Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:19
To be honest he would probably be more trouble than he is worth if he had direct reports CM - you'd end up dealing with all the complaints that got escalated upwards from his bad management! Sending you some big hugs though - sounds like a whole lot of tough things to juggle in one go.
If you can I would just let the holiday go - I think we are all under such pressure for holidays to be magical times with amazing memories when in reality its all the same hassles as home but without your usual surroundings. The money stuff is tough but maybe cutting back on some of the activities etc will give E a chance to see how lucky she is and how much you do for and with her? (Might be clutching at straws here). As for the Nick stuff, a stressful holiday means that no one is at their best, only you know whether its right to continue or not but don't rush any decisions while there is so much other stuff stressing you out. I would say you made exactly the right call on the running group thing. You are already pulled in a million different directions and definitely don't need that extra stress especially as it is WAY over what you were led to believe. I hope the time with the kids away (don't feel bad about not missing them - I look forward to my work trips away as I have some time alone) gives you a chance to get on top of things and when you are feeling a bit more in control start kicking so ass at work - they sound like a bunch of babies!! By the way - your stresses and worries are just as valid and important as anyone elses!
Hubby is away for 3 nights this week, not looking forward to it, so tiring at the moment!! However I cant remember if I said we had transformed dinner in one easy step! Googled a bit and found a suggested routine - dinner at 5pm, read a story while she eats and then if she's still up when we eat then she can have her yoghurt with us. I can't believe the transformation, not only in how much she eats and the lack of fuss but what she'll actually try! I was a bit dubious about reading stories at dinner but for now it works amazingly, no grizzles at all, eating stuff she has been refusing to eat for ages and asking for more! We were eating together between 5.30 and 6 but that was to late for her really and now hubby finishes later we needed to change things anyway.
Oh dear just eaten WAYYY to many sweets this morning - now feel horrible! Did anyone run this weekend? Any exciting big races coming up? SPD is creeping in here so will need to cut down my walking.