"I need to have a chat with you." I say to hubby as he gathers up his laptop and heads off out through the door on his way to work.
It's a chat that has been waiting for at least three months. There are a million and one things that we need to sort out. Little things. Some big things. Things that need input from both of us. But between the chauffeuring of the kids, the washing, the work, the committees and various other commitments, talking to each other is, on a scale of one to ten........................minus five thousand.
"Yes", says hubby, "but not now, I'm on my way to work."
"You did say that you would take a day off, just to talk."
"I can't take any days off in September" he says.
"Can I book a day in October then?"
"Yes, that should be fine."
Meanwhile, will someone please tell me why I probably had forty classes teaching me how to give birth, and was even offered classes fifth time round, (as clearly nature had changed in the previous 20 months), why we were given midwives, health visitors and regular support in child rearing for the first five years of the children's lives, five times round, but, just when it starts to get really challenging, interesting, impossible to deal with.................
Everyone has disappeared off the face of the earth?
Health visitors? Where are you now?
Don't you know that I could bring up fifty 'four year olds' standing on my head reading a story backwards with funny voices and strange accents, whilst mopping up the spills and baking a cake all at the same time?
But it's now that it's got 'tricky'. With three teenagers and a nine and seven year old...
So where are you?????
I guess you'll be back when our teenagers are all grown up and dealing with their own teenagers, and we are old.
Fortunately though for all the health professionals, anyone aged from forty to sixty five disappears from the G.P.'s computer screens.
Saves a lot of wasted time for doctors.
Lucky really, for them.
p.s. Meanwhile I have discovered on signing up to an American website that I can lose seven months without even blinking.
In fact, this particular website insisted that I was still 44, despite putting in my DOB.
It doesn't work for all of you.... But my DOB is 12th May. Now in the USA, when I write 12/5 that reads as 5th December....... So I'm still 44 in the USA...
Dona Nobis Pacem
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