Summer is here!

So, it’s the start of the summer holidays here for us. But it’s also been the end of an era. My middle child, youngest daughter has just finished her last year of first school. (Where we live we have a 3 tier system, first school is up to 9 years old, middle school until you are 12 and high school until you are 16, then you can choose where to continue further education.) Come September I will have 2 children in middle school and even though I am only just 30, this makes me feel so old! I’m just not ready for all the growing up that happens in middle school! So much more independence. Which is great for them as young ladies but something I am not ready for as their mother!

On the last day of the school year I attended Hallies leavers assembly. I wasn’t expecting the emotions that came with it. The year before when Laila left, she was fine. Happy to be moving on. Hallie cried her little heart out. She is a child who is rather self aware and tends to put on a ‘I don’t care front. Really she is probably my most emotional child. So I should have been mentally prepared for the upset. 

By the end of the day she came out of school happy and ready for 6 weeks of family time and fun.

Hopefully lots of dry days are on their way so we can spend lots of time outside. 

Hope all of your little ones enjoy their summer. K x

Hallie, on her first day of school and her last day of first school. 

Stranger danger!!

  1. Leading up to bedtime last night, the same as every night, i told Marley to go upstairs and choose a story. He chose one of his topsy and tim books. No surprise there then! The book we were going to read was Topsy and Tim meet the police. In the story they talk about strangers and ask ‘what is a stranger?’ So i paused and asked Marley what he thinks the answer would be. After covering this topic a number of times at home and at school, i thought he would know the answer. He did, he said its someone you dont know. But, He then went on to describe what a stranger would look like… they wear stripy tops and black hats… like a robber!, he said. I was really quite surprised that between myself and his teachers we hadn’t made it clear what exactly a stranger is and how it is infact everybody you don’t know. Even the Lady at number 29! It just goes to show that sometimes we have to ask our children more questions to check that the information we are giving them has really sunk in! Kx