I may have missed something somewhere along the line, but a recent email from BritMums alerted me to a new campaign called Mums Stands Together aimed at encouraging mums to support and respect each other. There are further details on the The Mummy Whisperer’s BritMums post - Stop Slagging off Your Sister!
The email from BritMums arrived in my inbox on my way home from the school run, and I have to admit to feeling a little deflated. I’d logged onto Twitter earlier that afternoon feeling isolated working from at home, and I’d been greeted with a fun and friendly community that gave me a much-needed boost, as Twitter often does.
So it came as a blow to discover there is a need for a campaign to bring mums together and support each other. I’d been completely unaware.
It is fair to say that if any family member or close friend of mine had documented my worries, aged eight, on the Internet, I would have permanently disabled their wireless modem faster than you can say the words privacy and respect.
Therefore nothing more is going to be written about IJ's current anxiety issues here on this blog after this post. Because it wouldn’t be right and sometimes it’s very obvious where you draw the line.
Her question today about whether there was a worry shop we could go to find the solution to her constant worrying, brought home the fact that this is an issue that needs to be tackled. But in private and not online.
It was the year one seven-year-old girl predicted the end of the world, but later admitted she'd got her dates wrong. Apparently it’s next year. Just as well we lived 2011 to the full then.
There have been some noticeable highlights in another blogging year that has proved even more unpredictable and varied than the last. According to IJ these include watching me lug a massive box of Scalextric half way across London, touching dinosaur vomit at the Guinness World Records HQ and our day out at London Zoo courtesy of Vosene.
Not forgetting a visit to Alexandra Palace where Jumbo Toys introduced us to their new ipieces range for the ipad, and IJ took to the ice for the first time.