Monday, January 9, 2012

Tongue Tied

Let’s start at the very beginning.
A very good place to start.
When you read you begin with A-B-C
When you sing you begin with do-re-mi


BUT HOW DO YOU START WHEN YOU HAVEN’T BLOGGED FOR SIX WEEKS AND THERE’S A WHOLE LOT OF WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE AND EVERY TIME YOU MAKE A START IT ALL COMES OUT IN A JUMBLE AND IT’S NOT ALL BRIGHT AND SHINY SKIPPING THROUGH THE FLOWERY FIELDS AND IN FACT LIFE HAS BEEN EVERYTHING FROM DOWNRIGHT SHITTY TO JUST BLOOMING BRILLIANT AND I’M ALREADY SOUNDING LIKE A BIT OF A NUTTER AND AFTER ALL THAT GEEZ I’M A BIT EXHAUSTED AND NOT QUITE MYSELF AND HAS ANYONE SEEN MY GROOVE OR EVEN THAT SPARE BIT OF ZEN I’D PACKED AWAY FOR A RAINY DAY?

Breathe (punctuate).

Lower your voice (use lowercase).

Start at the very beginning(s).

.........................

Beginning #01
Two days after I last posted and my kid and I took her shoes on their outing, there were revelations of the startling kind. Confessions of bullying by classmates, the kind that sent the Mr and I reeling, as we finally, belatedly, truly, guiltily, comprehended the path our eldest kid has trod for the last year. The School requested our silence as they handled things and while I held my tongue and observed two adults behave like children, a grief-stricken scream built up inside me that sits, still firmly lodged in my throat.



Beginning #02
The Mr would say I achieved great bang for my knitty buck. I finished my 2ply cardi and well, there’s a lot of knitting in a 2ply cardigan but I crafted the whole affair in a smidgeon under one skein and in so doing, won a $2 bet against my eldest. Playing yarn chicken finally paid off.



Except that I chickened out halfway through and purchased the back-up skein.



Modelled, gazing-off-into-middle-distance-while-pondering-use-for-second-skein, cardigan shots pending...

Beginning #03
Christmas flew by in a flurry of typical last-minute-ness and early-morning, crack-of-dawn-ness, an unconventional surfing day, followed by a festive dinner and sleepover at friends. Lovely but without photographic evidence.

Still counting my blessings but not entirely enamoured with 2011, the New Year was welcomed with open arms. A barbecue, at home, with the usual, fabulous, visiting-from-London pals, a nice bottle of bubbles and sparklers. Ditto, (lovely) but without photographic evidence.

Beginning #04
Assuming anyone is still reading this blog-let(?) one or two of you may recall a certain angst associated with this little crocheted number. On New Years Day I made a startling and unexpected commitment to weave in all those ends. I shan’t bore you further. Here, simply, is the finished, celebratory

WOO...



...HOO!!



Do you reckon the tying up of a few million loose ends, makes for a beginning of sorts?

95 comments:

Squiggly Rainbow said...

I feel your up and downs. Bullying is gut wrenching... my oldest was severely bullied and is usually such a bright cheery angel... started talking about ending it all. The teachers didn't listen... we moved her schools quick smart and our girl was back.

I hope the rest of the holidays are blessed with peace and you feel you've got your groove back! xx

soniaandfred said...

Well done you on the weaving in of ends and cardi finish!
I'm currently on my first ever cardi. I anticipate it being ready for autumn...the double pointed needles for the sleeves hurt my fingers after just a few rounds. The sleeves may take a couple more months (!) but after that it should fly by.
As for weaving in ends...I have learned my lesson and am doing them as I go for the current granny square blanket that is on my hook. I have only a limited time to get it finished if I want to gift it for the 5th birthday in early feb...so I have to keep on top of those ends, lest I give up at the last minute!

librarygirl said...

You mean that blanket ISN'T coming on it's annual Sewjourn holiday in September?? I'm devastated! IT WILL BE MISSED. Well done T. Big hugs to you and yours especially your big girl xx

librarygirl said...

oh scratch that redundant apostrophe won't you? from my comment I mean?

Lady Jane said...

Yes, definitely, well done you.(Losing ends must = new beginnings)
Glad you're back.

Cas said...

It's nice to have you back :)

Kirsty said...

T - just lots of love to you & your rather wonderful crew.

& I do think it's a beginning...a very good one.

Cinnamon said...

Beginning #1 is my own worst "now I'm a mama and responsible" nightmare. You have all my empathy and sympathy, if it helps.

