Thursday, 17 July 2014

Dear Me...It's going to be OK!

Hello Me!

How are you? Well look I know you are losing the plot which is why I am writing me, I mean you, I mean...oh you know what I mean as you're me, a letter. This letter is being written one whole day before you embark on the most difficult of journeys. A summer. Alone. For six weeks. With two toddlers. Stop hyperventilating!!! It's going to be OK I promise! Yes, 11 hours a day is a long time, yes there are only so many Peppa episodes one can possible watch during this time but you will be fine.



So. Some advice that you may forget when your pulse is racing and your heart is beating so fast you feel your head may well explode. What you are doing, is a bit hard. Don't beat yourself up. Don't think you are a crap Mum. I'm not. I mean you're not! You love your children very much and sometimes yes we do shout but that's because the little sods are being bloody naughty on purpose. