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Friday Night Thread

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Interesting week.

Got an absolute pasting on AIBU.

Got an independent expert in to see ds who confirmed he is in the right placement (after a year of him being there). Not perfect and room for improvement, but generally a good place full of kind, caring and keen staff who are open and non-defensive.

DS had a grommet operation on Monday, DD finally got her ENT appointment through for in a couple of weeks after I called and queried if they really meant April.

DH came home early with a sickness bug.

WilsonFrickett Fri 08-Feb-13 19:01:22

Popping in with honks all round. Am off to hear a band and drink a cocktail or six.
Gave DS the day off school today because his cheek was scarlet when he woke up, it lasted all the way through breakfast and I thought it was slapped cheek, so as it's the last day of term I thought I'd let him stay off, despite his wails of 'but I'm fine and I'll miss Golden Time.

Literally 5 minutes later all redness had gone and I realised he'd probably been sleeping on his hand. Ah well.

zzzzz Fri 08-Feb-13 19:03:00

Sorry for gap, ds2 is drowning at school and so our evenings are taken with resuscitation! grin

I drank tea with a goose this morning, which was lovely. You really must all move to the SW, then we shall charter a huge galleon and sail for America. I of course shall lead the wagon train across to the pacific, where you can get very nice sushi.

zzzzz Fri 08-Feb-13 19:03:21

Must get myself a drink.

moosemama Fri 08-Feb-13 19:08:03

I'm in zzzz - but only if you have a huge supply of seasickness pills! grin

marchduck Fri 08-Feb-13 19:08:37

zzzzz, I will join you in getting a drink. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 08-Feb-13 19:16:02

I'm in the SW!

Would it be really awful not to tell ex about the Disney exit passes? blush It would, wouldn't it? grin

silverfrog Fri 08-Feb-13 19:19:37

As I was typing it, I did wonder myself grin

but it would mean ds2 had a much better time... and tbh, you ex is going ot have his work cutout regardless - Disney is a punishing holiday, seriously. you need a good month to recover from ti anyway, let alone with 3 children and additional needs.

in your place, I'd buy all the guide books, and plan everything with your boys - make sure they need to see and do everything. it'll virtually kill your ex grin

signandsmile Fri 08-Feb-13 19:24:45

Hi all, head too blown away to sort out what happened to who, blush sorry to hear about crappy weeks with illness and rogue threads...

ds is now off for half term... ahhhhh (sigh of relief) he has been so stressed the last 10 days or so, we can finally flop.

am envy with zzzz getting to meet up, I will def need to get my finger out for the SW meet up.

PolterGoose Fri 08-Feb-13 19:49:04

Hello everyone

I got distracted by going off to read starlight's thread on AIBU and I've come back to all these posts and can't keep up. Hoping all of you having crappy times get some relief soon thanks

starlight hope you're okay after that, AIBU is a brutal place. I can remember ds at 10m still bf'ing every 2 hours, despite eating 'solids'. I couldn't express either.

I had my meeting at school about ds's unhappiness and their crapness. Saw Senco first, she was brilliant, very 'can do' lots of good ideas and very supportive of mine, said she will support me any way she can with application for SA, keen to start working on transition to secondary ASAP (ds in Y5). Then joined by class teacher, LSA and ds. CT and LSA visibly pissed off and obstructive at times, agreed on some stuff, agreed to review before Easter... it is so hard getting them to realise that just because ds can now get through the day without hurting several children doesn't mean the anxieties and frustrations have gone. They just get saved up and taken out on me, make him not want to go to school and stop him sleeping sad

Ellen - you must contact one or some of us in the SW, it is lovely meeting fellow geese, looking forward to signandsmile organising next meet up grin

MummytoMog Fri 08-Feb-13 19:50:25

Star, I can't remember if I did post to say you weren't being unreasonable, but i meant to. Then I ran away...

We had the EYASS people round, they managed to enrage DD, piss off DS and irritate the fuck out of me, despite being terribly well-intentioned and nice. Fuckwits. DD followed a new instruction this week with no real prep - just for fun I asked her to pick up DS's dressing gown and put it on his bed. And she did smile she is a bit obsessed with dressing gowns though, probably because our heating sucks.

Thanks Mummy I appreciated it. I hid the thread in the end. It wasn't about the OP, it was some kind of gang up!

ouryve Fri 08-Feb-13 20:03:45

I've had DS1 off for 3 days this week, full of cold. I'll be opening the wine in an hour, once both the boys are in bed. He truly got out of the wrong side of bed, this morning and ended up having a meltdown when I insisted on walking on the less slippery side of the road while we were taking DS2 to school. He would have been well enough to go back, himself, today, but being DS1, that was not going to happen.

