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April 2011 - nearly 2, it's still all about you <disclaimer, I might be having a bad day>

(997 Posts)
UnderwaterBasketWeaving Fri 01-Feb-13 18:33:04


Thanks to Frak, thread title queen!

Kittycatcat Wed 06-Feb-13 18:45:28

Thanks fizz. I think I'm gonna call my hv.

fraktion Wed 06-Feb-13 18:52:10

<big hugs>

I agree that facing up to it is the hardest thing to do but it does get better when you do that. Di you feel you could talk to your HV or GP?

Thinking of you abby. I'm assuming DD is still on your lap. I'm so glad the next time we do long haul DS will have to have a child ticket as I got fed up of being squashed by the time we came back to Europe!

fraktion Wed 06-Feb-13 18:53:39

Randomly delayed post there.

Good that you're going to talk it through. You do definitely need time to yourself, for yourself. I think we all forget that sometimes.

Starshaped Wed 06-Feb-13 19:40:28

Sorry that you're feeling so rubbish Kitty sad It sounds like you're doing fabulously with your beautiful boys though and I think that you're being really brave in asking for help. Do you have a friendly GP at your practice that you can talk to?

Hope that your monster journey is ok Abby. I'm sorry to hear about your granddad and that you're going home under such sad circumstances.

I meant to say that we've got a Kitchen Aid food processor Fizz, not a blender. I'd love one of their pretty cake mixers but can't justify the cost. I cook absolutely loads and am always blitzing stuff in the processor but don't bake enough to make use of one of the mixers.

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Wed 06-Feb-13 21:01:43

Kitty, I can't imagine how hard it is having two under 2. I can barely cope with one. Time to yourself is important, I think I need to remember that sometimes (although I also get the feeling I should be spending as much non working time with F as possible, and so it becomes impossible to take time off). Hope your hv can help.

We've just had a right shock. F wasn't sleeping, not unusual. Just talking to himself. He started sounding distressed saying "mummy wipe". I found him covered in olbas oil, and had apparently drunk some.

OOH said he should be fine but to keep an eye on him overnight.

We freaked right out. (albeit it a fairly contained way) imagining horrors of internal chemical burns and toxic solvents.

We now think there's so much on his pjs and bed he can't have drunk much. But blimey what a scare.

He was pointing at it saying "drink!" We were asking if he had drunk any and he was going "yes! drink!"

Stupid thing is we've got a lockable medicine cabinet. just didn't put it back.

...I need a brew !

Kittycatcat Wed 06-Feb-13 21:03:37

Eek. How scary ubw. Still watching obem despite A being my last!

GlaikitFizzog Thu 07-Feb-13 17:38:31

I bet he isn't choked up now though UBW! If he did manage to drink any I'd imagine it would be a tiny amount. I base this on how friffing difficult it is to get out of the bottle in the first place!

B has turned into an apple monster! All he wants is apples!he loves crunching them. I've taken to putting apple down with every meal so he eats it! It'll be something else next week though!

Just had a blueberry nappy! That was interesting!

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Thu 07-Feb-13 17:57:47

blueberry nappies are interesting, aren't they!

F has just won an epic battle with Number Two (like from Austin Powers in the toilet cubicle scene: "show that turd who's in charge!") It was like he was in labour! poor thing.

None the worse for wear today after yesterday's drama. grin

JKSLtd Thu 07-Feb-13 18:16:35

Scary stuff UBW, glad he's ok now.

Blueberry ones are interesting! And banana.
A new one for me was smarties the other day (obviously none of you feed your DC smarties wink) but the outer casing made it through intact!

GlaikitFizzog Thu 07-Feb-13 18:18:18

Sma smart sma whats?? Never heard of them. <hides tube under cushion> grin

JKSLtd Thu 07-Feb-13 18:19:03

PMSL grin

They are one of the things DD asks for '4' of grin

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Thu 07-Feb-13 19:40:43

Lol @ show that turd who's in charge grin

Dh is making dinner. No doubt it will be ready by 9 and by that time I will be tired and have gone past being hungry. I'm an ungrateful old cow I know, but it really doesn't need to take that long.

I always find blueberry poo's strangely gritty. I have yet to witness a Smarties poo, I feel I am missing out.

