So, the lady from the generic parenting support place came today. The conversation went a bit like this. I’ve cut it short because my hand still aches from typing my last post, she was here a little over an hour.
Me: (see previous post) ….so, that’s what’s going on here.
Her: Holy crap! Why on earth did they send you to us, we can’t help with that lot!! Trying would be like trying to teach my gran to suck eggs! We can’t offer anything near what you need! Utter madness! Your doing all the right things. I will however support you by letting everyone know just that, I’ll write some letters. We won’t need to meet again but if we can help in the future, we’re here until your kids turn 25. Bye.
She was lovely, not a sticker chart in sight. She totally got it. She was even able to grasp the complexities and practical difficulties we’re facing. She was lovely. She left me feeling like I’d been heard, my troubles validated and my self esteem restored.
I feel empowered once again!