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Friday Night Thread - come and share your news (and yer chocolate ;)

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moosemama Fri 01-Mar-13 18:14:51

Never started one before - barring a mistake once when I started one on a Thursday during the holidays. blush

Hoping I haven't crossed with someone else now.

Roll up, roll up ... share yer woes, celebrations, congratulations and/or commiserations - but don't forget the chocolate. grin

ouryve Sat 02-Mar-13 14:37:25

Well, I've tried to read, but too much going on, with 2 bouncy boys and a headache, to concentrate! Had a trip to IKEA, this morning, andd despite telling him clearly, before we went in, that they had no hot dogs, DS1 still plastered himself on the floor when he saw that there were no hot dogs. He's been getting into a bit of a tizz about all the horsemeat stuff, so this hasn't helped.

Though it's actually been one of the calmer weeks, despite a wobbly start.

I bought a bottle of wine, after getting a much needed haircut, yesterday. First in a week. It was rank. I threw the remains down the sink, this morning.

ouryve Sat 02-Mar-13 14:27:31

Plants v Zombies! grin

Handywoman Sat 02-Mar-13 13:54:01

Coming in late here, too.... Rare Friday evening out with other school mums who are lovely, but an odd mix of ladies.... I drank plenty of wine and tried not to feel in a parallel universe. But it's a struggle. Saw Paed on Mon. She was pretty definitive in her understanding of dd2 as ASD. It's what I have been wanting to hear but is not yet official. But nobody in my group of friends 'gets' Autism when it doesnt involve lining up trains and being non verbal or rocking in a corner or 'special talents'. DH seems to be able to carry on like its not happening. Right now I feel pretty isolated, like I am pasting on a smile from inside a goldfish bowl, looking out. Technically I've had a good week. But it just doesn't feel like it. X

LimboLil Sat 02-Mar-13 10:39:28

Salty Gould be Sally as in SallyBear

LimboLil Sat 02-Mar-13 10:38:27

Ps I have only done a speed read so far but hugs to all esp Salty, that sounds so hard and commiserations to the popped balloon lady you meanie!

LimboLil Sat 02-Mar-13 10:32:09

pleased I don't have to this morning. Think I've upset my mil this morning too, she called at 9 to tell me that relative x is coming round from the op in dramatic tones. I had no idea what she was talking about, turns out she phoned last night too but hub hasn't told me! I had to cut her short as hub and ds1 were leaving the house and ds2 was trying to barricade them in! Lol having a coffee in the sofa and trying to start the day again!

LimboLil Sat 02-Mar-13 10:28:01

Hi joining this v late! Kids didn't get to bed til gone 9. After that I slid into a bubble bath and then cleaned out the guineas! Mad I know but I am so

PolterGoose Sat 02-Mar-13 00:35:51

ouryve I am intrigued confused

ouryve Sat 02-Mar-13 00:31:13

I shall have to catch up with this thread tomorrow. Been frittering away my evening combining my horticultural and zombie survival skills.blush

kinkyfuckery Sat 02-Mar-13 00:28:04

Kinky, will you be affected by this new draconian housing benefit ruling on under occupancy?

Quite likely. I will not know for sure until we would apply for housing benefit for the larger home when we have it. Have been advised that it may well be the case that we won't qualify for the full HB, but I'm fortunate enough that I'm confident enough that I'd be able to shuffle finances around to be able to make up the excess - thanfully we live in a fairly low-cost area!