DS2's coming on in leaps and bounds, watching and learning things. He's learnt how to put the plug in the sink and fill it so his toy fish can go for a swim!

Bluebirdonmyshoulder Fri 08-Feb-13 20:05:23

Ooh can I join in...

Star you're brilliant and anyone who says otherwise can go fuck themselves. No idea what your thread was about but YANBU!!!!

I'm relatively new to MN but have lurked a bit on AIBU and it seems a very odd place, beset with strange rules that change on a whim depending on who's posting. Some of the regulars just seem to get a kick out of being intentionally confrontational. It's the Internet forum equivalent of the sort of 'frenemy' psyche typified by Heathers. I don't like it and don't get the mindset. Some people forget that there are real people behind the MN names and the posts.

Anyway, have a few drinks and don't worry. We love you. HONK

zzzzz Fri 08-Feb-13 20:10:39

Star I missed the thread, but to be honest was already finding some threads hard work, so probably wouldn't have coped! <pathetic wibble>. Forget the arses I'm sure you were entirely wonderful.

moose you will be "the land lubber lying down below below below!" grin

sign please yes to another SW meet up, maybe we can persuade Ellen to come ...... Then again perhaps we should limit numbers. <shamelessly eyes up fudge>

I LOVE silverfrogs plan for "must do rides" at Disney. How poetic to slay Disney Dad with a Disney Marathon. grin

I know we can't really wagon train but if the sun shines this year, shall we try for a camp?

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 08-Feb-13 20:11:48

I had a look at your thread, Star. Seemed to get heated for no apparent reason? confused FWIW, DS1 had an umbilical hernia op when DS2 was 6 months old, DS2 stayed on the ward with me in his car seat and occasional BF for 6 hours.

Ex H is taking the OW and her DS to Disney, too. I'm sure it will be hard work with DS2 even with exit passes, so I probably will swallow my bitterness and tell him. smile

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 08-Feb-13 20:13:49

I'm definitely up for a SW meet!

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 08-Feb-13 20:15:27

Hi all!
Polter glad you have SENCO on your side - I hope she can make CT see sense.

ZZZZZ sorry things are no better at school. How is youngest DD this week?

Star was shock at the reactions you got in AIBU but I didn't post as I have made myself a rule NEVER to post in AIBU.

Sign looking forward to another meet up.

Not a brilliant week here. After making some progress Ds's OCD seems to be going backward again. However he is out tonight with DH to see a Radio 4 comedian in a live show. He is a really Radio 4 comedy fan. The show is called 7 Years in the Bathroom which if you know my DS is richly ironic.
Another week until half term here. I think we will all survive though I am having lots of weird right sided neuro symptoms this week.

Honks for all those having a hard time.

zzzzz Fri 08-Feb-13 20:33:38

Nohaudin "7years in the bathroom" grin shock grin

dd3 seems fine though very overwhelmed at school and very difficult in the evenings. It's been a very tiring week.

PolterGoose Fri 08-Feb-13 20:50:54

zzzzz ooh I do like the idea of a camp. Me and ds managed one night a couple of years ago, had planned for several but took my sister who has awful hayfever that doesn't respond to any med's, so we had to come home early, dp flatly refuses to camp hmm And in my usual obsessive manner I have everything I could ever need for camping and more grin

NoHaudin hope things get better for you and ds soon thanks how is dd?

Well, we'll be camping just as soon as the temperatures rise. It will often be fairly short notice and a weekend but happy to just post on here and if anyone lives nearby who wants to toast their marshmallows on our bbq, or camp too, then that would be very lovely.

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 08-Feb-13 21:23:15

Thanks Polter.
Dd is much the same. Have 2nd paed appointment in half term.

moosemama Fri 08-Feb-13 21:40:48

No Haudin, between us we could make a good one - all my symptoms are on the left! grin

Sorry ds's OCD seems to be going backwards, hope it's just a blip. How is dd doing, is her joint pain improving at all?

zzzzz, I'd love to do a camp, but know how monumentally crap I am at being brave enough to show my face at these things. Maybe if you give me regular kicks up the backside between now and then?

moosemama Fri 08-Feb-13 21:41:37

Missed your last post NoHaudin.

Sorry to hear dd is no better.

moose, I'm really ugly, overweight and own no clothes bought within the last 6 years when I was slimmer, have a squeky voice, look too serious and stressed and CBA to apply make up.

I think we should meet.........

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