Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wicked Wednesdays 17th September

This weekend I had the chance to meet up with some of my lovely bloggy chums and with the Tots 100 blogcamp coming up as well as the Mumsnet blog event I can't wait to meet some more! Let me know if you are going so we can have a chat and a piece of cake and a smidge of gin. I already know a few are and I can't wait to see you!

Monday saw the start of my girl at preschool and I'll be honest. I wept and wept. And my husband wept. And I have only ever seen him cry three times in 11 years! (all over dying pets). I am finding it hard to adjust to a new routine but hopefully I will get in the swing of things really soon. Photos I loved from last week were the hilarious nursery shots from Teen Tween Toddler, the amazing 'Vaseline Saga' from 3 Princesses and 1 Dude and a beaut first day of school shot from Polka Dots and Cups of Tea. I also regrammed this little toddler strop from Running in Lavender over on my instagram. Remember to try and comment on a few - then hopefully the favour will be returned! I will retweet all tweets and re-gram my favourite on instagram. Have a lovely week and can't wait to see what you link up!

#wickedwednesdays rules

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Sh*t just got real...

It dawned on me as I was waiting in the playground to collect my girl from pre-school this morning. That I am a Mum. Like an actual proper Mum Mum. Let me explain. For the past 20 months I have had the joy of being at home with my children bar the two days I work as a teacher, when I wasn't off on maternity leave. The days I was off with them were essentially me pootling around having cake with chums on the odd play date or running amok around Thomas Land. Copious amounts of cups of tea were drank, husbands moaned about, fancy dress outfits put on (the kids not us) and choccy biccys consumed.

But now? Sh*t just got real. There is no more pootling. There are parents evening forms to be handed in, cooking money to remember and teeny tiny shirts to be washed. I have to be at the same place twice a day at the same time. TWICE A DAY AT THE SAME TIME! And it is proper freaking me out. I'm no longer in the tired haze of having a new born, I'm not in the fretful, exhausting days of two toddlers. I am on a schedule. I am 'Mum'. I have no excuse for being a bit crap.

Whilst I was super sad when my girl went to pre-school this week due to the fact she is growing up. What really affected me was the complete change to my lifestyle. Something I had grown so accustomed to. It was a happy caffeine fuelled place where it didn't really matter if we popped to the Matalan sale or watched 56 episodes of Peppa in a row. There are now no reasons for me not to clean the house, not to provide healthy meals for the whole family, not to think about Mum things like booking hair appointments only at weekends or ensure PE kits are ready for a certain day.

Taking a Gin Bath with Friends

One of the best things that has happened since I started blogging is that I have found a whole extra new group of friends up and down the country. What starts off as a single tweet, or blog comment can end up with you talking to people everyday. So this weekend I was luckily enough to meet up with seven wonderful women who are fellow bloggers, and show them what Brum has to offer on a night out. I knew there was only one place to go...the infamous Jekyll and Hyde. 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Don't leave me with her!

Dear Big Sissy...

So there seems to be some panic in the house at the moment. Mum is shouting at Dad as she can't work out how to sew labels on your socks. Sometimes she weeps a bit and says she's going to miss you  "SO SO much" (she's so dramatic that one). 

But what about me? You're leaving me with her! We are supposed to be besties. In this together. You taught me how to shout "Yogurt" loudly on repeat till she caves in and gives me one, sometimes two. When she tells everyone I am advanced and I walked dead quick and use a knife and fork she looks all smug as she thinks she's the worlds best teacher. It's nothing to do with her. It's you. 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Gruffalo : Games Competition

When I was a little girl, the thought of a tablet or an iPhone would have blown my tiny mind. An etch a sketch was the height of modern day excitement but at just three and a half my girl is an expert on both. OK she may watch the odd Kinder Egg being unwrapped (times one bazillion) but she also loves to play games with me on it so we had a crack at the new 'Gruffalo : Games' app on her Dad's iPhone.

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