View Full Version : I am the happiest woman in the world....re. Mattie!

07-04-2003, 06:55 AM
Up until yesterday Mattie was still third on the list for the school we are waiting for,with no hope even for September.Since we removed him from school in October last year he has missed almost a whole school year,and I could see no end to it.Even the one to one tuition he has had since Easter (between last October and Easter no education at all) was ending as the borough have changed their structure and we would be left with no where to have his tuition.I just had no idea when this would all end.

While I was DISing this morning when I logged off there was a message from the secretary at the school,Mattie has a place to start in September I am so glad I recieved the news in a message and not directly from her because I burst into tears and have been crying with happiness I just spoken to her and Mattie will start in Year 9 at the start of term.

I was absolutely dreading the school holidays as Mattie wouldn't even have the two hours a day tuition to occupy him,now the next two months are a doddle because he is so happy he will be at school soon

I will be able to get my life back too The primary school where I worked as a classroom assistant has held my job for me,but I have suddenly realised I don't know if I want to work with children again at the moment after looking after one ,one to one for so many months.I am doing some days at Thomas Cook in July and August and when I popped in yesterday to sort out the days the manageress asked if I would go back there.I said I really don't know what will be happening in September.Now I do know I feel more inclined to do a no brainer job and work with adults rather than a more emotionally draining job,I have given all it's emotionally possible to give looking after my own child I think?

Any advice on what I should do about the job?

Absolutely nothing can upset me today

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07-04-2003, 08:03 AM
Karen, Great news:D

I know we did corrrespond concerning mattie. I can see where you are coming from in terms of it being emotionally draining, Im now going to tribunal over DS school.

Go for any job that makes you feel happy.

Well done

07-04-2003, 08:35 AM
That's fantastic news! What a difference one message can make :)

Knowing Mattie will be in the school he wants must be such a huge relief to all of you that I can't imagine you being unhappy wherever you decide to work! Personally, I think you deserve to take the option that will best suit your needs for adult company if that's want you want.

Good luck with whatever you decide :teeth:

07-04-2003, 08:44 AM
Oh Karen - I am sooooo happy for you and Mattie - I am crying for you too because I <i>know</i> how much this has put a strain on you. I am doing a happy dance for you here! (Not a pretty sight I can assure you but what the heck?) LOL

My opinion for what it is worth - go for something that will take you away from everything you have been dealing with, so if TC have more days available you can do - that would be my choice :) :) :)

WoooooooooooooHooooooooooooo I am just so pleased for you all.......{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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07-04-2003, 09:04 AM

Karen that's fantastic news :) :) :) !!! I'm so happy for both of you and I just hope that this school fulfills Mattie's needs and that he grows in confidence and can enjoy the companionship of new found friends.

Regards the job, only you really are the one to know which job will make you most happy. I'm sure you'll be able to make the right choice once you have given it some thought :)

Fantasia Sam
07-04-2003, 10:03 AM
Karen this is just fantastic news for Mattie and I'm so so happy for you.

I say just go with your heart on the job front sweetie.

All of this is such fabarooney news Karen :Pinkbounc :) :Pinkbounc :) :Pinkbounc

07-04-2003, 02:36 PM
Thanks for your support.

I have decided I won't go back to primary school in September,maybe I'll try again the following year in September for a similiar job.I'll see how I go with my part-time work in July/August and will probably do a couple of days at TC from September and see how it goes

I have been with Mattie 24/7 since I gave up work last October to look after him.I can't believe I'm going to get my life back!
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07-04-2003, 02:53 PM

Fabulous news :D :D :bounce:

07-04-2003, 03:53 PM
That's great news Kaz. Bet Mattie's excited, nervous, excited, wary then excited all over again.

Please tell him we're asking after him and wish him well in his new school.

Enjoy the peace of mind this is giving you. You deserve a rest from worry.

Dave and Valerie

07-04-2003, 05:28 PM
Kazzie, I am delighted for you. I hope that everything works out really well. Carolyn:D :D :D :D

Mrs Dazzle
07-05-2003, 06:00 AM
:D Karen, really pleased for you all, but especially you and Mattie.

As far as the job is concerned, sounds to me like you've already made a decision . . . .TC is the ony for you me thinks from what you've said. Just go with what you FEEL you want to do, try it and see how it goes.

Best of luck to you all. Enjoy your summer now:cool:

07-07-2003, 05:35 AM
Karen, I'm so pleased for Mattie. I hope he settles in quickly at his new school. What a wonderful fresh start for you all.

Regarding the job, I would be inclined to disregard the pros and cons of each and, as Annie says, just do what you feel you want to do.

07-07-2003, 05:50 AM
Thanks again for your thoughts.

I am still wavering between both jobs (or neither;) maybe I'll retire!) I will keep my options open until August I think:p