When times get tough who do you turn to?
Dear Mummy, life is full of ups and downs and our life is like a roller coaster at the moment. The summer sun has left our lives for the time being and the dark nights have brought with them dark times in our household.
Both my folks work full-time and their work has been getting increasingly challenging. Their confidence has been shattered and now they are picking up the pieces.
My mummy is working compressed hours which is really tiring her out and she’s finding there is not enough hours in the day to get everything done. She’s frustrated and feels sometimes that she needs to cry. Also I have had tonsillitis and for a 2 year-old that ain’t fun!!
Our home life seems in chaos, and my folks just need a break….. or a breakdown!
So who do they turn to when times are tough?
1. Each other
My folks heavily rely on each other for support, but what happens when they both feel weak and lost?
My Grandparents are always there for a friendly chat to help sooth and calm stressful minds.
Friends can help lighten the mood and take your minds off things when times are tough.
My mummy had a blow out to de-stress last Friday, but did she feel any better for it? Nope. If anything it left her with a stinking hangover and feeling even worse. Alcohol is not the answer.
Both my parents have smoked in the past, I’m really proud that during this tough time the urge has been suppressed by them both.
Both my folks have hobbies, my Daddy likes playing Hockey to wind down after a stressful week and my mummy loves to blog. (Ironically the blog is the only thing doing well)
7. The man upstairs, G-Man (AKA God)
Last night my mummy fell asleep clutching this little pewter Angel, whispering to God that he would hear her prayers. There’s a lot of angst in the world and this troubles her. One thing she knows is that she must trust that everything happens for a reason. What God has planned for you won’t pass you by.
It leads them both back to the ‘fight or flight’ situation. They can either hibernate in bed and slog their ways though this rough patch hoping it will just ‘blow over’ (…until next time) or they can take action and be pro-active about all aspects of their lives. Start addressing why they are unhappy and start doing something about it.
Fingers crossed whatever they decided to try I know that I will be around to give them unconditional love, make them smile and ultimately add to the drama!
Love Bella x