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I am drinking fruity infused Gin.. And You know what?

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TheArsenicCupCake Thu 02-Dec-10 21:26:33

I need it... ( actually it's very tasty).. Would you like to know how sick of the system I am? How sick of the crap that certain professional people spout?
How tired of not being an average family I am
how much I feel I don't have time to even conteplate talking about.. Because I'm always firefighting.

The list could go on.. And on.. DH feels like it too.. He doesn't say much .. I just know.. Both of us have aged too fast!

I'm not depressed .. I'm just fed up with fighting for every little scrap of something helpful to ds.. And to the family.

But would I change ds? .. Nope because he is my beautiful boy.. Even in his aggressive violent meltdowns..

Okay I'm done ( feel better for that)

so come drink funny gin.. And vent away on here. It's cathartic ( sp)

oh and I'm sick of not being able to blooming spell!

smugtandemfeeder Thu 02-Dec-10 21:43:19

DH has made loads of slow gin this year and I'm finding it helpful too. I'm feeling so angry and snappy and shout so much my 2yo DS says "mummy isn't shouting any more" I need to fix it but don't yet know how. Sloe gin will help a bit tonight....

andperseand Thu 02-Dec-10 21:50:47

Fruity gin sounds good! Only standard red here, but it does the trick.

Sick of things here too - and we have done too much shouting today, not good.
Sick of not being able to send DS to the school I know he would walk into tomorrow if he was given the chance,
Sick of having DS at home ALL day every day.
Sick of realising that we have been kidding ourselves, the way life is now is not usual and not right.
Sick of DS opposing everything and ruling our lives.
Sick of trying to ask for help and not getting anywhere.
Sick of a system that can fail a child so badly.
Sick of being powerless to sort the above.

... and I would change him (well a little bit anyway), because he is not happy sad

Vent over - bet you wish you hadn't suggested it. But I probably need to do it more often, you are right it helps.

Off to do the ironing now.

TheArsenicCupCake Thu 02-Dec-10 21:52:53

Glad the gin is helping

I don't shout. I ran out of shout a couple of years ago ( probably more)... I go deathly quiet.. They have to consentrate to listen to me then

ds has already he is going to be grumpy for Christmas.. And not in the meaning of snow White.. Seriously nothing like forward planning!

TheArsenicCupCake Thu 02-Dec-10 21:56:05

Actually I would have ds changing in being bit happier.. But not him as such

we need to get it out of our system so we can have a reasonable Christmas ! ( or Xmas hols if you don't do the christmas bit).

andperseand Thu 02-Dec-10 22:02:13

Christmas! Here DS alarmed me by saying he has 'lost the will to live' about Christmas. Turns out he is really anxious about presents, what will he get, how will he wait ... am trying to formulate a plan to deal with this.

Haven't got plan A yet, but plan B will be to just give him a list of who is giving him what I think!

TheArsenicCupCake Thu 02-Dec-10 22:13:03

Pressy issue we have licked with ds..
He writes a list.. He knows he will get the things on the list.. ( he doesn't ever go over budget lol .. He knows this too.. FC had a budget you know).. He knows what shapes the things are and so if x y z shape is under the tree .. He knows family will be along later with the other items from said list.

Advent calander helps with amount of time to go and we do the same christmas eve every year.. Talk about it before every year ( even the same food and special movie for gawd sake)..
Christmas morning.. We are up at the same ungodly hour every year.. Partly because he can't sleep and partly because it gives chill down time for the next bunch of visitors. People come to us... In batches!

Tis all military precision

auntyfash Thu 02-Dec-10 22:14:20

Gin sounds lovely!I have just sent dh to go buy wine.

Can I have a whinge too please? Ds (almost 7) has been an absolute pita the last two days. He always gets worse in winter, with his ticcing and touchy things, but tonight (after having had almost no sleep last night, and still awake tonight even after doubling up his melatonin) has got so worked up about things touching him that he's stripped off and is squatting on the bed to avoid anything at all touching him. Poor little sod is really stressed out and wishes it would all stop

Actually, since I started typing this he's gone quiet. Hopefully he's fallen asleep.

Anyway, wine O'clock!

TheYuleLogLady Thu 02-Dec-10 22:17:31

small whinge.

I lost it with DD2 losing it this morning. She kicked me really hard so I slapped her. This doesn't work. It just makes us both feel worse. I am ashamed of myself.
Tell me about the gin. I have some damson gin in the cpboard. at what point do i take out the damsons and drink it? can I eat the damsons?

