Beautiful words, Rae, such a lovely sentiment about you and your family's story. x
Louiseanne - How sad that shame is a word you use talking about your experience. Look at all you have done in the last six years and feel pride in your strength. x
Oh, Bianca. Sending you love. Let yourself cry at the craziest moments, lean on your husband as much as you can. Wishing you so much luck as you move through this time x
Much love to you, Margot. You are not alone. Hold on to that feeling of happiness you felt in those five precious weeks. One way or another, you will find yourself there again one day x
Oh, Leigh. There are so many good bits. So many. That's why we all do it. But there's no shame in saying It's Hard. Hopefully, admitting it's tough sometimes can make us all feel we're doing okay even if we're not skipping through meadows, smiling all the time. Good luck with the baby x
Woah, Random Dude. That's amazing. And terrifying.
That is an excellent point, Luke, and a whole other discussion. I suspect that if last night's episode hadn't ended on such a note, it's exactly what everyone would be talking about today. How that plot line is going to develop is kind of terrifying.
Very true, Red Dragon. But even without a graphic view, it was truly hard to watch.
True, Gu3st. What did I expect with so many ginger genes in one family?
Dear thankyou, I'm so glad that you felt better for reading this. That is exactly why I wrote it. It's okay to admit that these beautiful kids infuriate us sometimes. AND to how much we love them all the same.
I don't believe in smacking. Not to say I am not tempted, all the time. Just saying.
It is normal, Angela. That doesn't mean that we shouldn't be trying to think of other ways to deal with things. But it's so normal for us to lose our tempers. What works for you when you're trying to keep it together?
Thank you for that, Emily. Sometimes all you need to hear is 'It's not just you'.
Oh, Janette, I'm so sorry. I can't imagine the pain of not being in touch with your child. The trials of parenting little children seem petty in comparison.
Oh, Wilhelmina. You are so right. They should have closed the book right there. PERFECT.