Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. Thanks to those of you that linked up last week, I look forward to reading all about your weeks this week.
If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.
My word of the week this week is:
This one’s about my girl.
Boo always makes me proud, of course, both of my children do, but this week I’ve felt it all the more keenly.
It started with her swimming lesson on Saturday. She only started swimming earlier this year and always enjoys going. This week she came out clutching a soggy little note telling me that she swam, completely unaided, across the pool. She was so happy to tell me, though I think that’s mainly because it means that she’ll get a certificate and badge for it – she does love those! She’s doing so well, I am proud of her. The swim school’s fab, too, I am so glad that a friend mentioned it to me, as we now go together each week, and our two children spur each other on.
Unfortunately, she was struck down by a horrible sick bug that night, and was so ill all through the night into Sunday. She was then so good staying in her bedroom all day on the Sunday, something she’s never done before, as I was trying to get her to rest as well as keeping her germs away from her brother. I can assure you that I visited and cuddled her often, by the way, I didn’t just abandon her there! But she understood it was best to rest and to keep away from Little Man as she really didn’t want to pass it to him, though she desperately wanted to cuddle him. Each time he came to her bedroom threshold to see her, she warned him to stay out and they blew kisses at each other and chatted from afar. I thought it was really mature of her.
And then, as some of you may know, I am quite partial to losing myself in a good book or enjoying some pretty stationery. If you did not know that, really?! #BringBackPaper should tell you all! Well, I am so proud when I see these little quirks and traits coming through in my daughter, too. This week, Boo has moved up another reading level at school and is reading so much at home now. When she was off sick, she spent much of her time lying around reading, exactly as I’d have done in her place. I also received a lovely competition prize this week, a bundle of stationery (I was quite pleased to win that!) and we spent a little time together excitedly divvying up our loot and Boo was so happy to have her new notepads, folders and pens. I’ve also arranged a lovely new pen pal for her this week, too. She’s already received her first piece of happy mail from her, which was just so sweet.
Today she has her class assembly. I already know that I’ll be proud of her. She’s been excitedly practising and telling me all about it, and I know she will know her line, as she’s managed to tell me everyone else’s, too! But the thing that will make me proud is that I know she’ll have listened, learned and enjoyed every moment. My girl, my heart.
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