Thursday, 29 January 2015

The kids are alright

So Shingles is in da house. 
And like a truly unwelcome Celebrity Big Brother contestant, I want Shingles evicted now please. Enough of your larger than life presence.
Oh and have no sympathy for me please, because while I am fully aware that it affects older people, it's actually the dear sweet Princess who is suffering. She of 11 years and two months of age. We spent most of Saturday morning in A&E and she's now knocking back anti viral tablets like there's no tomorrow. 
What with that and the Prince being investigated in hospital for tummy problemos and the Sweet Child giving me heart tremors every time she runs so fast she almost ricochets off the laminate flooring, it's fair to say I am ageing rapidly.
It's been a month since I last blogged. Totally shocking but time is not my own. It will be one day, but not at the moment.
Apart from two trips with Sweet Child into a cherry tree shop where I firstly picked up a Ladybird book to add to my vast collection.

And secondly, I found a mate for this:


The first is a 50s Babycham glass and the second is a 60s beauty. So pleased and they seem to love one another.

A couple of quid each and now I want a collection of them like my jelly moulds. I am definitely getting old.

Anyway I am thinking about spring and Easter at the moment. I hate this gloomy weather, I want the warm sun on my face and I want Sweet Child to toddle on the sand when it's low tide.

I am loving every second with Sweet Child who is now 13 months. Even when she occasionally starts the day at 4am and I am forced to watch reruns of Jeremy Kyle, if only to remind myself that our life is a very good one.

In other news we celebrated the Husband's birthday with an age appropriate Breaking Bad breakfast:

And...darn it, now I hear a night terror erupting from the Prince.......I shall return in less than a month. Eek, he's really going for it tonight. LOUD. Gah!


Sarah Jane said...

Ah, parenthood, a bloody nightmare! I'm not as philosophical as you. Not cut out for it but not a lot I can do about it now! Sweet child is just adorable xxx

Anonymous said...

I think you hit the nail on the head when you say that time is not your own at the moment. But as you also say, it will be. Too many people are resentful of that fact I think, but you are not one of them. I think it best to enjoy being where you are right now at this stage of your life. Soon enough there will be time to do all the things you are unable to find time for. And right now, what you are in the middle of is so important and yes really enjoyable on many occasions. Being a mum is awesome (both to me looking at someone doing it, and being one too.)

I get that right now is not one of those fun times though, rather it's somewhat stressful. Hope everyone is feeling better soon. Poor Princess, shingles is not nice. Hope the tummies are sorted out too. It's lovely how much you enjoy your little baby daughter. She is very sweet. Try not to worry about them all too much and find some of that valuable time to look after yourself too.

SarahB said...

I've just had a HUGE catch up of all your posts and am sat here with a smile, missing you!!

Love Sweet Child's tutu, I would wear it myself if it were my size!!

Sorry the Princess has shingles, I had it at her age too and have had it twice as an adult - hope she is on the mend.

We MUST make a date!!


S x

Gem said...

Hello lovely lady, pleased to hear that you are doing well, albeit with the kids keeping you on your toes. I had shingles at her age too. It was just before I had my SATs in year 6. My Mum actually laughed in the doctor's face when he told us because she thought it was something old people got hehee. I hope she has recovered OK x x x x

m said...

Hi from Istanbul again :-) hope Mr. Shingles has left the premises and that you're all fine again! Did you get some sunny days at the beach yet? I'm sure you'll feel better soon, what with spring in the air (mind you it's bloody cold here and we're all battling weird viruses...). Looking forward to an update on the kids and yourself!!