Jan 2017

Mummy blog – because what ever I go through so do they


well as title says really? and I know its not just the kids it G as well.

When I’m in hospital or unwell it effects the whole house which is one of the many reason I hate being in hospital, I can see the effect it is having and yet am powerless to help. There is the emotional side the practical side and the financial side (drinks snacks and dreaded parking/petrol etc.)

D is now 5 but is very much a mummy’s girl at heart although she wraps daddy round her little finger!  and gets away with murder when he’s on duty lol and K is 11, which is a funny age as he’s entering puberty so has all these emotions and has no idea how to handle them – (although now I’ve typed that it sounds like something someone would use to describe all men lol).

We have found that the kids find quick visits easier to deal with, so we manufacture scenarios where they will pop and see mum on the way to, or from X.  This means they don’t get bored and or upset and its nice and upbeat and they can perhaps come twice in a day even if for only 20 minutes at a time set up . Also with D being so active she simply can’t stay still enough and for some reason she is ALWAYS hot in hospitals (perhaps a bit stressed) and a 5 when your hot you take clothes off, which obviously isn’t ideal lol ! !!

K on the other hand goes really quite and doesn’t really know how to handle it as he wants to help but knows he’s out of his depth. Oh that reminds me we were referred to a young carers group and we had a meeting with someone before Christmas and he’s been accepted and this will give him a great place to meet like minded kids who understand what its like to have a mum with additional needs or disability’s or illness’s, they have a youth club and activities. also we have signed him up for scouts – and as long as we can sort out some transport home for him that should be great too (its at the same time as my college course so I will have the car)

That reminds me I taught the kids to sign a song for Christmas and they performed it for Christmas assembly at school and here is a little video if Daisy practicing before the event and here’s a picture of us after we did it with our Head Teachers award stickers

daisykieran-and-mummy

I am so proud of my children – Christ they aren’t perfect but neither am I and who wans robots – they are kind and caring and are fantastic to be around and regardless of my tubes scars and all that goes with it they love me and support me in their own way.

one last thing I wanted to share was this really cool mummy cheat – you know what its like naming and labelling kids school uniform its a bloody nightmare right? WRONG !!!! I have found a company who not only deliver super super quick but they also have they best products

these name tags are amazing you can attach them to everything from shoes to swim towels and school bags even inside uniform and they wash and wash and wash, then there’s the name stickers and again theses wash and wash and wash – D actually outgrew something before the sticker faded !! They also have a ink stamp so you can just stamp your child’s name on their uniform – no sewing or ironing on labels (they never stayed on anyways. I think these are so so good and as a mum who has to think about what energy I have and how to use it on bad days using a stamp rather than having to fiddle and sew etc. is perfect – its literally the perfect product (no I haven’t been paid to say this !) oh and I even use the stamp on husbands uniform as its just a surname !

Here is a link to the website and Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/nametags4u/ and https://www.nametags4u.co.uk/

Anyways its nearly midnight so I will schedule thus to post in the morning and I will update about my MaxFax appointment tomorrow xx

lots of love and thank you to those who follow

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Volcano Stephanie


So this was yesterday …
So i lost it in the middle of Sainsbury’s, G was being indecisive about something and i saw red shouting ‘its not like I’m gonna bloody eat any of this, just bloody pick’ with a few bleeps in there for good measure. To be honest  i think its been brewing for a while, I’ve been cooking tea for 3 (admittedly not that often – but im trying) and i might try a tea spoon then bloody choke. Sigh im now in a arsey mardy mood and wish i could drink a lot of vodka !!!! But I spent the evening at my sewing machine which is my de-stress as I love it, here are a few its I have done recently, its a garland / banner with the whole alphabet on for my daughters room, I also made a merry Christmas one for a friend in lovely greens and reds abcdef
 
 
 
Im guessing this is just a new phase “the anger” so watch out im going to turn green and burst out of my clothes and go on a rampage, or not.
 
We do have a lot of potential and real  stress going on in our house at the moment, We have an impending move, a 2 year old who believes like every other 2 year old that the world revolves around her. and who’s newest cringe worthy habit is shouting  COCK  at the top of her lungs after some time we realised that she was actually saying sock… lots of practicing sssssssssssssssssock sssssssssssssssssssssssssssock we now have ssssssssssssCOCK …. PARENTING IS SOOOO MUCH FUN.
 
Then we have our 8 year old who has turned into the devil child who knows all and most defiantly will not be told he is wrong – for example for home work they have to read to an adult 3 times a week, he’s “reading” it alone then asking me to sign his book and when I refuse I am the worst mother that ever was, so I make him read to me and when he gets a word wrong or misses a word as they all do I just tap the word so he knows and can go back, he apparently is too old for sounding out words so that’s like pulling teeth. We were only half way through his homework and he’s been sent to his room, and my goodness I am hoping he doesn’t trash his room like he did the other week for being sent to his room. He’s just sooo moody and mardy, we are making sure that we are rewarding good behaviour big time and verbally reinforcing it – ie thank you for being nice/kind.  suggestions welcome.
 
K is currently upstairs after homework refusal which I will write in his book – I am kind of hoping they make him stay in at break or something to work on it to show him it has to be done – we ll know homework sucks but it was 5 spellings and 5 sentences.
 
Grrrr anyways I managed 750mls of 1.5kal feed over night which is the mist I have had in ages and I have attempted 2 cups of tea – I cannot finish  a whole one, im not sure if its the neck tilt or if my swallow gets tired either way it is getting better and im tasting it which is fab – I never was a tea monster but I did really enjoy a cuppa especially first thing and after school run to warm up etc