09-06-2021 09:06 PM
How about some Pumpkin Soup, for a cold windy evening (here it is) @Shaz51
A huge big pot of it, with plenty for everyone - That's what they do at my fortnightly MH Social Lunch function.
09-06-2021 10:45 PM
I really appreciated your first response and that you slowed your brain enough to make some sense of my long post. We have known each other for years. I am glad you had the closeness of a cousin/sister. It would certainly be difficult growing up with a rejecting father. I think my mother was the more rejecting parent for me, but really both were very unavailable I was used to being invisible. Somehow felt safer than being seen.
I guess there are many different types of blended families and step parenting.
It sounds like your little brother may have been a SIDS baby or died in childbirth. Did your mother talk about him a lot? It would have been hard for you both.
I managed to steam black beans in the pressure cooker and cut and glued the felt letters onto the little aqua bag, but not up for much else today.
Feeling quietened and sad. Time to pull my head in.
It is very cold and blustery here.
15-06-2021 07:34 PM
and with childcare , i was second mum to about 200 children from the aged of 6 weeks old until they were 14 years old , now seeing them have children of their own
and then there is the 4 step children who are all adults now
17-06-2021 08:25 PM
Had to look that word up myself @Appleblossom - interesting thought ...DBT certainly helped me be able to recognise and name emotions.