As for the cardi and blanket; can't wait to see the gazing off into the middle distance shots, and I can't believe you wove in that many ends. I'd be crying my eyes out by the end of that and never want to see the thing again! It is quite lovely though.

LimeRiot said...

Kids can be so cruel. I hope that things improve for your daughter.

Your crochet blanket is gorgeous! It must feel great to have it completed.

Felicity said...

Anyone who can weave a 'Sound of Music' tune into a blog post about everyday life is [much more than] OK in my books.

I'm cheering you on for a fabulous new year filled with smoother times, great humour and laughter and of course all that clever-craftiness that we adore so much.

Big hug,
Felicity x

Tammi said...

A great beginning at that me thinks :)
My stomach dropped reading about your girl..we had the same experience with our second oldest, it's so tough.
Love the cardi too.
Wishing you and yours a most marvellous year.
x

Anonymous said...

Tarn,
I have missed reading your blog posts and felt saddened to hear about your eldest child getting bullied. As a teacher I strongly believe we need to take a much tougher stance with bullying before it gets out of hand. This business of the school wanting you to be quiet..sorry but wtf? If the school handled the situation properly in the first place it should not have become an on going thing. I know young girls can be very sneaky and under the radar when it comes to this which is why open discussion with all concerned is so important!
Do they have circle time at her school where the children get to openly discuss any issues?
I agree with a previous comment that if it cannot be resolved move her. I know a friend had to move her son from the same school (that your daughter attends) because they would not properly address a bullying issue..
Hope 2012 is much brighter and happier for the Ennor clan. Maybe a catch up too?
Love Jen xo

Cass said...

Nice to have you back but not at all nice for your girl to have gone through that. I'm dreading the thought of bullying and am hoping Charlotte comes through unscathed. I hope you and her have a much better year this year.

Michelle said...

Bugger. Hope the bullying is sorted out - I was bullied at about the same age by students and a teacher and it was hell. Thank God for my parents being stubborn little characters. Sounds like you have her back. Go you!

Hope 2012 is a splendid one for Casa M&E. You all deserve it. xxx

Susie said...

Yikes on the bullying! But glad you learned of it instead of longer suffering in silence. Childhood can be a rough 'hood to be in at times. Glad your kiddo has loving parents.

Good on you for the finished craftiness! Which are, of course, gorgeous. (I use that word here often, methinks.)Woven ends = putting it behind you, along with the 2011 rough bits. Maybe you found your zen in those ends.

Best wishes and blessings for you and yours in 2012.

Nikki said...

A GREAT start! I'm SO IMPRESSED with all that end-weaving and the re-cap-catch-up-blog post. Mostly, I'm just glad to hear your voice again.

Hugs to you and your big girl.xx

Anonymous said...

Great to see you're back blogging again, I love your posts, however infrequent.

My oldest, a boy, has had issues with 'friends' at school too, it's so hard, but I hope you're on top of it. Our line with our son is 'we want to help you - but if you don't tell us about it we can't help you', it's been difficult, but we're getting there.

Here's to a new year, and new beginnings!

Christina in NZ

Lola Nova said...

Yup!

One Flew Over said...

You have been missed!

What a way to start 2012 - those ends done! Good job Tan.

Hope the Big B gets sorted out before school goes back xx

Maxabella said...

It's lovely that you're back. I was choking down a scream myself when I read about the bullying. Why does the school insist that you remain silent? That's exactly the kind of thing that perpetuates this sort of behaviour! I hope everything works out well for you.

Your cardigan and blankie are terrific. You are right - best of times, worst of times.

Happy new year!

x

Needled Mom said...

Let's hope that all the bad stuff got left behind. The knots are buried and life begins anew.

momma rae said...

i can relate!! i still can't even find my bloggy voice....or that bit of zen stashed away. i will say that last shot is the greatest finished object photo ever!

Tas said...

Oh, hon. I am still feeling your grief from Beginnings #01. We have dabbled with some issues with our middle child this year and I can't bear to think of what things are like if it gets full on. A little bit of your heart breaks each time you have to deal with such things.

Beginning #04 is justing stunning (as is the cardi btw. You deserve praise for knitting a cardi in 2 ply, you mad woman) It almost makes me want to pick up a crochet hook...

Glad to have you back. Have missed your blogging company.

xx

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

I must admit to wondering a little about how quiet things were here on the old blog.

