Emo the Emotional Elf

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A little self pamper after night shift πŸ˜€ not one for a lot of makeup but still feels nice occasionally

Hi all how are you today? Hope your week has been a great one. 😁 It has been an ok week here had some beautiful moments some challenges. A lot of joining in and team work.

My hubby has been helpful this weekend doing washing, spending time with the kids, after Fridays night shift. Little Tom was awake most of the night he was uncomfortable with his hip, had a nose bleed , and an unfortunate exploding dipper in the middle of the night which he found extremely funny he laughed for an hour after. At me πŸ˜‚ he is such a little monkey sometimes, and why he thought the nosebleed was funny too I really couldn’t say. This young man has me wrapped round his beautifully manicured fingers which his other carer did for him.

Would you believe this was actually 3.30 am had to capture his little smiling face πŸ˜€

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It was great spending time with them all Ellie was a little tired and the first to go to sleep Bex helped Holly with her homework then joined us in the front room for some old fashioned pen and paper games. Was lovely Bex was there too

Ellie

Bex was fantastic helping Holly

Bex/ DJ
Her thinking about what to write at the end of the story

Hayley was also there but Friday nights she wants to watch her programs that is her personal choice to do that.

We were running late in the morning for once Thier Dad and the other carer got Thier before we were all finnished getting ready. Tom was up dressed had his med but wouldn’t put his bottom in wheelchair properly again uncomfortable hip. This is something he is having an op in November for so hopefully they can make it not so painful for him.

What else did we get up too Tom played knock Emo off the stack of cups and find the silver magic trick, he decided to knock them all over at once. It is great playing these little games with him learning to control his arm movements . His grip is getting really strong lately too.

Saturday I wasn’t much use really very tired I even fell asleep in the afternoon, I got a wake up call from Hubby “what’s for dinner”

The kids decided they wanted to do some wood work together and spent most of the day upscaling our old garden chairs in to wooden swords with a tiny bit of help from dad.

It was great they spent so much time working together, bonding over tubs of screws, some old wood and she’d paintπŸ˜‚

Many hands and no arguments
Team work just what I like to see
Will they find what they were looking for in the shed ?

While Niki and Nik looked for the right size screws Jake was busy sawing the wood he makes up ready

Experimenting and getting creative

I watched from the kitchen before leaving them all to it, my body clock finally telling me to sleep.

The evening was quite, we all just relaxed.

This morning we had the Sunday sleep in 11am not bad for a Sunday.

As I went to the kitchen to grab my morning coffee in walks my hubby with a cheerful smile on his face and a box load of fresh salad and veg from the veggie patch. Him and his Green fingers. Not just for the plants in our garden but this year our home grown garden too

He messaged me a picture he edited adding the little touch of words and the sunshine.
Put a smile on my face.

I have been to tired still to do much today except cook dinner, The best way to teach your kids self help is to show them you do the same for yourself too.

Didn’t take long to prepare

Was lovely to eat too πŸ˜€

We also had Tomato and onion salad plus some boiled cabbage and beetroot. Was impressed our little vegetarian Niki actually ate vegetables for once the power of home grown. Not Jake though he ate his usual Sunday dinner smiley faces grapes and spinach.

Jake has school tomorrow but Niki isn’t in the part of her course for child care is placement which she will be setting up soon. We had a pain moment in the middle of the week couldn’t find her disclosure form, or exam results from privious year which she only just found out she needed to provide again. But we found them in the end. Plus we also found her tourettes diagnosis form which has been missing since we got it. It was with her old schools certificates . We had a minor panic attack from her over a misunderstanding at college with Sen department but she sorted it herself. This time, so proud she stood her ground on the issue. As she knows her self better than anyone. Maybe it’s that she has worked so hard to do this course that she doesn’t want people treating her like she can’t do things anymore. She has proved she can do placements and the course. She completed her homework the night she was given it over a 1000 words written first price of homework for the year all ready to give in on Tuesday.

Jake had a good Friday at school, settling back in ok, he fell asleep really early on first day back.

Next thing on agenda is his year Ehcp review that’s coming up in a few weeks, after the school saying he needed to move up to top set science about 8 weeks before they broke up for the holidays that has finally happened now, he can be stretched to full strengths now science being his favorite subject. It also has been a go to place when anxiety was high, his middle school had a science club at brake times for him to help him mix with others at brake time.

Book trailer is almost complete I can’t wait to share it , my oldest Josh has been working on it and I think he has captured it exactly the way I want it.

Yep my little face and voice will be on it at long last I did the video step.

I wanted to keep it real to my style of writing and my book itself being non fiction an important part is staying true to who you are and not trying to be perfect. It’s what keeps you humble and true to your own values in life. πŸ˜€β€οΈ

Slightly different layout to this post as I am using my phone instead of my computer tonight so didn’t have the same tools I use on computer.

My week ahead not sure how it will be but I am ready for it relaxed and raring too go. Challenges bring them on, quite yep would love a little of that too, but most of all I want it to be a stress free week at school for the kids with no set backs. They are both progressing with there work alot.

Good night all have a beautiful new week ahead.

Much love Faye XX❀️

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