Saturday, 16 May 2009

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Olly finished his SATS this week. He said it went OK and there was only ONE incident in the entire week when he threw a wobbler. I'm really pleased with him. His SENCO teacher was so pleased she rang to tell me.

He did get a bit tetchy the week before, very anxious and kept asking me relentless and endless questions about the SATS.

Me: Olly, I thought you said the trial SAT'S were easy?

Olly: It was easy. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

Me: Well, the real SATS will be just the same as the trial SATS - so just do it.

Olly: OK.

I don't agree with all this pressure and hype. It really is unfair. We've had to go to meetings at the school, buy books for practise, I even had a letter sent home telling me what I should feed my child and when they should go bed during the exam week! Its bordering on the ridiculous!

Anyway, after school, in the exam week, I just left him to his own devices and I actually found him using imaginative play!!!!!!

For those of you not aware, Olly has never played with his toy cars or little men, making shooting noises, kapow, splat, errrk or partaking in any kind of interaction at all. They have been languishing in his toy box for 10 years, with the hope that one day they will be played with.

Olly was sitting on his bed with the giant teddy bear, some dinosaur bird and a toy snake. The dinosaur bird was pecking the giant teddy! I stood there watching him for a few was marvelous. Just like my first son used to do.

It lasted all of two minutes - but it happened!

In other good news - Amber has gone for a sleepover to a friend, Hubby is away, Liam is at Rhino's (his girlfriends), so it is just me, Olly and Swiss (the student). Dinner was a piece of cake.

I keep thinking I have to go and pick someone up from somewhere because the house is so quiet.

Something else happened too, I managed to get through half a practise exam paper without falling asleep and got most of it right! Gob-smacked!

Life is good, life is sweet, life is Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. Tra-la-la-la-laaaaaaaaa!!!!



  1. Sounds like a good week for triumphs at your house :) BTW got an award for you over at mine :)

  2. glad you've had a good week and may it continue to be good for you, you deserve it! x x

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog today :-)

    Very exciting that your boy was playing with his toys!! Hopefully... some connections are forming.

    Loved the below picture of the bride popping out of her dress.

  4. Brilliant news!!! Those damn SATs! The NUT were supposed to be bycotting but think it might be next year; they really take all the fun out of teaching and learning. Sometimes you feel like sayng to the Y6 parents "buy a SAT's book, memorize it 'cos that's all we'll be doing for the next x amount of weeks" Arrghhh don't get me a teacher they stifle creativity and as a parent, well, it's just extra pressure heaped up your poor kid and lets face it. at 10 and 11 yeasr old they STILL ARE LITTLE KIDS...sorry rant over. Should write a blog about it. Anyway your lads imaginitive play sounds much more of an achievement than ticking some stupid boxes and some dull test paper (sorry, rant really over now)

  5. MGM - Thanks so much! It looks like a good week - yipee!

    Amy - Aah, thanks so much.

    Hit 40 - Loved your blog - the name really made me laugh. PS I couldnt help myself with the funny

    Katherine - A rant is as good as a rave! I was so pleased with his little play - made me go gooey!

    RM x

  6. Here I am - late again and trying desperately to catch up. Whatever you do, please don't write another post for at least a couple of days and then I'll be back on track.

    Anyway, glad it's all good. I am blowing you a kiss across town xx

  7. MT - I've caught it! Blowing one back! x



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