I'm sorry it was because of such a hard reason (and not just an excess of holiday festivity)

Here is to 2012 - I hope it is very kind to you all, especially your daughter.

willywagtail said...

Is the bullying truly sorted. I think you and your daughter have the right to stand somewhere and let the mighty roar out. It's not fair that one incompetent person can have such an effect on others. Hugs to you and congrats on the weaving in of ends. Cherrie

melissa said...

Lovely to see you back but not to hear your number one. Bullying is such a horrid, horrible thing to go through as a child and I imagine equally horrible to find out about as a parent.

I'm so glad your daughter eventually confided in you so action could be taken. I hope her school are diligent in following it up and keeping the situation under control. xx

(love the blanket by the way).

jodi said...

Love to your little/big girl T.

As for your creative endeavours...damn wonderful as always. Happy New Year fabulous lady x

Jules said...

This year IS going to smoother than last ; ) hope things get sorted with your girl.

Look forward to seeing your cardi sometime and maybe even your face too at morris and sons or craft camp?!

xx

Christie said...

Hope the big girl is ok & you are getting lots of support from the school. Unfortunately I cannot say that I am surprised to hear of adults acting like children, I did not realise that send my kids off to school would be such an emotional minefield!

Great work on the finished objects, I am inspired to finish a few myself this year & MAYBE even write a blog post too!

Happy 2012 x

Jo James said...

So sorry to hear of the bullying. Makes you wanna do horribly uncharacteristically mom-like things and beat other people's children (and other people who are raising said children). She'll be stronger for it in the end, hopefully, and fully realize that she has amazing parents that are in her corner.

The blanket is great. I'm sure many cuddles will be had!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I missed you. I was going to suggest dot points before I got to them.
the bullying is awful- so good that she told you though- so hard to tell. I hope the school handled it properly.
your crochet square blanket looks so good.
2011 was shit in so many ways, 2012 is looking ace-we just won 4th prize in a raffle! A $500 car stereo- worth almost as much as the car!!

big smoochies. xx

teddybearswednesday said...

It's so nice to have you back.
I missed you.
I'm so sad and upset to hear about the bullying. I think perhaps it's especially harsh at her age, but then again bullying is horrid no matter what age. I hope your big girl is braving up ok, and you too and the school really is sorting it.
the blanket, or should i call it the masterpiece looks just that. Beyond superb.
big love to you xoxo

sooz said...

Oh the blanket is the very best! I think the tying up of loose ends is the very definition of new beginnings. I hope you find a way to let that scream loose before it does you some damage, silence certainly doesn't become you. Hope 2012 brings some healing to you and big girl.

Sue said...

I hope your daughter is much happier at her new school. Bullying is nasty as I suffered it as a young student at school, both high school and primary school and made me very shy and scared to try new things. Thankfully my daughter hasnt experienced too much bullying, but my son went through the same thing and we had a hard time trying to deal with how to sort it out. It is never an easy thing to deal with. Onto a happier note and your cardigan yarn looks beautiful, and the blanket looks fantastic!

Flaming Nora said...

There are so many many of us who have trodden that path with our children. So many it still shocks me. How does it still happen in this day and age? We were lucky and had a sympathetic school who were very pro active about the problem. But I'm still not sure that 2 years down the line its compleatly gone away.
I feel for you all. It made me feel so helpless.

Sarah said...

Bullying - argh - this is such a hard topic

Way to go with the blanket!

Welcome to 2012. I have great plans for it to be good.

Heleen Groot said...

Didn't you just want to severely harm those bullies? I know, not correct behaviour, but it would be NICE... Hope your daughter soon realises that those kids are just horrid and it has nothing to do with her as a person. Keep talking to her and checking with the school....it takes a long, long time to improve this.

Pffffew. That cardi and that blanket. Amazing. Well done you!

Jo said...

Love your blankie. Love the cardie. The school thing is tough. I hope that the school did the right thing by you and that next year is a brand new shiny one with new teachers and new classmates and hopefully, a happy child. There is nothing worse, it really is gut wrenching.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Oh my!

ok, the end weaving in and resultant stupendous results - woohoo is the very least of it!

Please give your eldest a hug from me. btdt still got the scars (internal ones, you know). I'm outraged that such a fabulous girlie has had to go through this, but I'm glad it's out in the open and hopefully things will be better for her now.

Hugs to you too for the see-saw you are on!

You are back and I'm glad to see you!!

Word Verification = gawatick. I'm sure that's significant somehow. Sounds 'strine to me ;-)

Margaret said...

