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Goose and Carrot, 14/2/14 ALL WELCOME

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zzzzz Fri 14-Feb-14 14:52:03

Thought I might open up to cheer myself up.

Gruelling bit to sn dentist today. Lovely man, compliant boy, but they haven't managed any treatment yet and I'm worried.

Left my little mute dd3 at school today so sad. She held out her hand, which is all she can do in public and I breezily said "have a lovely day" and left to take ds to the dentist. I am bruised by my own actions. I feel like a traitor.

Dd2 did her last day at Interhigh today. What a very good experience that has been, but I wasn't there when she finished and she was upset when I OT back.

Shall I get drunk? It's so long since I did who knows what I could unleash! grin

I really appreciate all of you. thanks

zzzzz Fri 14-Feb-14 14:54:32

And by her typos you shall know her! Name changing would be pointless wouldn't it?

grin

Flap flap honk honk

zzzzz Fri 14-Feb-14 14:54:49

And by her typos you shall know her! Name changing would be pointless wouldn't it?

grin

Flap flap honk honk

StarlightMcKingsThree Fri 14-Feb-14 15:14:55

Yes get drunk.

StarlightMcKingsThree Fri 14-Feb-14 15:16:56

So today, for the first valentines day ever in 15 years, dh bought me something decent.

To be fair, every year I ask him not to bother with overpriced died roses or an exact replica of the necklace he bought me the previous year and every year he pays no bloody attention.

However, - today, a £50 Yo Sushi voucher!!!! YAY!!!

AliceinWinterWonderland Fri 14-Feb-14 15:18:13

I'm sitting here feeling guilty as after I picked up DS1, we drove home. Childminder picks up DS2 from school and walks him home. It's an icky day out, but if I pick them up every time the weather is inclement, then he expects it, and is difficult to deal with. So I feel a bit guilty here inside while he's walking home with her now. (although to be fair, he'd already be wet by the time I caught up with them halfway home so it's not like it'd make a huge difference, right? )

sigh

StarlightMcKingsThree Fri 14-Feb-14 15:18:55

I did the DLA forms today. I thought I might as well. Though my Dad didn't pass away on this day for some reason it is the day we remember him most as it was the day he was booked in to have his lifesaving operation, which though successful, unveiled a bigger, more threatening condition. It was a day of hope that was crushed.

Thought if I was going to be miserable anyway, I might as well get my DLA form done, rather than let it ruin a perfectly good day instead.

StarlightMcKingsThree Fri 14-Feb-14 15:20:02

Ah, Alice, you are teaching him to regulate his responses to things that make him a bit uncomfortable...............

StarlightMcKingsThree Fri 14-Feb-14 15:20:17

It's good to practise right?

AliceinWinterWonderland Fri 14-Feb-14 15:24:08

No. <sob> I'm a mean mummy making him walk home in the rain. sad

My mother would say it's building character. grin

SummerRain Fri 14-Feb-14 15:30:47

Camhs psyche rang back and had spoken to ds2's salt and will see him in a few weeks. Massive relief as he's fantastic at dxing asd so fingers crossed we'll have an answer soon.

<wibble>

moosemama Fri 14-Feb-14 15:37:47

wine for everyone - sounds like we are all in need this afternoon.

I have felt awful watching my poor mum slogging through all the terrible weather we've had taking ds2 and dd to and from school. She has fibro and arthritis and is booked for a second knee replacement in the summer. It was horrible, but I had no choice, as I couldn't even stand long enough to make a coffee, let alone walk to the school and back.

I have just dragged myself there and back and am now sitting here shaking like a leaf with jelly legs as a result. It's only a 20 minute round trip, but it felt like a million miles today. Thought I was going to black out waiting for ds2 - everything went a lovely shade of old-style Dr Who silvery special-effects, but managed to keep it together by propping myself up between the wall and the equipment shed. blush

Going to curl up on the sofa and only get up to open the door for ds1 when he gets in at 5.00. Thank goodness it's half term and we can batten down the hatches, forget school and lock the world out for a few days.

bluebirdonmyshoulder Fri 14-Feb-14 15:43:40

Happy Valentines Day all.

zzzzz yes please get drunk! Watching people who haven't had a drink for ages get drunk is great fun!

