I often use the analogy of a puzzle when trying to explain the purpose of Life Story work. Imagine a large jigsaw puzzle which once complete will form an image of yourself.
Note to self (as I send yet another belated birthday card)….. ‘be more organised next year as winging it and the lastminute.com approach doesn’t seem to be cutting it these days’.
In the world of adoption there is no room for the 'slummy Mummy' and there is an expectation for us to take a therapeutic approach in everything we do.
I’m not sure if the pain of labour gets any easier second time round, but I’ve heard women say that whilst you never forget the pain the end result is so worth it that you’d do it all again in a heart beat and my experience was not too dissimilar.
As I stood wanting the playground to swallow me and my son up; she looked me square in the eye as if my child were a mass murderer and finally added ‘and I caught him jumping on snails!’.
This is what it must what it must be like for families in witness protection every day and as for covert police operations we'd make lousy undercover bobbies!