The ups and downs of living with a teen

My Weekly Update – 23/01/2017

Wow another week has passed, and time for my weekly update (again), this past week has honestly gone so fast, it has been a very mixed week.

I will start off with C, she has struggled a lot this week, her legs just do not seem to want to work properly and is causing her more pain than normal, her jaw seems to be worse and she is having more head pains too.  As you already know, she now goes to school for one hour a day on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with the hope of increasing.  She could not manage Tuesday, she did try to get up but collapsed, Wednesday we had already planned for her to go into a normal lesson (Spanish), her best friend is in the class and her tutor would be there too.  This would give her a chance to feel normal and have a proper lesson, and also to let everyone see she has not died, moved away, lost all her hair to cancer etc (these are just a few of the rumours), she has a real stubborn streak in her, and managed to go in half an hour before the lesson to have a catch up with her 1-2-1 tutor and then go into lesson,  her face said it all when she came out, she looked she looked so happy, but you could see the pain and tiredness, and I had a struggle to get her out to the car.  Thursday she was suffering from Wednesday, but she felt so great to do something normal, it was worth it.

I have not had chance to do much else really as been dealing with C a lot more this week, and doing stuff at home, and having huge sort outs it is amazing how good it makes you feel, getting rid of a lot of clutter.

I have also been having battles with the 18 year old, nothing major more a battle of wills, it has inspired another post from me about living with teens, as honestly I swear I was never this bad.

My photo this week, is a memory from about 3-4 years ago when we had snow and C & Max had great fun playing out in the snow together.

I hope you have all had a great week x

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  1. I’m sorry to hear how bad C was but does she have some fight in her, I’m glad she was happy going into school even if her body was fighting against her and the teenager headache – I can only imagine xo

    1. She has struggled since and we are ready for our new school week starting tomorrow, but she wanted to go in for her lesson and I am so proud of her for doing so x

  2. What a fabulous picture, i love it. Sorry your daughter has had a tough week, she sounds so determined 🙂 hope the week ahead allows her some ease. I battle constantly with my 16 year old lol very stubborn boy but a sweetie at time, the joys of the teenage years x

    1. Thank you, they had such fun in the snow. She is stubborn and determined, although has wiped her out. I have a post planned in my head about my 18 year old, honestly I swear we were never this bad x

    1. It does make a difference having a good clear out, I need to do my clothes and wardrobe next, I love the photo C was such a happy healthy little person back then x

    1. She has her Dad’s stubborn streak and was determined to go in, was so proud of her, she has struggled since, but they all seem to be at the moment x

  3. I’m so happy C was able to make it through her lesson though she has struggled since then. I’m sure it gave her a mental boost to be able to go in to school and get through the lesson and be there with classmates. I pray she will improve. What a beautiful picture of C and Max in happier times x

    1. Honestly, her face when she came out was a picture, she is up to go again this week and just to do one normal lesson in a whole class that isn’t too noisy is a huge achievement and something I didn’t think we would see for a very long time. I love this picture they spent hours playing together x

  4. C has such determination bless her, I’m so glad she managed a full lesson with her friend. I’m sorry that it’s been such a tough time for you.

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