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So...If you had a spare £1000 what would you spend it on?

(32 Posts)
smugtandemfeeder Sun 04-Sep-11 19:03:34

a) Private Ed Psych assessment.

b) Replace pooey sofa/broken things/pooey carpets

c) cleaner/help around the house with kids etc

d) private OT

e) something else.

We are currently pre-diagnosis and have an appeal for refusal to assess for statement. Struggling at home. Everything broken. Everything stressful.

smugtandemfeeder Sun 04-Sep-11 21:37:40

Sometimes I sound like a complete twat on here don't I? grin

insanityscatching Sun 04-Sep-11 21:40:47

At the minute I'd spend it on a cleaner but that's because I don't need the ed psych or OT for now and the house is a tip.

AlysWho Sun 04-Sep-11 21:41:23

Spend it on giving yourself a bit of a break? if thats getting a cleaner, buying some new things for the house or a babysitter or respite or whatever. A happy mum is the best mum!! x

coff33pot Sun 04-Sep-11 21:44:11

Private psych £800
Cleaner £30 week sooooo 4 weeks heaven at £120
Big fat tub of paint £20 different colour on wall nice
Curtains £20 cheapest I could find was Argos
Go 2nd Hand shop replace odd broken bits £40 to spend

Get rid of whats broken so you dont have to look at it and let it depress you. I rather see a whole where it was than look at it all the time.

Sofa? Do what I did lol and go online DFS and get 4yrs int free credit TA DA! grin

coff33pot Sun 04-Sep-11 21:45:47

At least then you can bury your face in a clean un stinky cushion and scream all the stress out grin

Tota1Xaos Sun 04-Sep-11 21:57:50

was it you asking about ikea sofas a few weeks ago? If so the klippan is a god send as as the covers are cheap and washable. lol at the dfs interest free credit solution

smugtandemfeeder Sun 04-Sep-11 22:08:38

Yes, I do need a new sofa just not sure whether to get one yet or use the DLA backpay to get evidence ready for diagnosis or statement. DSs needs are fairly hidden although severe so we feel we may need additional reports. Or maybe just a sofa......Yes, I do need a new sofa just not sure whether to get one yet or use the DLA backpay to get evidence ready for diagnosis or statement. DSs needs are fairly hidden although severe so we feel we may need additional reports. Or maybe just a sofa......

zzzzz Mon 05-Sep-11 13:23:04

Cleaner.
Bin sofa. Do without till you can afford one.
Have your hair cut.
I think there are tons of things more useful than any more assessment, but then in hindsight ours really was a waste of time. Ds gets the most out of holidays and swimming lessons and music/dance type activities. If you don't have one I would plump for a trampoline.

smugtandemfeeder Mon 05-Sep-11 14:20:37

Think I might spend £24.99 of it on this - applicable to all members of the smug household at some point during each day.

coff33pot Mon 05-Sep-11 14:35:42

Love it! grin

I got a joke cushion with a picture of a bullseye with hit head here in the middle....

zzzzz Mon 05-Sep-11 14:47:24

grin

Most of my family are content with flooding the bathroom several times a day, so perhaps a new mop...

lisad123 Mon 05-Sep-11 15:23:38

A skip, and fix the car

zzzzz Mon 05-Sep-11 16:23:55

YES to the skip.....grin

unpa1dcar3r Mon 05-Sep-11 16:29:55

Hmmm at risk of getting shot down in flames here, did just have a spare £1000 and spent it on an apple mac Pro! But before I do get shot at, I might add it is because I'm about to undertake a PGCE and need it for all sorts inc teaching, and also that my wrists are so bad I rely on a laptop. I had one at university which was crap, used to have to arrive 15 minutes earlier than the lecture just to get the damn thing started!
It is however a luxury in a way (only that I could've got a cheaper one) and normally I would've spent a spare bit of cash on something like paying my electricity bill just so I know am in credit for the washing etc...
I will be guarding it with my life!