Yep we're still here and I for one was wondering where you'd got to. I hear you about 2011.... hoping for better things all round this year Mx

Copper Patch said...

I hope your girl ones new school year is much brighter and more sparkly. I'm a available for arse kicking if needed... ;-)
Well done on the cardi, spend that $2 wisely.
Ab x

Kate said...

Oh love, I had all these really deep and meaningful and important things to say but then the comment box popped up and my word verification is undies and it's all gone.
Big, huge love to you.
I think you are ace. xx

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

It was very brave of your daughter to talk to you about being bullied and now that the school knows , I hope they deal with it immediately . She's lucky to have such staunch defenders as you and , together , you can make school a pleasure again , a place of safety , fun and discovery.
Let's hope 2012 is a good year for us all .

trudi@maudeandme said...

Here's hoping 2012 is jammed packed full of "blooming brilliant" for you and your family.
xx

Catherine said...

Tying up loose ends (to make such a beautiful blanket) seems to me a perfect way to make a new beginning... and I hope that school becomes safe and happy and what it should be again xo

clare's craftroom said...

We have changed my daughters school due to bullying . It hurts like nothing else and consumes all your thoughts , I feel your pain and only can send all the best wishes ever . Now if you need my address you can send me that beautiful blanket .xxx

trash said...

Echoing the shock of the others at the school asking you to keep quiet about the situation!! Loving that your girl felt able to talk with you about it. I hope it is all resolved to your satisfaction soon.

Loving the blanket finish and the cardi win.

Jodie said...

its like you never left....

Fran said...

God damn it that blanket is gorgeous!

Mrs Smith said...

Bullying, huh? That sux. It seems to have been quite a year for it. Lots of love to you all.
You have been missed.
Here's to loose ends and new beginnings.

Fer said...

From what I've read and heard (and experienced myself) it seems that 2011 was a tough year all round.

Hugs to you. And your eldest too.

May 2012 bring you much peace and all good things (tied up with string!). Getting that blanky finished is a damn good start too!

Sheridan said...

Welcome back, you were missed. I hope 2012 is a better year for you all, and especially your big girl. xx

Duyvken said...

Heartbreak for your girl. xx That blanket is GORGEOUS! 2012 has to be the year of hand stitching for me and a crochet project is definitely on the cards.

Madeleine said...

Gorgeous blue yarn! :) And love the blanket shots. Welcome back!

Claudia said...

Good to hear from you again! Wishing you and your beloved ones well!

NessaKnits said...

My daughter had her bully leave her school for whatever reason late last year and she was so much happier without her as was most of the class. My daughter also had me laughing with a story about how she stood up to a boy in her year (year 4) that was bullying her brother in kindergarten and how she cooerced the rest of kindergarten to chase him down ... and now he leaves kindergarten alone. Good on her!

We all have ups and downs. Hope 2012 brings you more ups than downs.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back. I missed you!
I, too, was glad to see 2011 leave, for different reasons. Was totally looking forward to 2012 -- but as of tomorrow, will have attended 2 funerals this year :-(

So, I can sympathize with the ups and downs.
It's GOTTA get better!
Lynn in southern New Jersey, USA

Andrea said...

So sorry to hear about the bullying. That would be the #1 reason why we are homeschooling our eldest this year. (Along with lack of Talented and Gifted Programming in the middle school.) School was absolutely ZERO help in solving the bullying issue. Haven't decided about next year. Will cross that bridge when I come to it.

june at noon said...

Oh, hooray for tucking in those ends! That is something to celebrate, surely! I've missed you, my friend, but I understand how time can slip away.

And being a mom is just so hard sometimes, isn't it? Don't beat yourself up--just be glad you know what's going on and can now take action. You are a GOOD mama!

kelly said...

I'm not going to comment on the bullying thing...you probably know my thoughts on this anyway!

Happy New Year!!!

I'm looking forward to 2012 too, although 2011 went out with rather a bang. You think you're bad buying that extra bit of yarn....I accidentally went and bought a whole horse.

Crystal said...

Bullies are the lowest of the low. Children can be especially cruel. I really hope things get better for her. That cardigan is awesome. Well done x

Dianne said...

Glad to have you back! so sorry about the circumstances - our family has been down the bullying path to with our eldest 2 years ago. Just a while ago an excellent friend of mine (our boys are best mates & have both experienced varying forms of bullying over the last 2 years) recently commented that she noticed my son has been "always happy" the last few months! But it has taken 18 months to get there!
I still feel bad that I did not tackle the school more about the issue, but we were too focussed on caring for our very sad child at the time. My concern is that kids are still being bullied, and that other parents/teachers at the school ( who have not experienced bullying) don't believe there is an issue! I never came across issues this bad when I was a classroom teacher, what has happened to kids in the last 12 years?????

