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I feel the need to have a moan - fed up!

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Pixel Tue 16-May-06 13:29:14

Why is it that just when you think you are ticking along nicely everything goes horribly wrong? Over the past year I've put a lot of effort into getting ds to walk without lying down every two minutes or running off in the wrong direction. He was doing well so that we'd even started 'popping' to a local shop without the buggy (still needed loads of time and patience but could be done)and his teacher had called him 'Mr mobile' as he was moving around the school so much better. Well, for some reason he's regressed. His teacher reports that he's becoming difficult to move and on Sunday what should have been a 10 minute walk turned into over an hour. I ended up carrying him most of the way out of desperation and he ain't no lightweight! On the plus side he did actually speak, shame it was the word "no"!

Yesterday Dh started his new job. Good news yes, but he's doing different hours which means that he is no longer at home when ds arrives from school by taxi. If I had the car I could maybe at a pinch get home in time after picking dd up, but that broke down last week. So now I am carting major buggy to dd's school on bus, waiting around for 1/2 an hour for ds to be dropped off there, walking 10 mins to correct bus-stop and getting bus home with pair of them.

Yesterday I received the news that my car is past saving. Today I received the letter saying that my application for higher than low-rate mobility has been refused. Aaargh, such great timing!

There! moan over. Will feel better tomorrow I expect. Maybe. All made worse today by guilt at sending both kids to school despite ds's runny nose and hacking cough and dd's complaints (ALL the way there on the bus) of a headache and sore throat. Bad Mummy .

Oh and it's Ds's birthday Thurs. All I've bought him so far is a card and I still haven't got a clue what to get him . I won't be setting foot in Toysrus, that's for sure. It might finish me off!

2shoes Tue 16-May-06 14:14:25

sorry to heat you are having such a ** time.
try again with DLA make sure you do it on the WORST day(the one you have just had.
Do hope things get better soon.

PinkKerPlink Tue 16-May-06 14:16:36

oh pixel

seems terrible you cant get higher rate mobility from what you have said on here. Reapply again, get some help to do so if possible

coppertop Sun 21-May-06 13:51:26

I'm sorry I missed this thread before, Pixel. How are things now?

A late "Happy Birthday!" to your ds. xxx

Pixel Sun 21-May-06 18:37:27

Hi, sorry about the whinging and thanks for the support. I think ds enjoyed his birthday though he refused to look at his cards or open any presents. He does like his new gameboy game so that was good and we all sang 'happy birthday' really quietly so he didn't run away and hide like he usually does!

I think he's just trying my patience at the moment as he's realised how strong he is getting. Also we have been attempting toilet training and not getting anywhere. The car thing was the icing on the cake.

Oh well, looking on the bright side, we may only be able to get another old banger but it will be a bigger old banger so the major buggy will fit in it which will be helpful. Also, ds completely surprised me on Friday by putting on his own socks and shoes for the first time ever, which cheered me up no end .

coppertop Mon 22-May-06 16:22:30

That's excellent news about the socks and shoes!

Fingers crossed you'll soon be driving around in your 'new' big old banger with ds busy playing with his new Gameboy.

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