JKSLtd Thu 07-Feb-13 19:59:13

ILike - sympathies re dinner, sometimes DH insists that we'll eat together once he gets home, then ends up not coming in until 9ish, i'm ready for bed by then!

Think you best get shopping for some smarties grin

GsyPotatoPieEyed Thu 07-Feb-13 20:36:25

9 is an early dinner if my DH is cooking (which he does most nights). I have taken to missing out my lunch on the days I collect DS from school, instead I'll have a brew when the children eat at 4.30 followed by any leftovers. Then it's supper with DH sometime before 11pm.

I feel a bit blush about eating their leftovers as my meal but I hate waste and food is quite expensive here in comparison to the mainland. If I'm honest I'd eat the leftovers even if I had eaten lunch as I'm a bit of a glutton so at least it helps with my portion control. grin

GreenFirefly Fri 08-Feb-13 15:18:53

Oh dear. You're probably all very envious of my 5.45-6pm dinners then. Usually made while M is napping (like now) and fortunately DH is home around 5.30 so we all eat together.

But now time for a brew and a biscuit of the choc chip coookie variety smile

Kittycatcat Sun 10-Feb-13 01:49:45

Argh the sleep monster is here. Didn't get enough sleep today so keeps waking up. I think we had night terrors early on. And A not settling either. Tummy ache I think. He's i with me but restless. I'm not getting any sleep.

GlaikitFizzog Sun 10-Feb-13 10:25:52

Oh kitty, I hope DH is letting you have a lie in this morning.

Kittycatcat Sun 10-Feb-13 10:32:37

He was up at 6 and off to Birmingham for the football. He had fri off and is off Monday. A is not himself very vocal and unsettled. Got his injections in the morning. Already cancelled them once.

GlaikitFizzog Sun 10-Feb-13 10:53:54

He might not get them if he is poorly kitty. sad

Are you up to anything tomorrow with his day off? Any chance you might get some time to yourself? tell me to butt out, but he's getting his day at the football.

Kittycatcat Sun 10-Feb-13 11:04:24

Haha would never do that fizz. We are leaving the boys with his parents and going for early valentines lunch. Will see how a is in the morning.

GlaikitFizzog Sun 10-Feb-13 11:06:00

That's good! Enjoy your lunch! smile I'm guessing DH is a hammer?

Kittycatcat Sun 10-Feb-13 11:08:11

Indeed he is. He's a season ticket holder. But he's been to loads of flipping football in the last week or so. Orient yesterday (I was out with the boys), wembley Wednesday. I did go out for dinner with friends Tuesday.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sun 10-Feb-13 16:26:28

Don't worry about delaying the jabs Kitty. They're not given at an optimum time for the lo's, it's so they get done before the majority of mums go back to work. so it won't be to A's detriment if they are delayed again.

Being on your own with the boys and knackered is shite, I hope your dh has the mother of all lunches planned for tomorrow!

My mum is a Hammer as was her dad! has your dh ever seen Russell Brand at a match? I love him. Probably just a little too much. I never usually go for men with his look. Apart from Michael Hutchence, he was my first proper crush grin

Make sure dh gets he night shift tonight. Just knowing you're not 'on call' makesva huge difference ime.

How's the C25k going Fizz <stares at unworn trainers>

Kittycatcat Sun 10-Feb-13 16:46:44

Ah cool thanks ilike. A slept for three hours after I'd given him calpol.
I think he has yes. I get that. There's something about him.

GlaikitFizzog Sun 10-Feb-13 17:38:14

He is articulate and hamsome! And would do rood and durty things in the sack I think!! blush

Well c25k has um, well, it's been difficult this week with shitty weather, DH has worked late twice and I have no one to leave B with. I have had a wee walk at lunchtime round the pond at work (avoiding the nasty swans). In fact maybe I shouldn't avoid them, I could run from them when they chose to attack grin

I made more soup today, b is again refusing to even take one spoonful. He would rather have a Hienz Mums own recipe Sunday Chicken Dinner. He is a demon for fruit just now though. Blueberries, apples bananas satumas. Not all at once, but at least he is eating fruit, if no veg. Bar the odd handful of frozen peas!

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