December 27, 2009 at 12:49 am #439911
Gothicmumma the house shrinks when the kids are in it, doesn’t it?
You need to get them all out -even in the rain, for some big muscle activity to get out all that cooped up energy.
Is there an indoor swimming pool anywhere near you? Could you go hunting frogs in the rain? Footy players play in the rain!
Otherwise -blow up a balloon and have indoor games (watching out for breakables) or put on some music and have a dance competition.
I don’t know how old your kids are, but when mine were a certain age, I used to let them ‘paint’ the tiles in the bathroom with shaving foam. That seemed to relax them when I was ready to do something violent to the lot of them.
Hope you have a better day and that some of these ideas spark something that will work for you.December 28, 2009 at 12:31 am #439912
Dh and I had a lazy day – playing games with DS and watching movies then went to bed – got up this morning and we both have sore backs:jawdrop: being lazy is not good for you!:lol:
SO today we thought we had better do some things in moderation with being lazy one of them:shy:
Expecting DD and her BF and DS#1 back today – waiting to hear from them – they should be waking up soon, maybe;)
Just doing some dawdling in garden and the aniamls and some basic house work – just enough to ‘do’ something and yet not get too worked up.:lol:
Not so hot today which is better:wave:December 28, 2009 at 3:18 am #439913
Chilling at BIL’s place in Sydney (coming home tonight on the train) – been here since Xmas eve. I’veh eaten too much and watched too much TV/movies over the last few days 😆
Hoping my vegies will still be alive when I get back (it’s warm in Melbourne) – and that the cats won’t abuse me too much when I pick them up from the inlaws’.December 28, 2009 at 5:43 am #439914
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Earthmotherwithin, thank you :hug: It had stopped raining so they went out there for a hour till it started again so some relif.
The children are 18months, 3 and bit and 4 and love to fight 😆
My DS1 (ASD) attacked my DD (18mths old) and she has scratches and skin off her face and yes it looks bad. So that just topped it for me cos i know ill be blamed for it even thou i was getting them food when it hapeend.
DS1 dose it to us too so its nothing out of the ordanary but he never attacked her befor.
DH has his 2 rosterd days off today and tomorrow so its been abit better :tup:
Its bucketing down rain on and off here today so im trying to declutter as well as re work the 6 month budget as we have a cracked head on the car motor and need a recon one :shrug:
Oh plus i had a good drink of vodka last night so keeping things low key 😆
It just relaxed me enough after the kids finally went to sleep 😆December 28, 2009 at 6:03 am #439915
Good on you Gothic Mumma! The littlies are a handful by the sound of things!
Today I am enjoying showing two lovely adult young ladies how to sew bags. Both of them had no idea which way to start the machine so it has been a good learning experience for them. One is my daughter and one my daughter-in-law elect!December 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm #439916
have a great day allDecember 29, 2009 at 1:40 am #439917
Today DD and I are going shopping. She has money to buy clothes and I want one or two things ;). Spotlight comes into the equation, and the library!December 29, 2009 at 2:43 am #439918
hi every one from sunny perth. another sale season is upon us, how do we manage to say no to all those bargains?;)December 29, 2009 at 3:06 am #439919
Stay away from the sales!! Remember you can save 50% but if you dont buy what you dont need you save 100%. Seriously though have you noticed that all the TV ads are either shouting at you about how much money you can make OR telling you that buying XXX is a sure way to be HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY. I am making good use of the mute button when I do venture onto the commercial channels which is thankfully not too often. :geek:December 29, 2009 at 3:08 am #439920
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hi every one from sunny perth. another sale season is upon us, how do we manage to say no to all those bargains?;)
Easy, dont go 😆
I seriously dont go out when its this type of season cos if i dont need it ill more then likely still buy it cos its on sale 😆 So some retraining and im doing well 😆
Hope you snag a bargin.
EMW~ Enjoy shopping with DD.
Lovin ~ Hope everything gose smoothly for you:hug:
Just bumming around the house with the children, DH has taken DD to get her 18 month needles and put in his leave for Feb (fingers crossed this leave isnt taken back! as its a wedding and for appts for the children with people comming to our town so not re bookable).
Decluttering is intresting to say the least, the stuff ive held on to and why?December 29, 2009 at 10:00 am #439921
Been cleaning and catching up on stuff after Christmas. Went to my Mums and the whole family was there for a couple of days first time we’ve done this for years. Amazing thing no arguments (if you exclude my sisters toddlers tantrums).
I’m trying not to break down in tears in front of the kids at the moment.
My poor DD who is going through early puberty at 7 ( decided to treat her to delay this as her bone age was advancing so fast she probalby would have stopped growing in the next year or two). Any way her ped had run most the tests to determine this but had referred her to an endrocrinologist (sp) at RCH to determine treatment. She decided that to rule out any slight chance of a brain cause for this to give her an MRI.
I got a call last Tuesday from her ped to say that although nothing showed up with regards to the early puberty.
BUT they had found something unrelated an arterialvenous (wrong sp) malformation or AVM in her brain. He is chasing up with one of the neurosurgeons (one of the ones that separated the conjoined twins recently) at RCH to determine what to do. I looked up this one on the www and it terrifies me. Apparently this puts her at a high risk of brain bleeds/stroke at a very early age even as a child. The treatments surgery etc are just as scary. Of course because it is Christmas and it isn’t immediately lifethreatening I’m still waiting to find out the next step.
I still have to let my DD know something is going on I just wanted her to enjoy Christmas in peace this year. Last year she was looking forward to major eye surgery the first week in Jan. Poor little pumpkin has fairly problematic vision (due to FEVR familial exudative vitreoretinopathy) as well it is poor and the future outcome unpredicable from remaining the same to complete loss at some point.
Sorry to waffle on just feeling really stressed and cheated I was looking forward to a relaxing break with the kids this summer and this came out of the blue.
I hope everyone is having a relaxing Christmas
CheersDecember 29, 2009 at 11:41 am #439922
:hug::hug::hug:z for you Kerrieb. The one good thing to come out of this is the fact that the AVM has been found and recognized. Hopefully with treatment or operation [and of course this is terrifying] your daughter will be ok.
Children are so resilient they always seem to bounce back after experiences that knock adults sideways for ever. Please keep us informed of your daughters progress.
You will both be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Love and Light,
Bobbee :hug::hug::hug:December 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm #439923
I had a wonderful day on a boat in the Tasman Sea, playing with these beautiful Australian Fur Seals. I went on a fantastic trip here in Tassy, the Bruny Island Eco Cruise. Very exhilarating to say the least.
Hope all up north are enjoying your rain.
DebDecember 29, 2009 at 12:36 pm #439924
sorry to hear of your trail and trebulation, it is the hardest thing to see your child going through suffering big or small.
I had a child I looked after some years ago who had early onset puberty at age of six and after ruling out some things she was put on hormone injections to postpone puberty and help her grow to normal size. She is now a happy and healthy teenager.
I hope your case will have a happy ending too. wishing you serenity and hopeDecember 29, 2009 at 8:03 pm #439925
Our thoughts are with you Kerrieb. When you consider the work done by those wonderful surgeons at the RCH hopes for a perfect outcome are realistic. That the problem has been identified is a good start. :hug::hug::hug:
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