What I must remember when in Senior school By Jak

So, on Wednesday I left primary school forever 🙁  I THINK  i’m ready for the change, but there are still some things that I definitely, absolutely cannot do! For example….

  • I can’t sing ” 64, 64, 64 zoo lane!” when the answer is 64 in a maths lesson.
  • I can’t say the word playground. Wait, if its not a “playground” what is it?? Do we even play in secondary school?! Is it a “hanging-around-ground” ?! Oh god I’m confused…
  • English is NOT a time to doodle at the back of the class.
  • Detention exists so no giving your best friend a dead arm, well not in front of teachers anyway 🙂
  • I have to buy my own lunch?! What kind of torture is this?!
  • To do list:
  •                      Homework
  •                      Homework
  •                      More Homework
  •                      Fifa
  •                      Some more homework
  •                      Sleep
  •                      Homework
  • I cant blow up  my homework in science.
  • I cant blame my little brother for eating my homework (even if he did).
  • I must say goodbye to my uber cool lego pack lunch box, and say hello to tin foil! DAMN THAT!
  • I’m not allowed to wear shorts to school 🙁
  • Nobody will care about how many kills I got in League of Legends last night.
  • I cannot cry for my mum when i fall over as my mum is no longer in my school
  • I must not call my teachers Mr and Mrs/Miss…. they are now known as Sir and Ma’am
  • No one will want to talk Pokemon and danga 🙁
  • I must get used to that fact that form time is when i get to talk to my form tutor and NOT time to play lego and do puzzles!
  • And lastly, I KNOW NOBODY THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any way, I hope you enjoyed my list of what will change in secondary school!



The funny things they say and do ‘I’ve got a tlip’

Young children really do say the funniest things, they are learning new words everyday and often confuse them with others or even make their own words up that they think make sense.

These posts used to always be about Joseph but as Oliver is getting older and talking alot more, it is he who has had us laughing with the funny things that he has been saying or doing.

The older two boys go an athletics club twice a week and Oliver and i always go along to watch or use the time to go and play in the park which is close by. Last week Oliver and I ran around the track after the younger children had finished, Oliver was doing really well until he stopped, told me he was out of breathe and then said “I’ve got a tlip Mum, I can’t run anymore” Don’t you mean Stitch Oliver? “Yes Mum, that is what i said!”


Oliver also also confuses his lettering in the word athletics and calls it ‘thlecits’ and no matter how many times I have sat down with him and sounded it out correctly he still says that I am wrong and he is right.

When Oliver and I are running together and eh gets tired he will stop and flop his arms towards the ground, kind of in a sulking way and tell me he needs a rest and that he can’t go on anymore, I will obviously stop and start walking along with him only for him to speed up and run off ahead, laughing and shouting “I’m beating you up Mummy” Now i’m quiet sure that is not what he means and that he actually means that he is winning in the race LOL

Two weeks ago the whole family participated in a mile run in the city of London, run by Amba hotels, Oliver and I was entered into the family mile. There were lots of families of all different ages, some had little ones in buggies and other adults were carrying their children on their shoulders or in a baby carrying rucksack. Oliver and I started the race at the back end of the group as we didn’t want to crumpled by the faster adults and children, Oliver was one of the youngest runners there and couldn’t wait to run off in his first race with the other children. When the gun went off, with a very loud bang Oliver jumped and ran the other way. The starting gun was so loud it frightened him, I told him that it was the noise to say we can start running, “Oh!” he said and off he went following the others in the group. We must have got about 400 metres down the road and he stopped, so we began to walk a little, It wasn’t until some passers by shouted out “Come on little man” that he looked up at me and said “Have i finished now Mum?” No, Oliver we need to run a little more until we reach the finish line” “Oh, Ok!” He grabbed my hand and pulled me along to run with him. This must have happened about 5 times throughout the route, as someone cheered him on he through that he had finished until I told him we had to run some more. Seeing him run over the finish line and receive his medal made me so proud, I cried as we neared the finishing line as he was being cheered on by so many people. He had no idea what was happening, bless him!



What have your children been up to that has made you laugh or cry?



Funny things they say and do, Imagination and love

Oliver is now 2 and a half years old and his speech is improving everyday, he picks up new words daily and sometimes surprises me with what he says. He can speak in full sentences adn his pronunciation is very clear.

It’s bedtime and Oliver is playing on his bed with some of his teddies, I ask Oliver to get dressed into his Pyjamas, he throws his Dobby teddy onto the bed so that he can get dressed. Oliver looks down at Dobby and with a sad face looks at me and says “I not hurt Dobby” he then shakes his head at me, picks up Dobby ” I not hurt Dobby”. Oliver’s eyes look sad “I cuddle Dobby better” Oliver cuddles the teddy and then with a smile he places him gently back into the bed and tucks him into the bed covers.

