Talk about it Tuesday 11/8/15

This weeks Talk  about it Tuesday  starts with a book review.

I had been invited to the launch of The Missing Husband by Amanda Brooke, it is her fourth book, which called for a bit of a celebration.

This is a taster, and yes it is about a husband who goes out one day and doesn’t come home.

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The book is an emotional roller coaster and draws on how that can affect mental health.     I really recommend it, but it did make me anxious as I often start looking at the clock when my teen is due to come home.

Last night was a prime example, and I actually started to feel sick as I thought what if ‘’they don’t come home’.

My teen was out with friends all day at the local football pitch, the plan was to go to Mcdonalds afterwards and text home to be picked up, we guessed about 6.30ish.

But we heard nothing, and I had no reply to my messages, the calls went straight to voicemail, I drove to Mcdonalds they weren’t there, where was he?

As time went on I began to feel sick, I probably did frighten myself and over react but he doesn’t stay out late and as we live between a park and a wood we don’t like hm walking home alone as nightfalls.

After what felt like the longest night ever he came in, it was only 9.45 but this is late for him and we expected to see him around 7pm.

Turns out there was a problem with his phone, he wondered why he didn’t hear from us, he sensibly stayed with his friends & they walked home together. As we live a bit further on from the others my boy crossed the open field as to not walk through the park alone, he wasn’t frightened and felt fine but knew we would be worried.

We were so pleased to see him but questioned why he didn’t ask to use someone else’s phone, teenagers never think of the simple solutions.

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6 Comments

  1. August 11, 2015 / 11:16

    OMG how scary for you. I am hanging onto a post called missing it is about when we lost Yoshi. I am scared to post it! #TalkaiTues

    • August 11, 2015 / 16:09

      I can understand why you are scared to post,the feeling brought up are horrible. x

  2. Rebecca
    August 11, 2015 / 10:58

    Oh my goodness, I’m glad everything was ok! I have all that to look forward to, with a 5 month old at least I know where he is all the time! I remember my Nana used to wait on the doorstep whenever I was late home from school. No mobile phones back then of course!

    • August 11, 2015 / 16:10

      I am not sure if phones make everything 10 times worse, if you get no answer you panic. x

  3. August 11, 2015 / 09:46

    It’s such a worry when our children start leading their own lives – I’m forever trying to strike a balance between letting them stay out and wanting to keep them at home, safely x

    • August 11, 2015 / 16:11

      That is it exactly Claire, he needs to be out gaining independence, this is my issue not his. He’s a good kid x

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