As parenting weeks go this week has been one of the toughest and full of lessons. Adrian and Dylan were both very ill with scarlet fever and we had a borage of appointments with Matthew to top it all off.
The first lesson we learnt was that four of us do not fit in the bed. Dylan kicks all night and Adrian keeps waking up to punch Dylan for kicking him, it’s exhausting !! So we divided and conquered – well Gary got the spare room and I got the boys. At least one of us was sleeping!
The second thing we learnt was that I will get at least one appontment mixed up every week. It may be the wrong date or the wrong location – whatever it is it will happen to me! I cannot be left in charge of Matthews appointments so I have now purchased a diary, which I haven’t used yet. The possibility of me being lost or late or three days early for an appontment next week is pretty high.
The third thing we learnt was that Matthew has another delay. To be honest it came as a huge blow to me and I didn’t expect it. After our assessment I cried the entire way home in the car, I just wanted to get home to my wonderful husband and all my boys and lock the door. I know as a parent you are supposed to be the strong ones but sometimes it’s not that easy, Gary had to tell me to stop crying in front of Adrian and Dylan. After my mini meltdown I made a promise that I wouldn’t let them ever see me crying over their brother again. Matthew is amazing and he is going to be brilliant, I know it. We have the rest of our assessment next week and I am determined that Matthew is going to ace it! I am following him around with so many books and puzzles I think he’s getting so mobile just to get away from me!
So this week is going to be better. Adrian and Dylan are better and back at school, I’ve got my diary and we only have 3 appointments this week, all of which we are going to fly through ! And hopefully I will arrive on the right day …
With Every Passing Phase of Life, Remember ‘This Too Shall Pass’