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Sirzy Sat 15-Dec-18 11:48:50

Decorations are up, fire is lit come in for a mulled wine and to escape the chaos of the coming weeks!

Goose and carrot is a place for everyone to come to share whatever needs sharing! Drop in and out as you need, a listening ear can always be found here

zzzzz Sat 15-Dec-18 12:00:59


Mulled wine sounds perfect, I have a hideous cough.

Sirzy Sat 15-Dec-18 12:28:14

Oh no zzz hope you feel better soon.

Ds manage to twist his glasses frames so was most put out that meant he had to come to the opticians with me! Thankfully they managed to twist them back but no way was a risking trying that

drspouse Sat 15-Dec-18 13:17:22

Cinema with DD this morning, DS went to new dancing and actually joined in according to DH.
Spent DD's class first thing making a long list of graphemes DS actually does NOT know. Teacher wants him to learn sight words. He guesses all the other words at the moment so I'll be pointing this out.

Sirzy Sat 15-Dec-18 13:37:55

Glad ds joined in the class

We are supposed to be going to the cinema tomorrow but I have a feeling I won’t get ds out the front door!

Andro Sat 15-Dec-18 14:14:46

MIne's a double rum, straight up, please!

My PiL were due to arrive tomorrow evening, they will be arriving this evening due to airline mess ups. DFS adores, and is adored by, them...but the change in plans is not going down well. I'm more or less ready for their arrival but everything feels more chaotic than normal, I'm taking a few minutes to settle. DD had a difficult session with her therapist - a big breakthrough but it takes its toll on her so guests tonight are not what she needs (she's having specialist therapy to deal with a serious medical phobia and needs 24h after each session to settle),

On a school-related note, I have to wonder what else the deputy head has been up to. I've found out that he has been suspended pending a full investigation - into what I don't know, but my complaint against him wouldn't be enough to make this happen so something else is going on there!

Hope you make it to the cinema Sirzy and good that the glasses could be sorted.

DobbinsVeil Sat 15-Dec-18 14:17:58

Thanks for opening up again Sirzy

DS3 had a brilliant time at the pantomime yesterday. He's not well and coughed himself sick this morning and all the DC are coughing and spluttering, so not much happening here this weekend.

BlackeyedGruesome Sat 15-Dec-18 14:24:59

children are at sils til tomorrow.

tis chilly here, so cold I have put the heater on upstairs to take the edge of the chill. I am contemplating plugging in some heat downstairs, if I can be arsed to crawl about unplugging other things to plug in the heater. I am mending the elbow hole in my woolly home jumper, which will go on as soon as it is finished. I ought to be doing a lot of washing and present wrapping. but both those acitivites piss me off. maybe i will be more inclined once I have some food in me. only toast for breakfast as I was packing for the children to go away with their dad.

grumpy as I had to get dressed and go to the car to fetch wellies and trainers and coats.

gigglingHyena Sat 15-Dec-18 14:25:03

I'm on the winter spice Rubens if anyone cares to join me. Very low key on the Christmas front so far here, DSs school are keeping everything till the last day.

DD is stressing about her reward next week, she has earned the top reward of an ice skating trip. She really wants to do the skating but it's 45 minutes of skating and the rest of the time they get to spend in the shopping mall. Now I'm sure lots of teams would love it, but at this time of year it's got sensory overload written all over it. I suspect I'm going to have to go and rescue her and drop her back at school when the rest are due back. She doesn't want me to talk to her teachers and to be fair I can't think what I'd ask them to do anyway.

BlackeyedGruesome Sat 15-Dec-18 14:25:37

Thanks sirzy for the new thread.

DobbinsVeil Sat 15-Dec-18 14:28:00

Andro I hope everyone copes o.k. with the change in visit plans. gin wine

Great news on the Deputy's suspension! I hope he never returns, to that school or any other.

Andro Sat 15-Dec-18 14:30:19

You and me both DobbinsVeil - some people really shouldn't be teachers.

SpringerLink Sat 15-Dec-18 15:23:47

Actually a very nice morning here. DS finished his last touch typing class. The teacher was lovely and although it's a course has said DS can drop in for a refresher any timer.

As a reward we have been to Pets at Home, B&Q and PCWorld to look at all the things! And had an 11:30 lunch at Pizza Express where they let us go to a closed part of the restaurant and eat in peace. Yay for autism awareness.

I must take my head out of the sand about Christmas soon.

SpringerLink Sat 15-Dec-18 15:25:20

@BlackeyedGruesome - yay for SIL (or in my cases sister) who will look after DC for us. It's a lifeline for me.

Deeedeeee Sat 15-Dec-18 15:44:03

Can I join you? I'm in Christmas denial so am ignoring your (very lovely, tasteful) decorations, but the fire is lovely and yes please to mulled wine!
I'm stressed out about DS still not having a school place, he's been at home for a year now while we fight for a place at a special school ...I've had to quit my job, so we're having a small (cheap) Christmas this year... happy and lucky to have my family around me though smile

Sirzy Sat 15-Dec-18 15:45:28

Oh no deedee are you getting any closer to getting a place sorted?

Deeedeeee Sat 15-Dec-18 15:48:54

Tribunal date for June. DS is year 6 so they have to sort something for September surely? He is autistic, high functioning, so few appropriate settings. I just need to know this isn't for ever, or if it is I need to get my head round being a full time mum/carer/teacher. He misses his friends.

Sirzy Sat 15-Dec-18 15:55:27

June?? That’s madness and at the same time not in the slightest bit surprising. Must be so frustrating for you both.

zzzzz Sat 15-Dec-18 15:59:31

@Deeedeeee I have a boy at home too. Have you tried Forest School? Here parents go to, to the HE sessions or kids go by themselves if they like.

zzzzz Sat 15-Dec-18 16:00:35

Too sorry my spelling seems to get worse every year.

Deeedeeee Sat 15-Dec-18 16:02:58

Feels like we're in limbo. I miss being at work more than I expected, DS is very challenging and I think he's depressed, love him so much but (feeling guilty) it's difficult being home with him all the time if I'm honest.

Deeedeeee Sat 15-Dec-18 16:08:04

@zzzzz I need to get my act together and take him out more. He loves being outside. We have chickens, I call them therapy chickens, he loves them!

zzzzz Sat 15-Dec-18 16:11:03

Do you go to groups etc?

Redpine Sat 15-Dec-18 16:21:08

Sirzy thanks for new thread

Deeedeee I am in a similar position, not been able to work for the past 6 months. EHC assessment refused and since I’ve taken the decision to officially HE we all feel so much better. The limbo has gone and we have purpose again. It is very difficult being at home all day don’t feel guilty. Definitely get out as much as possible, it’s a faff but eats up the day. Hope you school comes through for you soon.

Redpine Sat 15-Dec-18 16:25:06

Something is shifting here. Little bit of unprompted self care for starters grin

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