I'm pretty tired; B has been working virtually ten straight days, most of then away-overnights. I've coped okay, but I wouldn't like to do it on a regular basis. From now on, things subside a little bit - he's made lots of hay whilst the sun has been out and now it slows to a steady pace.
In the meantime, Leo has had a fantastic week. He's not been to nursery because I don't have transport (but I heard yesterday that the Official Receiver *will* allow that we need two cars, so we just need to wait for the insurance money and actually get one). So far:
Item. Oxo cubes partially consumed, including most of the silver foil - 2
Item. Bruises to head because of ill-advised Toddler Mountaineering - 2
Item. Nosebleeds, ditto - 1
Item. Times poked sister in eye - 3
Item. Times *attempted* to poke sister in eye - about a million
Item. Full-scale tantrums thrown kicking and screaming on floor when told 'no' - 3
Item. Ditto tantrums when mother trying to change nappy - EVERY SINGLE FUCKING TIME
Item. Times mother has considered turning to drink - uncountable
Item. Days mother is leaving father to cope with them both alone after he gets home - limited only by how many pairs of pants I can get in my bag
The bits without the exhaustion, blood, bruises and tantrums have been quite fun though.