Rice Kris Pies

9 Sep

Rice Kris Pies. That’s what Cal told us he had for breakfast this morning. Because of course yesterday was a big day for Cal and the rest of us. He started at Foxes.

He was so excited to be there, and went round the house he is sharing with 9 other students, finding his name on all sorts of timetables and rotas. At Foxes they live in student houses, and as part of developing their independent living skills, they run the house between them. Slightly worryingly, his first duty last night was locking up. Just hope he didn’t get distracted part way through. One parent has already confirmed they will hold us responsible if their son goes missing overnight. πŸ™‚ We’ve not had a call though, so I guess it all went ok.

Unpacking was interesting. He wafted around the room gazing at things, whilst we suggested places he might want to put his stuff. Hope he found things this morning.

We thought there might be a slightly difficult farewell. But no. The last we saw of him, he was sprawled on a sofa, reading a cookery book, and he just batted us away with his hand. The next we heard, there were long awaited sandwiches, followed by Mamma Mia, which rates as one of his favourite films to sing along to. Β He starts his first session at 8.00am tomorrow morning, so they work them hard.

We spent a bit of time with some other parents. We all had that slightly bemused anxiety of suddenly bereft parents, who didn’t quite want to leave Minehead, but knew we all had to at some point.

So, we wait to see how it goes, but we’re sure Cal will be fine.

Off to Birmingham Airport in a bit with mum and dad to fly to Edinburgh for Ramsay’s funeral.Β  What a weekend. What a week coming up. Cloak of normality is looking a tiny bit frayed.

What is good though is that the bloodometer has gone up to 35. Thank you Julia and Ruth.

Jo xx



9 Responses to “Rice Kris Pies”

  1. Jeremy September 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    “Cloak of normality is looking a tiny bit frayed.” I like that very much and may well steal it at some point. Feels like something that could be expanded and modified a bit too: “am frantically darning the cloak of normality”, “the cloak of normality is being dragged through the mud” etc. etc.

    I’m sure Cal will be fine too, though 8am starts seem a bit harsh.

  2. celia butler September 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Roots to grow and wings to fly. That’s the job you’ve started with Cal and it’s testimony to your success that he can move to this next stage so confidently.
    I think in anybody’s terms this is one hell of a week. One day at a time, thinking of you all. x

  3. Dollydimple September 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    I felt so many emotions just reading that, goodness knows how your cloak of normality is only a tiny bit frayed- it must be made out of some amazingly strong material. Rosie must be so proud of you all and would have been anxious and excited by Cal’s new adventure. X x

  4. TTBA(v)JD September 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Hope Cal enjoys himself. Glad he could get into somewhere like Foxes – we tried somewhere similar for my sister a few years ago but it couldn’t happen (too academic at the same time as needing extensive help with independence = not eligible) so hope he enjoys the opportunity!

    It must be a tough week coming up, so just wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you. Congrats on all that’s been achieved so far towards the 20K and bloodometer. I am still contemplating braving blood donating, I am a right wuss and for a doctor that is highly embarrassing… need to recruit someone to hold my hand/distract me – I’m alright so long as I don’t look at it.

    Anyway, best wishes to all at Team Kilburn.

  5. Sue H September 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Parenting huh? No one tells you when you have children that your reward for all that dedication will be to be ‘batted away’ without so much as a backward glance πŸ˜‰ But agree with Celia, it means a job well done. And Cal looked relaxed and chuffed to bits in the photo, maybe a slight twinkle in the eye…

  6. margaret crisp September 10, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Hi, what a week for you!! Hope you’ve planned in some rest and relaxation for the weekend so you can mend the frayed edges.

  7. dawn September 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Hi, I bet you’re going to miss Cal now that he’s at the Foxes but I also bet that he will settle brilliantly and you’l be able to relax knowing that your wonderful parenting skills helped get him there!
    I will be thinking about you all on Wednesday especially. I know Corrine will be with you all later in the day. Ian and I are heading down to Devon, so won’t be around to share any part of that poignant day with you, so I wanted to share with you my thoughts and I hope it helps…
    I remember that day last year all too well… it was the start of my annual leave week and I met Corrine for coffee at the Quays, when we received that call. Sat looking out the window (using napkins as tissues!) there we were. Devastated. For Rosie, for you; her fam, for us, for everyone who knew Rosie, for anyone who did not yet know Rosie. Just so you know, we remember beautiful Rosie and her brilliance and always will. I (and Ian) wish you all a wonderful day reflecting on everything wonderful about Rosie…yay! πŸ™‚ x

  8. Morag September 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Another blood donation banked!

  9. Rose October 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Rice Kris Pies. Iv’e never heard of that pie before. But it sounds really interesting.

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