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JumpJockey Wed 17-Apr-13 21:02:20

New thread! Hope this is ok smile

DeidreBarlow Fri 19-Apr-13 12:13:59

Vag, that was so lovely of your sweet boys! I love the idea of putting all those memories together for your friends children.

Rubes, glad the school visit went well and has eased a bit if stress for you smile

DS is home with me today, so he will be fine. Someone asked but his lashing out is basically at pre-school only. The odd sibling squabble here, but that's it and he never hits out at his Sunday school either. He knows right from wrong. But he says they annoy/ruin his games/hurt him and he gets cross. He also says he's 'bored'. A lot. I reckon school will be better for him. A rigid structure and less opportunity to get bored! He's also miffed that the boy who's hair he pulled never said sorry for standing on his fingers. He said "it's always my fault". sad

After a sleepless night I'm pretty pissed at pre school tbh. They had the inclusion officer in and I think most of her suggestions etc haven't been implemented at least to my knowledge! Yes he can be challenging but he basically gets removed from play for 5 mins and then told its not nice to hurt. hmm. So it's all been utterly pointless

I have thought about taking him to the GP but haven't as its pretty much a pre school thing. At home he will just sit, play, eats ok, goes to bed ok....I think I may venture to the wider MN for advice.

DeidreBarlow Fri 19-Apr-13 12:16:44

Beans all that "you" time sounds wonderful! Enjoy & make the most.

Arti can understand you feeling a bit daunted by everything at the mo. it's probably hormones and the fear of the unknown. Once bubs is here you will be like a super woman putting us all to shamegrin

Rubena Fri 19-Apr-13 13:03:54

That's an embarrassed face Deids! Now I'm very smile that I've been stressed about silly stuff (which I thought as much anyway) smilesmile

I think Deids boy is highly intelligent and not being challenged enough therefore getting bored and its resulting in this. I think things will improve at school and you're right about GP thing.

DeidreBarlow Fri 19-Apr-13 13:56:43

Ha ha I can't tell what any of these faces are... What's this one then blush?

And thisconfused? I'll still get them wrong though!

Rubena Fri 19-Apr-13 14:05:39

Phew. No idea they are weird on the phone!
Im paranoid. Story of my life.

DeidreBarlow Fri 19-Apr-13 14:07:58

Funnily enough the only one I can figure out is wine. Maybe a few of wine and I'll figure out the rest ha ha !

Nolda Fri 19-Apr-13 14:38:08

Deids, after a few wine you'll be unable to do that one either. However, you will cease to care!!!!

Vagolajahooli Fri 19-Apr-13 15:39:23

After a few of wine deids you won't care what they mean.

I agree with Rubes, clearly Dudesboy is a genius and from what you say seems to have very good grasp on what it right & wrong. I think some of the, how shall I put this, less 'capable' children in his group are just boring cry babies. Your right it is up to school, he's not trouble, he's a boy, boys need to run around & have their own time & space. I do ds2's teacher, she has two boys of her own & really understands how ds2 works. All the kids at his level get an hour in the gymnastics room a day, completely unstructured play. They are basically let loose on the equipment. She also lets them have a good run around when they first I arrive before quietly asking them to sit in a circle for the goedemorgen song. Personally I think that does the trick.

Rubena Fri 19-Apr-13 15:45:29

Yeah. Tis a goodie wine

Vagolajahooli Fri 19-Apr-13 15:46:36

Rubes with the schools try to imagine how you would feel if you got a letter saying DS had been accepted into your first choice school? If you'd be happy that's good, if you'd be disappointed then that's your answer as to whether you should proceed with the other intake.

Fare out I am so tired. DH is bringing pizzas home from the best pizza place in the Hague. The owner is from Napoli, so he makes them prima. Tomorrow is our anniversary, we only remembered yesterday so haven't got anything planned. I quite fancy just going to our favourite Chinese then a friend is going clubbing with a girl she knows who is from Manchester & is desperate for a club night so we might meet them afterwards. I'll definitely have to cover dh's greys before we go there.

Vagolajahooli Fri 19-Apr-13 15:48:24

"I do ds2's teacher"!!!! I meant "I do LIKE..."!

