Sunday, 19 December 2010
Christmas time, Missed-a-show and whine
The last week has been tough for everyone. The inevitable pre christmas excitement for the boys makes for an even noisier house than normal. Then last week Daniel came down with a nasty chest infection and tonsillitis resulting in a 3 hour visit to A&E on Friday. He isn't dealing with it very well and not doing much to change the stereotype of the our genders' ability to tolerate being ill. He is also fed up with missing out on playing in the snow and missing the end of term events at school. It is taking its toll on Tracy who hasn't slept much in several days and also pulled a muscle in her leg. It is very frustrating to neither be able to help Tracy or comfort Daniel; the latter being both physically impossible and inadvisable due to contagience risk. The snow, while beautiful has added to the stress with the extra wet clothes and mess in the house. Snow and Daniel's illness prevented us going to the London International Horse Show last night, and Tracy has had to miss tonight's girls' Christmas drinks night. On top of all the normal stresses of Christmas it can be almost overwhelming. I wish I could do something to help. Hopefully by next weekend things will have improved and everyone else will have avoided getting sick and we can enjoy Christmas and Boxing Days with our families. I'm sure we aren't alone but hope that you are faring better!