Word of the Week – 31/01/14

wee wee

This weeks word is Wee-wee. Yes it's in the dictionary!

My little 4yr old boy, H, has had a hard time at school this week with regards to doing a wee..... in time anyway.

He does it in his pants.

And it's not even like it's a little dribble, it's one that requires a change of trousers and underpants, which his lovely classroom assistant deals with. Sometimes it requires a change of socks too if the wee-wee is a long one, which means his shoes are sometimes sodden aswell.

But it doesn't stop there.

He can do TWO wee's in one day. Which means yet another change of trousers and underpants.

This has happened four out of five days this week and on those days I've had three pairs of trousers to wash, his own and two pairs belonging to the school! This was a particularly bad week I'll admit, but not going to the toilet at school is proving to be extremely tiresome for all concerned.

H luckily doesn't seem too phased by it. He's actually not that bothered, which gives me some comfort. But he must be a little embarrassed and would rather it not happen. I have obviously tried talking to him, to find out why he won't go to the toilet, but he's only four and I don't get much of an answer.

I think I can assume that he's simply too shy. He can't bear any attention so putting up is hand to ask to go to the toilet is far too distressing for him. Classroom Assistant thought it was happening at lunchtime. This could make sense because H is a little anxious about going on the 'big playground' at lunchtime which concerns me anyway. Maybe he nervously wee's. Or, he would have to use differently toilets to those in his classroom, which would be daunting. Or perhaps he's just playing and doesn't want to stop for a wee, he does this at home.

After the second day of this, Classroom Assistant decided to take action and encourage H to go for a wee-wee BEFORE lunch, then keep a close eye on him thereafter.

This worked for one day then he was back to wee-weeing again in his pants.

Being a premature August born I am in constant turmoil as to whether my twin boys were ready for school last September and this doesn't do anything to ease my concerns.

We can only reassure him and try to encourage trips to the toilet before it's too late. His teachers have also come up with a plan for him to make a T signal in the classroom, like the one used for 'time out', if he needs to go. This alerts them without him having to put up his hand up and drawing attention to himself!

Hope we have a drier week next week. (in more ways than one - this never ending rain is driving me crazy!)

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Word of the Week – Cough

This new linky which is run by The Reading Residence wants us to sum up the week we've just had in one word, which is think is quite fun.

My word for this week is:


As I've mentioned already, my four year old twins have been consumed with a cough for the past fortnight but this week it notched up a level. I don't think I've had more than two hours sleep in one go any night this week without one of the boys waking me up coughing and spluttering. It's been awful and draining for us but especially horrendous for them. It's a cough that seems to have grown in magnitude at night, during the day it was hardly noticeable at first although it became worse as the week wore on.

At night though it was unbearable. Both boys would start coughing and literally couldn't stop! We tried everything; high pillows, honey, vapour, but nothing at all worked. Interestingly though (and luckily), even though they share a room they didn't wake at the same time which is strange really. Sometimes we were able to settle them again but other times they were too distressed and we had to bring them into bed with us, only for them to start coughing in my face!!

The joys 🙂

The boys were off school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week but have been on antibiotics since Thursday evening so it's now starting to ease off. Thankfully!

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