Saturday, 4 July 2015

Project 365 - Week 27

What a fab week it has been weather wise....I feel like I should have more outdoor photos but I turn into a sweaty, stressy, mess when I am too

178/365. 27th June 2015

I love Ellie's new jeans....So summery! I want them.
179/365. 28th June 2015

Lego building time.....We had a great time with the LEGO Elves sets we were sent to review!

180/365. 29th June 2015

It was time for a new curtain rail since I somehow managed to pull the other one down and snap it in half....My fella had the honor of putting it up.

181/365. 30th June 2015

See that! The actual bottom of the washing basket!! It isn't a A shame it didn't stay empty for long!!

182/365. 1st July 2015

We had the most epic storm on Wednesday night....It started about 4pm lasted an hour and then again about 11pm and lasted for hours.....Becky managed to catch some lightning on her phone!
183/365. 2nd July 2015

Ellie's new pastime is playing in the bathroom sink.....She can and has played for hours...

184/365. 3rd July 2015

My fella gave his desk a huge tidy....Cleared it all. I now have a huge pile of paper work to sort out. Ugh! 

Friday, 3 July 2015

The countdown is on.... #WotW

Friday again which means it's time for my Word of the Week but first of all hasn't the weather being lovely.....Well apart from the thunderstorms we had Wednesday night....Becky rushed home from school as she didn't take a coat and got in just before the rain started....The girls loved it and stood in he backyard watching the lightning.....I was hidden inside with the curtains closed....I don't like thunder! lol

This week my word of the week is....

Anyway the countdown is on.....The girls have 10 more days at school.....Whoop! Whoop! I mentioned what I realised about Ellie's behavior to the teacher yesterday....How she plays up this time every year and the teacher thinks I may be right.....We're just going to ride it out for the rest of the term and see how she gets on in September and start fresh....It's not really a solution but if my thoughts are right it means we can be prepared for next year! 

Ellie's sports day didn't happen last week due to the rain but the summer fair did and I think everyone had a great time....Ellie certainly did. hehehe The school is trying to arrange the sports day for sometime before the holidays start.

This week Becky has been trying out her Year 8 routine....Nothing much changes for her....She has a new form tutor and she has to go for lunch with the rest of the school....In year 7 they go 20 minutes earlier to beat the rush....She doesn't like it at all but she said she was arguing with a year 10 because they pushed I thought it was fantastic she stood up for herself...

We got a letter from the Becky's school about her end of term school trip....She doesn't want to go. It's at Wet & Wild a swimming place with lots of big slides....She isn't keen on swimming or anything like this so she has decided to stay in school where she will get to play on the computers for the time the others are swimming.....She is over the moon! Minecraft for hours is her idea of heaven......I was put off by the price too.....£14.95. Doesn't seem to bad but when you look on the website it only costs £4.95 for the 4 hours they will be there and £10 each for transport! Rip off!!

I have mentioned in the past about my nephews grandmother... Late last year she had a tumor on her brain the size of a golf ball....She had treatment and by November it had shrunk to the size of a marble....Earlier on in the week I got the news that the cancer is back and there is nothing left they can do to help her....They have given her a couple of months at the most....It's so sad. Not something you want to countdown at all....

The Reading Residence

Thursday, 2 July 2015

A Lightbulb Moment....

My youngest Ellie is 7 and it's come to a point now where her behavior is so bad that I dread the afternoon school run and getting told by her teacher what she has done...

This blog post was going to just get my thoughts down about Ellie's bad behavior but as I have gone back to link old posts into this one I have realised the behavior happens at this time every year from about may onwards!! 

See blogging is useful....I wouldn't have known this if I hadn't have blogged about it....hehehe

In 2013 when Ellie was in Year 1 (she was 5 years old) and started wetting herself more than she should....She was dry through the night but during the day she would go into a daydream and have accidents....At least 5 times a day if not more so we went to the doctors and she was given tablets to help control her bladder.....They worked for a while but it was a short term solution....She was taken off the tablets and did well for about a year....She would still have the odd accident but nothing compared to what she was....

Towards the end of Year 2 at school she went through a fascination with messing about in the toilets....After the previous year and her wetting herself they couldn't stop her going to the toilet....Her teacher at the time Miss L was the meekest and so softly spoken but Ellie broke her and made her shout....So much so that a child in the class cried because they weren't used to it....Ellie had detentions, plenty of red cards and a few tellings off from the headteacher....

Now we are coming to the end of Year 3 and for the last couple of months Ellie's behavior has been terrible....At school she has refused to do work. For example 3 sentences in 45 minutes is not good enough.....She was kept in at lunchtime and she managed a full page of work in about 20 minutes....She was told off for the lack of work one day and 10 minutes later wet herself and smugly told her teacher that she couldn't do anymore work as she had to go and get changed. The little madam....She's been put on a behavior book which has stopped working now....She's back to day dreaming, has been kept in at playtime and had more tellings off from the headteacher....It got to the point where the school referred her to the people at the hospital who deal with children's behavior....We're still waiting for an appointment as there is a huge waiting list....It could be months....

Tonight she has a detention after school for not doing her homework....She point blank refused to do it....There is only so many times I can ask her to do it.....I would rather her have a detention and do it at school than cause all the stress at home as at home her behavior isn't as bad here.....She has her moments but she is a different girl at home than she is at school....

I am going to mention that it seems to happen over the last term before the summer holidays to Ellie's teacher and see what she says....It's not on and we can't go on like this every year but if it is this at least we know what to expect....

I am counting down the days to the summer holidays....After today we have 11 days to go.....I can't wait!!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Just taking a break.... #wickedwednesday

Whilst reviewing the LEGO Elves sets it all got too much for Ellie.....hehehe She just had to take a break!

She was up and back to work after about 5 minutes rest....