Friday, 21 September 2012
A new chapter! Sorry it is quite a long one!!
Above are my two boys, the eldest - Rob & the boy Harry! This photo was taken on Thursday night, the night before we were taking Rob to start Uni.
Boy do these boys bicker & argue, you could quite often here me bellow 'Pack it in'. I truly couldn't tell you who would start off each spat. That said I love them dearly & I now have one missing.
The boy has been off school most of this week, he was sick on the way to school on Tuesday & since then he has been sent home at lunchtime. He has looked very pale & stayed very close to me this week. We are pretty sure we discovered the reason why when I asked him to say goodbye to his brother this morning. He sobbed his little heart out & clung to his brother for ages. We sat him down and hugged him. He was told lots of photographs would be taken of Robs flat & of the sea & that he could speak to his brother as often as he wanted to & we would take him by train to visit. The poor little mite, he must of worried & worried all week. He had cheered up by the time we dropped him off at his grandparents.
Oh my word the car on the way down. I looked like an owl sat in the back. We had so much stuff for Rob, I bought enough food & cleaning materials & bits & bobs to stock his cupbourds up for a year. Needless to say Mike was not impressed, he was responsible for fitting everything in. My punishment for buying so much, I had a binbag full of stuff & Robs guitar on my knee for a 2 1/2 - 3 hour journey. All you could see were my glasses & fringe.
We arrived to bedlam, no parking as it was on the seafront, cars, parents & students everywhere. We had a grace period of a few minutes which meant removing the stuff from the car whilst Rob signed in. Once he got his key we were allowed to take his stuff to his room, very quickly, as we had to move the car. It wasn't that quickly I tell you when I realised there were 8 flights of stairs to climb, no lift. We found his flat, sea view people - the lad has a sea view - excuse my photo, I will get a proper camera -
It was a case of chucking his stuff in after 7 trips up 8 flights of stairs & leaving Rob there to unpack, which is what he wanted. We are not bad parents, we really needed to get the car moved so someone else could use that space. We thought we could find a parking space set back a bit, but there was nothing, so we went into town & bought fresh food for his fridge shelf & frozen food for his freezer space. Now I like to spend money but I have never in my life spent so much as to kit this boy out for uni. Mike looked scared when I told him we would have to do it again in seven years after Harry does his A levels.
We spent several hours with him but he really wanted us to go & leave him to it & I (sorry) we just had to, I held myself together & didnt break down in front of him. The car was a different matter though.
We returned home & picked the boy up, who seemed quite ok. Then the phone rang with the news that Mikes father had been rushed to hospital. Mike is at the hospital with his brother, as yet I haven't heard anything. Instead of twiddling my thumbs I have been reading other blogs & writing this post & performing some kindnesses ( is that a proper word?) & drinking wine that tastes like penicillin. I have also been sorting out a Tv license for Rob & sorting out how to get the I Phone my brother ordered for him (my brother really is a dipstick, a kind one but still a dipstick, it isnt being delivered to my brothers house until Saturday!!!) to where he is now living. The unfortunate child had a few phone calls from me this evening, he put up with me with great patience.