Friday, 8 July 2011

Square One

After The Triumph Of Wednesday (and subsequent Appointment With Bucket of Wednesday night) the boy was much better yesterday, and fed up not being able to go to day 2 of the new school.

He felt much better yesterday, and behaved himself by getting to bed at a sensible 9pm. In fact, he was up at 6.30 this morning, bright-eyed and functioning. With 2 lessons this morning that he was looking forward to doing - art and drama. I was going to do the bus journey with him as he was a bit apprehensive about it being crowded. Hell, we would have gone by taxi again if need be..

So, it could only go downhill from there? Oh yes, indeed. Back under the duvet, pretending to ignore me, refusing to respond to praise, deals, ultimatums.... I've got a Bad Feeling about the outcome on day one of term in September.

It has brought me down so much this year that the only thing to keep me sane is to fight fire with fire. To keep my own life going - hence when he won't leave the house I still go out to meet friends for coffee, go thrifting, keep doing an interesting, challenging and exhausting job with other peoples' kids, blog about bad diy... right now I just feel like making sure that by the weekend that the crew in charge of News International will be out of work.


The Pea Pod said...

You'll get there. It sounds hard work but hang in there and keep your pecker up xxx

Miss Moopette said...

Chin up lass. I think at this time of year everyone's feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything.

Is this your son you're talking about?

Hope you're feeling alright deary.

Young at Heart said...

it's never as bad as you imagine it mightbe.......well hopefully, fingers crossed.....good luck!!

trashsparkle said...

Lizzie, Miss Moopette and YaH - thank you all for the encouraging and very sweet comments. Pecker and chin held firmly high, and fingers are being crossed... decided later on Friday that, after all, it wasn't the end of the world; he had at least been and done one day at the school ;)
Just a bit "writer's block"ish about the blog at the moment - we all get that. xxx

Lisa-Marie said...

You are doing all you can do it seems. Just keep at it, and come her and tell us about it when you need to! xx

trashsparkle said...

Aww, thanks Lisa-Marie. x

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I feel for you, it sounds like you're doing everything you can and more. I was an awful kid, probably what put me off having any myself. I see my friend's children that live two doors away a lot and she's constantly battling with them.

Don't give yourself a hard time. I've had blogger's block too recently, sometimes it's the last thing on your mind.

Have a lovely weekend xx

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

PS. I've just realised how that sounded! I was referring to myself not your kids! xx