Thursday, 8 November 2007

Anxious!!!

Is the prompt for today on HSMS. I get anxious about the usual stuff... but decided to take a photo of what made me anxious this morning. I always ask Oliver and Rob to keep the corner of the kitchen clear... but as you can see it is full, and not a tidy full I might add!!! So why does this make me anxious? in that corner we get a HEOUGE spider that makes a web/nest, and when I go to clean the floor/move the shoes etc it comes running out looking for food!!! It has got to the stage where I clean the floor, but leave that corner... just in case...LOL!!!
I did this LO last night as a confidence boost for Oliver. He got really upset about going to school on Tuesday... proper full on hysterics!!! We got to the bottom of it, and it all came down to him not knowing his words for the week. Each week they are given 3 words in their word book that they have to learn to read... normally he manages to learn his words no problem... but this week he keeps getting stuck on 'everyone' and 'very'. I reassured him that it didn't matter if it took a little bit longer to learn these words as he had already learnt so many words since being at school. We then had to count up the words in his book that he could read... and once we'd done gone through the whole 'no, Harry can't read any words, and I bet you can read better than grandad' he felt a lot better about things. I really don't want him to start getting worried about going to school... not at 4, there's a lot of years ahead yet...LOL!!!
Right, off to take Harry to clinic to see how much he weighs now, have a great day
X

8 comments:

Caz said...

Love it, the LO and photo...and there is no way I would clean that corner either.
Caz
x

Bobs said...

I'm not too scared of spiders, so long as they aren't too huge!

Love the LO! What a fab idea.

sharon said...

LMAO at the spider..I bet she wait's for you to come along and tidy just so she can jump at you..lol..would love to see that moment..x

Jenga said...

YAY you got the "mum" note into a LO :D looks great. You big wussy pants about the spider!! :P

Lynsey said...

Spiders i can handle, dead mice no!!

amandamagpie said...

A large spider in my home would make me very anxious! Absolutely love the layout, especially the story behind it. I'd really like to steal the idea, if you don't mind, because my 4 year old has tough days in his little world too and this is a fabulous way of dealing with them. x

Rachael said...

Spiders - No thank you I'm with you on that one. Hope Oliver is feeling better about his reading now. x

SuzyB said...

I LOVE this layout and the story behind it is very sweet - such a great way to deal with his trauma x