Today is the 42nd National day of the UAE, so Happy Birthday!!! I have to say it’s looking pretty darn “hot” for its age,
did you see what i did there? it’s the way you tell em
It’s been a pretty special one too this year with Dubai winning it’s bid for expo 2020, although that’s a little bitter-sweet for some, the rumour mill is working overtime with everything from paying tax to hiking up rents, I do love a good Dubai rumour there’s been a few humdingers in the times I’ve spent here.
Yesterday the streets of Downtown Dubai have been a wash with Green, red, black and white with everyone lining the street to watch the National day Parade with the Burj khalifa glimmering in the winter sun, a simply perfect setting! I love this area, this was where our first Dubai home was, where we brought home a certain wee little man. It’s so awesome, I would give an arm and a leg to be able to live here again, however apartment living is just not an option for us anymore.
We do however have simply awesome buddies who still live there and had pole position seats for the whole thing, including the firework at the end of the evening. I’ve been a little slack to say the least when it comes to bring my camera places but today I didn’t forget, here’s a few wee shots
Happy National Day Dubai.xx
Everyone should but not everyone does here. Buckle up in the back!!!!
As you’ve I’ve bored you until your eyes bled with stories of our school hunt, assessment blah blah blah.
Well…….we’re in,*runs around screaming* not from the big one but from our next choice. We haven’t heard from the big one but I’m so delighted its taken so much pressure off my shoulders. It’s a great school and I know he’ll be going with his good buddies. I’m so proud of my wee man I could burst, I always have been. It was such a worry for him with all these assessments, however truth be told it was my worry not his, he took it all in his stride like the amazing little human being that he is.
To be honest we needed this we really needed something positive to pick us up from rock bottom. Two months living in a hotel isn’t as fun as it sounds, it was bringing us down and this has given us the boost that it is actually all going to work out. It’s just taking its good old farking sweet time.
After a fun afternoon in the park with LPVs nursery school, we celebrated with a family dinner, in the most child friendly restaurant I’ve ever eaten in (post will follow).
Anyway to my boy, Mammy and Daddy are so proud of you, you make us smile and proud with every single day.
Here is my boy “choosing” what he wants for dinner, he looks so grown up now he seems to have changed so much in the last 48 hours.
Do you ever have days where you feel like your just a walking disaster? Everyday feels like this too me lately , in my weekend post I mention I was just one illness away from a breakdown…well guess what..Miss C has an ear infection and Broncilitis. I seriously just can not believe the day I’ve had, nothing major in the grand scheme of things, I’m aware there are others around the world experiencing tragedy but how I’ve stopped myself from breaking down is beyond me..OK so we won’t count the tears during LPV’s parent/teacher meeting.
I was so looking forward to it, 15 minutes of Miss N telling me how wonderful my child is, she did and he is wonderful. However when I came out I felt desperate, where have I failed my poor boy, apparently he’s not as advanced as the others when it comes to coordination, meaning he struggles with the cross crawl……This
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Also he’s having trouble with drawing a circle, he can draw one but he draws continuous circles not just one on its own and apparently it’s a huge deal for school assessments here. Now I feel even more pressure, I know this year hasn’t been the best for him, so many changes in his wee little life, a new sister, new nursery, new place to live. I’m disappointed in myself that I let him down, that he apparently feel self-conscious in front of his peers, it’s difficult this parenting malarky you tread water thinking you’re doing ok and then something or someone take the wind out of your arm bands. To be honest I’m not going to make a huge deal of these things at home, I taking on board whats been said and I will do exercises/movement with him at home I don’t want him to feel self-conscious, I want him to know he’s brilliant but will alway be amazing to us regardless of whether he can put his farking elbow on his knee. Right now I want to say fark you to the whole education system here and keep him at home with me. However I know how much fun he has there and the changes I’ve seen in him are amazing. I am mad too are all the other 13 children in the class that flippin perfect?? I doubt it but I wonder how many other mothers came away from the place feeling like I do.
Tomorrow’s another day