I’m rather late in doing my blog this week as the lead up to Christmas seems to have started a bit earlier this year.
Firstly the Eczema at the moment is not doing too badly, although the skin is dry and inevitably itchy it isn’t infected which is a good news: although we have been a bit troubled by wart like spots around the fingernails and an unruly verucca, but if we can deal with Eczema we can deal with anything.
It has been a week of football practices and then a tournament yesterday, which lasted most of the day and was pretty cold and damp and that was only me watching it. Anyway it was a successful day for the team and apart from the odd scratching, all went well.
I must say here that after my last blog, I had an e-mail from a company that makes an inner sock for the shin pad which looks like it can help protect against the heat and sweatiness that occurs when playing, which then results in the dreadful scratching, so must give that a try.
Also I had a tweet regarding my comments on swimming and the preparation we have to endure before we get into the swimming pool with plastering on the cream. You may have heard of “gloves in a bottle” which is mostly used for the hands (sorry that’s a bit obvious when I think about it) but it was suggested that this could be used all over as a protective barrier which sounds like a good idea.
It’s these comments that are helpful to us all, so please do let us know if you have a tip that can be passed on to others and it does make us realise that yes, blogs are read by you all!
So what about the rest of the week you may well ask. Well we are preparing for the little sister’s first nativity play, yes she is going to be an angel and no, she really isn’t one in real life. She is a teenager at 3 years old, thinks she is a diva pop star and will probably end up on the stage and is lucky because she fortunately does not have Eczema. Which makes me realise how lucky that is, because I know there are many families where several siblings have this. I always feel that I am fortunate in this respect, especially when I receive Snugglepaws orders for clothing, only to realise that this must be for the second or third child as the name has a familiar ring to it.
I have also been busy chasing my order for new stock which should have been despatched last week but will now be another week. But the good news is that due to your requests, we have re-ordered pink sleepsuits for the older children which is coming at a slightly later date and will probably get mixed up with the Christmas present deliveries unless Santa can bring them on his sleigh which might be quicker.
The website has also claimed my attention this week with thoughts for its updating so will let you know how that goes.
This week Super Gran has been busy baking flapjacks with the children, a tried and trusted recipe but sometimes they are a bit more crunchy than others, it could be where she fits in another two jobs like making sure that the 3 year old doesn’t have an “accident” before she takes them out of the oven, (the flapjacks that is – not the child) so what can I say, except my teeth are getting stronger.
She tells me she has also made the Christmas cake, destroyed the pickled walnuts she made earlier as they were a big mistake and nearly lost the top of the kilner jar of sloe gin she was supposed to be shaking gently to make sure the sugar was dissolved. She does try hard but the children think she is hilarious, so that’s what counts I guess.
So must now make time to help with the homework, re-order the tubs of creams and potions for the Eczema, tackle the verucca and cook the lunch. Not sure in which order I will do that, but be reassured I will be back next week, shattered as usual but still fighting the battle to keep the Eczema from becoming infected.
To know a bit more about us, visit us on www.snugglepaws.com if you want to know more about the football socks its on www.shinnerz.com and the gloves in a bottle is on www.allergybestbuys. all of which may be helpful to some of you.