Artichook Fri 19-Apr-13 16:02:41

DD1 has a friend round. I just asked the friend whether she'd like carbonara for dinner. "What do you put in it?" she asked. "Bacon, Parmesan, cream and eggs" I reply. "No thanks" says she "I only like carbonara with pecorino and pancetta. If you have bacon maybe consider amitriciana". Um, she is 6, and I may kill her.

JamInMyWellies Fri 19-Apr-13 16:18:44

Arti PMSL. That is hilarious.

Rubena Fri 19-Apr-13 16:29:43

Too funny Vag!
Yeah I did imagine getting the letter. And I'm a bit disappointed. I've also spent the last 2 days highlighting all the downsides of that state school. The joke of it is, my first choice was our closest yet not far away from it there is another school and all the people in that vicinity probably have siblings at our closest plus its a better school so they choose that one. They are closer than me to it but its still not their closest. The whole system in my area is ridiculous. MP needs a stern letter.
Was thinking about the holiday affordability thing while being crippled by private school fees and one upside is the holidays and term dates are different to state schools so we may actually still be able to get on a standby flight in school holidays, which we definitely would be able to do if we were in the State system therefore resigning earlier may not be as necessary and Holidays overseas still affordable. Having said that, we've just booked a week in Spain for summer on a confirmed ticket anyway!
Ugh. Anywho. May have a wine and forget it for the evening at least as not a lot I can do for now!

I've bad grey hairs for ages but I just noticed a silver sheen over dh the other day.

Arti that is hilarious!! That'll be ds after a term in private school. How could it not - the fees at one include all meals and snacks, all books, and a fountain pen. A FOUNTAIN pen. Struth. blush

I remember a boy on one of my flight once when I asked him what he'd like to drink he replied "appletiser" and when I told him we didn't have that he said "that's preposterous" he was 7 shock

DeidreBarlow Fri 19-Apr-13 16:38:16

Oh my word Arti that is hysterical, who's her Dad Gordon Ramsay??!! grin

I'm making pizzas for dinner vag, washed down with copious amounts of wine. Oh and in other boring deid ramblings I am feeling better about next weekends Hen Do. I'm sharing a room with a good friend and we haven't seen each other in a while. So we are driving there together which done emergency Prosecco for the room while we get ready. I reckon that should encourage the social butterfly in me

Rubena Fri 19-Apr-13 16:38:55

Oh wow. Why is a wine on the phone a martini and on the computer a red wine? Did not know.

Ill tell you what's preposterous, I'm all out of vodka.

DeidreBarlow Fri 19-Apr-13 16:41:54

Rubes that's scandalous!! No vodka? Shame on youwink

Rubena Fri 19-Apr-13 16:48:30

Wait. I do. But it's a special addition number and don't want to crack it for an arvo drink. I have wine. If shady Lady started at noon, then I can have a tickle up now. grin

spotofcheerfulness Fri 19-Apr-13 16:51:28

Bunch of old soaks.
Count me in grin.

Rubena Fri 19-Apr-13 16:53:19

Relax, I have Cointreau. That'll hit the spot. grin With lime and soda and the sun is out.

Deids good you feel better about hens. Good friends will always stand by you. If they don't, then bugger them.

Rubena Fri 19-Apr-13 16:55:03

Hello Spot! Cheers wine

spotofcheerfulness Fri 19-Apr-13 16:57:02

Up yer bum wine

DeidreBarlow Fri 19-Apr-13 16:59:37

Ahh F - it, I'm in early dinner V & T for me. Cheers me ole muckerswine

JumpJockey Fri 19-Apr-13 17:09:37

Arti that's stupendous smile Can just picture you thinking "I must tell the ladies this they will love it" grin

wine to you all my lovelies, just off for the weekend, FIL is coming down for DHs concert and he's a real sweetie so looking forward to some good nattering. Just quickly, Deids glad you're feeling cheery about the hen do, and three cheers for prosecco!

Vagolajahooli Fri 19-Apr-13 17:17:08

Right then this is scrapping it. I've got vodka & apple juice. It wasn't chilled so I had to scrap up some frost from the freezer drawers. See it pays not to defrost the freezer then. Proost!

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