Through my recent few days of pure unhappiness, caused by the constant rejection from loan options, a rare glint of sunshine through the clouds. I have another nephew!
It made me think, I am now meant to be a positive influence on yet another child. That’s my children and my nieces and nephews, they look to me as the fun uncle. And mostly I am.
Children have absolutely no clue what some adults are going through, and I truly think that is best. I have learnt in the last few years that no matter how dreadful your day, you always greet you children with a smile and hug. As long as they think everything is ok, then they feel safe. I also think it’s an adult’s role to shield children from real life traumas, which is what I have done.
I googled HMRC harassment, so many stories of people who were driven to a nervous breakdown by it. I am determined not to go down that route, I’m too strong for that and too proud a father. But, everyone handles situations differently. Personally, I go quiet and step away from my friends for a few days and try hard to regain my perspective.
This time, a baby boy is that perspective. Just got to raise the funds to get my brother and sister and law a gift!