This last week has been the busiest week I can remember in a long time!
Here’s the highlights….
Master Frugal’s school had an open afternoon on Tuesday where parents were invited to go in and spend some time with the children at school. We sat together and looked through his workbooks and he proudly told me his levels which are amazing but I hate that children are told their levels in front of their classmates. They shouldn’t feel like they’re doing worse/better than others at such a young age in my opinion.
I went straight from the open afternoon to Miss Frugal’s end of year parents night. It’s the first one we’ve had since she moved up to secondary school and I wasn’t sure what to expect if I’m honest. I had a rough idea that she was exceeding most of her targets as we get a tracker every half term to show how she’s doing against her targets but the comments about her attitude and confidence had me bursting with pride by the end of the night.
We were told that she’s an exceptional student, not only because of her ability, but because of her attitude to learning and her willingness to help others to learn. Yes, she talks a lot but it isn’t affecting her learning and her confidence seems sky high in comparison to when she started the school in September.
Her PE teacher broke the news that she would never be an Olympian and we agreed with her music teacher that guitar lessons were the way forward for next term so she’ll be learning guitar at school too.
Wednesday saw an appointment at the orthodontists at the hospital for Miss Frugal who needs 4 teeth removing so she can have her braces fitted. She refuses to allow them to do this at the dentist as they can only inject her gum to numb it so we’ve waited four month for an appointment at the hospital where she’ll be given gas and air as well. The appointment we’ve been given to get it done is smack bang in the middle of our week off which means we won’t be going away as we’d hoped!
Thursday was football try outs for Master Frugal at school which we’re still nervously waiting to hear if he got in or not!
On the plus side, we came home to some lovely parcels which made the kid’s day. We were asked to review a brilliant website called Find a Present a little while ago and the parcels I ordered arrived much to the kids delight. Find a Present is a great site for you to have a look at if you’re stuck for ideas for presents for someone – you can search for ideas by the occasion, recipient or even keyword. Over 100 online stores are then searched to find the perfect present for you. I chose a brilliant Minecraft torch for Master Frugal and a new Hype bag for Miss Frugal for school next term. I also chose a selfie stick with a tripod for Miss Frugal and if you look closely, you can see it multi-tasking in the photo below as a prop for the middle of the blankets. It’s a great site and I’d definitely recommend it – especially when you’re looking for that hard to buy person!
We had Miss Frugal’s school fayre on Friday and afterwards we came home and sat out in the garden for a few hours enjoying the weather. Even when it started to rain, Miss Frugal just built herself a shelter and sat in there with her phone.
On Saturday morning we went to Master Frugal’s presentation for the the course he’s been attending every Saturday morning for the last few months. It’s run by the local senior school staff and he’s been really enjoying it so it was lovely to see him get a certificate for his time there. He’ll be back again in September for the next course which is animation – something he loves! He then went off to an all day party and I came home and sat in the garden while the Virgin man fitted our new Virgin broadband and TV. We now have super fast broadband along with everything else that comes with it for much less than we were paying previously. I then took Miss Frugal shopping for the end of year treat that I promised her. I just felt like she deserved something special after her amazing year at school so we had a spoil Miss Frugal shopping trip.
I don’t think I can cope with doing much today so I have a gammon joint cooking away in the slow cooker and I’m sat on the settee in my scruffs doing absolutely nothing!
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