Almost daily diary!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I have recovered from the shock of Tall Girl losing her Senior school place now! Apparently it was an error on the part of the council and not my form filling (thank goodness). The place has been offered again and we will accept with glee. Our local school here is having a gun turret fitted on the top soon and SAS stationed at the gates!!! Well not really but it is one of the worst failing schools in Bristol over the last few years. So we decided against that one.

However the action of having the only offer of a half decent school taken away from me (albeit temporarily) has had a strange effect. It was only my second choice originally, and I had some reservations, but now all of a sudden I love every single little inchy winchy bit of that wonderful, wonderful school and I can't wait for her to start there!! Funny how that happens isn't it?

On the way to school this morning Tall Girl commented that 'next year' she would be catching the bus to school. 'As soon as September' I said, 'only 5 months away, you are growing up so fast!'

'One day you'll be as old as mummy' chirps up Small Sprog.

'No I won't' said Tall Girl in her durrr-brain voice 'I'll never be able to be the same age as mummy'.

'Yes you will' he replied matter-of-factly, 'when she's dead she'll stop getting older and you will catch up!'

OMG he is plotting my demise already! I wonder if it has anything to do with the farting putty which he has gunged onto his rug? He thinks I haven't seen it yet!


scargosun said...

Ah, the way the child brain works. Hope you are having a lovely day! It's only 11:40am here when I am writing to you.

Dori said...

Ha! I can't help but see my future in Small Sprog! Six years from now I'll come begging for advice!
Great news on the school!

Akelamalu said...

They have it all sussed don't they? :(

Anonymous said...

Did you ever watch that show "Kids say the darnest things?" Yeah. It was funny.

BTW... My post on father... I only meant it to be incouraging... I think there's so much negativity and I was just glad to SEE the positive things.

Anonymous said...

I still remember my relief when younger son was accepted for school outwith our catchment area. The one in the catchment was a hell hole, in fact the graffiti outside said, "welcome to hell." Not very reassuring.

Good news, what a relief. I know what you mean about suddenly totally loving the school and overlooking any teensy weensy faults.

BS5 Blogger said...

Hey there Suburbia. Good evening to you. I was just in Green Bay a moment ago chatting with Alaina and letting her know S.S's skills of blokedom, honed early and fine in a young man of six!

I am posting late tonight and hope you had a fine and peaceful day, various stresses aside.

Pax Tecum



Liz said...

My children plan to keep me in the shed and feed tea in through a straw.

Suburbia said...

BS5 Apparently I cannot send the reply ''Et cum spiritu tuo'' unless you are ordained? But thanks for the thought!

Liz that made me laugh!

Welcome Hullabaloo, thanks for visiting.

Dori keep blogging and we'll get there!

Scargosun, it's bed time now!

starnitesky said...

Hi Suburbia I am back! I have read your posts but won't comment on them all,I love reading your posts as they often remind me of times when my children were growing up, I remember waving goodbye to my daughter when she went to Guide camp, years late she told me how she cried the first night!

Your day off yesterday sounds like an average day off for a busy mum, shame you didn't get to read the book in the sun.

I hope the school Tall Girl is going to will be the best for her, it's always an anxious time.

I certainly don't hope that Tall Girls age catches up with you too soon. (Not sure that made any sense , it is getting late and I should be going to bed!)

Susan said...

Congrats on the school news! How do you get farting putty out of the carpet?

MissKris said...

Out of the mouth of babes, eh? I think you found me thru Liz's blog, actually, and I appreciate you leaving a comment. I enjoyed my read here a lot and will find my way back, I'm sure. I wish I'd had the smarts to write down all the funny things my kids said when they were'd be great blackmail material now, don't you think?

beckie said...

So glad for you and Tall girl. Schools must be set up differently there. Hang in there with the kids..soon they will be teenagers!

BS5 Blogger said...

Hi Suburbia, indeed not to the reply, but just hello is fine, as ever thank you!

The BS9 bang bang man in in court in London this morning!

Have a happy day


Suburbia said...

Hi Starnitesky, it's nice to have you back, hope all went well with your photography course. I did understand your last comment!

Susan, I have NO idea!

Thanks Misskris, blackmail is a great idea.

Beckie, I guess that thought is not supposed to comfort me!

BS5, I think actually he may be in BS10 but still quite close!

Maggie May said...

Oh how funny. He probably thinks your well past it already.
I have kids at school ask me if I'm going to die! I reply, "Not today, I hope!" With a laugh.

Liz said...

Suburbia, go here:

and you'll be able to download Messenger and carry on instant chats.

Mean Mom said...

Small sprog thinks too deeply, for a man child. You need to keep an eye on him. :-)

Sam said...

My 3 year old daughter insists she is older and bigger than me!

I have answered your tag

The Mighty Sam

Queen Goob said...

No...small sprog's PRAYING you haven't seen it yet.

Suburbia said...

Maggie May, sometimes I feel as though I'm well past it!

Thanks Liz, I'll give it a go! If I don't use it I know Tall Girl will when she starts senior school.

Mean Mom It's hard to keep an eye on him he moves too quick!

Sam I'm off to have a look now.

Yes Queen G I think thats more like it!

Dragonstar said...

"What was it like in olden times mummy?"
"How long ago dear?"
"When you were in school!"
Kids make you old.

Miss_Yves said...

Great collection of orchids!
miss Yves

BS5 Blogger said...

Sub, MSN or Google-Talk if you have a Google email address - both are dead easy for instant chat. Really easy and simple and fun! Use mine all the time to chat with the brother in Manila.

Suburbia said...

BS5 Which is best? and how do I know if I have a google e-mail?! Does having this bloggy thing mean I have a google e-mail? (you can tell I'm a virgin instant messenger!)

Suburbia said...

BS5 I do have one! Sorted now!!

Sue said...

"Yes you will' he replied matter-of-factly, 'when she's dead she'll stop getting older and you will catch up!'"