i have pinched your approach Caro - asked the boys what made them happy and what made them proud yesterday, Tom was beaming that he had jumped off the top diving board! It does help to balance the negatives when your children express joy.
Kinsey - the one and only time my mother looked after Archie he came back hurt.... Never again. I think everyone is so right about understanding 'why' but having choices about how we let it affect us and how we let it affect our own children.
Hoggle - bed time blues are stressful and harder for you having to deal with it alone most nights i guess. It will ease so hang in there, she will know how to push your buttons so pick your battles - it doesnt matter if she has the light on, bed full of teddies, sleeps on the floor etc etc. What does matter is that knows you are not going to keep responding to her when you have set the rules. easier said than done though!
Hope Nurofen is having a safe, steady race!!
CM - perhaps the wedding will give you chance to see each other without pressure. Are your kids going too?
Mum was suicidal again yesterday and i nearly lost it with her..... All because she doesnt want to stop spending.
Boo to feeling tired and stressed still, being on your own at bedtimes, sore back, fussy eaters, sugar fiends and work demands.
Yippee to swimming, fab running clubs, farms and running for scotland!!!!
CM - would rather a cold wet yomp to a spa weekend???? You are totally mad.
interesting discussions about diets - i am getting thoroughly confused with it all. One expert says yes carbs, the next says no, some say no red meat the next says yes as long as its grass fed, low fat, high fat, eggs, olive oil...... Arrrgh.
Mum slowly improving so i am trying to limit how much it affects me. Finished work and drove straight to pool for 30mins with fins, run club for an hour of hill reps then home and 30 mins on the turbo.....
She took a lot of pills but i guess she could have assumed her husband would come around lunchtime. She had a GCS of 3 and was not rouseable when the ambulance got there but by the time she had vommed and had a drip for a few hours she is at least opening her eyes to pain stimuli. She cant speak yet and is twitching and retching despite anti-emetic.