Posted: 13/06/2011 at 20:06
my mum is ace... shame she lives in london as she will do anything she can to help even though she works full time and is busy herself. my bro takes the mickey a bit though, last 2 years him and his wife have gone off on hols alone while the big family holiday is on leaving my mum struggling to look after 2 under 4 who are missing thier parents, clingy to her , dont sleep and not the best behaved at the best of times! Meant she didnt get any fun time with her grandchildren this year, just spent the week sorting out problems, she looked hanging at the end of the week despite the rest of us trying to help as best we could. think i may need to have word with him as mum would never say it was hard work!
MIL is also lovely but so worried about interfering she will never just come over or even let us know she is in town, makes it a bit tricky as OH is useless at inviting her over etc so consequently we dont see nearly enough of her.
why do families have to be so complicated? sounds like some tough situations you are all in. One advantage of all the splitting up and remarrying in my family is the girls have got 8 grandparents to spoil them.... makes family events a little awkward though trying to work out who to invite to what without sparks flying!!
loving the big boy moment CM, I think its great for kids to have a taste of responsibility and independance, cant wait til i can send my 2 to the local shop!!
Well done to all that ran/ raced in the pouring rain... i wimped out and now cant run as R away for most of the week. serves me right for being a woos!
School situation going nowhere.... we have just heard they will not open another class at local school due to H & S problems and looks like other options proposed to create extra classes will not be going ahead for this sept either. The Lea really need to sort themselves out, apparently will need the equivalent of 14 new schools in the next 5 years to provide school places for all children! It looks like we are now 1 & 2 on the waiting list after second round offers but this isnt much good to us as the chances of 2 places coming up at once are remote, so i guess it is all down to the appeal now.