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Galena Fri 18-Oct-13 17:49:24

Oh look, no new thread! I'll make one as I have a rum and coke next to me as I type!

Variable week here. DD has stopped going to bed nicely again. I'm beginning to panic about the op which is on Tuesday. She's still a bit coughy and snuffly so I'm hoping they aren't going to postpone it. She's beengood with not going to school this week and the week hasn't dragged too much.

This weekend will be packing clothes and 'stuff to keep madam occupied'.

Pull up a seat, grab brew wine cake and biscuit as appropriate and unload your troubles...

youarewinning Fri 18-Oct-13 19:12:13

Evening all grin

Sorry to all of you have had crap weeks and feeling crap sad

DS has had an OK week. Few sudden floods of tears over things that catch me unawares.

Scared me tonight. At trampolining he managed to do a perfect sumersault. Shame it was off the end of the trampoline and wasn't meant to happen grin
I still can't believe he doesn't show any emotion or reaction to incidents like this. His poor trampoline teacher was a bag of nerves insisting he needed checking over for broken bones! . He just does not seem to have any control over his body when his mind is working!

Tesco bung it in the oven Chinese cooking and Ben and Jerrys in the freezer.

FrussoNeedsGin Fri 18-Oct-13 19:13:56

Oozing it's not something I'd like to see myself ever again dd got off very lightly.

Trigglesx Fri 18-Oct-13 19:14:18

I was wondering about that myself Cervix.. thought I'd missed a thread or something blush

Trigglesx Fri 18-Oct-13 19:15:13

youarewinning lol - glad he's okay. I imagine someone probably had to practically jump start your heart after that one!! grin

PolterGoose Argentina Fri 18-Oct-13 19:15:26

Frusso either are good, I changed to this last Halloween and liked it so kept it, I shall have a think about a change!

youare shock glad he's ok

hazeyjane Fri 18-Oct-13 19:16:29

Hello all

Breaking open the wine after I have watched Great British Bakeoff with the dds - Friday night is Pie Night - we bake a pie (well I bake a pie and girls fling stuff on top of it) tonights was lemon with white and dark chocolate, we then eat the pie in front of the Bake off. It is lovely and cosy (and quiet because ds is asleep)

Sorry for crappy ex husbands, and difficult weeks.

High point of ours has obviously bee ds's amazing week at preschool, today he managed an hour without me, I am so proud of the little monkey, it has completely exhausted him though.

Down point has been sheer frustration with senco and the whole process of assessment and professionals all saying different things. Senco yesterday said ds's lack of confirmed diagnosis could be a stumbling block, what a pile of crapola.

youarewinning Fri 18-Oct-13 19:18:56

I felt myself screaming but somehow managed to keep it silent grin

I keep seeing it in my head - he just went over the edge headfirst and somehow managed to keep rotating and his feet touched the floor but he feel and landed on his side. All I can think is thank goodness he doesn't seem to have that reflex where the body tenses at danger. grin

youarewinning Fri 18-Oct-13 19:19:30

polter this is still my olympic name grin

moosemama Fri 18-Oct-13 19:22:04

Youare! shock <<passes stiff drink>>

I now have Ben & Jerry's envy. I have some clotted cream icecream, but I want Ben & Jerry's. <<stamps foot and pouts at dh>>

Well things have improved slightly, dh is home and cooking the tea and he's not working this weekend after all.

Hazey, well done to minihazey on his amazing week at preschool. It's no wonder he's exhausted - enjoy the peace.

Galena Fri 18-Oct-13 19:22:09

Sorry there have been so many rough weeks.

Yes, I think DD's lack of sleep is due to no school, but I couldn't risk sending her... I can't believe how quickly it's come round... 4 days! shock

zzzzz Fri 18-Oct-13 19:27:24

OooozeingC I'm dying to hear all about your trip. Malaria sounds pants, I had a friend who had it at school, exhausting.

OoozingCervix Fri 18-Oct-13 19:38:11

pssssst. Hazey - I saw you earlier. I was swearing at the check in screen. I keep trying to say hello but chicken out every bloody time (am weirdly socially awkward).

hazeyjane Fri 18-Oct-13 19:57:31

Check in screen? In Waitrose?

