Sore Lips

Ana has been sucking her lips again making them red, cracked and sore. I have my suspicions that she's doing it absentmindedly whilst playing on her Nintendo DS Lite.

I guess the time has come to limit her useage of it. That should go down well, like a ton of bricks!

Anaism of the Week!

'Jesus was made on Christmas Day and saved the world by Easter. I wonder what he did for Halloween?'


Another interesting note in Ana's Home/School Diary tonight.


Ana put her coat down in the mud at playtime and it was next to a puddle. Therefore it is really dirty."

However after having washed Ana's sodden coat I have a feeling it was a lot closer to the puddle then they're letting on.

Well, that's a relief!

So today at 10am we finally got to have our meeting with Ana's class teacher over a few issues including the recent biting.

It only took the school a month to get back to us to arrange the meeting. Ana's social worker called me yesterday to check everything was still going ahead, she then also told me that her line manager would be attending the meeting due to the seriousness of the issues being discussed.

I hadn't actually met the line manager until today, but he was the person I spoke to when Ana was bitten for the second time and also the time the school lost her for 15 minutes.

I'm not a big fan of meeting, so this wasn't something I was really looking forward too. I usually become overwhelmed and end up just sitting there nodding occasionally.

Well, I went and I survived!

I did feel like the big bad wolf however as the class teacher turned up on her own and there were three of us. The poor woman was shaking while talking to us.

Anyway it was a very positive meeting, we got to put our points across and Miss S was able to tell us what actions they had already put in place or were going to to prevent the issues we discussed arising again.

Apparently the school is in the process of trying to get funding so that the child that bit Ana can have one to one supervision at all times. Social Services are now going to push that forward for them. At the moment one of the class's teaching assistants is giving the one to one supervision.

Other points that were raised at the meeting was changing Ana's Statement to suit her current needs (her statement has remained the same since she started school) and the fact that she is displaying signs of Dyslexia which the school is now looking into. By the end of the meeting we were all relaxed and felt that we had discussed everything we needed to.

Now I feel I can draw a line under this all and start looking forwards towards Ana's annual review in March. Hopefully we'll be able to set some wheels in motion and get her the help she so badly needs in class

The Signs Are There!

Sick to death of going into the bathroom to find that Ana either hasn't bothered to turn the light off or flush the toilet after herself I have decided to place a few gentle reminders around.

It's the same for all of us!

Last night as I put Ana to be she said something to me.

"Mummy, when I get up in the morning I am very tired and I don't want to get out of bed. But in the night I am wake awake and I don't want to go to be."

It's the same for all of us sweetie!

I don't think there are many people that enjoy having to get out of bed in the morning, especially when it is still pitch black.

Back to school!

Today Ana went back to school after the Christmas holidays. New term, new start. However Ana wasn't entirely chuffed at the idea of having to go back and to be honest I'm not either. Somehow I know that it is just a matter of time before someone becomes distracted and Ana is again through no fault of her own injured.

Our children annoy us sometimes and we have all been guilty of looking forward to the break that school gives us, but even so, you do not send your child to school so they can be attacked by their classmates.