Saturday, February 10, 2007
Why do we put ourselves through the stress of motherhood? Several years ago, when DS2 was 8 or 9 he went missing one Sunday evening. Unless you've had a child go AWOL you could not imagine the physical pain and anguish you go through. 3 hours of hell I will never forget. You go through the not being where they're supposed to be; being late home; not contactable; having family and friends scouring the town; to deciding the police is the only way forward. When you find them, playing happily in the woods behind a friends garden, completely oblivious to everything, all you want to do is hug then for eternity. Fast forward to DS3, who's 11, but not as street-wise as all of his big brothers. So school finishes at 1.30 because of the snow. 4.30 and the others have been and gone, but not him. Of course he's left his phone at home. 5pm make a couple of phone calls. 5.30 getting anxious. It's not late, but it has been 4 hours since school closed. Send DS2 out looking with his mates. 6.15, and it's dark, he strolls through the door. And where have you been? Round at A's playing. Do they have a phone? Yes,why? Oh I don't know, maybe so you could have let me know where you were. Not as stressful as the last time, but it headed that way. So, he's gone away with the school on a trip this weekend, so I've saved his grounding and anything else I can think of till he gets back.

What else. We had snow! Took some fab photos, really must master uploading photos on here. DD's school shut for 2 days, so Thursday decided not to open shop. Couldn't honestly see a huge amount of people out and about. DS1's girlfriend got bundled by some prats poor love. Came home and went straight in nice hot bath. Friday DH was off so he had DD duty and I went to work. He decided to make homemade pizza. Slight hiccup. All the dough stuck to the greaseproof paper. Apparently if you plan to heat the greaseproof paper you should grease it! Go figure.

Busy half term planned. Hoping to visit Jeanette today, still poorly :( Then alcohol tonight with Julie:) May take DD to the cinema, depends if she stops crying sometime today. Sunday DS1 has a footy match. Monday DD, DS3 and me get to spend the day with the LOVELY Suzanne and her kids. Tuesday dentist :( Liz's in the evening for a scrap! Wednesday up to London buying for Quiksilver. Thursday boys to dads. So I'll update probably Friday!

Have a good half term xx

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