I didnt watch the whole programme. My daughter had recorded it and when MS was mentioned she called me through. So, I saw the bit where ‘he’ (sorry-forgot name already!) organised the bus to go to the nursery.
Initially he reminded me of myself! I worked in a nursery for under 5’s for a couple of years, prior to that a Staff Nurse for 10 years.
His enthusiam and need to cram ‘it all in’ I fully understand! However, as a single Mum of 4 kids who continued to work for one year following diagnosis I soon realised this theory does not work!
It is possible to live a full life (for self and kids) but it takes a tad more thought and planning. My kids continued to go to after school clubs, nights out etc etc etc-all that youngsters do-but they appreciated that maybe they had to go with a friend rather than me. (Its ok to ask for help and/or lift share I discovered!)
Whilst they are at school (9-3) then I use some of the time to catch up on zzz and some to catch up with friends. I manage light housework-a cleaner hoovers/washes floors and cleans the bathroom. Sometimes I have to cancel arrangements-thats ok! Cos I have learned that being (or trying to be!) Superwoman just ends up with me in a worse state! I find that if I organise and plan as much as possible then life is good. I even ‘book’ some time with myself at least once a week!
Might get round to watching the whole programme-I aint a lover of tv-give me a phone to yap on anyday!
Feel free to pass my comments on Greg-or maybe ‘he’ reads here anyway
Ellie x (ps my sincere apologies re ‘he’-I have MS you know!)