You're safe here, we'll put you to bed on the sofa and bring you a bacon butty in the morning.

This week has been better than last week for sure. Bluechick back to her old self and we've taken it easy. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

AliceinWinterWonderland Fri 14-Feb-14 15:46:54

moose heavens, yes. I am so grateful it's half term now. We are not venturing out unless the sun comes out for the next few days. Staying in and keeping warm and relaxing.

No driving anywhere I don't have to for the next week. I am so tired of seeing the inside of the car from school runs. And yes, I feel very lucky we have a car, as many of my friends/acquaintances don't drive, so I can imagine how tired of the school run they must be!!

AliceinWinterWonderland Fri 14-Feb-14 15:47:15

moose heavens, yes. I am so grateful it's half term now. We are not venturing out unless the sun comes out for the next few days. Staying in and keeping warm and relaxing.

No driving anywhere I don't have to for the next week. I am so tired of seeing the inside of the car from school runs. And yes, I feel very lucky we have a car, as many of my friends/acquaintances don't drive, so I can imagine how tired of the school run they must be!!

PolterGoose Fri 14-Feb-14 15:56:16

wine and cake all round

SallyBear Fri 14-Feb-14 16:14:56

Watching the women's skeleton. Fingers crossed for a medal. I've gotten hooked on curling too! Collected the boys, no rain as that fell down at 2pm. DD is at GOSH with DH having train tracks fitted to her bottom jaw. Fully expecting a very grumpy girl complaining bitterly that it hurts. confused
I've caught her cold, and am eyeing up the red wine as something medicinal.

ouryve Fri 14-Feb-14 16:28:41

Looking forward to drunk zzzzz

Alice - DH picked mine up and they got soaked through just walking from the school to the car. Horizontal sleet (we're jsut East of the Snow warnign area). Delightful.

moose [warm blanket][hot body] (that was a subtitle typo on Channel 4 the same night as the year of the whores typo on BBC - Jamie and Jimmy were making something resembling a hot TODDY!)

DS1 brought a hand made Valentine's card home in his lunch bag, this afternoon. He's not breathed a word about it and we're not going to push it grin It says, amongst other things, in the most fantabulous girly writing "ask about and you may find out." gringringrin

autumnsmum Fri 14-Feb-14 16:33:49

Hi all ds wrote this poem dear dad sweet love is in the air for you I will always care you are like a go cart zooming in my heart you always make me smile even when I haven't seen you in a while love ds . I loved the bit about the go cart

PolterGoose Fri 14-Feb-14 16:57:05

grin at go cart

claw2 Fri 14-Feb-14 17:05:36

I have had a good week really, by SN standards, which is kinda sad in a way, when you think about what I am grateful for!

Ds is almost free from sores caused by self harming. He worked exceptionally hard, not without meltdowns, pencils throwing, crawling on the floor and a hell of a lot of trying different methods to enable him to work hard etc, revising for 4 days BUT he managed to get 43/45 questions correct in maths test, placing him at a 4A smile good going considering EP scored him on 20th centile for maths reasoning! Ds achieved 'star of the week' in school today too.

I spent the day at the hospital with my mum, who is in the advanced stages of cancer, but exceptionally cheerful and doing well, all things considered.

I am sat here drinking a shandy, celebrating life and being thankful for the small things smile

PolterGoose Fri 14-Feb-14 17:13:46

claw glad mum is doing well and super grin at ds, how fantastic. What do you think has prompted this?

claw2 Fri 14-Feb-14 17:23:48

Ds has made huge improvements since starting at his new school, considering the baseline we started from. In a word, counselling in school! ds has been making a real conscious effort not to self harm, since he started counselling. This school is also generally good for his self esteem, his CT and TA really try hard with him.

He also started OT sessions at the same time as counselling, although I haven't seen or heard from OT, so I don't have a clue what she is doing! ALL arranged by ds's CT and paid for by the school, not the LA!

So increased confidence is helping ds to achieve his potential (and a lot of bloody hard work from me to help him understanding his work and school to understand him!)

Jacksterbear Fri 14-Feb-14 17:25:28

What an awesome poem autumn. And fantastic achievements by your ds claw.

Howling gales here brrrrrr.

claw2 Fri 14-Feb-14 17:34:32

Anyhow Polter, how has your week been?

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