Saturday, 19 July 2014

Just Call Me Rudolph!

Bonjour!

Well it's been a jam-packed roller coaster of a week alright and now school's finished I feel like a deflated balloon! And now it's throwing it down with rain so that's even better!  The Y6 party was a great success midweek with all the kids dressed up in their 'sunday best' - was great to see them all bopping and jumping about on the dance floor - and as the weather was so nice they were in and out of the party room playing boisterously outside on the grass - just as children should, whilst the parents had a drink in the beer garden - just as adults should! Seriously though our young ones have a tendency to seem so grown up before their time these days - it was so refreshing to seem them all behaving just as kids!

As for the leavers assembly yesterday - well ... just a bit of background information for you here.  I cried when my kids started and left nursery. Same when they both started school. I also cried when my son left primary so I had a good idea of how yesterday would go!  It was a lovely assembly with the kids reciting their memories of school from reception through to Y6, a reading, a song or two and a slide show of the kids photos we'd all provided from reception to current day! As you can imagine it was a proper and I mean PROPER  'Kleenex fest' ... need I say more! My blogging bud Sharron from Style At Every Age left this comment on last weeks post ... 'Been there done that, it's hell on earth. Poor you I sympathise' ... I can confirm that this is an accurate description ... I am so no good at holding it in and resembled Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by the time it was over!

My girl has also been a bit down with all the build up so this one's for her - she and her friends have done many a 'Wake-Up/Shake-Up' to this tune in the school playground over the last few months as well as bouncing around to it the other night at their party ...


Pharrell Williams - Happy ...





And on a 'happy' (sort of) note I can confirm that my Bourjois Volume One Seconde Waterproof Mascara held up it's end of the deal admirably - it didn't budge despite being saturated many times for most of the afternoon - full review will follow shortly!

How's your end of term been mums? Did you need your waterproof mascara?

Jen x



14 comments:

  1. Ahhhh It was my girls leavers assembly this week too....I cried like a baby....lol
    I was savvy enough not to wear mascara....hehehe

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    1. Glad (if that's the right word!) that it wasn't only me Kim! x

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  2. Aw bless! Sounds like everyone had a great time. I was a little teary as J finished reception ha! Can't imagine what I'll be like in Y6! x

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    1. It'll fly by Sam - you blink and they're in Y6! x

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  3. Ahhh, I can remember it well too, it just brings back so many memories and emotions, right from the day you find out you were expecting them! Tears are good...... that's what all good Mums do......So well done you, and great tip on the mascara too! Helen xx

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    1. Thanks Helen - you've hit the nail right on the head there - I'm bursting with memories and emotions! xx

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  4. I feel for you! I also howl at any school show type thing, even if my wee man isn't in it!! X

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    1. I definitely had a good howl Sarah! x

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  5. Oh jenny well done. Ive got it all to go through this week ! X

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    1. Hope it goes ok Claire and you don't shed too many tears! xx

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  6. It's all change here since Charlie has been at secondary school. The only thing I feel now is kinda weird as we approach the end of term on Wednesday and the realisation that my little boy will be starting Year 9 in September and all the "how did that happen thoughts". As he gets older, so do I and I think that is what makes me feel depressed a little. When Charlie left Primary School, a small private school, I got presented with a certificate, I had had kids there since 1993 until Charlie left in 2012, major tears and trauma! Lets enjoy them whilst we can, before you know it they are getting married! xx

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    1. 'How did that happen' is exactly what I'm thinking Sharron - I remember taking them to school in reception like it was yesterday! 1993 to 2003 is a whole lotta school running - no wonder there were major tears! It's just the whole realisation that it's the end of an era and the kids are moving onto something else - so yes I intend to enjoy them xx

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  7. Not a mum but I could have done with waterproof mascara at end of term do. Sooo many goodbyes and absolutely roasting room!

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  8. My girl 'graduated' from nursery last week! They had caps & capes & recieved a little 'diploma'!! It was so cute & I thought of you as a wee tear or two rolled down my cheek! Ax

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