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I swear I'm the most boring person to be around at the moment, because my life is literally, assignment work. I've been working on it as much as I can and haven't done much else except doing housework, a couple of school runs, eating, squeezing some quick bedtime reading and sleeping. Obviously I've showered.. oh and we did have hair cuts on Friday but was only out the house for a couple of hours after school.

The weekend has been a juggling act as Chris has been working pretty much straight, so I've been sole entertainment which is very normal for us. I think that now we're doing our food shop online, instead of going to the supermarket it's leaving us with more time to really relax at the weekend. The week is full of rushing around so it's nice to have a quieter time as we don't have a rushed job of homework, having fun and housework on a Sunday - it's a little spread out.



So this weekend I spent Noah's nap time studying - writing notes, reading texts, highlighting and trying to figure out what the hell I need to write about. I'm feeling so much pressure (from myself I should add) as I feel I have a lot riding on this mark, I want to know I'm capable of producing the right context - the next assignment, after this one (and final one!) is worth 90% of my overall mark and my Tutor doesn't mark that one. It's really scary. I keep reading all the guidelines a hundred times over to make sure I'm along the right lines. I'm definitely going to get to that point in the next couple of days where I'm like.. 'where the frig do I start?'
My big boy has been terribly patient this weekend, allowing me to get on with my mountain of work whilst he happily played games on my laptop across from me - occasionally asking me to look at what he was doing or have a little chat. I really do take that little guy for granted, because he's good as gold most of the time and he acts so beyond his age when it comes to moments when you're busy. He just understands and doesn't ask for much at all. We made a deal Saturday morning that he could play games if he lets me do some of my writing and he was like 'Sure deal, Mum!' - He really enjoys it and I guess it's a little different to looking through books, playing with toys or watching the TV, they're educational so I don't feel too bad and it was only for as long as Noah slept which is around 2 hours.

I've a few sweet moments with Noah this week, we've been having lunches together and it's been funny as he's at that stage where he's wanting to sit up the table, but it's such a novelty so he keeps getting up, down and all around; I'm often left ushering him back to the table. He's such a sweetheart though, a devil but such a cutie. He knows how to use his adorable grin and 'Muuuuummmaa' to swing me round. I often find myself feeling guilty as I'm probably not as harsh on him as I maybe was at times when Freddie was little. I think you get so you want to prove you're a good mum and show that the first time around, but I think with the second you realise it's okay to take the back seat a little and still hold the same principles but not as dominantly as before. Because you can still be a good mum. I think it has helped shaped Fred into the little lad that he is though. He's often telling Noah off for doing things he shouldn't when I'm not near - sometimes you just have to let them get on with it a tiny amount. Or until it turns into a fight as it often does!

I wish I could say this week had been fun and filled with exciting moments, but it hasn't really. I guess the weather hasn't been amazing and this assignment won't write itself if I don't put the work in, so till the 18th, this is probably as exciting as life is going to be. Ugh, must do as much as I can before Half Term! (I feel I have a little attention owed to a certain little boy!)

The Reading Residence

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  1. Ah, the joy of assignments! I've one looming and I've started planning it out as I'm reading up and studying. They're always a challenge and mine have been steadily increasing in word count, too, so I'm upping my game every time. I hope you manage to finish it to your satisfaction and don't get too stressed over it. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    1. Yes ours has stepped up a bit! In my last essay it was 500 words, this one is 800 - I also struggle to reach the word count which is what worries me most! I'm glad I've got a chat with my tutor Friday morning so I can ask her on any issues I may face this week! Thank you Jocelyn!! Xx

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    2. Yes ours has stepped up a bit! In my last essay it was 500 words, this one is 800 - I also struggle to reach the word count which is what worries me most! I'm glad I've got a chat with my tutor Friday morning so I can ask her on any issues I may face this week! Thank you Jocelyn!! Xx

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