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

So sorry about the bullying. :(
But hooray for tying up those loose ends (literally!). Glad to have you back posting.

Lucy said...

As somebody who was bullied quite badly in high school - I'm sending big hugs to your eldest. It takes somebody with a lot of courage to speak out about it. I hope 2012 brings an end to it all for her
xx

nikkishell said...

Well hello there! :)
Bullying (shudder) is a mothers worst nightmare, i'm so sorry you and your big girl have had to endure such a horrible thing. I think all bullies should be made to stand in front of the school while a teacher tells everyone why bullying is wrong. Keeping quiet will never fix the problem.

LOVE your blanket, well worth the effort of sewing in all those loose ends i think :)

xxx

furrybees said...

Yay! You're back! Best wishes for 2012 - may the bullies be banished as completely as those woven in ends (and may the outcome for your daughter be as wonderful as that blanket).

Pomegranate Quilts said...

Let's just say: you have been missed. It's so good to hear your voice again: strong and true.
And that happy finished blanket is a blast of joy to start the year!

Magic Bean said...

All I can say is- HaPPy NeW YEar and hope that 2012 is a REALLY good one, particularly for New Red Shoes. Ax
Oh. And that blanket is just FAB Ax

Anna said...

SO terrifying to find out that something has been going on - that you would have done anything to spare your child from. But such a relief to have it out in the open. I hope it is all resolved. Naughty little *%$@*es.

Michelle said...

What an awful thing for your big girl to have to deal with. I hope it is well and truly sorted out before school goes back.

Yay for weaving in all the ends (I am still joining my square together..) and I am super impressed that you knitted a whole entire adult sized cardigan in 2 ply. I think I would have to shed at least half my body weight before I even thought about attempting that.

Also wondering if you found a ukulele? There was an article in the paper here just before christmas that said sales in Canberra had gone from about 10 a week to 20 a day!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there EM, you're doing well. Your girl will overcome the nastiness, especially with the help of her Ma and Pa. Getting through this will equip her for all the challenges to come, PLUS she will know you are on her side no matter what, and there's nothing better for inner strength than the support of the most important people in your world. Good luck. xx

Trace said...

missed your blogging and doesn't your fine little knitty stichery look grand!

Doing my angry face at the thought of bullies. My little Miss suffered last year too, the day I found out, I had that sickening, heart in the throat,the world is falling away feeling that just would not go away.
Love to you are your fam xx

Madeline said...

Looks like I'm in good company with the lengthy and unexpected bloggy break.
About 1: Bullying stinks. I hope things have been resolved, and that your daughter's heart is healing quickly.
2: The knitting is lovely...as always.
3: I can't say that 2011 was my favorite year especially since it ended in a first trimester. Not that I'm sad about being pregnant...just that I always want to skip the first three months. Welcome 2012!
4: Woohoo! Beautiful!

mika said...

You said it brilliantly!

Maggie said...

wow, wow, and wow. All those ends and a 2 ply cardi! but the bullying :( I don't know what to say, so awful, for her, and you. I wonder what is the worst part, the fact of the actual bullying, or the not knowing. I hope there is a silver lining in there. Love to you all.

Christine said...

So sorry to hear of the bullying to your dear girl, hope all is resolved, great effort with those ends, priceless effort!!!!

Here's to a great 2012

Christine xo

Stomper Girl said...

Oh no to the bullying, poor lass. I hope your school deals efficiently with it. But well done for doing the ends, it looks fab, and happy happy new year to you all. Cx

silverpebble said...

We'd missed you around these parts. Very very much. I am gnashing my teeth on your behalf re: eldest. I so so hope it resolves itself soon. Truly.

The blanket is stoopendous. But, then, you knew that.

Come back soon x

floatingink said...

What so many others have said, and sending love and support to you and your girl. We and our girl went through this--I agree with those who want to insist that the school let this out in the open, but the truth is that this behavior is so insidious and goes underground as soon as a teacher catches a glimpse of what's going on.

Therapy helps, but my different drum daughter (bullied through the first two years of high school and now doing very well)recently had an interesting insight: the moms of the bully girls are quite often just as horrid to their own peers--these rotten apples don't fall far from the tree.

