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    Billy01
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    Just looking for inspiration on how others cope when things get too much?

     

    I’m sure lots of us have been at this point. I’m literally at the point now where I just want to call it a day but I know how selfish that is and I know that my son needs me!

    I am just really struggling to cope and I can’t see a way through this

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    Greenfingers
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    Hey Billy01

    Does your little guy live with you? What age is he?

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    Billy01
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    He’s two, he did live with me full time but lately he has been staying at his mum’s for 3 nights a week

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    Greenfingers
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    What did you get up to before he was born?

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    Billy01
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    I just spent time with his mum, I’m not from this area so I don’t have any friends to do anything with

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    Greenfingers
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    Hey billy! How did the basketball tournament go?! did we survive an afternoon with no further decorative mishaps! 😄

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    Billy01
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    Hi!

    The basketball was okay for about ten minutes and then he got bored, he wasn’t interested in throwing the balls though he just liked collecting them to bring back to me.

    Today has been a hard day to be honest, he’s pulled more wallpaper off again and in two rooms now while I was sat with him trying to get him to play with his train track. He then decided that his dinner was better off smeared all over the table 😔 how was your day?

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    Pentandra71
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    Hi Billy, Sounds like you have a little livewire there! Things will get easier, although when these mishaps happen often it seems like there are never any high points. I know those feelings and it’s draining. Try to look at the positives, that’s how I get through.  Everyone is well and loved and no one got injured today is usually my motto!

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    Greenfingers
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    Ah billy, that sounds like you’ve been terrorised by the 2 year old xx my day was good, kids all have smiles on their faces so I’m happy enough. You have to make it your mission to exhaust him tomorrow then just have a moment, a brew in peace! Maybe a biscuit too if there’s any left in the barrel! If you ever need to offload or chat just what’s app me, we all have days that leave you feeling like you do right now, you’re really not alone and this group makes it so much easier to chat

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    Empty
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    Hi Billy, I’m really not going to much use to you at the moment probably, but I just wanted to say hi and that, if you don’t get thousands of answers, that doesn’t mean there aren’t thousands of people right behind you, some ahead who can lead the way, but many like me behind you, holding you up and willing you on, because whatever you can achieve, we can all benefit from if we share.

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    Billy01
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    Thank you guys so much! I’ve only been on this page a few days but you guys will never understand how much this support is helping me! As I have said before I am completely isolated and have no friends so spend my time looking after my son and chasing an ex who’s mission is to destroy me it seems so just being able to speak to you guys is amazing and I am truly thankful! Any of you feel free to message me anytime! It will be greatly appreciated and I’m here for you all too!

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    Ruthie123
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    Hi billy, just saw ya post wanted stop by say hey!

     

    I have a little boy 4 an a little lady 10months .

     

    I’ve read laughter really helps loads….sometimes so tough to dig deep an make him laugh but with emotions laughed out….mis behaving can subside.

    Sounds crazy ideal but it does work.

    Just now my boy was refusing get ready for bed. He was all doing everything but, trying

    Pull all loo roll off…I tough a bit an said that’s it u get this to rip an third as u wish but no more…after much laughing an throwing it about it landed in bath  so I scooped it out an threw it at him! My days his face was a picture… Made me laugh, made hi. Laugh we played about a bit more couple mins tops an then he happily got ready for bed . sometimes five mins goofing can get u back on same side xx

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