Over the last couple of days our son has been even more disillusioned with school. School is still not being proactive which any support – he has to ask for help rather than have it incorporated into the teaching program. Some of the kids poke fun at him when he has to out his hand up for help. To make things worse now when he does ask for help the Teaching Assistant now ends the help by saying “now I’ve helped you what do you say”. Every single time our son has to thank the Teaching Assistant. Now I try to stress the importance of being polite but in this case….. From the sound of it the other kids are not asked to say thank you when they put their hand up for help – just our son when he needs some text reading out. Why single out the dyslexic child. Surely the Teaching Assistant can see that the kids poke even more fun when he says thank you.
Maybe it just my tired state anyway…
Last night to try and cheer him up I asked what might help make him happier. The answer – Toffee Apples.
So we set off to the local shop to find they had sold out. Only one option – make them myself – surely it can’t be that difficult. Silly old sausage.
First attempt (following recipe to the letter) would not set.
Next attempt – increase the temperature – even more runny, will not set.
Another attempt – decrease the temperature – annoyingly still as runny, will not set.
Yet another attempt – try a different recipe – same runny result.
Starting to lose patience attempt – increase amount of syrup – no improvement
Really annoyed attempt – increase amount of sugar – no change
The I’ve been doing this for hours now and son has gone to bed attempt – to tired to remember what I tried – this time I arc welded the ingredients to the pan.
So my son set off to school now determined not to ask for any help at all. But at least he has the prospect of toffee apples. I promised him that I was heading to the city and would go round every single shop until I found them.