Fog lifting

So…

Got a text from the aide who went on the school camp tonight:
Oscar very happy – coping beautifully. C u thursday.

I know I reached the point of counting down the hours before he went on camp but as I sat on the lounge tonight without being asked 20 questions I realised that this family is not this family without him around.
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Mum had a colonoscopy today, something I hope I never have to experience. Not for the procedure itself but for all the fasting and drinking hideous fluids the 24 hours before hand. Bleuch.

The results were all clear, which is fabulous but it does still leave a very big fat question as to why her body is basically not digesting anything and has chosen this course of action since Christmas.
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Jasper has an ear infection of such impressive scale that the GP said, ‘wow, there’s an eardrum about the burst’.
He’s on antibiotics and panadol.
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Grover has a throat infection and a temperature.
He’s on antibiotics and panadol.
That is fine except for his complete aversion to any form of medication. You have to pin one of his arms behind your back, hold the other arm in your hand and grip his head and body with your body. Then you get the syringe of medicine and get it between his teeth. Don’t think about squirting small amounts in down the side of his mouth, he can aim the spit out right between your eyes, you have to get it in his mouth and not let him close his teeth. If he can close his teeth then everything you’ve got in there is coming out and then some. Such fun.
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All I seemed to do today was get me and the kids in the car, take someone somewhere, get me and the kids out of the car, go somewhere, get back in the car, rinse and repeat. It was exhausting and stressful and made me flip out a bit.
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I’ve realised that the baby and 2 year old is not the hard part, it’s when they’re 2 and 3 years old that the soul destruction of the parent truly is enforced. DEAR LORD make the hitting and the pushing and the shoving and the taking what the other has and the wanting what the other has NOW stop. Make.it.stop.
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What all you women go on about regarding Twilight I think I can say about me and Gossip Girl. It is ridiculous.
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