Saturday, 28 January 2012

1..2..3..4..5...... and breath!!!

As I Grow

~Author Unknown~

Please understand I am growing up and changing very fast.
It must be difficult to keep pace with me, but please try.

Please reward me for telling the truth.
Then I am not frightened into


Please tell me when you make mistakes and what you learned from them.
Then I can accept that I am okay, even when I blunder.

Please pay attention to me and spend time with me.
Then I can believe that I am important and worthwhile.

Please help me explore my unique interests, talents and potential.
In order for me to be happy, I need to be me.

Please do the things you want me to do.
Then I have a good, positive model.

Please tell me by your words and actions that you love me.
Then I will feel loveable and will be able to love myself and others.

Well this poem was definitely the right note to start this weeks post......  I'm certain that my little princess pickle is not the only 4 and half year old expressing herself at the moment with unwanted, disruptive behaviour and the attitude is dreadful, well again I was given the "can I have a word finger call" by Madison's teacher and as a schooling parent you may know this is the one thing we dread..... So again I found myself in the quaint little classroom with all the letters and brightly coloured artwork. Then the teacher began "she has been a little bit of a pickle today, not listening, not caring if she has been told off even by the HEAD TEACHER!!!. Well as you can imagine I was absolutely horrified, however I know as her mummy that when she is being told off either very firmly or shouted at she will shut down and ignore you her little protective barrier so to speak.

The only way to get through to her is to talk calmly and explain why you are cross with her. After a very quite walk home and a talking too she understood that she needs to behave but also interesting enough she is not the only one. She is still so young she has not learnt that her actions are going to get her in to lots of trouble. I had also noticed that on the days she was being disruptive she was a school dinner and the last few weeks had been coming home saying "I didn't like it today so I did not eat it" and well  these days have proven to be the problem days so like me if she is hungry she becomes a little more grumpy and impatient. First thing was to change her back to packed lunches so at least I can see what she eating and how much, and with the teachers help we have decided that choosing a reward bubble chart that she has an interest in so Tinkerbell it is now, and they are now going to reward her frequently with lots of praise and stickers.

Well after an early night and a chat in the morning she went in to school a girlie on a mission and that afternoon was parents in class, well i was not expecting this ..........

 I have never been more proud of her and this past week she has been fantastic, she has brought sparkle home and gained the safari of achievement award which got her a mention in this weeks newsletter and yes another head teachers award. Well all of my mummy proudness must be over flowing by now I'm so proud of her.

Well Done Madison

And we would also like to say a huge thank you for all they're  help, listening ears, advice and the offer of a scream to the mummy's and Daddy's in our little  school family. It really does mean alot to us to know we have such support with the hardest job in the world "parenting"  x x x

This week has been a short week at school for Madison as Friday they had a teachers training day which was music to my ears, this means no regimented routine to get washed, dressed, fed and to school before 8:35am bliss. And of all days the weather was lovely and sunny so packing a picnic me and my two special little people set off to one of our favourite retreats "Riverside Country Park". Madison was so excited and Jasper now being that little bit older he is more aware that something is going on and is keen to be near his favourite person in the world his loving big sister who took him on the slide for the first time. Here are some of our highlights of our extra day together.....

   How to keep two under 5's in one place swings
  work a treat.


And a surprise visit from Daddy who joined us for our picnic .

All finished off with huge puddle jumping.

Perfect Day had by all.

Hope you all have a fantastic family weekend

Crazy Daisy Mum

X x X 

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