When you’ve done both school runs of the day with a pair of jeans hastily pulled on in the morning and a hoodie covering your pyjama top
When you’ve been on the sofa all day apart from two trips to the kitchen to make tea and toast
When you finally start the washing up at 3.55 that’s been waiting to be done since teatime yesterday
When everything just feels too difficult
Then you know it probably isn’t a very good mental health day.
Parents’ evening for Two tonight, his first one at secondary school. I have fourteen teachers to see.
Time to force myself into clothes, have a wash, clean my teeth and put my ‘everything is fine’ face on for the evening. I can do this, I can…!
Tomorrow is another day.