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31/01/2014 at 10:49
31/01/2014 at 11:17
Really lovely update, I am sure thry will love hearing how he is doing!
31/01/2014 at 11:18
It sounds like Luke is doing well Carole. Did you want advice on something in the update or was it just a share?
By the way, don't worry too much about not having playdates yet. I didn't really arrange any for my daughter until later on during reception year. I judged that she was too tired after school to manage them, and I know other parents didn't bother much at first either.
31/01/2014 at 11:22
I was looking for spell check grammar etc.
yes I hope that play dates will happen in the spring and summer term. It's so hard when the weather is horrible and you just want to get home. I think the only thing that bothers me is that there have been birthday parties that he's not been invited to and I've found that hard.
I've added a bit about his feeding tube coming as that's a massive achievement I forgot!
31/01/2014 at 11:25
Aww, lovely update and reads really well - I bet they'll love to receive your update.
C also hasn't had any play dates yet (although I haven't initiated trying to get any) or many party invites either - does make me feel sad for him when I hear about parties and birthdays of children who I thought he seemed good friends with, but hasn't been invited. xx
31/01/2014 at 11:43
It all seems fine to me - the spelling, etc.
You have to be realistic about birthday parties. They won't get invited to everything, no child is and in reception class in particular they are still working their friendships out. Things shift around quite a bit and the children they like at one point may not be the children they like later on.
31/01/2014 at 12:04
All seem's fine you me the spelling, I am no good at grammar though lol!
31/01/2014 at 14:00
Looks great, its a nice letter :-) peddle and peddles should be pedal and pedals though??
I wouldn't worry about playdates either, DS2 has only been to one and that was a boy he knew at nursery anyway.
I think spring/summer is def easier to get out and socialise.
31/01/2014 at 14:44
Thanks LL I will correct that
I think I'm just a bit sensitive about Luke having the chance to socialise with other children because of a) his difficult start and b) he is an only child and I'm really conscious that he doesn't have siblings or any family locally ie cousins. we can go a whole weekend without him having an opportunity to interact with other children. Last weekend on the Saturday we took him to the zoo, and despite there being lots of other families with children it wasn't the kind of place where you 'play' with other children. the next day it poured down so we stayed in other than a trip to the supermarket.
31/01/2014 at 15:01
Carole - I have an only child as well and the lack of interaction with other children is also one thing I am also conscious of. However, that doesn't mean that I want to fill up my weekend with play dates with other children either
There are classes/social groups that run on the weekend that you might want to look at when he is a little older. My daughter is currently doing swimming lessons, other children go to things like Stagecoach or gymnastics.
I've noticed that if we go to a play area or somewhere where there are other children and she is on her own she will try to make friends with another child of a similar age but she is a very outgoing child (she certainly doesn't get this from me as I was very shy at her age). Often we will bump into other children we know when we go to the local park on a weekend anyway. Otherwise she just has to make do with mum and dad, which she seems very happy with at the moment.
One thing I am aware of is that when I was a little older than she is now (she's nearly 7) I was allowed to pop up the street to see if my friends were in. Whereas these days we don't allow our children the same freedom and so everything has to be that bit more organised for them.
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