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Sept '08 - The one where they go out into the big bad world (well school!)(553 Posts)
Hi, couldn't find a new thread and there was only one message to link to one.
Hope I haven't stepped on anyones toes creating this!
carrie It's 5yr olds isn't it. DD is SO much harder work than DS.
Anyway, I posted my cards. Last one went to the States on Friday, I must e-mail my Aunt to see if it gets there on Xmas Eve.
Hope everyone has a good Christmas .
I am 3 weeks post op and feeling pretty rough still but have had a chest infection which hasn't helped!
Dh doesn't break up til Xmas eve which is utterly rubbish
My aunt it slipping away...I went yesterday to get her her breakfast, make her a drink etc and she is noticeably weaker than the same time last week.
I feel very guilty but I would quite like 2013 to be over now please..
Wishing you all a happy Xmas and a happy and healthy 2014 xxxx
Sorry you're still not feeling that great badvoc. Do you need to do much over Xmas, or can you rest a bit?
I'm about to wander into town for the last bits, in the wind and the rain . A foot of snow would be so much nicer.
Hope you feel better soon badvoc.
Our low-key Christmas is being even simpler than planned, but I have sufficient food in the house that just needs a go in the oven or microwave, we now have a tree that just needs decorating, the kids had fun cutting out Christmas cookies this morning (shame the chocolate wouldn't melt to decorate them and the glistening ones stuck to the pan), and MrNC has promised fathfully that he is stopping building work by 6pm tomorrow.
He has been busting guts to get all plumbing and wiring done so builders can put floorboards in tomorrow. Unfortunately this means the skylights havent been put in (and the manufacturers have been much cursed for claiming they could be done in an hour alone - two people in six hours each more like), so he's spending almost as much time replacing tarpaulins. A wall blew down but thankfully it was the garden wall not part of the house. The fence along the top is still intact!
Last bits can wait till tomorrow - I'm not walking out again today.
Wishing everyone a good 2014.
DD is still awake upstairs, rustling about doing something .
new year book marking!
Only 3 days until they're back at school.....
Next school hols I'm booking activities almost every day. Mine have been either fighting or bouncing off the walls these last 2 weeks. I wasn't exactly glad about being back at work today but at least I didn't have to shout all day.
A is back at school today! I had to pick him up to get him to wake up, poor sleepy thing. And MrNC was working yesterday - poor chap hasn't really had a break yet thanks to all the building stuff (we do now have intact roofs but still giant window holes). Going to have to get him to chill out over a couple weekends, though his moonlightng project that was supposed to be fnished in Sept is still going...
I'm tired too but thankfully not back at work until late next week, so will have 2 days with no children!
Was a nice week with kids and family visiting and all, but didn't get to spend much time with MrNC as he had to fix things every time there was a storm.
NC same here waking the kids for first day back! We've seen people every day of the holidays, had lots of late nights and lazy mornings, so this was a shock to the system. meglet we've had lots of troublesome behaviour here too! Although I'm a natural extrovert, since having children I've discovered inner introvert tendencies, and I really do need some quiet time to myself. Over the holidays I was keen to spend time with the big kids while the little ones napped, which was wonderful, but I'm peopled out now and so glad to reclaim the quiet time in the middle of the day. On which note, they're both asleep, so I'm going to put the kettle on
Popping in to say hello. It's been too long and so busy but still here.
We're still here too, racing towards half term! Its been a good few weeks, busy but manageable thankfully.
I fear DS3 will need to be weaned in the next month, and DS2 probably outght to be potty trained. But for now things are fine just the way they are!
How's everyone else?
<<shuffles in sheepishly to bookmark>>
In my defence I hid the post-natal topic a while ago because I didn't need to see 'expecting in 2014' threads popping up in active convos(slightly irrelevant for me!). So I always forget to pop by. I also hid AIBU, MN is very odd without it .
......just looked back at my last post. I did organise activities every day of half term
I still shouted a lot . They're going back to school for a rest tomorrow.
