1999: Mum had a lie in until 7.15 when I got up. It’s just as well I did as her alarm clock didn’t go off so it was rush, rush, rush as usual, although I did get the chance to jump in mums bath. Mum said she loved me and I replied with “I love Al. Don’t like you”. She didn’t seem to take it to heart though and I didn’t get the ‘I work bloody hard for you’ speech. Edons first thing and Nanny’s. We went to the pub for lunch, the one with the cool play area and I played for a couple of hours as it is lovely and warm and sunny again this afternoon. Later, we had a picnic at the river watching the boats. I wanted to see the train when we went over the level crossing. I told nanny I didn’t want to go on it just to “look”. So we drove to the station car park and waited – fortunately only for a few minutes. Mummy was home early tonight but I carried on with my usual routine with Pa. After tea mum and Nan nattered and nattered and they were both surprised when I arrived on Pa’s shoulders bathed, dried and pyjama’d. I was soundo within 5 minutes of arriving home.
2019: And work hard she did. Although she would have loved to be a stay at home mum but I’m not sure how that would have worked out. I loved my adventures out with others and I guess appreciated each other more when we did get together (although reading some of these diaries I’m not so sure!) At least now I can understand adult stress, anxiety and depression (which was the reason she struggled to get up each morning)
Zof and I went to see nan and Pa today and stayed over
#mentalhealth #stress #boats # trains #pubs #food #eating