Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Calm before the Storm

Me, Drama Teen and Princess Lollipop had a quiet day at home waiting for the telephone company to ring to be let in the shop and install the new phone line. We spent our day clearing programmes off the Sky+ which meant we enjoyed a few episodes of Glee, followed by me getting some jobs done while Drama Teen watched some programmes she had recorded for herself. We didn't get time to watch the episode of Lie to Me we had recorded though.

When I collected Little Prince from school we went straight round to our shop to check if the telephone company had caught the decorator in, and got in that way to complete the job. Unfortunately they hadn't, and they hadn't left a card to say they had been either. I don't know what is going on, and I haven't got their contact details to get in touch, I'll have to wait till Mr Messy gets home and sort it out then.

Little Prince got really upset when we got home when he saw the cats had once again caught and killed a small bird in the garden. He was all set to go outside and "deal with the stupid cats" when I reminded him he wasn't allowed in the garden at the moment. Cue another meltdown, and lots of stamping and shouting about hating the cats.

I arranged for a local ironing/cleaning service to come round and give me a quote. They could only come after school, I had forgotten to explain they were coming and Little Prince didn't cope with the intrusion AT ALL. He went from his normal overly bouncy self to a screaming banshee whirlwind in moments! All the fuss scared and upset Princess Lollipop, so she started to cry and shout for Mummy. I could barely hear what the ladies from the ironing/cleaning service were saying with all the racket! I asked Drama Teen to keep the little two with her in the lounge while I showed the ladies the house, Little Prince escalated his behaviour to new heights and while I was dealing with the ladies, he managed to break his bedroom door, have Drama Teen in tears and keep Princess Lollipop so wound up that she never stopped screaming. I was so embarrassed by their behaviour and couldn't stop apologising, what on earth must they have thought?!?! They have taken the ironing mountain with them, and will return with it before weekend. We also talked about a plan to get the house deep cleaned from top to bottom and then it wouldn't take much work each week to stay on top of it. That will take a lot of pressure off me, as trying to get anything done with Little Prince and/or Princess Lollipop's "help" is impossible, and once I start working in our new shop I'll have even less time.

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25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006