Friday, September 06, 2019

Word of the Week: Routine

Trying to get back to it a little, joining in with RaisieBay's Word of the week.

This week, my word is:

My boys are sort of getting back to their education, but yet it's all different (hence the ish). 

My eldest is the only one that is continuing in the same place. He has enrolled into his finally year of university. I honestly can't put into words how it feels, to realise you've raised a hard working, intelligent adult. He's had his issues, yet he still keeps moving forward. If you understand anything about anxiety and mental health, you will know how big of a deal this is.

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My middle boy has started his college course, all based around music, but not classical. I thought he would be nervous, but I think I was worse. When they are little, you have all these hopes and dreams for them. However, when they actually grow, those hopes and dreams become a reality and, suddenly, they are pursuing them without you holding their hand. 
I now have two boys in higher education. I'm immensely proud, but good God, it's terrifying! (and I feel old).

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Finally, my baby, my youngest: He started secondary, this week. He's always struggled with school, I am hoping this will be different, given time. He's within a special unit, with a high ratio of staff to children, so far it seems excellent. He's had some tears this week, but seems to have forgotten my the next morning. I'm hoping, given time, he'll settle and the routine will suit him. 

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Can't I go back to when they were this little??!

Funnily enough, dropping him off at secondary was easier than the other two. Mainly because his school is different, he's more secure and the teachers are around them all day. My others went to the local comprehensive, that doesn't have the greatest reputation.

The other reason I've put 'ish', because we seemed to have spent most of this week driving one, or the other, to different locations! We finally had the day to ourselves, today, which was blissful. We had a cuddle on the sofa and watched a movie, such a rare thing for us, but much needed.

How has your week been?
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8 comments:

  1. I think it's going to take a few weeks for my family to get back into a routine. Well done you and your boy! Him being at uni is a great achievement!
    Good luck to your middle boy at college! Yes! I was more nervous than my teen when she started on Monday. It really is terrifying for us mums!
    Aww! Good luck to your youngest. It sounds like it's going well for him. x

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    1. I'm hoping they all settle quickly, I'm a wreck! lol x

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  2. Almost all change. Must be a relief that your youngest has started his term and new school in a positive way. I hope your middle son is enjoying his course. Wonderful to follow your dreams. Good luck to your eldest as he starts his final year. Almost there. #wotw

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    1. My middle boy is loving his course! Hopefully they'll all blossom this year x

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  3. Wow, you must be so proud of your boys. I do fully understand how difficult it can be for young adults these days. I hope your youngest settles quickly and your routine becomes more routine than ish! Thanks for linking up to #wotw

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    1. Yes, I'm hoping the 'ish' is gone soon x

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  4. Glad that your eldest is doing so well with university and good luck to your middle boy with his music course. Hope that your youngest settles in well at secondary too. #WotW

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