Posted by Sarah on Jul 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

I’m not very happy today. We were meant to move into the new house tomorrow (Saturday) so that we’d be in and settled before the kids went back to school on Monday. I had a phone call from our builder saying that the electricity hasn’t been booked to be connected up until next Friday! We’ve had problems with the electrician he uses when it comes to forms, he’s not terribly bright and we’ve had several holdups because he’s filled in forms wrong or hasn’t signed orders. This time I’m really pissed off though, it’s not just a hold up in building, it’s making a difference in us moving. Not sure what we’re going to do, at this stage I’m hoping my inlaws wont mind if we stay with them for a couple of nights. If we don’t move tomorrow then I’ll have to do it by myself as Paul is in a new job and can’t have time off. Also, we have to be out of the old house by Wednesday so I wouldn’t have the time to clean and get the carpets steam cleaned. I’m hoping that a miracle will happen and they’ll feel sorry for us and come out and put the power on but it’s just not going to happen. Crying didn’t even work so I didn’t even bother pulling out the autism card, hard nosed so and so’s!

Anyway….. I took Beth to the dentist at her school today. She went last week, they have a dental van that is free so well worth going. She’s very good at the dentist as a rule but as we all can be, she was adament that she wouldn’t have a needle. Last week the dentist told me that she could do a temporary filling and some sealants but to do the proper filling required Beth would need a needle. Well today was the day. We tried to convince her, to bribe her with a dvd, nothing would make her say yes. And really, who can blame her? I hate the dentist, something I’ve tried not to show my kids but definitely my biggest phobia. The dentist was wonderful though, showed her the numbing cream and then gave her a gentle poke, saying that the needle would feel like that. She promised Beth that the needle wouldn’t hurt. In the end she told Beth that usually they just bring it out for the little kids but would make an exception for her, they would bring out the special fairy drops. They had to be administered via the needle but would just be dropped around the gum area and would make the gums numb that way. Beth said yes to a few and then bugger, my phone rang, which stopped the process. Finally she relented and was so relieved that it didn’t hurt that she was good as gold for the rest, having a huge filling which went to the side of her tooth as well. I’m still not sure whether they did really give her a needle or drop it on the gums, either way she was fine. I have to take her back on Monday for another one so let’s hope todays memory is a good one. Beth was funny though, asking if they would kill her, if it would damage her kidneys, all sorts of things. The dentist told her she should be a writer, she had so many excuses!

The rest of this week has been nice but busy. We visited Catriona and Jose again on Monday, again with Bec and her kids. We went to Bec’s house again on Wednesday. We went to see Brave at the movies on Monday. Just me and the girls. Beth’s such a bugger, Bridie needed to go to the toilet so I put Beth in the end seat as she sometimes jumps up or stands up, mainly when I’m not there. Well, little bugger did it didn’t she? I came back and there she was, sitting on the top of the seat! At least it wasn’t in front of anybody. She knows too. When we left I asked her if she thought I’d be upset with her. She said yes, because she was sitting on the back of the seat. I don’t know if she had been there the whole time or just as she saw me coming back through the door. It reminds me of when she got into smashing eggs when she was about 5. If she didn’t see me coming in to the kitchen I’d spy her with a smile on her face, holding the egg in the air, then when she’d see me down it would go. What’s the point of being a little shit if it doesn’t get a reaction!