Oliver loves playing with his teddies, making up new scenarios each time. He asks me to play with him, I watch him line up three of his teddies and then lays down next to them. He jumps up an shouts “Wake up! Wake up! We’re in London” He picks up the teddies and gives me one, I ask him what are we doing in London, Oliver shouts “Oh No! It’s a fire!” I look scared and say “Oh Dear! That’s not good” Oliver says “It’s OK Mum, It’s not leavers it’s pretend” He then goes back to his teddies and tells them all to wake up and get on to their bikes so that they can all eat popcorn. I love listening and watching him play, he has such a brilliant imagination.

I told Oliver that I love him Too much, he told me that he loved me four much! lol

Oliver was laying next me in bed and I was watching TV, I had my back to him so he asked me to turn around. I turned around

“I knew you would turn around Mum, You are not that way now, you cuddle me Mum, make me feel better”

I give him a big cuddle

“I love you all the world Mum”

I smile at him and tell him I love him more than words.

What have your children been saying or doing lately that has made you smile of laugh?


The funny things they say and do!

I’ve not posted out a funny things they say and do for a while, not because the boys haven’t done anything funny but simply because i have just not had the spare time to write it down. This week i am off work and although we have been busy with Christmas and sickness i managed to jot down a few things that they have done.

Joseph was arguing with his older brother, i asked them what was going on, Joseph got all upset and said “Jak was confusing me to do it!” I think he meant that his big brother was teasing him!

We was driving to Grandads house for dinner and he lives about 45 minutes away from us

Joseph: Where are we going?

Me: To visit granddad he is cooking us a dinner

Joseph: Well it can’t be little granddad as he lives in another country! (We was driving to the other granddad)

Me: Granddad doesn’t live in another country Joseph, he just lives far far away in another County!

Joseph: But granddad speaks in another language and sometimes i can’t understand him!

Me: granddad is from Yorkshire honey and mummy was born there too, but i just don’t talk with the same accent as Grandad anymore!

Joseph: That’s because you taught yourself english!

We was all eating dinner at Grandad’s house with the little ones at the other end of the kitchen on their own little table. After finishing our food we was having a little chat with some laughter and i looked over to the boys table, i saw jak stood there and walked off so i thought they had all left their table and gone in to the living room to play games. After a few minutes of talking with the other adults at the table it all went silent and we heard a little voice pipe up…

“I don’t like being all on my own!”

I stood up and looked over to the little table and there was Joseph sat hidden behind a large glass still eating his ice cream all on his own… Poor little thing! lol

Christmas morning we was all opening our presents and the boys spent more time in daddy’s big empty box playing cars…


Have your children done or said anything funny? why not leave a comment below and share with me 🙂


The funny things they say and do

Children say and do the funniest things ad my boys are no exception. They do make me laugh sometimes with the stories they tell each other or the words they come out with which are most of the time made up and only have meaning to themselves.

The other day Joseph got out of the pool and even though the water was warm it was quite a windy day so as soon as he got to the top of the ladder the wind hit him and made him all cold, he ran to the back door and I wrapped a towel around him. He came indoors and asked me to make him a nice hot chocolate to warm him up and to put the escalator on! Escalator? I think he meant radiator…

I took the boys for a haircut just before they started school, it always takes me forever to get Joseph’s haircut as he likes his curls. At the barbers, whilst we was waiting he was watching the barber shave a mans head, he looked at me all sad and said
” I don’t want my hair cut!”
Me : “Its ok Joseph the man will only trim it up and make it so you can see as your hair is now growing over your eyes”
Joseph: “Can I still keep my fishtail?”
Me: “Fishtail??”
Joseph: “Yes! The bit at the front of my head that looks like a fishes tail”


Can you see what he is talking about? 🙂

We was talking about the boys new teachers that they have in school and Joseph that he didn’t like his new teacher because she is mean, I asked him why he thought that his teacher was mean and he replied that she makes the children in the classroom do work! Could you imagine sending your child to school to do some work! What ever next! Lol

Jak has been doing a few days filming for a BBC Drama and he was talking about what he was earning for doing it, I told him how much and he said it doesn’t matter that it was a small amount as it all counts to his savings for him going To Cambridge University.

We was all waiting at a train station platform when there was a group of men stood nearby waiting for the same train, they were all spruced up and obviously on their way out for a night on the town. When the train pulled up we all got into the same carriage, it was pretty empty with only a few other people on there with us. Joseph sat down and shouted really loudly
“Mum, What’s that smell?”
He was sniffing away and looking around the train at the other people.
I looked at him and told him to be quiet
“What smell Joseph?”
“It’s coming from over there!”
Joseph was pointing at the group of men…
I whispered to Joseph that it was rude to point and tried to change the subject by talking to him about where we was going.
I knew what he was smelling, It was the men’s Aftershave…. Haha!

What have your children been saying or doing this week that has made you chuckle?
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