Popping in to say hi
Hope everyone is ok?
Nc...we are ripping our kitchen out over Easter <wibble>
What is your new kitchen going to be like badvoc?
Life got a lot better for a month as the kids got into their new rooms and I managed to quit breastfeeding (dd was totally unbothered by that but rather miffed she doesn't have a king size bed in her room!)
Then medical stuff and work stuff and ill ILs and general lurgy hit.
Building work... well the buildings part is done, the builders are back to plasterboard tomorrow and then plaster. Unfortunately MrNC has the time management skills of the average mayfly and has been 'just finishing first fix which will take a couple days' since January. He has until 9am. I have managed not to kill him. Or the carpenter who has at least turned up each day for the last month swearing he only needs 1-2 more days. It really is getting there...
at 'time management skills of a mayfly'.
<<passes wine and calming chocolate>>
Thanks Meglet - have been making use of my whisky collection which hasn't gone down much in the previous 2 years!
We can order the glass tomorrow...
I have good news! I got my official, NHS ASD diagnosis on friday . It took 40yrs but we got there in the end. It was a team of 4 assessing me and speaking to my mum for an hour or so. After we left mum said they told her they spotted it in me straight away and they didn't need to delve too much. The psychiatrist was lovely after he gave me the diagnosis, he acknowledged I must be exhausted trying to be 'normal' all the time, I can blag it but it does leave me anxious and depressed. So they're referring me to support services and some CBT now.
DD has her first paed apt tomorrow. This will be interesting .
How's everyones kitchens / extensions / DC's?
That's great news Meg any idea the timescales for the referral? I'm so sorry you've had to wait so long for your diagnosis. How did your DD's appointment go?
I've finally reset my mumsnet password, and got a smartphone and (sort of) worked out how to use it, boom!
the kids are great but life is just really really busy, and DH has been away with work all week.
hope everyone 's been enjoying the sunshine
Oh good Meg! Let us know if the CBT etc is helpful. Dn is being assessed for ASD having been referred by both Camhs and speech & language teams, and clearly has difficulties along those lines , so any tips appreciated. He seems much less anxious at our house than most other places, so that's good.
Ds has been referred to ed psych services about his eating by one teacher, though other teachers say he's slowly eating more. He seems content with school dinners apart from not eating many components, so I'm not that worried but all the people includong MrNC who claim they aren't pressuring him to eat but then go "go on, how about this, would you like that, it's only xxx, are you sure? Are you really sure?"are doing my head in...
Dd is charming, almost non-,violent now! And we have a warm weatherproof extension, but boy is fitting out taking forever!
Anyone Still around!?
Well, things have been very busy here...
My aunt sadly passed away in March. Very hard.
Since then my mum has also lost a sister.
Poor Toby has had a really rough time since feb with illness...tonsillitis every 4-6 weeks so he had an adenotonsilectomy on Tuesday!
He was very brave and I am so proud of him.
His end of year report was excellent - even though his attendance was only 75%.
Ds1 did well in his sats and is growing up fast
Dh is very busy with work as per.
It will be a year since dad died next Sunday...still seems unreal.
Hope you are all well and the dc are happy and healthy xxxx
Hi - I've not been here for ages. I do think of you all and keep up with some of you on FB.
If you've been there you may have noticed that I've met someone. He's based a 4 hour drive away which is a bit of a shame but we've managed to make it work so far! He's very lovely and supportive and has a daughter the same age as Maebh
Happy to answer questions if any of you come back ;)
Meg - that's really positive. I've often wondered if they'd do anything about adult diagnosis so I'm glad to hear that they do.
Badvoc - sounds like a hard few months but glad that your boys are doing well at school now.
Now they are nearly six!! (and some of them already are?).
ninja I wondered if you'd met someone. I think that him having a DD the same age as you will be a big help.
badderz how was Tobys operation? Tonsils are evil buggers.
Good luck for the new school year to everyone - I can't believe my eldest is starting at secondary!
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