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If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.
My word of the week this week is:
It’s been one of those weeks where I have been reflecting. Thinking about what the kids are up to and how happy I am to see them enjoying themselves and all that’s yet to come over the next few weeks. A week of reflecting, pondering, planning and feeling proud. But there’s not just one word for all of that (if you know one, do tell!), so I’m going with the overall theme of reflecting.
This week has seen Boo try a new sports activity and have her parents evening and school report. More on the new sports activity on the blog next week, but suffice to say that she was initially unsure about it and now she loves it! Her school report was lovely to read and for the last parents evening of the year, she comes along with us to show us her work and chat to her teachers. As she always does, she has made us proud again, being very caring and helpful at school, as well as excelling in all areas. We can ask no more, and the main thing is that she loves going every day and has a truly lovely group of friends and classmates.
My Little Man continues to adore his swimming lessons and I love seeing him in the water, he’s just so happy there. I cannot help but reflect on how far his confidence has come and how he’s no longer quite the ‘little man’ as he is growing up so fast! I am very conscious that we only have one more week left with just the two of us at home during the week, as it’ll then be the holidays and he’ll be off to school with his sister after that. I’ve been thinking back over the past years we’ve had at home together and as these thoughts have pervaded all others daily, it’s been all about having fun with him so he’s pretty much done whatever he wants and is therefore loving life!
I have started thinking about his birthday that falls right at the end of the summer break and getting a few bits in ready for that. His own wish list grows longer daily, something that I could never hope to keep up with! But I’ve booked him a little party in and arranged a few treats so far. Still plenty of time to sort things, I’m just aware that I’ll have the kids with me all the time from next weekend and we’re also away for a week before his birthday. As upcoming birthdays always do, it has had me reflecting on how quickly this past year has flown by and wondering how on earth my tiny baby is about to turn five?!
As I look back, I’ve also been aware that this week saw the anniversary of our handsome hound passing, it’s been two years this week. Anniversaries like this always make you look back, don’t they? I do miss his floppy ears and soulful eyes, I have been thinking of him this week.
And then there’s that Open University result. That I am still waiting on! I have been thinking back on that final assignment that will influence my entire module result. Clearly, I have been wondering and hoping every single day whether today would be the day that I’d be put out of my misery. But not yet!
What about you? What one word sums up your week best?
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