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Making trip from hell tomorrow :(

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lisad123 Thu 25-Oct-12 19:39:34

To the dreaded inlaws.
We fell out seven years ago and not really seen them or heard from them since. Dh sort of stayed in touch with mil but she has issues and gets very nasty.
FIL has had a heart attack and we decided we needed to go and support rest of family (he won't see us).
It's nearly 6 hours in the car, with my two Asd girls for three nights, with people who don't know the girls or anything of their dx!
We have hired a lodge but I feel sick thinking of it.
I'm taking the iPad and hoping I can join you lot and hide in here. Please keep me sane!

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Thu 25-Oct-12 19:41:05

Oh! Sounds fun. Has the lodge got wifi? My boys are fine so long as there's wifi! grin

whydoesitalwayshappentome Thu 25-Oct-12 19:43:12

That sounds very difficult. I'm not surprised you feel sick.

lisad123 Thu 25-Oct-12 19:44:16

Sadly no sad we are in deep dark wales confused
Dh can teather iPad to his phone though grin

SauvignonBlanche Thu 25-Oct-12 19:44:32

Good luck!

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Thu 25-Oct-12 20:06:51

Teather iPad to his phone? Wish he'd teach me! Good luck with it all. xx

coff33pot Thu 25-Oct-12 20:15:57

Oh dear not the ideal family break x

perhaps you could take in turns with the girls to take them off for breaks.

I don't envy you at all.

lisad123 Thu 25-Oct-12 21:21:54

Well lodge has hot tub so know where I will be in the evenings. Will take a trip to the beach too.

marchduck Thu 25-Oct-12 21:58:16

Good luck lisad123, at least you will get to enjoy the beach & hot-tub!

defineme Thu 25-Oct-12 22:00:45

Think of it as a holiday with some short uncomfortable interludes?

mariammma Thu 25-Oct-12 22:23:57

Lodge is good. Car journey.... Well, travelling is a life skill so that's 12 hours of practice in which you could reinforce car behaviour

'gentle hands', 'use the loo before getting in the car', 'gentle hands again', 'look for a service station, that's where the loos are', 'gentle hands for your sister please...', 'you've just been, I'm sure it'll be fine till the next services'

Or of course, put them in PJs, dollop of melatonin, and set off at 10pm.

lisad123 Thu 25-Oct-12 22:40:32

I'm doing pjs and setting off at 7pm but we don't have any meds.

lisad123 Thu 25-Oct-12 22:40:43

Maria do you live in my house?? grin

mariammma Thu 25-Oct-12 22:42:17

No, but I think your in-laws live in my in-laws' house wink. It'll be ok. You'll be back soon!

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