My arse is on a seat.
I WANT to say I’m cosied up in my PJs for the foreseeable future, with the remote to the androidy yoke, a large glass of bubbles and scented candles…
I HAVE to say I’m sitting down for 5 minutes to say hello to you before I start to tidy this bombsite and start dinner.
The PJs are not on yet as that would require me going into the hall which might lead to the awakening of the monsters and frankly, I’d rather work on deepening the red track of the jeans around my belly!
Even with my obvious ninja stealth and carefully choreographed movement, those two are trained to pick up on ANY sound from the hall in the first 20 minutes of slumber. The hall is a NoGo area for another 17 minutes. 😪😪😪
Scented candles? The only scent I’m getting is a suspicious “pong du puke”.
I have no idea where it’s coming from, but there is definitely a pungent whiff eminating from some crevice or hidden burp-cloth or lost bib…
I was delighted today to get a text from my friend to say that her husband had taken their Princess swimming, only for said Princess to shit in the swimnappy and by proxy, in the swimsuit. 💩💩💩
The lovely chemicals in the water created some sort of spontaneous combustion and altered the physical state of said shit into a consistency that babywipes could do nothing but slide over. Hence her message ended with the words:
“He’s just text to run a bath because they’re both clattered in poo!”💩
I can not TELL you the JOY I got from reading this. (Joy and obviously utter entertainment!)
After a week of purple plops of that same babywipe defying consistency, it made me happy to know that somewhere out there, another parent was dealing with the same shit…literally. 😂😂
And isn’t that the best thing about this interweb and these parenting blogs? That we can realise that
1. We’re not mental
2. We’re completely normal
3. Other people think and go through the same as us
4. There’s nothing wrong with sometimes asking for help, or admitting you’re scared, or crying.
5. Many other Mummies and Daddies need…sorry, like…wine and Gin and there’s a possibility that youre not actually a raving alcoholic. You’re just a parent.
6. There is no manual and there is no perfect parent. If you feed them and love your kids, you’re doing great.
7. Sometimes, being a parent is lonely.
8. Most times, being a parent is AWESOME.
Mini-Me has become obsessed with a new book. MY 1ST ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Tonight I learned that:
♡ There was a dinosaur bigger than a T-Rex called Gigantasaurus. I did not know that. I shit you not.
♡We also learned that your heart beeps and the skin keeps all of yoir blood from falling out.
♡We learned that Neptune is the coldest planet but the smarties who wrote the book are not geniuses like my daughter, because they forgot to include the fact that that is where the PENGUINS LIVE.
On another note.
Phase 1 of #operationskinnyarse ended today. For anyone who isn’t interested, have a great Friday and click away now…😚
…but for anyone who is interested, I’ve lost 9lb and 11cm off my waist in 6 weeks.
I’m just delighted with that and that’s all that matters. 🐮
I share simply to show that the determination and stubbornness that I gave my girls can sometimes help me as well as drive me fricken crazy.😂
(And I suppose I should thank The Him 👤 and hims Jim for helping me to get a good start on getting my sass back. Bring on phase 2!)
So to celebrate, I am going to have some bubbles.
They’re full of air which has like, no calories, so it’s grand!
Phase 2 starts tomorrow!
Hope you all have a fab Friday night.
Feel free to share any exciting plans you might have… I’m off to find where this stink of puke is coming from. IT’S FECKIN HONKIN!
Over and Out! 💖💖💖