First I’d like to share – how bloody gorgeous is my Beth? In fact how bloody gorgeous are all my kids?! beth ric family

The first picture is of Beth at her Middle School Graduation. The second is of me and her and her dashing teacher. I just wanted to put that one in to show how hard it is for me to go to parent teacher interviews. The third one is of the family the next night for my Bill’s grade 6 graduation. Beth looked so pretty in her dress that she wanted to wear it again.  Bill got a fabbo award that night, very proud Mummy moment!

What an exhausting time of year! I’ve been laid up with a bad back for the last week and ended up in hospital twice through spasming but I seem to be on the mend now. I still haven’t finished Christmas yet but as most of my readers know, it’s been a difficult year, and my heart hasn’t quite been in it. I think the kids have done ok this year. Beth is getting Modern Family books and scripts which seems to be her new show of choice. She keeps telling me things that she wants such as a fancy car as she insists that she will be getting her licence. God help us, she can’t even cross the road without assistance so I’m not planning on that happening any time soon.

She’s been just lovely lately, being quite social in fact. Bridie had camp the week before last and we were there to greet the kids as they got off the bus. Beth was like Julie McCoy from the Love Boat. As each of the kids got off she said ‘did you have fun on camp?’ Most looked at her as if she was weird, some who knew her answered nicely. She said their names if she knew them, she did an excellent job in fact! Similarly at Bill’s graduation on Tuesday night she congratulated the kids and told them all how nice they looked.

She’s quite excited about next year and I’ve been told that she got into Media Studies which is what she wanted. Making movies and games, learning computers and ipads, it’s right up her alley. She already does movie reviews at home and apparently that’s part of it. I’m excited for the next step too.

It’s her last day at school today. I was going to give her the day off, I’m finding it hard to drive and can’t take my painkillers when I do, but Paul couldn’t take them this morning. It’s the class parties though and she’ll get her report so I took her anyway.

I’ll leave you with a Beth funny. Clearly I’ve been watching too many grown up shows. I quite like shows like The Midwives and Beth likes more gory ones such as Bones and Castle. We had eaten fish and chips one night and had gotten fish bites. The kids were saying what shape theirs were and most were letters. When it came to Beth’s turn she said hers looked like an umbilical cord! Then a few days later we were eating spaghetti bolognaise and Beth suggested that perhaps that’s what they use in murder shows to be the guts hanging out of people. With that and her obsession with beheading I don’t know what to think!

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