PolterGoose Fri 01-Mar-13 23:49:34

That is truly awful and very wrong angry

zzzzz Fri 01-Mar-13 23:25:32

The pathway leads to dx, weather language, communication, ASD, whatever. It doesn't lead to services because they are all school based. It's total rubbish. I'm disgusted actually. The truth is I probably wouldn't have used the services anyway, because I am a teensy bit prescriptive and picky about who does what with ds, but for there to be nothing! It's criminal. Some of ds's language is still at 18month level, he's 8 years old this month! angry

PolterGoose Fri 01-Mar-13 22:58:50

I tried so hard to keep up with everyone's news and now I've lost the plot a bit, so welcome to the newcomers thanks

lougle hope you're feeling better after balloondrama and weegate, well done dd1 for winning the bowling grin

zzzzz that is totally shit sad when you say new dx pathway what is that for? Would ds be able to access more (any?) services if he had an ASD dx? Or would this be purely for his speech/communication difficulties? The indoor barbecue does sound fantastic though envy

Ellenora5 Fri 01-Mar-13 22:44:34

Ah thanks ladies, don't know how I didn't cop that, sorry I went off for a bit, was catching up on Stella, by the way, Rob, yummy, yes I bloody well would blush, sorry had to post that so I could practise my smileys grin, ok I'll stop now smile

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 01-Mar-13 22:27:37

Kinky, will you be affected by this new draconian housing benefit ruling on under occupancy?

hazeyjane Fri 01-Mar-13 22:26:29

Hello Ellenora, omi and kinky smile

Zzzzz that sounds grim, I wish I had some wise words to help, but unfortunately I am too full of cold to do anything other than commiserate. My dd's usually end up sleeping in the same bed, they love it, although inevitably someone ends up falling out!

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 01-Mar-13 22:26:09

Nah, fuck off with your kinkyfuckery! wink

lougle Fri 01-Mar-13 22:13:44

Welcome Kinky smile

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 01-Mar-13 22:12:26

Welcome kinky. The more the merrier.

Thanks sign. Good luck with the moves towards a wheelchair.

moosemama Fri 01-Mar-13 22:09:11

Of course you are welcome to post kinky. smile

Glad you've had a good week with dd. Receiving the dx report is always hard, no matter how much you are expecting it. Make sure you give yourself some time and space to process it.

Good luck with the move.

kinkyfuckery Fri 01-Mar-13 22:03:13

I'm not 'known' on these boards, so not sure if I'm welcome to post here or not, but will do anyway.

Haven't had too bad a week with DD1 actually, minimal meltdowns, a lot of early rises and disturbed nights, but possibly one of the best weeks we've had in a while smile

Received her diagnosis report from the psychiatrist at CAMHS on Saturday which - whilst not unexpected - was tough going.

Had a visit from the medical assessment officer from the council a couple of weeks ago, and received a letter today to say they have found us in immediate need of a bigger house as DD1 requires her own bedroom (am currently sharing with 4YO DD2, so 7YO DD1 can have her own room), so I guess there's a waiting game and wondering when to start preparing the kids for a move on the horizon! It's hard to find the balance between too early and too late, isn't it?

signandsmile Fri 01-Mar-13 22:02:02

sign waves at nohaudin I can empathise with selling the car feelings.. It's just that process of them getting to the point of recognising it..

Hi to the first timers, welcome, we are a very welcoming bunch wink

zzz Bummer of a response from the professionals .. angry

zzzzz Fri 01-Mar-13 21:53:08

Hi Omni Welcome!

Thanks all for commiserations. I shall bounce back, it just so depressing. It's not even as though ds is in anyway borderline. He is obviously different and utterly dependent.

He is really flowering this week too wich makes it all so indigestible. He has learnt to express things are going to make him sad, in a "I will cry if you do that" and "that makes me cry" way, that is such a leap for him, and he is insisting on my attention, and pointing out everything he sees. He wants to share and ask and laugh. This is such a change from the boy who cried and hid and had hysterics several times an hour only 6 months ago.

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 01-Mar-13 21:48:24

thanks moose and ellenora. He's been thinking about it for ages then met someone at choir practice tonight who has a second hand car business and was willing to give him something for it. It has been sitting on our drive for so long I thought we would have to pay someone to tow it away. The eye problems developed gradually so he has had time to get used to them but got especially depressed about not being able to drive.

Moose I hope you get to the bottom of Ds's problems soon. In many ways worry is worse than any reality.

OmiQueenofTypose Fri 01-Mar-13 21:46:22

Missed out the most important word: CHOCOLATE.

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