I hope everything goes well. I want to say I'm sure it will but know that is not necessarily the case - although more likely than not it will be fine. Fwiw I remember being a bag of nerves before the first hearing, anxious it might be contested. The reality was much more pedestrian. No contest, SWs got a telling off from the judge for shoddy paperwork. Date for final hearing was set (pending SW paperwork). The whole thing was done and dusted within a few minutes. Still terrifying though! Hope it all goes smoothly for you
Thanks so much, all. Yes, Poppy, I'm sure it'll be as pedestrian as that, but feeling so nervous and weird about all of these people getting in a room to discuss our darling poppet. I felt a bit weepy this morning when I was giving her her bottle.
Ps I know this is all completely irrational and I'm being at myself because today is just a totally normal part of the process. I'm just being emotional. One of my own parents is being pretty horrible to me at the moment and I think it's making me extra protective towards DD because I can't imagine treating her like that and it's making me extra emosh.
You are not being irrational, it's a very stressful time. Of course you feel possessive of her and don't want strangers talking about her, it's only natural, she's your child. You want to protect her and for her to have a normal family life. This ( having meetings about her ) isn't normal !
And you have extra stress if someone who should be supporting you is in fact being a PITA. Do you want to talk about PITA parent?