First of all I’d really like to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday. Bless you.
Second of all I’d really like to thank (this is starting to feel like an acceptance speech) everyone who commented yesterday about what I wrote about my son. It was written a bit in the heat of the moment which probably isn’t a good time to write anything when emotion is involved like this but I don’t regret it.
I’ve had more time to think about things and I think he does need some help with raising his self-esteem and so that’s what we’ll do.
I’m not the only one who goes through these hard times and emotions and shares them with the internet. The gorgeous Jeanie shares her monthly madness (I’m glad I wasn’t in the supermarket that day). Mel feels like a failure as a mum, but really she’s only human and she’s SO not a failure. Petite Anglaise feels like her daughter was kidnapped by aliens and, gasp, had to drag her daughter out of pre-school once by the coat sleeve. I got a feeling of deja vu reading that. Reading these posts, and similar ones, points out to me that there are so many common experiences we share and they don’t make us bad people.
I’m sure there’s lots happening in all our lives that nobody else finds out about unless we tell them or we blog about it. And more often than not when we do blog about it we get so much support from other bloggers which brings me back to my thanks. It’s overwhelming, that when you feel a bit overwhelmed, people can virtually reach out and comfort.
So to change the subject and share my good news. I was offered a six month secondment at my work and I’ve taken it. I’ll be implementing a customer relationship management database which is quite different from what I’m doing now but I’ve been looking for a change and this one landed in my lap. It came with a payrise too.