There have been tears today from D, big heavy tears and sobs, accompanied by a shed-load of anxiety. Anxiety that I think will build and build as the week goes on (when she thinks of it, that is).
The reason? I’m off to the Brilliance in Blogging awards bit of BritMums Live on Friday, as a finalist.
A big part of me would have loved to be going to the whole day and a half, with a stopover, but I’ll be rushing off after the afternoon school run, catching a train and then heading home afterwards (hopefully I’ll get the last bus from the station!). D has already said she doesn’t want to go to sleep until I get back – from previous experience she’s stuck to this, despite Melatonin – so it’s just as well I’m back the same night.
I know some people might think “well, she’d just have to get used to it” but, believe me, no-one does anxiety quite like D. She self-harmed on one such occasion so it’s best all round if I get home.
That aside, the fathers in our life have had a good day. Handmade cards from T and D with their individual spin on things have caused smiles, D’s card to her grandad had a hand drawn picture of one of our guinea pigs, weight-lifting! As you do. Definitely a lot of imagination went into that design.
T’s was dots and spots, lots of them.
It’s also been a day when they’ve happily chased each other around the garden during hide and seek at Grandad’s and trampolining at home, before I started to prepare D for Friday and the angst started.
So, not really sure how D’s week will pan out, she has sports day on Wednesday and that is always jolly good fun.
Now that we’ve had the official letter re T’s secondary school place, liaison can start on that too, it will be a busy one.
I hope everyone’s day has gone well, thanks for reading Jx