Time again to update you on my week, and what has been happening in the StressedMum household. Of course it wouldn’t be my week if there was no drama.
On the whole it has been a pretty good week. Bank Holiday Monday we had a relaxing day just pottering around at home. Tuesday my Daughter was having a very bad day, just getting up wiped her out and she could barely walk. So we had another quiet day at home.
Wednesday morning, I had to take her for a mobility assessment regarding a disabled badge. Which will make going out with her so much easier. When we got there, the lovely man on the gate let us in to the entrance and let us park there. We had to walk up quite a few stairs, which took forever. We were offered a wheelchair when we got to the top, which I said yes to and my Daughter was relieved about.
An old friend
While waiting in reception, I saw a lady walk through. We both looked at each other and stared and went omg. I worked with her up until I went on maternity leave to have my Daughter. Although we talk on facebook, we have not seen each other since she was about 6 months old. She asked my Daughter if she still had her special teddy bear she had got her from New York, which she does :). We had a quick catch up before we went in.
I was so nervous as you never know what to expect. But the lady who saw us was really lovely and supportive and although she asked my Daughter if she could walk out she stopped her after a few steps. As she could see how bad she was. I just need a letter from her physio now to support the application.
Never a dull moment
Wednesday afternoon, I was in the studio with my husband. My parents had popped out and I got a phonecall from my Mum saying they had just had an accident. They were both fine, but the radiator of their car was broken. So myself and my husband rushed out and it was a lot more damage than just the radiator. The car in fronts exhaust had come off and straight under their car. Luckily he admitted full liability so insurance is being dealt with. Although the rest of Wednesday, I was on the phone dealing with the insurance and car hire. Arranging pick up of their car, and taking my Dad back to empty their car out. But the main thing is no one was injured.
Meeting at school
Thursday, was meetings at school for the parents to meet the teachers, I had arranged meetings with all the main subjects that my Daughter has, and put a note on asking about her catching up. I was not sure what sort of reception we would get, as obviously she had most of last term off school and is only in for one lesson a day at the moment. But it went really well, they spoke about how she was doing before her illness, and how she is coping in lessons and really trying to do the work, they all spoke very highly of her, and are backing us in helping her catch up and that they think she will do this without too much effort.
We were also complimented on being such supportive parents. This has been worrying us and knowing that she will be ok has really made things a lot less stressful.
Bear, has certainly settled in he is such a character, and very cheeky, my cat hates him which I am not surprised with because as soon as he sees her, he chases her and then prances around barking at her, while she sits there hissing at him. Poor Max doesn’t get much rest now and they are starting to play really rough, although Max does stay laying down most of the time so Bear is on his level and is usually climbing all over him.
He knows if he has been naughty, and if he has something (usually a shoe or tv controller) he can run really fast, he also makes a beeline for me when I come down in the morning and is usually hanging off my foot, slippers or ankles, and then there is skirts they are good to hang off as well.
And what has happened to the weather, do you think summer has arrived?
Hope you have all had a good week