By in Personal

dreading the school run

I'm dreading the school run in an hour. I don't know why but my ankle, knee and hip on my right side have been painful all day, and painkillers don't seem to be helping at all. at first i thought it might be because of the cold but even with the heating and my extra long thick legwarmers on and my lovely new blanket to top it off it's just getting worse :(

I feel like I'm falling apart at the seams, oh wouldn't that be awkward turning up at the school carrying my leg because the seams just gave up. Everything has taken 3 times longer to get done and I haven't even been to my sisters today and i wanted to give her house a through clean today.

When I was there yesterday I managed to get her to tidy up and take a bath but the house needs a good going over and she's not in a good enough place to do it herself. so I'm really annoyed that i'm stuck here feeling sorry for myself.

I'm trying to convince the teen to go for the girls for me, but he isn't in the best of moods today and is reluctant to venture out in the horrible weather.

Would it be awful if i resorted to bribery?

You will need an account to comment - feel free to register or login.


scheng1 wrote on January 9, 2015, 9:44 AM

If you can just stay in bed, I think you will be happier.

j2401 wrote on January 9, 2015, 9:49 AM

Definitely resort to bribery and try to rest your leg, hope your pain eases soon

maxeen wrote on January 9, 2015, 10:19 AM

Nothing worse than wanting to do things and can't,get well soon.

Feisty56 wrote on January 9, 2015, 10:29 AM

You have to do what you have to do -- if resting will help to heal you leg and hip and the teen is able to pick up the girls, then it makes sense to me that that is what happens. Just think of the bribe as the spoonful of sugar that gets the job done. Hope you feel better soon.

inkedwriter wrote on January 9, 2015, 10:39 AM

I find that when those mystery aches and pains set in, it's whiskey that cures all. That said, whiskey has often been the cause of those pains. I may need to re-think this one.

Louemham wrote on January 9, 2015, 10:49 AM

Use the teen to your advantage haha. Bribery is one of your best tools! You need to rest x

Anja wrote on January 9, 2015, 10:56 AM

When it comes to teens, bribery is often the best way to go. It works, it's guaranteed and it doesn't rely on their enthusiasm for the task. Do what makes it work for you. You can insist on a bribe for something the teen wants you to do at a later time to make up for it.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 9, 2015, 11:43 AM

Bribe him and don´t feel guilty at all. It´s very strange for a pain to come on so badly and so quickly, I hope it goes soon or it will be a trip to the doctors or A&E for you.

Vickiw wrote on January 9, 2015, 12:17 PM

Hope you feel better soon. Bribery shouldn't be necessary.

beachchair wrote on January 9, 2015, 12:30 PM

Some days are harder to move then others. I hate it when I feel like that. I hope you were able to muster up what you needed to get hings done.

peachpurple wrote on January 9, 2015, 1:33 PM

yeah, stay in bed and have a cup of coffee, say that you are sick for an excuse

McIntire wrote on January 9, 2015, 3:25 PM

I hope you're feeling better by now and your leg didn't drop off in the middle of something standing, lol! Hope all worked out for the best.

BodieMor wrote on January 9, 2015, 4:32 PM

Go ahead and bribe! You shouldn't be stressing over doing something that could complicate healing!

karen5416 wrote on January 9, 2015, 6:04 PM

Tell him to move his backside and get out there or he will not get any supper lol Its taken us weeks to get the girls here to wash the dishes at teatime, they have managed 2 nights so far

mrsmerlin wrote on January 13, 2015, 6:10 AM

Ah now found out about the pain. Daft as it sounds be careful of your back as it could be referred pain. also if you massage the corresponding area it can help - if your knee is bad massage your elbow, shoulder to hip etc. Its all to do with nerve pathways and the way the brain processes pain messages