Tuesday, 24 May 2011
I have no time to stand and stare
No time to look through window panes
At beautiful shoes never worn again
No time for haircuts and beauty treats
Cups of coffee with friends to meet
No time to sit and read that book
Of far off peoples and roads they took
But still I'm happy with all my life
Through all the heartache, trouble and strife
My children are the ones that breathe
New life in all I can bequeath
With them I take the time to see
The sweetness and joy of their life with me
Thank you my darlings my precious ones
For making me the happiest mum.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Just as a little side note to this post, but its been bugging the hell out of me for ages. You know all this sugar free stuff that is full of fake sugar does anyone know if that stuff is actually worse for kids than natural sugar?
Saturday, 14 May 2011
My mum decided to have a glass of wine with her dinner the other day at my house. I saw the potential for an argument brewing. Humf went to keep her company while she ate and to naturally help out with any eating she might need a hand with. While in the kitchen I hear my mother quietly say "go on smell it" and then a giggle. Humf was at her wine.."mum don't let him drink your wine please" "I'm not he's just smelling it" another giggle..."MUM don't let him drink your wine" "I'm not he's just trying it" Oh for goodness sake ! The row ensued quickly after that.
Really the argument from them of "well, we did it and we turned out alright" really falls flat by the fact the NHS is straining under the pressure of dealing with the 50+ whose lifestyles up until now haven't exactly been ideal. That and the fact that most of them have a alot to say about young people and alcohol and how society is being ruined. At same time advising their 30+ kids to give the baby a drop of whiskey at bedtime to "help" him sleep.
Don't get me wrong, I love my older generation and gain alot of valuable advise from them, its just I can't fathom their attitude to drinking and how it just seems to go against any normal thinking.
Friday, 6 May 2011
My wits are coming to an end. Humf’s fascination with being able to pee any time, any where. on to anything, is starting to drive me insane. Yes it was funny at first when he peed in his sister’s trainer and then in the take away container, it was even slightly amusing when he peed in one of the toy saucepans that goes with his toy kitchen. But the joke has worn well and truly thin now and its all starting to get on my nerves. He is not with out resources three toilets in the house and numerous potties dotted all over the place. It is not down to a timing issue either as he has gone through a good half the night without wetting the bed and can also hold up for many hours during the day. Heaps of praise is bestowed upon him every time he takes the innovative to actually use the potty and on particularly stubborn days I have ended up putting the nappy back on. He starts the school nursery in September what happens when one of his key workers goes to drink out of her mug of tea and realises it doesn’t quite taste right. I can picture the conversation now with the headmistress, me begging for Humf to get another chance and pleading with her that really, underneath it all he is a good boy. Maybe I should have called him “Dennis”
On another failure note, this diet thing is not bloody easy is it. I think I have spent more time fallen off the waggon than actually on it. Ok its been tough the last couple of weeks what with Ninja being booked in for his minor op and also dealing with a lovesick teen in the house but still the chocolate is passing my lips without so much as an inkling from my brain that I shouldn’t be doing this. My will power is non existent and I think i am actually putting weight on. Ninja gently asked me this morning if I had forgotten that we had bought the Wii Fit. I know one thing for certain though, the kids are better off without the junk food in the house (especially sweets) because as soon as they came back in it felt like WW3. So if I don’t lose any weight at least with trying too I have discovered my kids really are better off without the crap and taking time to consider what we are putting in our mouths is well worth the extra time it takes.