Firstly let me begin by saying I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last post! Where has the time gone? Even this half term has flown by! I have continued to get ill with constant sinus infections that have caused my sinus headaches… Not good! Crippling even!
I’m behind on this blog, my allotment plot, my redecorating, home organising and being a feedback person for my sons school.
I was stressed out and completely exhausted but now that I have relaxed throughout the half term and not done much I feel a lot more refreshed and have been able to sleep better and wake up feeling as though I have slept thank goodness.
I have made friends and had some confrontations as well as getting all my work done at college which means I have now officially finished… Well it will be official as soon as it gets signed by my Teacher/Chef and the verifier (if that’s a word).
My phone had stopped charging properly and died last week which meant I didn’t have my alarms, my constant contacts at hand, a camera to be able to take photographic evidence of my products at college or be able to receive emergency calls from my children’s school and nursery…
I never would have thought or realised I would be one of those people who’s phone was nearly their whole life… That sounds weird but it’s not like I am on it all the time but when you need it you need it ya know?
After a week of this I needed a new phone so forked out for one. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about a new one as I had gotten quite use to the one I had. I actually quite like it 🙂 and have explored apps and sorts … Believe it or not my last phone wouldn’t allow apps so this was a change.
My son has completed his 6 week pre-dive swimming lessons and will continue to another after half term so he can reach the swim level to be able to try out diving. He still has to build his confidence and overcome his fear of the depth of the water but he has done extremely well considering we rarely go swimming.
My daughter has had her first swimming lesson… If you can call it that… Unfortunately because it’s toddlers and babies it’s a combination of singing and whatever the teacher decided to tell us what to do… I love swimming with my kids but singing those songs and doing those ‘swim’ methods just don’t seem right…
The Instructor also didn’t seem to realise some of the kids hadn’t swam before like my daughter and told us to count to three and dunk them under the water so they can reach for the sinking toy then pull them up when they have caught it….
I immediately felt alarmed and spoke to my daughter saying that when I count to three she will need to close her eyes and hold her breath (which I showed her how to do) and then told her to reach out to feel for it once she is under… I also took a deep breath and did what I was told to do…
Did it go well?
No not at all…. Then the instructor was like “oh has she not done that before?” to which I replied “Of course she hasn’t this is her first lesson.” she then turned round and said “oh well then you should have explained to her what you were going to do before you did it.” …. I’m not just gonna dunk my 3 year old under the water without telling her what is going to happen and what to do etc before hand!
I felt nervous about doing it to begin with and felt awful after… She was only under for 2 seconds.. We apparently have another lesson on Sunday… I’m thinking I might just teach her to swim my way… We shall see.
We have my daughters best friends birthday party to go to tomorrow… That should be fun… A house full of 3-4 year olds running around on a sugar rush…
I can’t think of anything else to write on this post but hopefully can get back into the swing of things and get some back tracking, updating and catching up done.
Thanks for reading 🙂
x Emz x