<scans brain to remember whether I was shouting/shoving biscuits at ds/tearing hair out/singing shrilly to entertain ds - usually doing one of these things in Waitrose>

OoozingCervix Fri 18-Oct-13 19:59:50

doctors. was that you? maybe it wasn't and that's why I didn't say hello. in case it is some other random woman with a very cute boy. who would think I was insane if I sidled up and said 'pssst. i'm cervix'.

hazeyjane Fri 18-Oct-13 20:06:39

doh, what an idiot, of course you meant the drs, I saw someone say that the screen wasn't working to the receptionist. Yes! That was me! I was picking up one of ds's endless prescriptions, and ds was screaming because we weren't going to see the dr (who he loves) then I harumphed at a man who didn't hold the door for us, so it came crashing back into ds.

Please say hello, I know I am one of those intimidatingly tall and glamorous Amazonian types, that can seem unapproachable, but really I am very friendly

<please don't tell everyone that I am very short, very dumpy and very scruffy>

OoozingCervix Fri 18-Oct-13 20:08:13

you also have a very nice coat grin

next time I will say hello. I will. I will. I will.

youarewinning Fri 18-Oct-13 20:15:22

<takes stiff drink> whilst swearing at the fact that due to these blinking AB I cannot drink for 7 days as apparently it has a really bad effect and forgetting I don't drink anyway!

Really considering taking it up grin

youarewinning Fri 18-Oct-13 20:16:52

Ben and Jerry's on offer in Tesco but still blinking expensive!

Trigglesx Fri 18-Oct-13 20:22:30

DS1 is singing Mario themes from games in bed. It's rather amusing as he yawns through some of it here and there.

OoozingCervix Fri 18-Oct-13 20:25:57

i'm not mad keen on ben and jerrys. I prefer haagen dasz/dazs/daazs?

youarewinning Fri 18-Oct-13 20:35:05

Your in luck cervix that's on offer too and cheaper than B&J's! grin

OoozingCervix Fri 18-Oct-13 20:38:59


how I wish DD1 could drive....... give it another month and I'll be able to send her on emergency icecream runs.

Trigglesx Fri 18-Oct-13 20:40:05

I did miss a teacher appointment today. Had some car troubles and completely forgot about it. I felt so bad and then frustrated. I NEVER miss appointments, but I just feel like I'm juggling so much right now that I cannot keep track of it all.

EH has been coming over and seeing the DCs 3x a week, but I think I'm going to tell him it needs to just be 2x a week for awhile. I just feel like things are going back to previous behaviours and I don't feel comfortable with it. He did a classic "pre-split" vent the other day and it really threw me and angered me. I need a bit of distance, I think. He wants us to get back together and I'm just trying to be ME, if that makes sense. I feel pressured, I think, and it's stressing me out. Does that make sense? Or AIBU....

RinkyDinkyDoo Fri 18-Oct-13 20:40:07

Thanks Ellen and your knickers, I know what you mean, just having a self wallow in misery. I go for quite a while being Mrs Positive and then have a good old week of Mrs Negative cry at the drop of a hat from time to time. I will pick myself up, but i'm having a bloody good boozy booze session tonight that i will defo regret in the morn.

Thepoodoctor Fri 18-Oct-13 20:42:54

Youarewinning - bloody hell, I think you need wine! I have an enthusiastic trampolinist too. Thank goodness the place he goes to has trampolines sunk into the floor. Hope he is okay.

Galena, good luck for Tuesday. Hope all goes well and she is fit.

Minipoo has been poorly all week. High temps Monday Tuesday, better Wednesday and back at school, then I was called to fetch a very sorry looking boy yesterday afternoon. He felt a bit rough going in but I had hard heartedly dosed him up with Calpol since he'd done an hours trampolining the previous night. Told him to tell the teachers if he felt worse, but read the riot act a bit about only saying something if he really did feel bad.

Result, im called at 2pm, when a little boy staggers out of the classroom white to the gills and says 'I didn't lie to you, Mummy'. hmm

So we've had most of a week 1:1 and he's been angelic and a joy to be with. Then his sister came home from school tonight and the minute there's another child in the house he was all over the shop, difficult, controlling, grumpy, inclined to shout and lash out ...

Whole thing plus work stress caused me to be in tears this evening - mini poo brought me chocolate and a cup of tea and when I said I was tired and had too much to do, said he would do my work for me - 'don't be sad mummy, you have chocolate. Why are you sad when you have chocolate?'

I wish with all this burgeoning empathy he could get the idea that he needs to be nice to his sister!! hmm Pass the wine thanks!

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