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friday night thread

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always fancied starting one lol but not around much till most are in bed.

moosemama Fri 05-Oct-12 21:26:25

bialy, I didn't really have mouldy raisins in mind. hmm grin

You can share my Thorntons chocolates instead though, I've made myself feel a bit sick stuffing them on my own. blush

bialystockandbloom Fri 05-Oct-12 21:28:18

Mmm thanks moose. Goes nicely with the bottle glass of wine.

<studiously ignores mentions of whatthe's onsie, shudder>

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 05-Oct-12 21:28:44

Moose sorry you're no further forward. It is frustrating to be unwell but have no answers. Your neurologist sounds a bit like the one I saw last. He told me I wasn't disabled by my symptoms. No I don't think not being able to walk more than a few yards without a stick or use my right arm properly is disabling. I am 53 after all what can I expect? confused

Inside my handbag I have a biro, a wallet, a badge made by smallest ds (says 'hard day at work', love him) and a lipgloss.
Next to me however, I have some lovely salted popcorn. <Passes>

Hi all. I'm not realty sulking that you ignored me first Friday thread. It's taken a long time to clean myself up after a messy day at work in which I dyed my skin(face, neck, arms and one boob!!!) blue, my hair green (blue on blonde hair) and my shoes grey with gloss floor paint blush

Apart from that it's been a thoroughly rubbish week as dh has started his new job and is never home when I'm awake.

But I see that it's better than some of your weeks sad. star sorry to hear about your uncle.

Can I also confess to an increasing appreciation for hand bags. I'm blaming it on me no longer looking nice in clothes so I am concentrating on accessoriesgrin

moosemama Fri 05-Oct-12 21:38:04

NoHaudin, that's about the size of it. At one point they told me that in the absence of any other explanation my lesions were probably down to age - I was 35 at the time and the lesions weren't new. hmm Then when I was referred back to her when things got worse last year and she stated categorically that I am still too young to have age related lesions, hence the lumbar puncture and evoked potential testing. confused

I have now been told that they can't do any more until I suffer another 'major event or episode' but their idea of major and mine seem to differ considerably. hmm

moosemama Fri 05-Oct-12 21:41:27

Evening Lola, I must've missed your thread. Sorry.

Sounds like your week and mine have been very similar. Dh started his new job on Monday and I hardly see him now. sad

Your post has just made me consider the possibility of an oversized handbag to cover up detract from all the weightgain I've had over the past couple of months. Maybe handbags do have their uses after all. wink

ouryve Fri 05-Oct-12 22:01:12

bs&b a lot of people do that with my name!

whatthe - I have a raspberry pink leopardprint top. DS1 calls it my wig top because he thinks the spots look like wigs!

And life is much calmer and less shouty now DS1 is in bed. He chilled out a bit to the 1970s music stuff on BBC4 before going up and was disappointed that I wouldn't let him stay up for the Jeff Lynne documentary.

I did get some lovely DS2 cuddles before he went up, though.

oooh - just seen a trailer for a BBC4 Big Science season. TV's going to get good, this week!

moose. The problem with over sized handbags is you carry around loads of utter CRAP (and do your back in in the process)

My lowlight was when I had to find something from it for my new boss and she questioned what I had in there. Apart from the usual papers, wipes, pens, tissues, sweet wrappers etc, I had a complete set of Teletubbies, an empty banana guard, an adjustable spanner and a sprouting potato blush

But they do detract from your overall size grin

bialystockandbloom Fri 05-Oct-12 22:16:28

pmsl at the contents of your bag lola grin

I had an allen key in my bag for a ridiculously long time.

ouryve Fri 05-Oct-12 22:18:23

My shoulders can't deal with those oversized jobbies. (And I have one i picked up cheap to use as a knitting bag and can get naff all in it, anyhow!)

I had to remove a set of wheels from a Thomas megasketcher from mine, yesterday. DS2 had given up on mixing his own letter magnets with the ones at school by then and decided to try something new. About the 4th time he dropped one on the ground so they all had to go on the ground before being picked up again, I confiscated them. Not just because we were running late, but because there was a really shitty bit of pavement coming up and I didn't fancy dealing with that!

So did my boss, still getting teased about it several months later grin

Moose, - meant to say - thank you for the love bomb tip/reminder. I think that is probably just what we need tbh.

I've got a timetable on the wall of little things that need to be completed for each child each day, - so I'll add that on.

A bit silly that I have to have a reward chart for myself for playing with my daughter but honestly, she's been put on hold whilst we sorted out ds, and now he is done, we have a 3.5month old that can get around - grrrr

moosemama Fri 05-Oct-12 23:12:47

I don't think it's silly at all. In fact I could do with doing one for myself. I tend to get to the end of the day, realise the dcs are in bed and I haven't done x, y and z even though it's popped into my head several times throughout the day.

Even things like making sure I read enough times with ds2 need to be stuck on a chart, because he's another one that's missed out while I/we've been focussing on ds1. Bless him, he just comes in, sits down and gets on with his homework while I am wrestling with ds1 to get him to start, stay on task and actually produce something that's worth handing in. I actually helped ds2 produce a couple of fact-sheets last week and suddenly realised how little involvement I've had in his work over the past couple of years, whereas ds1 has had tonnes of help from me. The thing is ds2 isn't naturally as academic as ds1, so in reality he probably needs my help more. sad But it's another case of 'he who shouts loudest ...' and all that, I guess.

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