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« Reply #510 on: 8/03/19, 22:30 »
Monday was a hard day! Climbing and I had to just drop them off with their dad as I had a hospital appt. Get back home and picked J up for dance. Doesn't sound like hard work but because I just dropped them off I had to double back and take my mum shopping. Then drop her back and to the hospital for my appt. Then dance. All of this 5 weeks after a c section. And of course I had littlest with me.

I also took A clothes shopping in the morning, nd that was actually good for a change. He didn't have any meltdowns and I spent less than I was expecting. Baby was good in th3 pram for the whole time.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday has been a haze of trying to comfort youngest while he has constipation. I was absolutely exhausted yesterday and in terrible pain from an infection that has started around my section scar. Been to the doctors, littlest has been given lactulose to help, 2.5 ml twice a day and I've been given more antibiotics for my scar now. Hubby was kind and offered to walk around to karate with A. I accepted readily
Today we have been to the park in town and I had some business to do in town. It's fabulous having the parks to ourselves. DH and older kids playing tag. I found somewhere to sit and watch them with the baby.

J he been honing his writing skills. He loves fortnite and there are dance moves on there, which He has been learning and writing down the names of the dances, putting them in a cup and made up a dance challenge game for himself, his brother and dad. It's hilarious to watch DH trying to bust the moves 😂 and failing miserably. Dad dancing really is a thing!!!!😂

Bith kids love having Biggles (baby)around. Both remember to wash their hands when they want to hold the baby. J lov3s to help out. A,being older, likes a hold occasionally and kisses his head. Other than that, his life isn't that affected by Biggles arrival. A friend had said how will you cope with A kicking off with his issues when you have the baby. Surely the baby will be constantly in danger. Such a positive influence, right? Honestly, A adores him. There are no issues. He can't get over How tiny Biggles is. And then when I say,you were smaller, his eyes widen in amazement.

Tomorrow is their second swimming lesson. I hope it goes better than last week. A had a meltdown because he couldn't stay in the pool after the lesson and later J accidently kicked me in the hamstring and I fell over, causing pain to my scar area and 2 lovely bruises where my other knee hit a chair leg. And ouch it hurt. But it was truly an accident and he was mortified. Couldn't apologise enough.

We had our usual f9rtnightly meet up at the ball park on Thursday as well. The other home adder mum's were absolutely besotted with Biggles. A opted to stay home and J came with me. He had a lovely time playing with his friends. Biggles was a good boy. And it felt good getting to chat with friends. Glad I went.

Roll on the weekend 😎

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    « Reply #511 on: 20/03/19, 07:11 »
    Climbing nd dance done on Monday for J. I was quite pleased as I managed to get to dance without Biggles. Had 2 hrs to myself. Daddy has started to step up a little more after I had a go at him. A decided climbing was boring and wasn't going. Which is fine. J decided to finish climbing half an hour early, so I guess I won't bother paying for any more climbing for a couple of months.

    Swimming lessons in a Saturday are going well. Both boys are enjoying it and J is progressing nicely. Biggles is fitting in with our lifestyle, in the main pretty well.
    Karate for A on Thursday and it's test week again. I can't remember what belt he's going for this time, but I know he's into the higher levels now and one of the highest in his class. So proud of him. He continues to test my patience at times with his sheer awkwardness (not meant in a bad way) and his argumentative nature, but we get through. It doesn't help that he's hitting puberty. His hairs above his top lip are easily seen and more defined now. Changes are happening to his body and likewise because of hormones, he's hitting that resisting parental authority again. Can't believe he's 11!!! But my husband and I have survived 1 teenager before and no doubt will survive this one. I know he's a pre-teen, but he's certainly starting the teenage drama and angst already. In the end, if anyone sees a quivering wreck sat in the corner with a bottle of vodka in her hand, you will know teenage stuff has got the better of me 😉😂😂😂

    As I'm writing all this, I have a 6.5 week old baby lying between my legs fighting sleep. He's desperately tired and being defiant. So cute!!! So I'm ignoring him, as much as I'm able and concentrating on this diary. Hopefully with no eye contact, he'll give in 😉 that's the plan anyway. .......... and he's going. No rocking, no lullabys, just careful zero eye contact and he's drifting. I shall take my cue from him, and touch base later. Dreamland, here I come!!! 😎

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    « Reply #512 on: 28/03/19, 08:33 »
    Yesterday the boys started at a brand new club!
    A class for gymnastics has been set up exclusively for home educated children. A had previously said "i would love to learn gymnastics" hey Presto! 6 weeks later, a gym club starts. They will be working towards badges and certificates and they are recognised wirh the British Gymnastics Association.
    A likes it because it's very similar exercise wise to karate. J likes it as it very similar to dance in a lot of ways. Baby A or Biggles like throwing up all over the floor 😂 mega pukenami!!! I was mortified!

