It’s time to catch up with the week and look back on the good and the not so wonderful things in our lives. I like doing this post this year because it’s holding me accountable to record the everyday moments, whether they’ve been photographed or not.
World Book Day – The Do-Over
It was World Book Day, the do-over. As we were snowed in on WBD2018, Yotie’s school decided to do the kindly thing and reschedule. He was so excited to dress as Miguel from Disney Pixar’s Coco as he’s read the book over and over at bedtime and loves everything about it. Despite his teacher telling him that Coco isn’t a real book for WBD [?!?] he stuck to his dressing-up guns and I painted his little face white and skeletony [yes, that’s a word], he zipped up his red hoody and took his teeny little Coco guitar that he plays with and headed into school. He said his day with his friends was epic.
Yes, we had SNOW in Hampshire. Real snow – and two snow days because of it. We spent ours playing snowball fights in the back garden and building a teeny snowman. Poor Beans managed to slide off the trampoline face first twice in a row, in slow motion. We discovered that if a lot of snow falls on a trampoline and you then bounce next to it, snowballs are made. Instant ammunition. I won’t lie, it escalated pretty quickly. Some of us should be ashamed. Haha.
Sparkly Unicorns from Usbourne Books
We were sent the sparkliest package ever by the lovely people at Usbourne Books – the Unicorns Sticker Book, which has 250 Unicorn stickers in it, and 80 of them are super sparkly ones. Hero LOVES unicorns nearly as much as his cousin Dylan and so we’re saving it for when we visit them.
The Junior school didn’t do a re-do of World Book Day – Jensen had a SPAG test instead. It fills me with horror that he knows what a SPAG test is. Whereas he would gladly write pages at home, he’s too scared to write at school and spends most of his time overthinking it in case he gets his SPAG wrong – which in itself is all kinds of wrong. He also managed to return to school to be told off for not completing work that apparently had been set on the school website for snow day. As a former Junior school teacher myself, and a year three teacher at that, I often wonder how children aren’t turned off education completely. I’m not sure what happened to the joy of learning.
The boys caught some horrible virus which raised their temperatures. Poor Yotie spent three days at home hurting and not wanting to eat, and Jensen came out in sympathy for him by taking two days off. Beans escaped the poorliness but then decided he wanted to stay and play Lego at home with his ill brothers. Boys.
Here’s to next week!