Gratitude Journal #32


New Shoes for T
My in laws phoned me whilst I was at work this week to say that T needed a new pair of shoes. The buckle/fastening had pulled off when she was doing them up.  Luckily, Sainsburys is a short drive from work and I was able to nip up and grab her a pair.  Even luckier, they only had one pair of shoes in stock, in her size and they were nice.

T being helpful
This week, T has come home from school and asked what jobs she can do to help me and she has also been doing little things without asking, for example when I was in the shower she came in to tell me she had made our bed for me.  I think part of this is because we've told her she isn't allowed to use her tablet as much as she has been and this is a way of her earning time on it.  On the flipside, she has also been quite mischievous in the last few days with lying and doing things she really shouldn't be doing.  

SATS Tests for E

When I dropped E off at school on Wednesday, the tables in her classroom were all separated out.  It clicked later that this is the month that the year 2's do their SATS tests. When I asked her after school about it, she was very blase about it all and didn't have a huge amount to say about it, which is just how I want it. At 6 - well, any age really - I don't want her worrying about taking tests, so long as she tries.

Reduced Gluten Free Food
I've been very grateful for my MiL keeping an eye out for reduced gluten free foods when she's been shopping.  This week she's managed to pick me up a couple of loaves of bread (straight in the freezer with those), some fresh ravioli and a couple of other bits. It makes such a difference to the food bill if I can pick some up reduced.

Sunshine!
After 4 or 5 days in a row of rain, we've finally had a couple of days of sunshine. Hoorah!  The girls have been playing outside and D and I have been pottering in the garden, weeding and cutting the grass and all those little jobs that need doing. 

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