I‘m not sure where to start today. It’s been a momentous week for all sorts of reasons. Let’s put it this way…picking just 5 things to share with you is going to be a challenge! Are you ready for this? Here are our ‘Take 5 Friday’ moments for this week…
1. UNLEASH THE BEAST
I very rarely go out at the moment but this week, I’ve really felt the need to escape from the seriousness of life and be me again. Just as well I had a 50th birthday (not mine – the lady in blue!) to celebrate on Monday then, wasn’t it?
I still can’t believe that my friends are turning 50. This particular victim is the first in a long string of half a century celebrations. Before you make any jokes at my expense, I am the second to youngest in this little pack – they’ve all got a good 4 years on me. Phew!
It was a lovely evening of Presecco, strawberry gateaux and childish hilarity. Just what I needed.
2. THE BIG DAY
So Tuesday was our big day at the hospital. 28th June was a date we were given when The Teenager was first admitted, one that seemed such a very long way off at the time. I remember my heart sinking to the floor when they suggested she would be away from home for eight weeks. Eight whole weeks.
And yes it has seemed interminable at times – probably more so for her. But we are finally beginning to see the light at the end of this particular tunnel. Despite knowing that her recovery is probably only just beginning, we want her home. This is looking like a distinct possibility now, with discharge being only a few weeks away.
3. ANOTHER FAREWELL
So this week saw me at my last ever sports day. Were there tears? Of course there weren’t! I loathe sports day, particularly at our school. There is absolutely zero competition in it and even the kids look bored.
I suppose I was glad to be there for my boy but seriously….I certainly won’t be missing this little occasion next year.
The Boy did good though, coming first in his running race (apparently…I had gone by then) and scoring two baskets in the basketball challenge – told you our sports day is weird.
4. AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE
I don’t talk much about The Drama Queen and her school achievements – mainly because she hates school! But she’s had exams over the last month and although I’ve been repeatedly telling her that year 9 exams aren’t important or anything to worry over, they have been playing on her mind. A LOT.
She mentioned that they would be taking place in the big hall and that pupils would be seated in alphabetical order (something she’s not used to). She also reminded me that these results would determine their sets for GCSEs next year. To her, they were clearly a big deal.
Her English mark came back this week and she got the fourth highest mark in the top set! Academics has never really been a particular strength (or even interest) of hers, but when she sets herself a goal? She’s unstoppable!
5. THE BIG REVEAL
So, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The big reveal of the Prom dress….
If you follow me on social media, you could probably sketch a pretty accurate copy of this Prom dress by now! Not much to say really, other than that we are beyond proud of her. I know that she will remember her Prom night forever and I’m just so glad that we put aside our fears and followed her heart. What a girl.
I told you it has been a big week in our little family. I think therefore that my Word of the Week should be ‘Momentous’. It truly has been, in so many ways.