Four weeks into school and the tiredness has kicked in for N.
He had a huge nap yesterday which is pretty unheard of (I think he goes weeks and then has a mass catch up), but seems to have been bright and breezy again.
We’ve finally established his buddy’s name. One night I asked him again and he still said he couldn’t remember, but that she had dark hair and skin. Ah, one of the few Asians in the school. That narrowed it down, but still no name. I ended up collaring his teacher on the way into morning club. Even he couldn’t remember without looking it up. When I reminded N of his buddy’s name that evening, he still looked blank. But since then he has mentioned her by name, and also that someone else took him to assembly the other day because she wasn’t in school.
So maybe he’ll start making a better effort to remember things.
Or given that he forgot his coat once, and jumper twice this week, maybe not.
I have been getting a bit more information out of him this week though which is great. Maybe by Christmas he’ll be telling me everything he’s done.
I usually have to wait until bedtime for him to tell me about school. On Thursday he sprang a surprise on me.
‘Mummy, we can wear green tomorrow’
‘Really? Who told you that?’. Me, racking my brains trying to remember if I’d read anything in the weekly newsletter. Nope, Macmillan coffee morning, but I didn’t recall anything about non-uniform.
‘Yes, Miss R told us at lunch time we could wear green’. If the headteacher told them, maybe there was something to it. I said good night, then headed straight onto Facebook to check with other school mums.
Thank god for Facebook, because yes it seemed like N was right. It turns out that although I’d read the newsletter, there was a mention of wearing green, so it was lucky N had remembered and mentioned it to me. Otherwise he’d have been the only child going into school in uniform. I’d have been mortified.
So on Friday, he went in dressed in green top and trousers. A bit overkill, but he was happy. Plus the lure of a squash on arrival (I couldn’t believe he turned down cake) helped.
I wonder what he’s going to tell me next week.
What’s been going on with your children at school recently?