Word of the Week 17/7/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the 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 normally 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:


I knew that this would be an emotional week for Boo. This is her last week in Reception, and she will miss her teacher, her classroom and their special outside play area. Fortunately, the class are all staying together as they move into year one, so she is happy about that. She is a child that rolls with changes pretty well, but she’s also very much a people person, so moving on from her teacher will be hard.

As you know, at the end of last week, I was also planning to get Little Man settled into nursery, and left him for the first time there. He cried the entire time, and when I went to collect him, I could hear him screaming from outside the nursery. The poor little thing, he was so emotional and scared, I made the decision to defer his place until January. He is just not ready yet.

And then there’s been the big one, the one that’s been killing me all week. At the weekend, we had to have our dog, Harry, put down. We knew he had cancer, but we had hoped he had a lot more time left. He’d been OK last week, but then on Sunday, he just couldn’t get up, barely responded to us and lost his appetite. We knew it was time. I have been crying since then. I miss him so much.

I am desperately hoping that this will ease soon and all of us can have a holiday filled with happy emotions only, starting this weekend as we’re off away for a couple of days. So please do forgive me this week, WotWers, if I don’t get round to you. I am really struggling to sit and work, needing to be out of the house, and with going away and the holidays, I’m afraid I might not catch up. I will make it up to you next week, I promise.

What about you? What one word sums up your week best? Please grab the badge, link up and share.

The Reading Residence

Linky opens at 6.30am Friday, to midnight on Sunday.

Follow on Bloglovin

Sharing is caring!

33 thoughts on “Word of the Week 17/7/15”

  1. Hi thankyou for hosting another great linky! So so sorry to read about Harry. I have tears in my eyes just thinking about it! We had to have our little man put down last year, I still miss him awefully but please know it gets easier. The pain will start to go and you will start to remember him and smile! Be gentle on yourself xxx

  2. Gosh, you have had an emotional week & just reading this post about your Little Man at nursery and reading all about Harry previously it really is bringing a tear to my eye. I hope you get to enjoy your break away xx

  3. Oh gosh it has definitely been an emotional week for you all hon. I’m glad to hear that Boo’s class as all moving up together and not being separated into different classes like Ella’s. Oh bless him, I think you made the right decision to there.

    Oh honey my heart aches for you and the family especially since I know how much you all loved Harry! Thinking of you all at this very hard time and I’m so sorry for your loss.xx

  4. Oh Jocelyn – sounds like you could really do with that rest! So sorry again. Switch off and soak up the love from your family lovely. Harry had a wonderful life with you, so try to remember the good times if you can xx

  5. Oh honey what a ruddy awful week. So much emotion. I do hope the pain and hurt for your dog goes soon. My post is about a friendship between G and our doggy so I understand if you don’t wish to read it #wotw x x

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your dog, knowing it was coming, doesn’t make it any easier, it will take time, he was a part of your family for a long time.
    I hope you manage to have a nice time away xx

  7. Aww what a week lovely and huge hugs all round. Sorry about your lovely doggy, so sad you had less time than you thought and all too much happening at once. Hope the kiddies are ok, huge hugs all round and absolutely get out and enjoy yourself, don’t worry about us!! Xx

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about Harry. What an emotional week for all of you. I hope that you are able to have a lovely few days so that you can get over this week. Hugs x.

  9. I haven’t done a #WOTW this week as I’ve been very busy preparing for our holiday, sorting the kids out and so on but I just wanted to say take care, enjoy your holiday and hugs for all of you xx

  10. Pingback: Word of the Week 11/12/15 - The Reading Residence

  11. Pingback: Settling a Reluctant 3 Year Old in at Nursery - The Reading Residence

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *