Morning :) Firstly, I need to talk about DH. It was mentioned to me that I don't talk about him much on here. That's mainly because he doesn't do anything terribly annoying or exciting! He's still here, working at the same place, and goes out occasionally. Oh, and he's definately getting middle aged as he's taken a real interest in the garden, including growing plants from seedlings and propogating them! This is the first year since we moved into this house that the garden looks lovely.
DS1 has recovered completely (you may remember when DS1 was 5 weeks old he developed pneumonia and a pneumothorax and very nearly died, so you can imagine how stressful the past few weeks have been for me), and is now back to being a typical hormonal teenager with all the attitude that that entails, including coming home past curfew. He is obvlious to the fact that DS2 can't come in till he does; that when he does come in he wakes DD up; that I get stressed when he's late as I worry. And stressy, OMG, Kevin and Perry combined have nothing on him.
DS2 is the same. Still keen on the same young girl since Christmas but hasn't asked her out yet. He's confident she'll wait. I've tried to tell him there's a limit on how long a girl will wait, but he wont have any of it.
DS3 has been trying very hard at school. He's like me in that respect, knows he has to go to school but doesn't particularly enjoy it. Plus we both have the attention span of a gnat so that doesn't exactly help either! But we're very proud of him as he just received the Managers Player of the Year Award at his annual football awards :) That means at some point all 3 have received it - very proud mum moment :)
DD is having a downtime. We have had several months of super behaviour, so I suppose we are bound to get these setbacks, but they are hard. She's also had a tooth abcess this week. Her face was so swollen her eye couldn't fully open and her lip was drooping. Poor hunny.
And me? I've missed out on an MJ all day crop, because DD was the child from hell. I've had a Starbucks with a lovely friend that I haven't seen for ages - thanks Lydia :) - and been busy at work. What an exciting life I lead!
Plus nearly all of us (not DS1) went to Holland for a long weekend. We had a lovely relaxing time. It was a scrapping weekend - Scrapaganza - Friday night to Sunday night. We arrived Thursday lunchtime to make the most of the weekend. The weather was beautiful. The town is by the sea so a couple of trips to the beach was on the agenda. We also made full use of the hotels pool, indoor kids area and the bar. The scrapping was great too. The only downer was the attitude of a Scrapping Celebrity. As you know DD has SN, and had decided to scream - and I mean scream - for 20 mins in the hotel. We've no idea why, and couldn't stop her. She finally ceased so we went for a walk to the beach, me emotionally drained from everything over the previous few weeks, and she was winding up to start again. My exact words were "DD, please be quiet". The look of disdain on this womans face as she walked past was shocking. Actually stopped me in my tracks. And everytime we passed her around town, the same look. Who was she to judge me? She knows nothing about my life or my relationship with DD. I was, and still am tbh, incensed at her holier than thou attitude.
And that's all for now :)