Gratitude Journal #10

E's School Christmas Show
I cannot tell you how proud I was of E when I saw her in the school show!  She was a star, star number 12 (very important to know, I'm told) and was one of the first on stage.  She said her lines perfectly and really got into the dancing. So much so that by the end, when most of the other children were stood, slightly swaying as they sang, she was wiggling her his and moving her arms in time to the music, doing the dance as she had been taught. As the show ended, her teacher grabbed me to say how proud she was of her and how well she had done. As I walked through the hall, one of the Nan's told me I should be proud of her and how amazed she was at her performing and I had a number of other parents tell me the same. 

I know this is all very braggy of me but the change in her to the first year of school is just amazing. The first Christmas show she did, we didn't see very much of her because she sat at the side of the stage, sucking her thumb next to the teacher because she was scared of being infront of everyone. 

E's Dance Christmas Show
Each year the dance classes that E is a part of do a Christmas show at the local town hall. It gives them something to work towards and helps raise funds for the competition groups and any equipment that the group needs. This year's theme was 'night at the movies', with E's group given The Greatest Showman as their inspiration. E was dressed as a dancer/trapeze artist (loosely!), wearing sparkly silver tights, sparkly shoes, a leotard and tutu and a feather headdress. 

End of Term Looms
Whilst I openly admit that I struggle having the children at home with me all the time, I must admit that I am quite looking forward to the end of term. It means no more after school clubs, no alarms first thing in the morning and just taking things slower. I feel like we all really need to slow down a little.

Competition Wins
Between D and I, we enter a number of competitions on a regular basis. Recently, D has had a few wins, all craft related. Rather than keeping all of them for ourselves when the reality is we - I - probably won't use them, we're going to gift some of them for Christmas to someone who will hopefully be able to make good use of them. 

Thoughtful Friends
One of my good friends saw a mug out whilst shopping 'dachshund through the snow' with  sausage dog on it and brought me it as a gift because they saw it and thought of me.  


  1. awww it is lovely going to kid's shows. Wow, on the competitions awesome wins X #twinklytuesday

  2. School burns me out. Give me the crazy but relaxed holidays any day!!! #TwinklyTuesday

  3. Aw this sounds like such a good week. It is lovely to see them all .Looking forward to Christmas shows in the future! #TwinklyTuesday

  4. I love and hate it when the kids are home for much the same reasons. I love no alarms, packing lunches, making sure uniforms are clean. But I also love it when it's time for them to go back to school and I can have my sanity back.

  5. Aren't the school shows the best, I may have cried a bit during L's, I was so flippin proud. Yey for your comp wins, that's always exciting. #TwinklyTuesday

  6. Oh those Christmas school shows are wonderful. I miss these still and mine left primary years ago. #TwinklyTuesday

  7. I feel like I live at pre-school at the moment with cake sales, the Christmas Fayre, Christmas Jumper day, Carol's by the tree and I've yet to go to the Nativity, that's still to come!! Well done on the wins you lucky spuds, its a lovely idea to gift them out! #TwinklyTuesday

  8. I love Christmas nativity shows - it's a moment when we are so proud of our kids. I hardly ever win competitions but that is great that D has luck in winning #TwinklyTuesday