She has my every sympathy; 4 children (well, any number of children but as Alison and i often say, you do spend a bloody long time saying the same thing over and over when you have 4!) is hard going and pretty much unrelenting.
Interesting to see another family doing much the same (in a different way) as we’ve done, being forced to stop, look, listen for a while. Since Max stopped working full time, i’ve realised that BeadMerrily is a full time job for at least one person, probably more like a full time job for 2. No wonder i’ve been gradually going under for the last little while. Thank goodness Max had an understanding employer who could see they would get more from him if they allowed him to take time out to put our family life right.