    Today is trampolining. So no doubt more pukenami over a company's floor!

    Now all I need to find is a fencing club for J. He really wants to have a go at that.

    Man, I wish my mum had been able to find out about Home Education (as it was around). I would have been able to get away from the bullies that blighted my school years, stop truanting and actually got a specific education tailored to my interests. Imagine where that would have took me.

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    « Reply #513 on: 9/04/19, 14:15 »
    Karate - A passed his exam (and he allows us to use the word exam now 😘) and is now the proud owner of a blue belt. One more belt to go and then the exam prices increase as he works towards black belt.

    Swimming - A still in stage 2 but becoming more confident every week.
                          J was in stage 1 as he had forgotten how to swim but he got his certificate last week and has     
                          moved up to.stage 2.
    Dance -         J passed his exam got another piece to his rainbow trophy. Working towards his next piece.

    Gymnastics - paid for their insurance last week so now they can start working towards badges which is nationally recognised.

    They were invited to a 6 yr olds birthday party. They had tremendous fun and A even joined inthe party games 😱 for a change and won 3 of them. J had lots.of fun as well and I think he won 1 or 2.

    I spent most of the time cuddling/putting to sleep and feeding Biggles. All the kids at the party were home educated. All 3 kids have been invited to a birthday party fr9m one of the kids in J's dance class. They happen to be really good friends. J is his only real friend. The boy has no friends in school as he is autistic and is struggling with the workload. But it's good to see the friendship flourishing.

    A has quite a few friends in home ed and karate circles. He's really blossoming now all pressure is off.

    Just wish this new threat to home education would beggar off. 😥

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    « Reply #514 on: 16/04/19, 21:44 »


    A has hit puberty!!! Oh my God!  His mood swings are terrible. Up and down like a flipping yo-yo.  He managed.to break my freezer compartment door today. Over ice cream! Needless to say, he didn't get the ice cream and strangely enough, I didn't hit the roof, but I just grabbed a hold of him and quietly said as I pushed him, ( guided really)  towards the kitchen door Get Out!  He took his cue and stormed upstairs.

    J has also hit the (mum calls it) 7 yr cycle. So I'm getting attitude, back chat, attitude, dis I mention attitude!😉😂 he's not very loving towards anybody except Biggles. So both have hit a testerone peak and it really isn't fun. I just take each day as it comes at the moment.

    However, our local community centre had a free "magical mayhem" on today. Took all 3 kids. Biggles asleep for most of it. A immediately had a face like a wet weekend feom brighton, kept repeating I'm bored while the magician was performing. In the end, I rang his dad and asked if he could stand outside the house so A couod walk home alone. Thankfully it's only around the corner. Gave A a sense of independence.

    J loved the magic show. But J really loves watching magic tricks on YouTube. He was absolutely overjoyed when he was picked as one if the magicians helpers. I got photos of it as well. Afterwards all the kids were given a free lunch bag to wither eat in or take away. Decided to take it away, play on the park and eat it at home.

    Biggles now has a jumperoo and he goes in that about twice a day. He has also started his learning journey 😉

    I wonder what tomorrow will bring ..............

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    « Reply #515 on: 4/12/19, 11:44 »
    Wow quite a long time has passed.

    So kids have been busy with karate and dance. A is now a brown belt and due to have another exam on 12 december to go up to brown and white belt. J will be aiming for his yellow or red, cant quite remember offhand. J also has another dance exam on 7th december. He is now 2 bands off the pot of gold at the end of the freestyle rainbow. Biggles has been crawling for about 8 weeks now and is very adept at grabbing stools and walking/pushing the stool.around the room. He can climb the stairs (supervised). Pincer grip is very good. Can say Mama, Dada, baba, yeah, no, Ook (look!) .

    A had an ice rink get together for his 12th birthday! 12 HE kids in total. Not bad for saying the government promotes HE kids dont get socialised.

    J writing is improving. Without trying.

    A still has issues with writing but we will get there.

    Biggles is awake so I'll update later.