Archive | September 2012

Project 52 – Week 39 / Silent Sunday


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Dearest 21 Month Old

Hello Baby!

I know I should be calling you a Toddler now and I will. Eventually! I forever seem to be in a permanent state of mother denial about how fast you’re growing up.

So, what have you been up to? I’m pretty sure you’re going through a growth spurt. You seem to have got taller suddenly. I’m not sure how you manage to do with eating so little but you don’t care. You’re in your own little playful bubble running around playing and climbing things all day long.

You absolutely adore singing and want everyone to join in. You’ll instantly point out anyone that’s not participating and stare them into submission. That’s some power! It was very funny watching you point at one of your uncles because of point blank refused to do wheels on the bus. You just used your pointing power and patiently stared with steely determination until he meekly started mumbling the words and doing the “swish swish” motion of “the wipers on the bus”.

You have discovered how to stand on the very top of the sofa and reach the light switch. I think my heart has decided to just live in my mouth now and my improved super reflexes would probably qualify me to join the Avengers. You try to walk across the top when you’re feeling particularly brave whilst cheekily laughing at the same time. I think we’re going to have to invest in a massive indoor climbing wall of some sort just to keep you away from scaling the walls.

We’re on our way to the MAD awards today and stuck in a lot of traffic so it’s a good time for me to write this. Your Daddy and I love London and used to go down every other month before you were born and usually spend our time going shopping, eating out and going to the theatre. This is the first time we’re going after you’ve arrived and it feels very very different. I’m not sure where we’re going to find a massive field where you can just run around!



The theme in the Gallery this week is 8pm

I was huddled around the fireplace tonight at 8pm. The dishes needed doing. Little Zs bag needed packing. Eastenders needed watching on delay. But I couldn’t be bothered. I just wanted to lay in front of the fire after a long day at work.

Winter is coming (a la Game of Thrones).

I’m not much of a winter person. I don’t like dark mornings or dark evenings… or the cold! I’m completely in love with warm weather and sun and sunny blue skies. Alas… we have been in dark dreary weather for seems like the entire year. And coupled with the never ending, ark worthy rain, the only thing that makes it all better is to curl up in front of the fire and turn our house into a cosey warm bubble filled with long lie ins and Little Z sleeping through.


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I Want….

I’ve been tagged by the lovely TheBoyAndMe and Jenny from MummyMishaps to come up with a list of what I want. I like things like this. For a fleeting second I thought this might be a hard list to come up with but its really really not. so here goes….


To finally decide which bloomin’ hotel we are staying in on holiday and just book the damn thing

Someone to sort out Little Z’s passport for me

A cleaner that will do all my laundry and put all the clothes away so that our spare room doesn’t look like its been burgled

To enjoy the MADs next week and not be as nervous as hell

That really nice Ted Baker coat that, at the moment, I keep stroking

Want to be able to somehow juggle a career and children with complete ease and without looking haggard

Someone to clean Little Z’s milk soaked carseat for me

To be witty and to know EXACTLY what I want to say at EXACTLY the right time. And not the day after!

My best friends to live a LOT closer to me so that we can all meet up at weekends, talk about nothing for 4 hours straight and eat too much takeaway. Then roll home about 2am and sleep the next day till about 11am

To sleep properly

My next child to sleep straight through from day 1

To stop bring sensible with my mortgage and just have someone else pay it instead. Obviously I would go on holiday with that money.

To own a lucrative chain of takeaways, cafes and restaurants

To go the Oscars. Just once. What?

To win an Oscar for something. What?

To get my tyre fixed today. I didn’t realise its had a nail in it for about a month. Oops

Little Z to grow up to be a wonderful happy blessed adult.

To go on holidays twice a year and someone to just sort it all out for me

Actually, I think that means I want a PA!

To go to New York. And San Francisco. And Hawaii. And Naples. And Las Vegas. And Disney World

To travel First class to all of the above.

To have a second baby. Eventually. Not just yet.

To win Gold in the next Olympics. Possibly 400 metres running. Or something

To be more patient

To have my family and friends forever and ever.

The large Mulberry bag. Niiiiiiiiice.

Can I have the Bulgari one too?

That’s what I want. What I really really Want! (Today)…

SOOOOO….I now tag