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AngryBeaver Mon 18-Feb-13 18:23:37

Wow! Part to be a record.

MN Towers, where's our prize?!

Sibble Mon 06-May-13 03:43:13

oh and yes it is cold, came home early (actually went to ds2s school to watch him in his school assembly extremely proud of myself for remembering after the holidays and managing to leave work early to get to the school - no other cars - to be told - oh no we've moved it to next Tuesday, we're sending a letter home today hmm) anyway, dh who had also left work to watch the assembly had the fire lit and dinner simmering. Very warm and impressed!

justaboutalittlefrazzled Mon 06-May-13 03:41:58

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Sibble Mon 06-May-13 03:37:22

Hmmm justa still sounds a bit suss to me. I guess he could pay DHs department who could pay him a one off payment through payroll for 'guest lecturing'. I have just had to do this for a statistician who wanted to do the work privately but is on the Uni payroll. Sounds dodgy but was above board.

Re meds - only you know your child(ren) and what is best but I have been astounded with the difference in a friend's ds who has been started on ADHD meds. Still the same cheeky slightly out there boy but is able interact, function and concentration much improved.

justaboutalittlefrazzled Mon 06-May-13 03:15:26

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frikonastick Mon 06-May-13 01:23:16

Absolutely not just telling you what you want to hear.

Yes penguin, have even put the hot air blower thinggie on in the lounge. Still haven't unpacked the box with all the couch throws and snugly blankets in. Hhhmmmm, maybe I should go do that now.

Sky tv guy is coming soon. It's going to be weird having tv again!

justaboutalittlefrazzled Mon 06-May-13 00:22:37

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giantpenguinmonster Sun 05-May-13 23:53:31

Having seen the difference medication can make to a child- including their performance at school- I personally think that not medicating can be wrong. Medication can allow a child to fulfil their potential and make them so much happier.

Like many things in life, people can have strong opinions without being terribly informed. You will have done the research so are in the best position to make the decision.

Anyone else bloody freezing today?

justaboutalittlefrazzled Sun 05-May-13 21:41:00

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frikonastick Sun 05-May-13 21:33:29

I don't think medicating your child is wrong. At all. And again, it's very very very unlikely that they will need to take the medication into adulthood, it's not a life sentence. It's the opposite.

justaboutalittlefrazzled Sun 05-May-13 11:12:17

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vvviola Sun 05-May-13 10:58:06

Justa - that is really huge about the Ritalin! Fantastic news for DS2. He must be so pleased with himself!

Interesting about the Prozac - night well be worth a try. Do you think one of the docs might be willing to prescribe a trial?

justaboutalittlefrazzled Sun 05-May-13 10:14:35

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giantpenguinmonster Sun 05-May-13 00:28:50

Justa- I'm not surprised you are livid. They should at the very least be covering all his expenses even if there has been a misunderstanding.

Vvv- I applied for a job at the council last year and it was quite an interesting experience. I think you should apply just so you don't think 'what if'. I will PM you some more details.....

frikonastick Sat 04-May-13 21:40:58

Vvv, apply! Honestly, I find sometimes its up the shall I shan't I of it that's so stressful. If you just apply, then you can see how the cards fall and make a decision based on the actuality of it. Iyswim.

Thanks AB

Justa, at least DH will be home soon, and I still call bullshit on wires crossed. Who the hell can take timeoff from their actual job to go work for flipping free for someone else?!?! The guy would obviously never have presented it that way to your DH. He would have talked about money and covering of costs etc etc in order to get your DH to agree to go in the first place. Nah, he is definitely a fucker.

vvviola Sat 04-May-13 21:19:46

DD2 had me awake half the night & I'm no nearer to a decision on whether to apply for the job or not. I'm oddly agonising over putting DD2 in full time childcare, at 2, when DD1 was in full time (and longer hours than DD2 will be) at 8 months.

I also discovered this morning when I went onto the main website instead of looking at MN via the app, that what I thought were little sad faces are coming up as that "hmm" face, which is a totally different tone and probably made me sound really dreadful blush blush (is that a blushing smilie? I don't trust the app anymore!)

justaboutalittlefrazzled Sat 04-May-13 20:32:32

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AngryBeaver Sat 04-May-13 12:06:00

Glad your angle is ok, frick smile

Vvv, why don't you ask? No harm in it!
Justa, what has gone on there?! Has there been crossed wires somewhere along te line?!

frikonastick Sat 04-May-13 11:35:13

Please tell me your DH told him to go fuck himself. Honestly, am raging on your behalf. It's so horribly unfair. Is there no overseeing organisation DH can approach, or a website he can expose the guy on? I can't believe what a complete and utter bastard this guy is.

vvviola Sat 04-May-13 10:54:11

Justa, I'm astounded and so angry on your behalf. That is so completely unfair and unethical!

I hope your DH has told him where to shove his UK assignment?! (Or is it one of those cases where it might suit you to have him go anyway for other reasons?)

I'm actually gobsmacked that someone would do that.

justaboutalittlefrazzled Sat 04-May-13 10:39:28

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frikonastick Sat 04-May-13 10:09:58

??????!!!!!?????? Justa! That is OUTRAGEOUS! Is there anything you guys can do? What a complete fucker!!

justaboutalittlefrazzled Sat 04-May-13 09:57:23

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frikonastick Sat 04-May-13 09:17:56

Go for the job! Honestly vvvv, do it.

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