Friday, 18 October 2013


It's Friday!  At last!  It has felt like a very long week this week, what with parents evening on top of everything else.  Rarely have I needed a weekend more and am so looking forward to a lazy Saturday doing not an awful lot!  Mind you, that will all change if we get the dreaded phone call today!  Fingers crossed . . .

We had a super day yesterday.  Two mums and babies came into class accompanied by one baby clinic nurse, to talk to the children about how babies grow and change and how to care for them.  I wish I could show you the gentle, tender, caring look on the faces of my littlies as they watched, listened and asked questions.  I think it is something they won't forget for a while.  Thank you so much to three lovely mums!

We had to laugh.  One of the mums said perhaps the children would like to come up and hold her baby's hand so they all queued up in groups to have a little hold and stroke baby's head (brave mum, she was).
So up came A, first in his group.  A few children later, there he was again - and again.  Turns out he was going to the back of the line to have another go and then he joined another group and then went to the back of that line as well!  He was totally smitten!

They were all so gentle . . . my lovely class.


Diane Epps said...

You put me in mind of a vaccination campaign in Nigeria where it was discovered that the people had to be marked with indelible pen to prevent just this type of problem as there were sweets involved for those who had been vaccinated and they were just joining the queue again and again.

Joy said...

LOL - one can understand that!
J x

JuliesMum said...

I think i might have said before that i once paid my plumber by letting him hold the baby for ten minutes! He had four of his own and was feeling broody for a fifth!

Joy said...

Nice one!!! Well worth having a baby for < grin >
J x