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To feel like crying this morning

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listsandbudgets Fri 04-Nov-16 07:04:04

Got to go out in 20 minutes.

Dd has before school activity at 8am Dp normally takes her in car but he's away so I have to use bus which meams leaving home at 7.10am to get there reliably, drop her off hang about with 4 year old ds for 30 minutes before his school a 15 minute walk from hers will take him. It's cold and drizzling.

I've had porridge thrown at me by ds and already had to change. The cat had left a huge mouse with spewing guts in middle of kitchen floor. Dd is sulking in bedroom because of no reason I understand.

AIbU if I find a cafe serving greasy fry ups and make tracks for it as soon as ds is in school

Honestly feel like bursting into tears. Thank God tomorrow is Saturday!

prettywhiteguitar Fri 04-Nov-16 07:05:29

Aww could she not miss it ?

issynoho Fri 04-Nov-16 07:05:38

YANBU! Friday treats all the way. Keep going...

Lilaclily Fri 04-Nov-16 07:08:16

Sounds awful
I'd miss it

BeingATwatItsABingThing Fri 04-Nov-16 07:08:35

It's nearly the weekend! Keep going! You can do this! chocolate cake brew wine for you.

Lilaclily Fri 04-Nov-16 07:09:22

What is this activity that you're dragging them all out so early for ?

supermoon100 Fri 04-Nov-16 07:25:03

Would a taxi be poss? For peace of mind and quality of life it would be worth it

SocksRock Fri 04-Nov-16 07:25:59

Don't go. Have a nice snuggle with the kids instead.

IScreamYouScream Fri 04-Nov-16 07:29:46

You are definitely not being unreasonable with the fry up.

WingMirrorSpider Fri 04-Nov-16 07:31:18

I'd either get a taxi or give the activity a miss.

And still have the fry up grin

deathtoheadlice Fri 04-Nov-16 07:34:15

Yep. Skip the activity, keep the fry up. It happens, kids miss activities.

IpDipCatnip Fri 04-Nov-16 07:36:50

I guess swimming training? Or possibly Gymnastics?

BitOutOfPractice Fri 04-Nov-16 07:37:00

God yes miss it this week.

Me2017 Fri 04-Nov-16 07:40:56

Poor you. Hopefully it goes okay. We all like our routines and an earlier start is always awful. You can get used to them but then it's the norm. I had to get baby twins up and 3 other chidlren and get the twins and 2 of the children down for a school coach for 7.30am in the car. That was difficult but if you do it every day it's fine. I also once had to get out byt 7.15am with a 4 year old to take her by tube to the school coach and then take myself off to work. But again that was regular every day and you get your pattern and it's fine just as my son leaves for work at 5.45am every day.

listsandbudgets Fri 04-Nov-16 07:42:33

On bus. It's orchestra. Normally would miss but they've got orchestra from another nearby school in with them this morning practising for Christmas charity concert and Dd desperate not to miss. She plays drums and no set at home yet so she needs all practise she can get

Decided to take ds to cafe and buy him a pastry then deliver him to school at 8.45. I need more coffe grin

Pythonesque Fri 04-Nov-16 07:43:29

Sounds ideal - you need something to keep you going till that time arrives!

toptoe Fri 04-Nov-16 07:45:24

How old is dd? Could she get there herself next time if need be?

Pythonesque Fri 04-Nov-16 07:48:02

How old is daughter - given that they are in different schools, is she highschool yet? Is she old enough to start thinking about can she learn to catch that bus herself when necessary?

BecauseIamaBear Fri 04-Nov-16 07:51:48

Dd plays drums... respect! for you when she wants a kit at home...

If things get too much pop over to the mental health forum. You will find a group of very kindly souls who all have "issues" but are there for each other.

You are probably on way to school by now... Hope the pastry idea worked.

MrsPatrickDempsey Fri 04-Nov-16 08:06:29

It's never too early for gin you know!

SlottedSpoon Fri 04-Nov-16 08:07:51

Miss it. Not important enough to the worth dragging yourself on buses in the rain at the crack of dawn for.

2kids2dogsnosense Fri 04-Nov-16 08:19:33

AIbU if I find a cafe serving greasy fry ups and make tracks for it as soon as ds is in school

You are being an idiot if you don't!
Get in there - consume heroic quantities of something massively lardy and drink many, many cups of strong tea with as much sugar as you like (Bugger off, saccharine-related products - you have no place here!).

This is one of the days that tempts us to leave our clothes in a neat pile on the shoreline and walk off (presumably starkers) to start a new and simpler life harvesting turnips or mucking out donkeys or something.

If you don't have the fry-up or abandon your life, you will be tempted to go home and open that bottle of Creme de Menthe (shudder) that you keep in for Aunty Dorothy at Christmas, and that has been at the back of the cupboard festering for the last 9 years.

A plate of grease is the least of three evils, and also the one most likely to put a smile back on your face. smile

listsandbudgets Fri 04-Nov-16 08:20:18

Dd at school. I'm sitting in warm cafe a coupke of minuyex from ds's school with ds hot coffee and 2 Danish pastries.

Dd in year 6. Ds got allocated different school. We are busy appealing as we think an error was made but in meantime he's going where he can

listsandbudgets Fri 04-Nov-16 08:29:16

blessings so far today

1. Someone else is supervising the horrific noise I suspect Dd is making

2. Coffee and pastries

3. Dd wasn't sulking should was writing a story to read to ds on bus

4. It's stopped raining

5. Cuddles from both my children

I'm a lucky woman

listsandbudgets Fri 04-Nov-16 08:30:34

6. 2kids post made me laugh

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