“Are you on your way?”

17 05 2010

CD answers his phone and can hear the stress in GM’s voice.  There is hysterical laughter and shrieking in the background, almost drowning out GM.

“I’m just leaving work now”, he says “I’ll get home as quickly as I can.”

“I had to call” he hears GM say, over the racket LML is making, “she’s completely on one.”

“She sounds very giddy” he says, but GM can’t hear and says she has to go. He turns to his colleague “I’d better get going, it sounds like GM is having a bit of a stressful time.”

15 minutes later, as he sits on the bus CD gets a text from GM “have put Mulan on, having a cuddle and all much calmer. Our dinner on hold though! Had to call to start calming myself. This is followed a few minutes later by another text “I think she’s exhausted and is falling asleep in my arms now, but she completely went on the rampage! Yep! Conked out.”

…..

All is silent when he arrives home 20 minutes later, the girls are upstairs with GM, bath running.  LML is pleased and excited to see him, but as is often the case, she begins to stress and get distressed due to the excitement she feels.  GM backs out of the bathroom, and leaves him to manage both children, recognising that her own stress and reactions are not needed.

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