oh my god i've just seen the footage of the woolwich killing. the guy with the meat cleaver and blood on his hands. walking up to someone with a camera and ranting. i would have run a mile. it is sickening. i used to live close to woolwich so it's all very familiar and so distressing. everyone has phones and cameras these days so it's not surprising that things like this get captured i guess. am really surprised it was released though. it is so graphic.
boys are a lot sweeter than girls, in my experience. i do think i have a strop-tastic madam, but J is a sweetie. he has his moments, and he is showing some resentment towards E at the moment, which i think is a) well overdue as she monopolises everyone's attention and has done for a long time, and b) the product of the fact that she is also growing up therefore encroaching in the activities that only he has previously been able to do. so i've negotiated a couple of 1:1 weekends so that T and I can take one child each and do something with them. it will do him good to have some 1:1 time. he's so lovely when she's not interfering!!
she is fantastic, obviously. i moan about her and she is very demanding, but she is also a star. and i never thought i'd say it - but she is actually enjoying walking!! not the school run, clearly. she still whinges like hell about that, but doesn't scream all the way home like she used to. but we have done quite a few walks in the woods recently and she has absolutely loved it. J wants to come home to go on the ipad and she is still desperate to go further.
J did his SATs last week. had no idea he was actually doing them. he knew though but was unbothered. not sure if we find out how he did. spoke to the headteacher yesterday and she said how fabulous he is. which is great to hear. like CC's J, he has his nose in a book constantly. well, that is when he's not playing on my iPad. he has come on so far in the last year or so, which is brilliant. can't fault the school - they have been excellent with him. for all my worrying about his handwriting...
gosh yes, i think sleepiness plus vom would have had me at A+E... i'd have called a taxi. i don't usually panic about kids' injuries, but i think those two things would have done it for me!
absolutely full of vile lurgy here. now 2 weeks in. think it was flu as i have been utterly incapacitated, and yesterday i developed a mouthful of ulcers and now seem to have a stinking cold. argh
as for hormones - how is 3 periods in 4 weeks? seem to be on a fortnightly cycle now!! have had sweating in the night 2 days before my period for a couple of years, and usually have sore boobs for the second half of my cycle and cramps during period. however, now i have none of these symptoms. just painless light periods every 2 weeks. wondering if i should go to the doctors... i did POAS just in case as they really aren't like periods (more like heavy spotting) but it was neg. so i guess it's menopause. i am 40. but seriously - am i a wizened old crone already?!