Tuesday 10th July 2018

I swear I want to ban my children from the internet. It can be such a toxic place and they do things that they just shouldn’t and make life so much more difficult. And just when I think that we’ve talked about it so much that all the safety talk must be sinking in, I’m casually informed that Nicholai met up with an internet person last weekend while he was in Melbourne to catch the train home after his football commentating. Which, okay, meeting up with internet people in real life is not something I would have said no to, but the first rule of it is LET SOMEONE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!! LET SOMEONE KNOW WHO YOU ARE MEETING AND WHERE YOU ARE MEETING THEM AND WHAT TIME YOU WILL BE DONE!!! I mean, that is basic personal safety 101 of ways to NOT be kidnapped, raped and murdered! And after all I’ve said to them all…why do I bother talking at all, seriously???

I went to the doctor today about my stomach pain. I asked her about the possibility of it being gall bladder related and she seemed to be under the impression that I had had an ultrasound at the hospital that ruled that out, which didn’t happen. Once that was established she wrote me an ultrasound referral and said we’ll wait and see what that says before we start adding in more medicine or looking into scoping my stomach. I called for an appointment, and now have a two and a half week wait for that. The pain is not terrible and I’m not going to be suffering intensely for weeks while we establish what it is or anything, but it’s uncomfortable at best and it hurts at worst and honestly I’m feeling a bit let down by the whole medical system today.

Emma went to the trampoline place with her friend Laura this morning. It was an expensive morning for her ($28 for two hours, plus $2.50 for a pair of specific socks!) but she had a great time.

I dropped her off and then took Jericho to Naomi’s house, and I hung out there talking to Inbal for a while. He stayed there while I went home for lunch, and then I picked him up after my doctor appointment. He and Naomi made some lemon slice and watched Netflix and did computer things, and Naomi played all the video game and tv show theme tunes that she knows on the piano – she’s pretty impressive. Inbal said that Jericho seemed really cheerful and was very chatty and sociable even with her and Leah, so that was good to hear.

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