Hang on in There!

Holidays are comin’ … Holidays are comin’ … OMG will this term never end!!!  Only 6 more days for my munchkins.  I’ve renewed my National Trust Membership all ready for those lazy days when the kids are getting scatty and we need to get out of the house!! I guess the reason this end of term seems much more significant than any other so far, is all my son’s Year 6 leavers stuff going on…

His induction day at his new school went smoothly.  He was as cool as a cucumber and took it all in his stride (although he did admit to me that he had butterflies for the first hour).  I however was an anxious mess for most of the day, totally unwarranted of course, but it’s all so nerve wracking.  Secondary is where the real growing up stuff begins!  And Oh God – Puberty!  Sleepless nights will seem like a dim and distant memory when we have to start worrying about teenage drama!

Yesterday he walked home on his own from school for the first time too.  It really is a serious milestone as before now he has not gone anywhere without me or my husband.  It really brings home how grown up he really is.  His mates had been badgering him about when he could walk home on his own, so I said as coolly as I could manage. “Ok darling, how about tomorrow?  No probs” while quietly fretting inside.  I did have to give him the pep talk though..  “Keep your wits about you, no playing on your phone and not paying attention to the road..”  etc.  etc.  When he walked in and I asked him if everything was okay, he smiles and states “Well, yeah, fine… But it’s a long way Mummy!”  Still it hasn’t put him off, he is walking again today (as long as it doesn’t rain).  I guess I’ll get used to it eventually…

Whether I will be letting my daughter walk on her own in Year 6 is another matter however.  I know it’s sad but as a girl I still feel there are more dangers.  If she can walk with friends that’s no problem.  Girls need to stick together, I’m sure I’ll have interesting discussions with her in the future, but for now, she still needs Momma by her side, so I’m gonna make the most of it.

I have been trying not to wind down too much and have managed a few exercise classes this week, but it seems to be getting harder and harder!!  I think it’s because I know I will be having nearly 7 weeks off from it soon.    I have also been trying to get fashionable for the holidays and ordered some jump suits.  However nobody warned me that the only way to get these items of clothing to fit was to have no curves!  I tried on my usual size, and I was mortified as the back didn’t zip up.  My husband persuaded me to buy the next size up (although I was unhappy as it seems a slippery slope, that my middle age spread is winning the battle!).  However, although this size fitted my curves beautifully, the length of the trouser leg was now dragging along the floor!  Even with my highest heels on.  Why on earth do commercial designers think that just because you have curves, your legs must be longer too!  What madness is this…  So I gave up and sent them all back.  I am still on a mission though, it’s a matter of principle, to find a jump suit that fits a forty something with glamour to boot!  Wish me luck!

Target:  Hang on in There!


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