The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind, trying to get finished at work and sorted at home. The kindness fairy has continued to visit every day with a new message but I have been rubbish at keeping up with photos of her appearances! So here are a few snapshots of a few of the things we have been up to.
Making spaghetti bolognese
On Monday 14th December, the kindness fairy asked Georgie to help mummy make tea. Georgie likes baking with me but she hasn’t ever really made tea before. I asked her what she wanted to make and she picked her favourite, spaghetti bolognese.
It was actually really good fun, and she had a great time. It was after another very busy day for me at work, so it was a very simple recipe, literally a packet of mince and pasta sauce from Lidl served with spaghetti with parmesan grated over the top. Georgie was very proud of herself, and enjoyed her tea more than normal!
The nativity play
On Tuesday 15th, Georgie was Mary in her nativity play called ‘The Magical Christmas Journey.’ We got some great photos and there is a video of the play but unfortunately I can’t post here as we have been asked not to.
The children all did brilliantly and again I was so impressed with the teachers for organising it all.
Christmas Jumper day
Wednesday 16th December was christmas jumper day at school. The kids all wore jumpers over their uniform. I thought I had took a pic of Georgie wearing her jumper but apparently not. Anyway, she had this Christmas tree jumper from Next. She went to breakfast club on Wednesday and it was actually really sweet seeing an army of kids in their christmas jumpers!
Christmas party day
The kids definitely have all the fun, because Thursday was mufti for the christmas party. The kindness fairy had asked Georgie to make a homemade present so she spent most of the night decorating a shoe box and filling it full of bits and pieces for her best friend.
The christmas hat
I think the last time I posted Georgie had been asked to make a christmas hat by the kindness fairy. She needed to take a hat for her last day at school (18th December), which was also a mufti day. It was all a bit frantic in the morning as she remembered she hadn’t finished the ‘merry christmas’ sign on the front of it, so I helped her glue and glitter at 7 in the morning before the dash to school.
After all our racing round, I got a lift to the train station off my mum and brother who took Georgie to school, as I needed to get the train to my last day at work early. From lots of happiness to sadness as the trains were at a standstill because a man had committed suicide on the line just outside the station. It is a stark reminder, that while some of us are enjoying the run up to Christmas, it isn’t so much fun for everybody. I guess, at this time of year, everything can seem more overwhelming. My thoughts are with him, and I hope he has found some peace. For anybody having suicidal thoughts please speak out and tell somebody, like the Samaritans.
Last weekend Georgie got painting and here are a couple of her creations 🙂
Being patient and helping mummy
Monday and Tuesday this week have been busy days at home, just cleaning and organising ready for people arriving to stay tomorrow. I was really proud of Georgie because she doesn’t always find it easy to be patient. She likes to be doing things all the time, so sitting still is a challenge for her. On Monday she came with me to take her nana to her hospital appointment. I was so made up that she didn’t complain and kept us both company as we did a lot of waiting.
A kindness fairy task was cleaning the spare room, which was a significant job as there had been a toy explosion in there. I think we were both relieved when that job was done!