Sunday, July 20, 2014

Term 3 tomorrow!

So kindergarten and school starts again tomorrow - the holidays are over!  The highlight of our holidays was definitely being at home together for Francis' birthday - no huge event, just special family times together around the dining table..... aahhh, so simple, so lovely!

But Sam didn't have an easy week - another UTI has flared its ugly head, so Friday saw me dashing into Starship with specimens and picking up antibiotics.  It seems to be clearing so he is perking up and been running around fine!

Tomorrow we will embark on another busy school term, with Sam heading back to kindergarten, after an 8 week absence... over half the term he missed, and he has been talking about his buddies a lot... so I know he will be full of hugs and energy tomorrow - here is hoping he does what he is told!   6 weeks in hospital, with sole command of the tv remote etc means we have a lot of re-programming when he gets home.  One night in hospital he was so angry with me that I wouldn't put the tv on (it was about 10 pm), he said, 'right, I'm going to call my nurse!' - so he rang the bell (I didn't know he had that sussed!) and in came the nurse. When he told her of his ailment ('Mum won't let me watch tv!), through smiling eyes she reprimanded him and supported me all the way!  It is 'cute' when you have these isolated incidents or its someone elses child, but when it is 6 weeks of accumulative 'the world revolves around me' mentality, our home can resemble a battle zone for a few days after discharge as we teach him he is now part of Team Davy and there is no I in team!

So kindergarten may be a challenge for him this week, as he has to follow set rules and tasks at allocated times.... but they are simply the most amazing team of capable and caring teachers that I worry not one bit that they can't handle the raving emotions of Mr 5!

Our girls have done great over the break - just hanging out with us, changing plans constantly.... we are so very proud of them and it's lovely to see them growing up (& my clothes that are uncool on me, suddenly are ok on them?!).

Sams super cute quote of the night was when I was tubing him up for the night and we were chatting about kindergarten tomorrow.  Sam hasn't seen Ange in 2 weeks and he said, 'Will MY carer Ange come tomorrow?'. To which I said 'yes'.  To which Sam sighed and said, 'Ahh, I do love MY Ange'.  Was simply gorgeous!

We are hoping and praying that this term will see Sam having a settled period of good health.... that would just be nice.  We love to hear what you are all up to - our world can become very narrow purely due to coping and time constraints in catching up... but if you have our email, we would love to hear about you and yours!

X S

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thought it was about time I visited u this way again! Beautiful story about the strong willed boy w TV remote vs his wise mummy. So hard to find that balance when they ARE the centre of everyone's attention whilst in starship. Well done strong mummy... Praying for you. X
Suga

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting Shirley - never hesitate to if its a bad day or whatever - just post. That way we can intentionally and insightfully "nag" our King on your behalf. Praying for you all in this time xx Yvonne

Yvonne Barnes said...

Thank you for posting Shirley - never hesitate to if its a bad day or whatever - just post. That way we can intentionally and insightfully "nag" our King on your behalf. Praying for you all in this time xx Yvonne