Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Would it have hurt the school to phone us first? I could have told them a) Jeff and I don't go to the pub b) Jeff has no friends called Harry and c) they know us, do they really think we're the sort of parents that would allow our disabled child to go to the pub and get drunk! Even if they felt a duty - and they didn't, I've checked the legalites (of course I would, you know me!) - they could have kept a note and if they had 2 or 3 concerns then fair enough.
As a childcare person I absolutely appreciate 'The safety of the child is paramount', but come on, a bit of common sense should be allowed.
Jeff spoke to the school when they rang, I refused. They even had the audacity to say it might be a good thing!!!! Really? On what planet? Oh, cos it might help with respite. Crap. I've been a Mum 20 years, and even through all the ADHD, Ella's early years (when it wouldn't have been a surprise to have been reported; one of my neighbours admitted if she hadn't have know Ella's needs, the screaming would have pushed her to make a report; and she was a never ending bruise and injury making machine), and the boys teenage years we never had a blot on us. But now, if anyone asks we have to say "yes, we have". Do you have any idea how heart-breaking that is? No, probably not. Did you know, even if 'no action required' is decided, that report remains? And what about fostering? I don't know yet, almost don't want to ask.
Onto social services. I have to say the woman I spoke to was very nice. And not only that, it was the same woman that had interviewed me and Jeff only 3 days earlier, and had met Ella, about respite. I think that is probably the only positive about the whole thing. She hopefully had gone away with positive vibes about us. We had a long, interesting, chat, and I learnt a few things about the school I'm really not happy with. Will deal with that if/when this is past. She told us not to worry. Of course I am. Hence the not sleeping.
And what about Ella? She doesn't understand what she did wrong. She's made up stories before and no doubt she'll do it again. Only this morning we were playing on Frontierville on facebook together. One of the children is her LOL She tells me what to do, what to plant etc. Loves it. Only her icon had disappeared into the woods and I said "I can't do that at the moment, I've lost you." Then I panic. What if she says that to school? Do I have to walk on eggshells forever with everything I say and do from now on?
So sad :(
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
At college yesterday morning. After spending 2 years (plus the specialism years) to gain my teaching qualification we get told that actually there's just one more bit! "So you can gain profession status". Okay, I have no problem with that - except my 2011 list seems to be growing, not shrinking! - but why didn't we just do it as soon as we had finished training. My brains had time to switch off...Dewey? Gibbs? 4 Levels of Consciousness? Off for a stroll around Amazon I think!
Oh, boys saved me yesterday from the biggest freaking spider I have ever seen in a house. I knew there was a reason I keep them around ;)
Sunday, January 02, 2011
So chatting to Lynn before Christmas and she's in the same boat, so we've agreed to remind each other when a birthdays due. So Lynn, where's my reminder for today cos I've just remembered it's Connors birthday - great start LOL
Even made a start on list, despite that little set-back. Joe now has a website and a blog and I was writing till 2.30 this morning :) Bets on how long this'll last? Oh come on, longer than a week surely? No?
Off to catch up with the washing. I have a great aunt who is ultra superstitious and doesn't like anyone to wash clothes on New Years Day. So we go along with it cos it's easier than not, but one day of not washing in this house is never a good thing!
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Joe's new business - follow the link :)
Help Ben with this future career choices
Have a date night once a month with Jeff
Go away for a weekend, or even a night, just with Jeff - not happened in 8 years
And everything else, you know, normal resolutions that always fail, but no harm in starting :)
Lose weight and exercise
Blog more often
Read a book a week
Craft more often
Happy new year everyone xox