Next time I speak with you we’ll be in the new house. Hopefully sooner than later! The internet will take a while to go on so it may be a week or so. I’ll try to stay sane until then! xx



Good news from the doctors

Posted by Sarah on Jul 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Beth’s got the all clear from the doctors. I was a bit concerned yesterday however. We had done the wee collection starting after the first wee on Monday all the way through til Tuesday first thing. Beth is such a trouper, she obediently sat on the bucket each time and even woke me asking for the bottle that I poured the wee into on Tuesday night after she didn’t need to anymore. I took it to the lab on Tuesday morning and coincidentally had a doctors appointment on Wednesday afternoon for Bill so asked the doctor about the results then. I really like the new doctor at our surgery but she’s always running so late. 45 minutes after our appointment we got in and the doctor alarmed me as she had one of the results back and this said that the red blood cells were elevated. This meant that if the protein was still in the wee she’d have to send us to a urologist to get her kidneys checked out. As the protein had been in the previous two tests I was understandably worried. She said she’d call me after the results came in so I asked her to double check that they hadn’t come in already. She checked and yes they were in and everything was ok! So glad I pushed it otherwise I’d be a basket case by now! She said we’d do another check in a month or so but she wasn’t worried at all.

It’s school holidays this week. We’ve had a good week. Monday we had a quiet day, just staying at home and watching tely or playing games. Tuesday we went to visit my friend Cat and her son Jose. Our friend Bec came with us with her kids. As we all have one kid on the spectrum (Bec’s is Will) it’s always fun to go somewhere where they ‘get’ it. We had a lovely day, Cat always has plenty for the kids to do and our boys alternated between playing playstation games to playing footy outside. BridieĀ  played with Bec’s daughter Kasey who is one of her besties and Beth watched dvds and played on her ipad. Will was funny, he’s very particular with his food, especially his pies. Catriona had bought frozen pies but as they weren’t from the bakery they weren’t the right ones. He came into the kitchen to check out the pies and just said ‘no thankyou, they don’t look right, they’re just not right’ and walked out again. Even saying no he has lovely manners, Bec has taught him well. We left at about 5pm so all came home happy and tired.

Yesterday (Wednesday) we went to Bec’s house for a play with other friends Bree and Eloise. Our fifth in our little clan is Liz but she had sick kids at home. We seem to have not been all together for several weeks as one or the other of us has had sick kids or been sick ourselves. It’s that time of the year. We all get together every Thursday usually, dubbed Bec Thursday coz that’s where we usually go. It’s one of my sanity savers, we’re all a little bit different as are our kids, and we celebrate this in ourselves and in each other. I don’t know what I’d do without my girls. Anyway, once again all the kids had a wonderful time and us adults spent the day eating, chatting, even a few tears. We often take our old bags of clothes so yesterday most of us scored some new clothes too! Beth spent most of the day trying to play on Bec’s Ipad even though she had hers with her. They got the pleasure of experiencing Beth never giving up, with her nagging all afternoon. Bec realised she’d made a mistake when Beth picked up that Bec had said “not yet” instead of no to using the ipad. Every two or three minutes Beth would come up and say “Is it my turn now, Bec said not yet so when, when, when?”!

Today I took the kids to see Ice Age 4. I was a bit concerned as Beth being obsessed with the Muppets at the moment had her talking about taking someone called Peppey to the movies with us. On a You Tube clip she has of him it has his phone number in the background (probably the Muppet studios) so each time the phone rang she’d say it was Peppey. My phone rang while I was in the shower and I missed it but heard Beth talking then saying ‘sorry Mum’ as she heard me coming. When she asked me what time Peppey was coming and what friends he was bringing I ended up stopping the charade. I agreed that today could be Muppet day but that Peppey wasn’t coming, he wasn’t real and she was to stop talking about him coming to the movies with us or we just wouldn’t go. She’s pretty good when she knows she’s crossed the line and agreed to shut the hell up! The movie was terrific, Beth liked the teenage characters of course and talked about how cute the teenage boy was even though he was a mammoth! We stopped by the new house to see the new splashback in the kitchen (picture below with Beth walking in front of the camera!), the problem was that the builder had put a heap of dirt in front of the door so it was incredibly muddy. Beth’s crocks got stuck in the mud and it wasn’t a very enjoyable experience. Still, the kitchen looks fabulous and we’ll be moving in at the end of next week. We may not have internet for a while so I’ll try to post once more before we move.

Stay sane in the holidays!

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