Yes this week I am well and truly reflecting my blog name. But we would not be the Christie family if life was calm and smooth would we? We live in a contestant stage of Extraordinary Chaos. But some weeks more than others!
After months of grief and stress we have finally taken Joe out of School?
There is too much to go into but his introduction to high school has been horrific. The worse experience any family can imagine.
We feel angry, let down, and disappointed. I am struggling with myself about how much I should talk about this? Part of me wants to shout it from the rooftops, name, shame and expose, to stop any other families suffering like this. The other part wants it all to go away and just get our happy family life back on track and put this experience down to the worse decision we ever made and move on.
My main motivation is for Joe to be happy, to be in a school where he will learn, for now the jury is still out how I will process this information. But the decision to keep him home is the right one.
And you know what? The relief is unbelievable it is like our whole house has sighed a huge sigh of relief. I feel like I can breathe again. So now we need to find a school but until then I am planning a full schedule for Joe so he can keep learning.
Hopefully it wont be for long, but it will take as long as it takes and we have to go with the flow. What I need to focus on is the fact the despite being told this is wrong, this is the most positive thing we can do to resolve the situation and I wish we had done it sooner. I should have trusted my instincts.
In other more positive news! Jack had passed his driving test.
Arghh scary, he is over the moon he can finally get out in his little car. As for me, I feel sick every time he pulls off the drive. I am hoping this will get easier. It’s so odd we get in our cars so many times a day, travel miles. But now it’s Jack, I feel like my baby is in an unsafe tin box, surrounded by maniacs. He will so be rolling his at me if he read this! But I am safe in the fact he would never be uncool enough to read my blog.
Good god being a parent is so wonderful, rewarding and tough. You feel proud and so grateful they are healthy, growing and progressing. But part of you wants to wrap them in bubble wrap and never let them out.
On the home front I have been chatting about these gorgeous flowers from QVC.
I spend so much on flowers; I like to have a bunch in the lounge and kitchen. That ones of the reasons I am loving my house being on the market, Chris is not rolling his eyes and the constant stream of flowers. Every cloud and all that! However these gorgeous artificial hydrangea and peony bunch in a vase look amazing, I have only recently bought artificial flower but they are certainly worth the investment for a great quality arrangement. Thus cutting my flower bill in half.
This week on the travel front.
I have been sharing more about our Bravo Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette on my blog. I am like a broken record, but I just love cruising. Cruising With Kids was one of the best blog decisions I have ever made. Having a platform to talk about nothing but cruising feel so self-indulgent, I blooming love it and know the other editors feel the same it’s all so exciting.
And this weekend I am going back in time.
I am on a trip with the gorgeous BritMums gang to France to Puy Du Fou. I had never heard of it before but omg it so far its incredible, it amazes me how many extraordinary places there are out there. I can’t wait to share it all. It’s like an historical theme park, a bit like stepping back in time. Check out my stories if you fancy a peek.
Have a lovely weekend whatever you are up too!