Daily post for 5th may 2012
Hello my friends,
As Saturday’s usually go it has been a quite eventful day. I was up from 2am with my little lad again because he slept so much yesterday while recovering from his bug that he was wide awake in the night – oh joy. I managed to snatch a couple more hours sleep from 5.30am but boy am I tired!
By lunchtime we were all ready to get out of the house for a while so we went into town, my bank balance was surprisingly healthy so I went to buy the boys a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, unfortunately when we got to the till we encountered a very distressed elderly lady who had just discovered her purse had been stolen. The shop assistant was giving her a long list of things she needed to do like go to the last shop she’d been in, ring the police, cancel her bank cards, ring her family etc; but the old lady just couldn’t take any of it in she was so upset.
I had Josh who was very concerned, Louis who was running riot hiding behind displays of clothes and Robbie who was crying for a bottle but I could not leave this lady in such distress. I paid for my items and offered to go with her and help her sort things out.
Joshua very valiantly tried to keep Louis occupied while I ascertained what had happened. She had come to the clothes shop immediately after withdrawing some money from the bank directly opposite and she had noticed a tall man dressed all in grey watching her while she was there. She was under the impression that this man must have taken it while she wasn’t looking. So we duly went to the bank in question. They seemed less than helpful at first.
Her purse had contained all her bank cards and £40 (about $90 for the Americans among you.) She was getting in a state because she didn’t know what to do and the bank staff were obviously under the impression that I was actually with her. I explained what I knew and asked the staff to make some phone calls with her to her bank, the police and her family and went on my way with my ragtag bunch of grumpy kids.
I hope the bank staff were helpful and that her family were able to console her, I didn’t feel I could do any more for her.
I went to the sweet shop to reward Joshua and Louis then we went to collect Louis’ repaired glasses, the whole episode had upset Joshua and he was anxious that the man may still be around, he insisted on pushing Robbie so that he could guard my bag and purse.
Following the opticians we went to the library to renew Joshua’s books, Louis chose a peppa pig dvd to borrow and Joshua, surprisingly chose a book about autism and asperger’s syndrome. By this time Joshua was becoming more agitated about the possibility of my purse being stolen and extra protective of Louis in case ‘he wanted to steal Louis too’ so we got our taxi home.
What a morning!
Thankfully the afternoon has been less eventful but unfortunately Robbie now has diarrhoea so I don’t think tonight will be any better on the sleep front.
Oh the joys of parenthood!