If you’re under the impression that the atmosphere at our house is perpetually rosy and convivial, I can confirm that it’s not the case.
Yesterday I arrived home to find B in a sad mood. It’s very difficult this week, because the weather is pants, so he hasn’t been getting out as much as he probably should. It’s a long day for him with me at work and the rain beating down.
Things have also returned somewhat to normality for me, during the working day at least. So it was a bit of a shock to arrive home and have to immediately think about it all.
I know B will have his moments (and so will I) but we must strive to be positive. Admittedly, me saying ‘You’re not dead yet!’ doesn’t help much.
After this outburst I flounced off and went for a run on the treadmill, then apologised. I can be tactless and insensitive at times. It probably comes as a shock to you all, but it’s true.
So what can B do during the day, apart from quietly thanking his lucky stars that he has me?
Our monsoonal summer looks set to continue, unfortunately. I’ve found lots of ideas for how to entertain kids during a rainy day out in London, but fewer tips for adults with brain tumours.
B can’t really deal with crowds or loud noises at the moment, but he can travel – especially during the day when the tube is quiet. Options I’ve thought of include the British Library, cinema and museums – please leave a comment if you know of others.