Oh god Lotte - I would have lost it if there was a rat on the loose round my house!!! I'm literally cringing in my chair at the thought!
Much better night here - got hubby to agree with me on way to deal with bedtime and there was fuss and ridiculous attempts at attention (no I am not changing your bedsheet to another with a more pleasing design....), massive wobbly resulting in falling asleep on the floor but only took about 20 mins from good night to asleep compared with well over an hour previous nights. We are off to the farm this weekend for a long weekend so will prob all go to pot but I can't wait anyway!
Haha TT glad you are finding good ways to fill in time!!!
Hideous night last night - started with ridiculous bedtime antics from M. Then hubby coming in and waking me up when he went to bed then snoring so loudly I moved to the spare bed in M's room. Baby kept me awake for ages then M woke up with a cough and then demanding soft toys I couldn't find - GRRRRRR
However it is a GLORIOUS sunny day here and I have bought myself strawberries to eat and not share with anyone!
One thing I was thinking reading your last post CM is that you should feel very proud that J is willing and able to tell you what is going on with the bullying. Many kids his age wouldn't and it would come out in other ways. He obviously trusts you a lot.
Hang in there CC! I can't remember - the house you end up going with bigger/nicer? I know you were choosing from a couple! I'm dreading moving from here - although its not going to happen any time soon!! PAcking to move from the UK to hear was hideous and that didn't involve any furniture - was more a case of what to throw or keep. I hope hubby is in top packing mode on Friday for you!
Not getting much work done today - whoops! Will of course bite me on the bum by the end of the week! Been having a long chat with one of the other trustees for the Toy library - our chair wants to step down and the rest want me to take over. I know I could do the role and to be honest (and without meaning to sound big headed) I am probably the best option but hold on I'm having a baby in 7 weeks!!! I am refusing as I know it will be too much. I can manage my grants officer role and general trustee duties because I can do grants stuff in my sleep as I do it for work but chair is a different kettle of fish and as I have to go back to work after 7 months this time I don't think juggling everything would work then either. Feel bad but I have to do what works for us.
Oh CM that is really horrible! I can't believe any mother would fall for - I fell on him with my mouth open! Says a lot about cunningness that a kid would even say that I think. Keep on at the school - they are on hand when it happens in the day and saying 'but he's not fat' is not acknowledging the problem let alone dealing with it.
Had a horrible afternoon/evening with M yesterday. Completely wobbly about not being allowed to do something (cycling around outside in slippers as she was scuffing the toes constantly) morphed into meltdown about anything and everything. Tried really hard to be patient etc but so frustrating, later followed by refusing to eat pretty much any dinner and the predictable 'I;m hungry' at bedtime and accompanying mucking around. Need a new approach as its really annoying me. I have way less patience than usual (blaming pregnancy) so need to find a better approach because I don't fancy every evening turning into a battle.
What an epic journey back from your race Lotte - sorry you didn't get the result you were after, I guess all the travel etc places added pressure on achieving your goals.
Brookie meant to say well done to you as well - is that your 3rd marathon in a short space of time - I think you walked one as well didn't you? Legs will be well overdue a rest now!