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TheArsenicCupCake Fri 17-Dec-10 18:38:34

Well we got enough snow to justify not going to school.. So we put the tree up and played in the snow instead!

5ElvesMooningSanta Fri 17-Dec-10 18:43:13

Sounds like a lovely day!

I have been ill all week with flu and a chest infection, at one point thought I might have swine flu. But over the worst of it now and fingers crossed the DC don't get it.

DC broke up fro school today, DS2's 1:1 gave him a lovely Wall-e puzzle and Wall-e toy. He hasn't put the toy down since he got it.

bigcar Fri 17-Dec-10 18:43:33

well it started snowing here about 11.30 and didn't stop till I'd got the dcs from school, car sliding all over the place, and then the sun came out and the roads cleared hmm

IndigoBell Fri 17-Dec-10 18:45:52

Feeling very down about DD. Term has finished and she has made progress this term - thanks to moving school and vision therapy.

But she is still so far behind. She is in year 3 and is working at least 2 years behind where she should be.

Will she ever catch up? Will she ever learn to read and write?

I can't bear waiting and waiting to see if she does or doesn't make progress....

(she has no SN btw)

FanjoForTheMincePies Fri 17-Dec-10 18:46:59

No snow here YET!

DD has got another cold, had one week of good health only!!

TheArsenicCupCake Fri 17-Dec-10 18:49:39

Yuk! I have the begining of dds bug that she's been off school with all week!.. And dh won't be back from work until it's seriously icey tonight and is out first thing tomorrow too ( down side of winter weather).

Dd is now bouncy and I'm flagging!

TheArsenicCupCake Fri 17-Dec-10 18:56:39

Indigo.. Ds2 was 4 years behind.. Now he is only two.. It's a bit of a slow process.. But little steps forward and she will get there! ( with the dyslexia)

ds1( NT) was also wayyyyy behind..but he is now aiming for med school! ( gcse mocks and predictions are coming out at A-A*..).. A levels to go.. But he's very much caught up and doing very well ( he is used to having to work hard.. So when he caught up he just kept on going past lots of his peers!).

So don't panic.. It will happen!

OverflowingMum Fri 17-Dec-10 18:57:58

too tired for....fighting with the LEA, coping with DDs meltdowns, looking after other poorly DC, attending endless nativities and Christmas concerts, coping with even more of DDs meltdowns, thinking about Christmas, still having 2 days of school to go, trying to find someone to sort out DDs auditory processing difficulties, arguing with the head teacher, coping with more of DDs meltdowns....etc LOL

Boy its been a rough week! DD3 has had her nativity (VVV stressful!) and to top it all off she had a massive allergic reaction to the shepherds costume and ended up covered with the most awful rash and up half the night itching!! Thank the Lord for piriton!!!
Then she had a Bday party (re-arranged due to the snow) then today was school Christmas party. Needless to say it has all been way too much for her and it is one meltdown after another now!!
I also had a meeting with HT and then LEA officer this week about their refusal of SA...and am now getting everything together for appeal...
Plus no-one seems to know what to do about her Auditory processing difficulties...so I am trying to find someone to assess her (any ideas??? Has seen SLT who just said language within normal limits - which it is roughly speaking!)
Then DS2(NT 2 yr old!) has been really poorly for 3 days, up for large chunks of the night....
And I have had to complete job application for the permenant job where I work(currently on temp contract)
Not to mention I have had to fit in 2 nativities and a Carol service for various DC...
and for totally odd reasons the DDs school dont finish till Tues so I have 2 more days to get through before the Hols....
Sigh...

BUT I have opened wine and Christmas cake and am praying for a full nights sleep...pleeeaaasse!

right,moan over...hope everyone elses weeks have been better! grin

IndigoBell Fri 17-Dec-10 19:08:22

Overflowing - Auditory processing disorder is diagnosed by an audioligist. Pref GOSH. Get your gp to refer you.

IndigoBell Fri 17-Dec-10 19:09:49

Thanks Arsenic.

kittyfu Fri 17-Dec-10 19:13:48

i'm always reading this thread and never joining in.

glad school has finished, it has been making me very sad/mad all week. ds is still well (feeling very sorry for all those little and big sick people out in the world at the mo} so i have high hopes of a good christmas, i finally finished wrapping the presents today.

can i please have some of that christmas cake. i forgot to get any when i went shopping. grin

OverflowingMum Fri 17-Dec-10 19:22:43

<<passes wine and Christmas cake around>>

IndigoBell - would an audioloagist be the same person that carries out a regular hearing test? cause I have had that done 3 times for dd and showed her actual "hearing" is fine (and tbh the one I had done at local hospital was biggest waste of time EVER!)
Can anyone be referred to GOSH, regardless of location?? Obviously logistically it will be a nightmare as we live "up North"! but would travell if needs be...do they take national referrals??

