Rosa has a major sock fetish, she bloody loves them. She knows where the find them to source her addiction, washing baskets, clothes dryers, drawers etc… and she is more often than not seen sporting one in her hand. She would rather fall and smash her face into something than let go of her sock and she cuddles them when she is tired. Weird eh?
Just driving me car, got me sock, all’s ok!
Talking of smashing her face, she is currently adorned with 2 injuries. The first was awful, just awful as she was walking towards me and I held my hands out to cuddle her and she tripped and my thumb nail went straight into her face and gauged a lump out of her cheek. Oh how she cried and I did it to her 😦
The 2nd happened yesterday at the dino park. I had sat her into the pushchair (momentarily) to put Charlie’s shoes back on and then started walking forgetting to strap her in. She fell out the pushchair onto a gravel path!! She has an egg sized lump on her egg and another cut on there. Honestly I feel like such a bad Mum sometimes 😦
When Charlie had his playgroup induction this morning they said that if he has any cuts or bruises I have to let them know before they spot them how they happened. If I do not do this they will inform social services. They were telling me this whilst shooting glances at Rosa’s battered head and I knew under Charlie’s T-shirt there were 2 huge scratches he got from falling against the taps in the bath last night. Children hurt themselves, and I do not fell comfortable with having to explain them to people who might judge me. They also said they would inform social services if I was 4-5 mins late to pick him up! I was horrified by this! Life happens! It wasn’t until I spoke to a Mum outside the group later on that I had misheard and it was 45 minutes…haha! His first morning went well, I stayed for over and hour filling in endless paperwork and left him for the final hour whilst I read ‘Rebecca’ in the car whilst Rosa slept. I felt tearful in the car, the birds were singing, the sun was shining, I could hear the happy noises coming from the children playing outside and it meant he was growing up, moving on, not needing me as much. It was both a beautiful moment and a sad one. When I went in to pick him up he was happy but very very tired and his eyes were so droopy. His keyworker was cuddling him and he told me briefly what he had been doing before falling fast asleep in the car.
Rosa is going though a very clingy stage at the moment. it is quite suffocating at times, Charlie never did it. What I find most annoying about it is her pulling at me to pick her up and as soon as I do she is wriggling and trying to get down so I put her down and she immediately wants to come back again. Soooo annoying! I try to go upstairs and she will be moaning at the gate until I come down again, I try to go to the toilet and she is at my legs getting in the way of me trying to walk to the sink, I want to put the rubbish and she has her fingers in the door waiting for me to come back so I can’t close the door arrrgggg!
So here in the UK we are experiencing a measles epidemic, mostly due to loads of people not having the MMR vaccine. People are panic vaccinating now and clinics are being set up all over the place for people to get their vaccine. Rosa was due to have her MMR yesterday and it had to be cancelled due to them running out of vaccine! I am sooo annoyed by this! It also makes me mad how the NHS always has to pick up the pieces of ‘decisions’ made by the general population. The NHS offers a vaccination, people decline it, they get measles, the NHS has to foot the bill to make them better and/or vaccinate a whole load of people all at once. IMO, if you decline the prevention, you pay the bill for the consequences, and don’t prevent those getting it at the right time from doing so. Anyway here we are in a measles epidemic and my baby is yet to be immunised. As I am wanting her to have it asap, she is booked in for Friday whilst I am at work and won’t be there for cuddles whilst she is upset. This probably upsets me more than her, but I am not going to put it off any longer than needed purely for my emotional needs.
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