coff33pot Mon 05-Sep-11 16:43:03

We dont shoot ppl it makes a terrible mess and we have enough of that around our houses anyway grin

Its till very much in need of and makes your life easier in study. So..................its a pass grin

Becaroooo Mon 05-Sep-11 17:45:11

coff grin Gosh, yes, cleaning up all the intestines and bits of bone as well as all the other bodily fluids we have to deal with on a daily basis...not on at all! smile

Atm, we are taking money out of our savings and spending it on;
Private paed assessement
Private Ed Psych assessment
New glasses for me (the coating is coming off my current ones)

That comes to just over £1k and if ds1 needs tests we will have to pay for them too...sigh. No b day or xmas gifts for me this year!

Oh, and the microwave just broke, so one of those too.

unpa1dcar3r Mon 05-Sep-11 17:46:34

Cheers Coffee grin

It will be put to very good use.

signandsmile Mon 05-Sep-11 17:49:41

bought laminate flooring here today (cheapily cheap at wickes)

(sign dances round exsisting crappy living room carpet joyfully)

So; someone to knock down stupid little half wall previous people put in then smooth floor and lay the said laminate grin

also to put railings on top of low wall outside so neighbourhood kids don't all line up to sit lurking on it and throwing the gravel from our front garden angry

signandsmile Mon 05-Sep-11 17:50:30

oh dear that does sound a bit 'sad' doesn't it... blush

unpa1dcar3r Mon 05-Sep-11 22:18:47

You could always throw the dismantled wall at the neighbourhood kids Sign!

Call that a stone, that aint a stone, THIS is a stone type thing (like in crocodile dundee with his knife 'call that a knife?') grin
would save you money cos it'd scare the little f*ckers off to see a loony woman throwing huge chunks of concrete in their direction. Am i just plain evil or am I just plain evil?!!!!
Answers on a postcard...

eggandcress Mon 05-Sep-11 22:28:06

I would get a bubble tube for my ds. I have made him a sensory room but now can't afford any equipment to put in it. He needs really robust items which are indestructible - these are terribly expensive. O well maybe one day.....

signandsmile Tue 06-Sep-11 18:49:02

unpaid evil, but funny!! grin.

PS aside to unpaid are you doing a PGCE? Im hoping to start one next month...

sign [blushes] for blatent thread hijack... grin

smugtandemfeeder Tue 06-Sep-11 19:36:19

Oi! Stop hijacking. This is a serious thread grin grin grin

Well I have spent £60 of the money so far. On new mops would you believe! The cleaner left a hand written note to say our mops were unpleasant so I have bought three mops! A fluffy dry duster one, a sort of rag one and a sponge one.

The £1000 is my DLA backpay so I need to sort of spend it on things to make life easier or better. Which can indeed include things which make me less stressed. I didnt want to write that in the heading though as its the sort of thing newspapers pick up on! (Smug woman spends childs DLA on MOPS!)

we had BIBIC outreach today who said we must get a very big trampoline and squeeze it into our tiny garden. I thought they would say DS was fine but he ticked all the severe boxes for almost all sensory problems. Especially auditory and emotional. Anyway. Thats got nothing to do with this thread either.... grin

unpa1dcar3r Tue 06-Sep-11 20:14:42

PS aside to unpaid are you doing a PGCE? Im hoping to start one next month

Yes! This month. Had my placemetn interview couple of weeks back and thankfully got it, teaching sociology to access students...
Are u teaching children or adults Sign?

Sorry Smug, just had to reply to that...now back on track re: mops/DLA. I got told off yesterday for mentioning that I spent some of the boys on the mortgage!!!! So you're well and truly a very bad person indeed mwhahahahaha (laughs evilly)

Seriously though, we have to spend it where it's needed and ultimately if it benefits the kids in some way (e.g keeping a roof over their heads, or taking some cleaning stress away) then that is all good IMO!

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