So happy you're back!

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Wowsers. That's a whole lotta stuff. I don't think I've got the constitution to be a parent. It must be absolutely gut wrenching to deal with those kind of moments.

Here's to 2012 hey? Maybe it be full of the good stuff.

The blanket looks pretty damn fab!

tea with lucy said...

Oh good. You're back. I was starting to worry...

Woo hoo for the crochet and boo hoo for the bullying. Serious knot binding in my stomach just reading about it. I hope the new school year brings good things for your girl.

rachel xo

Suse said...

You definitely need to move schools ;)
Seriously though, hope it is sorted and the new year is just that for your girl - a new, fresh, start. Well done on the weaving in! My god, is that a metaphor or what?

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

You've been missed!
Your poor girl, that just makes my heart hurt. Bullying scares the crap out of me for my kids- no one should have to endure that.
As for your blanket of awesomeness?... *sigh* geez, I have a lot of practising to do.

thornberry said...

What everyone else said! So pleased to see you back, adore the blanket, can't wait to see the next one, that fine yarn is divine, and as for the bullying - my heart aches for you and your girl.

Faygie Fellig said...

I made that blanket. the weaving was a bummer. well worth it though!

mel @ loved said...

Well, Happy New Year, I've been thinking about you! The blanket is beautiful, well worth the wait & loving your cardi, it looks so soft & lovely! What a year, I hope things were sorted out with your beautiful girl & that 2012 is going to be a great one.I can completely relate to your reeling & guilt, it's a shocker, wondering how you missed it, how they've survived it. New beginnings for sure..x

quirky granola girl said...

i'm sorry to hear about your kidlet and the bullies. i bet your date with her out on the town made a big difference in her ability to really talk to you. i hope the school sorts it out and that she starts to feel better.
in the meantime, your bloggy break has resulted in some yarny wonders. go you! that seems like a great way to release the tension. your blanket is gorgeous against the sky!

Kylie said...

I'm sorry I've been so absent Tania and really feeling your pain re the bullying. We've been through that too. Our eldest went through a horrible time at one stage. Thankfully, the school did end up dealing with it effectively, but I was a basket case. I hope things have been addressed and knocked on the head decisively. Anyway, I totally know what you're going through and will be thinking of you, babe. Take good care. Kx

heather said...

yes. how appropriate and magical to tie up loose ends, and to just let that water flow under that bridge. cuz it is going to anyways. i'm sorry about the bullies. we talk a lot about bullies in this house for some reason. max in particular has been obsessed with them for a long time. it is such a deep heart wrenching topic. ripe with lessons for all of us. RIPE. but i'm still sorry for the hurt and pain. let that scream out already! ok? just wrench it out. turn on some loud music to mask it a bit. maybe only you will know what you're doing. may i suggest this song? i love it. it moves me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-tp0JZvUA&feature=related

Loz and Dinny said...

Always late to it, but just wanted to leave a paw print to say I'd swung by. Much love to you and that big girl of yours - hope 2012 is grand, in a piano kind of way xxx

ally said...

I have such a fear of bullying - hope this year is much better for you all!!

My word verification is furuck which said quickly might sum up some of your feelings!!

Big hugs

Hayley Egan said...

Poor, poor girl. I hope your biggest baby is doing better... X

Di said...

Boy, parenting can be a tough gig. As can blog writing sometimes. And crafting.
Nothing like a self imposed commitment to get Something Done. well done on the loose ends. Are you going to weave in the ends as you go on the new one? (Love the colours you've picked).
Best wishes for the year ahead (or what remains of it at this stage... one month down, eleven to go... already?!!)
xx

Lexi:: PottyMouthMama said...

Dude. How am I so late to this post?!

Myrtle and Eunice is one of my MUST READS.

Sheesh.

Bullying is the crummiest thing of all time. And as a parent of a child who has been bullied, I found it such a tricky terrain to navigate. When to step in, when to shut up, but really - the thing is NOT to shut up. To talk and talk about it and remove that stigma that seems to come with it. Well anyway, that's what I felt.

I hope your babe is ok. She has two awesome and inspiring parents.

Oh man, I am thinking of you. That stinks.

Lots of love,
Lexbomb. x

alice said...

Wonderful to see you back, and yes, I hope your girl is in a better situation now at school! She's got such a good thing going at home, she's got RESOURCES and will surely be ok, but man, it makes my stomach churn just to think of how painful that is to think of someone being cruel to one's baby. ARgh!