Now have DD4 (NT) upstairs crying saying she cant sleep...also totally over tired by all school Christmas hype...so its no wonder poor DD3 can't cope...
and oh bum now DD4 has woken DS2...

Back in a bit!

Lougle Fri 17-Dec-10 19:29:20

Evening all

I just wanted to apologise for my absence on SN lately. I lurk several times a day, but seem to have lost my posting mojo.

DD1 has been off school since Tuesday with what seemed to be flu but DR says is an ear infection. She has been very poorly, raging temps & sleeping in the day time. DDs 2&3 are poorly too, and I have now lost my voice to top it off.

When I get my mojo back I will start contributing again.

Ineedtinsel Fri 17-Dec-10 19:30:03

Got offered the SENCO job where I work today, I was leaving to do some agency work but have decided to stay. I might make a half decent SENCO!

I will make listening to parents my number 1 priority.

Dd3 broke up today and said "thats it I am not going back there"!!
I dont know if she was joking I couldn't tell.

The lovely mums where I work bought me wine and chocolate... I am teetotal but cant wait to open the chocs.

Happy hols everyone.grin.

OverflowingMum Fri 17-Dec-10 19:34:21

lougle poor dd, and ds's. Hope they're better soon. Sounds a lot like what DD2 and 4 and DS2 have had.
Hope you get your voice back soon - can't imagine how I'd cope without my voice in this mad house LOL

Ineedtinsel sounds as if you'll make a great SENCO! well done!

now sounding quiet upstairs....so hoping littlies stay asleep...DD1 and 2 at Carol Concert...returning any minute, DS1 asleep on sofa ill AGAIN...sigh...

time for another glass of wine yet I wonder...hmm

signandsingcarols Fri 17-Dec-10 19:38:22

well, been quite a good week, ds got two christmas cards from boys in the pre-school, I am sure they sent to all the class, but still... grin

ds signed 'waves' today for the first time and did a poo in the loo too, woohoo!

only a tincy bit of snow... sad

nearly finished the (crafty homemade) presents, got tapes to sew on to aprons for the grandmas (fabric painted on by ds, jackson pollock eat yr heart out! wink) and made fizzing bath bombs too, (which was great fun)

am off now as have promised dh I will not keep checking threads, but will switch my laptop off.... night all and hope your weekends are good.

NorthernSky Fri 17-Dec-10 19:41:21

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TheArsenicCupCake Fri 17-Dec-10 19:56:34

Indeed.. You'll make a fab SENCO!

Hope everyone who is I'll gets better.. Nice to see you all on here!

I'm finishing my Xmas shopping off on Monday and Friday... Last minute few bits to do.. My kitchen is blooming full of Xmas stuff.. I'm struggling to have food storage for the weeks food!
( need a bigger kitchen!)

5ElvesMooningSanta Fri 17-Dec-10 19:56:56

Congratulations on the SENco job!

It was DS2's nativity play on Monday and Tuesday. I had mentioned to his 1:1 that he didn't need to do Mondays one as he was anxious about it, and just to see how he felt Tuesday (the one I was attending). Needless to say he didn't perform, although I am quite glad as he would have been flappy and stimmy and all the catsbum mouths and tutting would have annoyed me anyway. DS1 OTOH sang beautifully.

IndigoBell Fri 17-Dec-10 20:04:13

Overflowing - dolfrog is the expert on APD. Try sending him/her a PM.

OverflowingMum Fri 17-Dec-10 20:06:39

thanks indigo I'll try that.

intothewest Fri 17-Dec-10 20:07:33

Hi- anyone want a mince pie?-I made loads as I was having people to lunch-Woke up,loads of snow,so no people and lots of mince pies(and gluten free ones)...and cream-would have been nice to see real people(not that you aren't all real!!) hope all the ill ones get better soon and congrats on the senco job,Indeed smile

TheArsenicCupCake Fri 17-Dec-10 20:14:35

I'd love a mince pie

( and I'm not actually a real person ... I live in your pc ! )

if someone could just ask ds to quit stimming.. As I have a headache and I can see the flapping out of the corner of my eye!
( he's watching over the hedge ... Again!.. He is the squirrel!)

woolyxmastree Fri 17-Dec-10 20:15:33

Evening all....sorry Im mainly lurking....been ill all week, both DCs got it too now, luckily DD (ASD) doesnt seem to bothered by it and she met a lovely new gp today. All got medicine now, fingers crossed DS sleeps a bit tonight!

No wine...I must be ill!!!

TheArsenicCupCake Fri 17-Dec-10 20:18:48

Glad new gp is good wooley... And sorry your feeling pants as well !

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