have you got someone else visiting her too?
Well you know me! Age is just a number! She’s as entitled to the best solutions as anyone else :o)
When people are sick, they do get confused. It happens more commonly with older people too.
I hope they can figure out some good solutions for her.
Let the teachers know the situation. They will be a bit more understanding if his homework is late, his bag is in a pickle or if you are a bit late picking up or whatever.
your* my spelling is wonky these days
aaw.. sorry to hear about your grandmother.
You’re right. Juggling family and childcare can be a major headache.
I hope you’re gran gets well soon?
Say, do you have a mums network at school? We used to have one. They set up a scheme where everyone on the list starts with 30 tokens. We could take our kids to other people’s houses when they needed to go out in exchange for a token for each half hour. Then when you needed a sitter, someone would come to you.
It was a good scheme but of course, you had to know the other mums a bit (and their kids!)
Or maybe you could fix up to take turns looking after your youngster with other family members?
2013-02-28 15:13:28 on This has been a long time coming.
ooh err.. actually.. that sounds a bit iffy.
What I meant was…
oh you know what I mean!
2013-02-28 15:12:44 on This has been a long time coming.
we shall be guilty together! :o)
2013-02-28 15:10:03 on This has been a long time coming.
.. or it may have been the word “backside”…
2013-02-28 15:08:58 on This has been a long time coming.
that happens randomly robby. Usually because of a trigger word.
Actually, I may have been the guilty one there.
What we put as three affectionate little kisses in UK gets interpreted as the s.x word overseas. I think that’s what triggered the filter :( Sorry if it was hun! Didn’t think!
I shall put a big banner on the top of the post… “Warning. British-speak here. Use of little kisses and common vernacular which other nations may interpret negatively”.
2013-02-28 15:02:18 on This has been a long time coming.
[quote robby_h_2]no worries mum
just some people have their priorities up there own backside hunny.
been there, done that and got the multitude of T-shirts!
2013-02-28 14:47:56 on HI all long time i know but i have had a rough couple
You’re most welcome Granny.
2013-02-28 14:29:08 on This has been a long time coming.
hey there Robby.
You don’t need to justify anything to anyone hun. But I hope that telling your story has been good for YOU… sometimes we need to get things out there for our own selve more than for others.
Kettle is on. Chocolate digestives at the ready.
As for insensitivity here.. I have my rolling pin to hand if anyone needs re-educating! :o)
2013-02-28 14:16:20 on HI all long time i know but i have had a rough couple
Remember that we are google Kings and Queens Granny.
If you need us to help you find real life support, we can get our fingers busy and I’m sure we’ll come up with something.
You wait patiently until the time comes when you can approach her parents and ask permission to date.
Meanwhile, work hard and become the kind of man that they would choose for their daughter :o)
I’m guessing that in your environment, a secret affair could be disastrous for you both. So patience and virtue may be your only true options.
2013-02-28 12:05:18 on HI all long time i know but i have had a rough couple
What is your favourite permitted treat? Have that instead of candy.
Well now you need to do a “bright” painting then! Hide all your dark colours and make yourself a really nice zingy piece of artwork to put on the wall.
Part of learning how to cope lies in understanding all about what “little” things you can do to make things a teensie bit better.
The more little things you master, the easier it gets to cope with the big stuff.
That’s why we always advise people who are feeling rock bottom to try some little things. They may seem crazy, but they do help little by little.
So, start tomorrow by planning a whole week of little evening “treats”. Nothing too expensive or difficult. Might just be sitting with your favourite blanket in your favourite slippers watching a favourite movie or something.
Then tomorrow, do just this one thing in the morning: throw back the curtains and polish the window, get the window looking bright and pick out a vase ready for your first spring flowers to put in that window. I promise that when you stand back and admire just that teenie tiny part of the room all sparkling and bright.. you’ll smile a little. You may even smile a lot, who knows.
This little task gets you your reward.
How about it? I’ll do mine too so you can think of me over here with my feather duster and I’ll think of you while you work too.
If mobility prevents you from doing the whole window, then just do the panes you can reach safely.
Gotta get ready for that Spring sunshine to come streaming in!