well and grin at him telling the HT how crap the school is!

Dd3 has had 1.5 days which have gone well, the senco said she could have more if she needs them but I dont think we will because I dont see much point in her going on her own!

I am actually not bothered that she didnt ask where the toilet is because it proved my point that she cant communicate her needs!!

Hope everyone has a good weekend smile

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Fri 04-Jul-14 19:55:37

Been a stressful week here. Dcs all over the place, dealing with some behavioural problems that have been cropping up (with both dcs) including poo smearing at home and school by ds1. Also dealing with ex, having first contact visit in months tomorrow and I'm nauseated at the thought of even being in the same room with him. (I got an email last night that he apparently accidentally sent to me, that he meant to send to some woman on another dating/meet up site that he's on hmm)

Oh yes, if I can get the cork out of the wine bottle, it sounds like a good idea to me.

Exhausting day. DS was in a school concert playing his piano pieces whilst DD was being introduced to her new Class Teacher and classroom (which I now know doesn't exist yet and is being built over the summer holidays) and brought her school report home.

All went well but high anxiety all around.

Other week news was that I had an email from no less than the Director of Education thanking me for my time spent rewriting suggesting alterative text to their Autism Strategy document. They may of course do nothing with what I have written but he did write that it would feed into the next steps. Oh for being treated with a bit of respect eh?

Hazey grin that made me laugh. I've done the same thing so don't feel bad. In 20 years, mix ups will make you laugh.

And cake for tomorrow! Hope you have a lovely day!

Firsttimer7259 Fri 04-Jul-14 21:20:24

We are on holiday and dd has done really well!! I'm so pleased she did great w flight, seems to recognise grandparents house and pretty happy except for driving us all a bit nuts w demanding TV , she's having a stroppy phase of give me what I want headbanging. But we are doing well overall. Yay I was worried but starting to feel confident we can leave her for a few nights and get a real break for ourselves.

Happy birthday hazey Ds tomorrow

Bravoi starlight , it nice to hear you got some recognition

Grr to anyone being a pest to any of us
Champers all round I'm celebrating the holidays grin

Obstacles Fri 04-Jul-14 21:32:57

Had to join in just to congratulate star on her rewrite. They probably had three or four officers working for months on that draft and are massively impressed embarrassed that you knocked out a more robust draft in your free time. There is a consultation going on on my area. After your supreme effort I now feel I should bestir myself to at least read the bloody thing. But for now I need more wine.

Actually celebrating a fantastic play date where Ds played for ages with a friends liitle boy in the garden. Doesn't happen ever like that so I am thrilled. Cheers everyone!

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 04-Jul-14 21:37:44

yay for transitions going well and hope Sign and Hazey manage to knock heads together and get things sorted.
First enjoy your holiday.

Have my angiogram tomorrow morning. Wibble.

But on Monday I'm off to Ireland to celebrate my mum's 80th with the rest of my family - on my own. smile

You know what Obstacles, I did feel cheeky doing it and it took a big leap in my own confidence levels.

But then I thought 'fuck it, this is my kid and his peers'. If I don't speak up now when change is being initiated, and when I know how things can be improved and there is a vague chance of someone listening somewhere, then I have let these kids down.

That sounds really conceited, but I do have integrity, and I couldn't just let a document like that pass through the system with a shrug. it was also so awful that quite honestly even with my poor grammar I could improve it The people consulting on it did appear to care at least so I felt I had a chance.

zzzzz Fri 04-Jul-14 21:49:15

Hi all, sounds like you have all been busy. I am in a steaming rage about the EdPsych but feeling a bit better.

My little mouse dd3 "welcome to our assembly"ed today at school. So magical.

NHMW good luck for the angiogram! and have a wild child free weekend.

sign I must read about this clicking thing again.

hazey I hope you are drinking wine and the cakes in the oven. Forget the mix up, we all do it.

Hello, helloK how did the hunt for a bodyguard/helper/whatever go?

Do any of you have any idea where I can find a music teacher with sn experience?

I have a feeling this whole EHCP process is going to be a blow out so I need to have a back up and I can only think multiple tutors for now.

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 04-Jul-14 21:54:43

zzzzz I'm glad you're feeling better and congratulations to your dd. I know of someone who might be good roughly in your area. No sn experience as far as I know but flexible and fun. PM if you are interested.

Polter I forgot congratulations on the absence of cigarettes.

First, good for her! Am terrified of planes and airports, in a big way.

marshmallowSqueeze Fri 04-Jul-14 22:09:35


yay star that sounds at least slightly positive
first enjoy your holiday
Polt well done on the lack of cigarettes,
zzzz grrr at ed pysch but glad your feeling better
obstacles yay for ds and play date

PolterGoose Fri 04-Jul-14 22:11:23

zzzzz ds's lovely friend has a very good trumpet teacher...

I can't keep up already so will provide wine instead

NHMW good luck and have fun in Ireland

zzzzz Fri 04-Jul-14 22:17:22

poltvapeur how marvellous. Two months! YAY! Do you feel better?

hazeyjane Fri 04-Jul-14 22:17:32

Am indeed drinking wine, cake is iced, waiting for ganache to cool so I can plop a wonky skull and crossbones on top.

Well done to your dd3, zzzzz

I have no idea what vaping is, Polt, but if it helping stay off cigs then, yay for vaping. It took me about 50 attempts to give up smoking.

FirstTimer - so glad holiday is going well, cheers my friend!

PolterGoose Fri 04-Jul-14 22:26:29

Yes, well done indeed to the littlest zzzzz grin

Happy birthday for tomorrow for hazeyboy cake

Vaping is electronic 'cigarettes', it's amazing, it doesn't feel like giving up at all, and it's opened up a whole new world of geeky delights. And, yes, I do feel better, but am not totally enjoying return of sense of smell, I am hideously over-sensitive.

zzzzz Fri 04-Jul-14 22:40:01

I love smoking. I am one of those weird people who don't have a huge problem giving up. I've done it several times. I feel a bit sort of hungry for a few days then just miss the experience. Dh really suffers with it though. For him giving up is agony (and he gets very cross).

I only get the smell sensitivity when pregnant and it was utterly utterly gross! I used to be able to smell how recently people had pooed <gag>
Mercifully my baby making days are over and that is one thing I DON'T have to experience again. It has made me kinder to ds2 though who has the most incredible smell/taste sense.

hazeyjane Fri 04-Jul-14 23:03:27

God I loved smoking, I was horrible when I gave up. Poor dh.

Cake done, knackered now...bed!

PolterGoose Fri 04-Jul-14 23:17:35

Looks lovely hazey

I love smoking too, which is why vaping is so fab, it feels like smoking, I'm getting my nicotine but it's millions of times safer (and would be cheaper if I didn't keep upgrading my kit blush) and I don't stink of fags. I've never sustained giving up before and would have occasional fags even when I wasn't officially smoking, this is very different. I will never have a fag again.

zzzzz Sat 05-Jul-14 00:00:12

Aaaarrrrrgh me hearty that be marvellous! grin

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