Chai And A Chat #133 #ChaiAndAChat

Can I be honest? It feels equally like just the other day I wrote last week’s post, and yet, at the same time, it seems as if last Monday was an age ago!

Let’s catch up! Grabbed a cuppa?

  • If we were having chai I’d let you know that school has been a bit of a minefield! We has two late evenings which were for parents evening phone calls. I’ve had staff members pushed to the edge of their limits with their respective one to one children, with one sadly leaving us. She has stated categorically that she hates having to leave our team, but feels. like she is unable to do anything with this child she works with. That is tough. I have been reading those reams of paperwork, as well as trying to juggle staff, and rewrite the report format for Early Years, to simplify things for us all! And I forgot to mention this last week, but we have tadpoles right now, and the kids are so excited!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that all week I have felt drained. I haven’t been out for walks, because time hasn’t allowed it to happen. I have also, over the weekend, eaten rather badly. But, given the way I was feeling, I cut myself some slack. I can get back to it soon enough.
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that Lil Man got his official letter through with his assessment dates, and his final day of school… EEK! How did he get old enough to have a last day of school? And Lil Princess, well she has just spent the day being a total teen, moody, deciding she want’s to change school (Er, hello! Not that easy!) because she HATES this one, then flipping into this real calm, loving child… Oh, the hormones!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that I finally got up into the attic, on Saturday and Sunday. To be honest, there isn’t as much as I thought, but what is up there needs a good sort out, so we don’t move, whenever that happens, with a whole load of excess stuff! We found so many funny things, such as the kids primary school books, and even funnier, Hubby Dearest’s school photos and certificates, as well sa my school reports! And there was also lots of old correspondence between young Ritu and Hubby Dearest, when we were gf/bf, and then, an engaged couple! I also found something rather embarassing, (and to be honest, I don’t know whose it is…there is more than one possible cuplrit!) but, buried within some paperwork, was an, ahem, top shelf magazine! And, just my luck, as I was looking to see if there was anything of importance, within this pile of papers, I flicked through said mag, when Lil Man walked past! I coloured, and couldnt hide it fast enough! Then I heard him asking his dad why mum found a magazine filled with naked ladies! OMG! Embarrassment factor is high! But, neverthheless, a few more bags went into the skip, and as you read this, I might be up there again, getting more down!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you thhat no writing has happened, but I thin my life is full right now, and headspace isn’t clear. School is full on, home is, too, and solicitors… don’t ask, but if you have ever been through the house selling/buying cycle, you will know exactly what I am talking about! I found this sign on a walk a couple of days ago, and it kinda sums up life, and my ability to make decisions right now!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that I have been trying to read, but energy and time mean that I am not getting through books as fast as I usually do, but I an definitely managing to buy more, to top up my TBR pile, just in case I ever need any more reading material!
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This week, we have a bank holiday, (today), which will involve more clearing out, and another cricket match for Lil Man, too! A four day school week, which will be fun, but rushed, too. There’s lots of Specialist Teachers coming in to observe various children, as well as an after school training session, twice, too. Next weekend? I am sure, more cricket, and definitley next phase of the clear out. We will get there!

This still stands, too!

Now, I will say this here, so hold me accountable, folks.

On top of school, the next five weeks will be hectic. We have Lil Man with his GCSE year, coming to an end, so even though they don’t have exams, there are still assessments happening, so his teachers can submit their grades for qualifications… And there’s the house. I can’t say much, but, things are moving, and this is why I need to step back, a little from some of the weekly prompts, so I can get the clearout done! Evenings and weekends will be being used to sort out the chaff from the wheat, so to speak… And, to add to that, Lil Man’s Cricket, as well as countless courses and forums we have been asked to be a part of, to keep up to date with school changes.

So, if you see me on here, too much, call me out!

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    May 07, 2021 @ 18:56:12

    HI Ritu, you are certainly very busy right now. My week has also been a disaster because Michael has been very sick again and I’ve been at the hospital three times this week for half the day each time. Trying to work in between as well. Good luck with everything.

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  2. Jennie
    May 05, 2021 @ 02:36:59

    You have a very full plate, and you’re managing well. Cricket can be all consuming, just as hockey was for our son. That’s what parents do, and I wouldn’t trade those years for anything. Ah, the attic. I love your stories, and our basement is much the same. Purging is high on the list this summer.

    I know teaching is all consuming, and those challenging children can be…well, you know. I’m thinking of the staff member that left because of the child. I have one who is close to doing that. Today we had a long talk about letting some of the behaviors go, which is really hard for her to do. This child kept singing and and making noises as we were settling down for rest and getting ready for chapter reading. He loves chapter reading, he just wanted attention. Instead of barking at him, I said, “Johnny, do you need a hug before you go down on your mat?” Of course he was desperate for a big hug! Turning the tables can make a difference. That’s what I’m working on with my assistant teacher!

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  3. CJ
    May 04, 2021 @ 14:04:26

    More of the same here, including some very cold cricket that went on for HOURS. I cleared out my wildlife pond the other day after the frogspawn didn’t develop because it was all dark and green. I used to be a conveyancer (freelance writer now) so I can relate to the house moving trauma. Fingers crossed it goes well for you!

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  4. OIKOS™-Editorial
    May 04, 2021 @ 09:46:07

    Sorry, Sis! Sorry, I fell asleep yesterday. 😉 I also love the cucumber eating tadpoles.They really eat cucumbers? 😉 Thats crazy! I hope you had a nice bank holiday, and will have a beautiful week! Congrats to LilMan! Its going on! 🙂 Michael

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  5. Belladonna
    May 03, 2021 @ 22:07:18

    You could never be on here too much! Word press is God sent. LOL

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  6. Erika
    May 03, 2021 @ 19:11:20

    I loved the cucumber eating tadpoles 😄

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  7. syl65
    May 03, 2021 @ 15:46:57

    Sending you some good energetic vibes, Sister. You definitely have a lot on your plate 🙏🏽💜 Lil Man and the magazine caper 😂

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