TheArsenicCupCake Thu 02-Dec-10 22:18:04

Feel free to moan
poor you and poor ds.. I can't thing of anything that might help either

auntyfash Thu 02-Dec-10 22:20:43

Thanks arsenic

Yuleloglady, we all have a breaking point and we have a lot to bloody cope with. Don't be too hard on yourself. Go get the gin and eat the damsons too!

TheArsenicCupCake Thu 02-Dec-10 22:20:55

Yule log open a bottle and see if it's ready wink..
We have blackberry gin open at the moment.. Tis tres yum.. ( I ate the blackberries dumped on top of vanilla cheese cake!.. I did share lol)

TheYuleLogLady Thu 02-Dec-10 22:24:05

thanks. i feel shit. i am shit.

i shall eat gin soaked damsons and try to be nicer tomorrow. DD is also much worse with touchy stuff in winter (although not naked rocking bad yet) - never realised that before. must be the dry catchy feeling. poor babies.

fightingthezombies Thu 02-Dec-10 22:24:16

Hi Arsenic I'll happily join you in a strong drink. Am fed up of going into meetings with professionals and ending up in tears about ds. Have worked so hard to get the best for him but there's no end in sight and just feel things are going to get worse. Will have to namechange to fightingthetears I think.

woolyxmastree Thu 02-Dec-10 22:27:10

Were on the gin too! smile

DD hates terrified! Tried everything but he simply cannot exist in this house. She is driving me crazy being home all day due to snow and will be home tomorrow as school already text me to say they are shut....that also means no IEP review as it was at 9am.

...and I was supposed to go see Jools Holland tonight but that was also booo hooo...another G&T I think.

TheArsenicCupCake Thu 02-Dec-10 22:32:57

Fighting I've poured you a large one!

Wooly omg .. I would be so upset about the joules holland thing
so a large one for you too.

auntyfash Thu 02-Dec-10 22:33:50

I do think there's something seasonal about ads you know. Ds is always far worse in winter.

Yuleloggyperson, you are NOT shit! But I know that feeling. I get so cross sometimes, I scream and I shout and it makes things worse. I too am going to try to be nicer tomorrow

fightingthezombies, I hear you.

raises glass to all the sn parents feeling like shite

Lauree Thu 02-Dec-10 22:37:39

Oh thankyou all.
I was feeling guilty about sitting here drinking the sloe gin I made for christmas presents, all by myself.
It helps to know I'm not the only one...

I hate this time of year. DS wants to know if Farmer Christmas is coming tomorrow...and who will look after the farm while he and the reindeers are out delivering presents. he can't sleep because he's so excited. I'm exhausted with lack of sleep and then I overslept and we got to school and hour late today. and I have NO IDEA what to get him for christmas, and his birthday which are within two days of each other because XP buys him everything he ever expresses even the slightest interest in straight away. grr.

TheArsenicCupCake Thu 02-Dec-10 22:46:26

@ farmer Christmas .. That is brilliant!

grr on the xp getting in first..

NorthernSky Thu 02-Dec-10 22:50:48

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woolyxmastree Thu 02-Dec-10 22:53:12

smile at farmer christmas!

How old id he, what sort of things does he enjoy? Im a shopaholic and willing to offer ideas if you like!

Got another gin...dp is watching boring tv.

andperseand Thu 02-Dec-10 22:56:22

Ooh we are all going to have a headache in the morning.

Fighting - know what you mean about meetings and appointments. 24 this term - think I am going on strike soon - they can all come to me. On second thoughts no because then I would have to tidy up and besides it's almost the only time I get out grin

Pity they have not achieved much though.

auntyfash Thu 02-Dec-10 22:59:14

shopaholic?! Oooh you can help me please!

Ds also has his birthday just before Xmas, and all he wants is a raleigh hotrod bike, but sadly we can't afford one. Can you find a cheap one anywhere for me please? I'll be your best friend if you can!

TheArsenicCupCake Thu 02-Dec-10 23:01:27

Ha haa to putting RL on hold.. And ignoring what has to be done.. Same here.. I am seriously going to either give up work or drop to a day or two at most. Even though I work from home.. I just can't do everything

And that is going to seriously hit our finances

JustBeachy Thu 02-Dec-10 23:10:34

auntyfash there are quite a few on ebay like this one but you prob want to search for ones near where you live...good luck!

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