Tag Archives: school

A return to routine

Two boys stood in front of an interior door.

I never used to enjoy going back to work after holidays, but am raring to go this year. Well, sort of. Although we haven’t been anywhere and I’ve actually been working all summer, it hasn’t really felt like it. In truth, I’m anything but energised at the moment. But that doesn’t affect the desire to …

History Boy

A young boy wearing a Tudor costume.

Dylan seems to enjoy every subject at school but there’s one that is his clear favourite at the moment. History. He can’t get enough of it. He’s forever telling me things I ought to have known about the past. His ability to retain facts is amazing. As I was the same until parental sleep deprivation kicked …

Mud kitchens: why?

Soldiers in army training. Or they could be in a school mud kitchen.

Education has changed greatly since I was at school. The curriculum is much more structured and my sons know a hell of a lot more than I did at both their ages. It’s not all progress though. There is something that has become ‘a thing’ in recent years that’s driving me round the bend. Mud kitchens. They …

The well of lost soles

A lion surrounded by stolen clothes.

I’ve always been fairly obsessive about taking care of my possessions and not losing them. As a result, recent events have been a test of my resolve. Both Dylan and Xander have started losing school uniform with alarming frequency. I should have seen it coming last year when Dylan temporarily lost his hat on the school …

The wait is over

A school boy giving a thumbs up on his first day.

It has been a long summer for Xander. He’s been looking forward to starting school for months but, thanks to the transition process, has had to be patient. Finally, though, the wait is over. He had his first day – well, half day – on Friday and seemed to enjoy it. The last couple of weeks …