The one where Charlie leaves primary school.13:20
Last week was the last week of the school year. To sum it up in one word - CHAOS! Utter chaos.
I had an neurologist appointment on the Tuesday, which didn't go to great but more on that another time. After that appointment I was talking to my grandad who is currently trying to sell his property as him an my Nan would like to move to a different area. After my grandad explaining how he'd put his house on the market and what not, it just didn't sit right with me. Turns out, he'd been a victim of some serious fraud. I spent the next three days trying to sort that out and figure out how to get his money back, police reports and all the rest of it. It was stressful. It's still ongoing but at least now I know my grandparents are both safe from that conn man. Whilst all that was going on, I had school plays, end of term picnics, Ellie's end of term party, Charlie's leavers assembly as it was his last few days at primary school, teachers gifts/cards to oragnsise and a bunch of other stuff going on.. As well as Harry being home poorly... all at the same time. Chaos is an understatement. Stressful doesn't quite sum it up either. Needless to say, I haven't had a lot of time for blogging recently. I haven't had a lot of time for any thing other than all the above.
Onto the good stuff.
This post is focused on Charlie because it was his last week at primary school. Such a huge milestone.
Charlie went on a school trip last week. Well, it wasn't exactly a school trip. It was an outing full of exciting adventures at 'Go Ape' and cycling. Just for the year sixes as they're leaving. I was a bit anxious about Charlie going without me but I knew he was in good hands with his teachers. He had a brilliant time!
The school play was AMAZING. It was 'Mystery at magpie manor' and it was just SO good. Charlie was the main character.. well, one of them. I can't share photos because there are other children in them but take my word for it. It was truly so good!
Charlie's leavers assembly was hosted in our local church, which was just so lovely! He was presented with a 'Leavers Book' which contains photos of all the year sixes and a group photo. Along with some pretty pages for teachers and other students comments and good luck wishes. He was also presented with an illustrated dictionary with his name and little message inside, along with a children's bible. All very, very lovely gifts which will stay with him for a life time. He also stood up in front of the whole church (which was packed with people!) and shared some of his favourite memories from his time at primary school. Yes, I may have sobbed my eyes out! We all got to join in with a few songs but when the children started singing 'One More Step Along The World I go' THAT really got me. The tears were just streaming, haha.I don't think there was a dry eye in sight. I can't believe my little boy, my middle child is old enough for HIGH SCHOOL! The years have just flown by. It's bittersweet, of course I'm excited for him starting high school and all that comes with it, growing up and making new friends, new challenges and everything else but at the same time, I am so, so sad that time is going SO fast. I went through this last year with Harry, when he started high school. And now I have two children who will be in high school come September - one in year 7, one in year 8 and my daughter will be in year four. It's just crazy. Absolutely crazy.
|Charlie was presented with a dictionary! Sorry about the poor quality. (Zoomed in phone pic).|
Now school is out for summer and we can not wait to start enjoying the six weeks holidays.