4am

It wasn’t so much the 4am start that bothered me this morning as the reason for it.

Oliver’s op.

He was happy and smiling this morning while I was getting him ready to leave for the drive into London with Daddy.

He was unaware that he’d be starved of food or drink until he’d undergone a procedure that was going to make him hurt.

Bad Mummy.

Bad, bad Mummy.

I’m suffering a big mixture of mummy-guilt and mummy-worry.

A great combination at the best of times.

I don’t think.

So I’m going to be keeping myself busy busier today. All the while carrying both the house and mobile phones with me.

And as well as the usual, everyday, mummy/house/children stuff I’ll be doing some sorting out of clothes drawers.  You know, putting away the stuff that doesn’t fit.  Passing down the good stuff that can be kept and throwing out the stuff that can’t.  Hopefully I’ll be able to close the drawers after I’m done.

And then I’ll be finishing off a new quilt pattern I’ve been working on which is double the fun and double the value.

And then I’ll be playing with this…

Just to keep busy, you know?

Editing to say:

On my travels I came across Quilts for Kids, a charity through which voluntary quilters create quilts from discontinued or unwanted fabrics which are then given to children which are fighting serious, life-threatening illnesses or those who have suffered abuse. 

Quilts for Kids will send out kits free of charge comprising all the fabric you need to put a quilt together.  Return it to them within 4-6 weeks so it can be donated to a child in need and, so that more children can benefit, they ask you donate a quilt of your own too. 

This is something I’d have loved to have helped out with this but unfortunately it’s for those of you in the USA only.  If anyone knows of anything similar here in the UK or the rest of Europe please let me know and I’ll link up to it.

In the meantime, if there are any quilters out there in the USA who decide to help out Quilts for Kids please let me know.  I’d love to see what you create!

One thought on “4am

  1. I know just how you feel! When my son (now 9) was 1 1/2 he had to have a 3 1/2 hour op to remove his kidney. On top of that, they were doing it keyhole (which is better ofc!) but it was one of the first attempts at his sort of surgery keyhole! What Mom doesn't get all freaky at the prospect that the docs have never really done this before….omg.

    But he was fine, all is well and I'm sure Oliver will be just fine too 🙂 All my love your way!

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