Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fact Not Fiction


Yes at long last it is September and the last minute rush to buy school uniforms, school bags and healthy snack box foods is upon us.  For some of us we have had years of experience of this, what seems like an enormous task when in reality we do the majority of it every Saturday evening throughout the term time.

I am sure I am not the only Mother who has spent 20 minutes battling in the stationery section of Carrefour pleading with their child, begging them not to buy yet another Pretty Kitty rubber or Ben Ten pen. It's just another commercial revolution, the "Back to School" bonanza, what a waste of time and energy. Stick some pencils in a fluffy 7 dhs pencil case from Daiso and pack them off to school with a smile on their face.

This year Mitten enters year three, I can't believe where the years have gone, this is the start of her 5th year at school and she is only 7!

Just remember that it really doesn't matter what they achieve or if they have the trendiest school bag known to the Beckham's.  What is important is that they are happy and that they enjoy their time at school, each and every minute of it.  School is not a competition created by parents to ensure their child is the most liked, but a place where children develop their skills and personalities and become the people we hope and pray they will come.

Tomorrow, with pride, I will thank God for giving me the opportunity to me a Mother, it's the best thing in the world.  I know the house will feel empty without her, it's going to take me a while to adapt to the silence but at least it will give me a chance to write, something I haven't done much of over the Summer due to one thing and another.

All children are a blessing, just make sure your remember that.

GA

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