(since I have too many weeks to round up now!)
I had to chuckle to myself when I went to reply to the comments on my last post. Most of you were no reply bloggers!! At some point when I catch up with myself I'll follow the paper trail back to your blogs to say hello.
I've been fairly whirlwindy of late. The problem with having a busy time is I don't get a chance to blog about it all. This has been something I have been pondering over for quite a long time. It made me think about how my days pan out, think about what I do during a day. I don't have an exciting life but it is a lovely life and the sort I dreamed of. I always wanted to be a wife and mother. It's not how I thought it would be, of course it isn't! But it is a good life and one I am grateful for.
So here is a day in my life.
|I will admit to buying the camera case off ebay specifically for a day in the life post|
It was a Tuesday in mid May, with nothing in the diary, so what does any normal mother of two feral beasts and one bonny baby do? She flings a camera around her neck and sets her phone to buzz every hour and takes a photo of what she is doing at that very moment. I know, bonkers, but I did it and so I will share it.
Sometimes I don't have the energy to start the day with a breakfast battle with my boys. So a banana in front of Dora the Explorer and then some Belvita Breakfast Biscuits in the car en route has to suffice.
|blurry, I didn't notice because I had sleepy dust in my eyes|
After the inevitable crazy dash to be in the car on time to drive the 4 miles to school, I brace myself for the equally inevitable bun fight through the villages. There is always some argy bargy going on. Honestly, stressed out mothers of primary school kids coupled with narrow lanes and plonkers parking on corners does not a happy marriage make. But to temper this, it is a picturesque journey.
|You can't really see but this is our long, steep hill with the village in the distance.|
Back home again and the Next delivery has arrived with summer clothes for the boys so Little and I had a trying on session.
|How cool does he look in these kids aviator glasses!|
Dealing with the washing. Or was it dealing with me? I dunno, I drown under the stuff. It astonishes me how a family of 5 can create so much washing. I am so thankful that we have a washing machine, that I don't have to hand wash everything or lug it to the laundrette.
Having done a simple jigsaw to death it was high time for a little sit down with my boy, a cuppa tea and a bit of knitting (still learning, still unravelling most of it grrrrrrr)
Lunch is over, baby's been fed and we are in the playroom. A tidy playroom no less!!!! Sometimes I look at this picture to get motivation to tidy up the bloody room AGAIN.
Mini is happy to watch his Mummy and his brother playing tractors...
...correction, I try to play tractors. But in truth I really don't get it. I find it so boring. Pushing a small replica farm vehicle around a nasty nylon mat with a town printed on it. I want a Girls World not a John Deere!! I would know what to do with a doll with long hair.
On the blower to Bee with whom I could chat about nothing for hours. There are very few people I could spend a couple of hours hiding in a mouldy cupboard with. More on that here
|Dreadful photo, I look fierce.|
On the school run to collect Little Cuckoo's friend from preschool and then collect Big from school. I left early so that Little could have a power nap in the car and I could feed Mini outside preschool.
It really is a gorgeous route through the villages.
|I did pull over to take these car journey pics.|
Arrive home with the 7 seater wagon almost full to the brim with boys and booster seats and scooters and bogeys.
Kids tea. I should just throw the food directly on the floor and cut out the middle man (boy)
Mini is soon to be weaned. And then he'll start crawling which is great as he can deal with the food on the floor. Two birds with one stone. Kidding!
Having worn themselves out rioting in the garden the chaps chill out in front of yet more Dora. That girl taunts me. She has a "Back pack, back pack" song but I hear "Back fat, back fat" and feel in need of chocolate.
I did more washing while the boys are mesmerised by Dora.
at 6.43pm it was all kicking off with dripping wet sobbing boys...that stank of wee. They'd been playing the sliding game in an empty bath. You can only slide well when it's a little wet. So once all the water was gone and the bath was too dry, Big piddled and they slid about in it. Yeah, I know. DISGUSTING! They smelt like tramps. I was too busy hollering to take a photo and the baby was in need of a feed and the Mister was still at work. Gah! There are periods during the day when it is all very manageable and other moments when each one of them needs you at the very same time. It's so hard to calculate who to tend to first when the smell of ammonia is knocking you out.
All is quiet upstairs and I prepare the supper for myself and Mr C. Diet food. Getting tired of it now but must keep going....
More knitting or should I say frogging. OMG! It's so hard! But I really would like to knit socks so I must continue to knit and frog till its mastered.
Blogging which carries on for a little too long. It's easy to get lost in cyber land isn't !?
So that's that. A normal Tuesday in the nest.
And just in case this post wasn't long enough already here's some more....
So this award requests ten facts from me. TEN!!! Oh lordy! So hard to think of them whilst sitting in front of the laptop.
1. Sometimes I put on a pinny if I know someone is popping in. I feel properly dressed in a pinny.
2. One of the thing's I love about my husband is that he carries a real handkerchief. I remember thinking he was a true gentleman when he pulled out his hanky for me to borrow when we first met. I'd plunged my chin into his Guinness to make him laugh. "Look at my beard!" I said. I think there's a photo of me with a Guinness head beard somewhere.
3. I am getting fed up with every new drama on TV being one of those police thingies. They make me scared of my shadow and jumpy. After watching Luther last week I am imagining some mad man may jump out and squirt me with a water pistol loaded with acid. Actually I wasn't "watching" it properly, Mr C had it on and I was crocheting. I fear these programmes will give nasty people who have no
imagination ideas. Shudder.
4. Two of my biggest fears are losing my sight (hence point no.3 giving me the willies) and the loss of function in my hands.
5. I'd love to go on a shopping trip for crafty stuff in Morocco and Thailand.
6. I'm really craving a night out like the ones pre kids where you get ready with your girlfriends, get all dolled up then go out for a meal and then drink cocktails and flirt harmlessly with the bar man followed by some loopy dancing, then a kebab and a stagger home. Trouble is I just can't take the hangover.
7. I love tanzanite, I once read that tanzanite is the colour a sapphire wishes to be and I agree whole heartedly.
8. It amuses me that when Mini does a poo it often goes like this: *Stares intently at me, pushes and grunts, face goes red, big smile, flap arms up and down twice, repeat from * till mission complete. Then we all chant "Poo-ey tiger!" The poor boy will never have normal toilet habits being born into this family.
9. This clip where Elvis starts laughing is a joy. I love it.
10. I worked for a contingent of Westlands Helicopters when I was 22 and fresh out of uni. I'd only been there a month when I got called in to the big boss's office and got a bollocking for being disruptive. It was because I spent a long time talking to someone who worked at Haynes Motor manuals and I'd cackle heartily....in an open plan office...filled to the brim with defence system techy nerds called Spock! I've not worked in an office since.
Sarah passed this award on to 4 blogs so I shall do the same.
Join in if you like but don't feel you must!
In other news Mini's blanket is completed but I haven't taken any photo's yet as I have been doing a Ruby Wedding cake for my in laws. I swear there is icing sugar all over my kitchen!
*Have nominated this blog as I think it has the potential to be a flipping fantastic resource once it gets going.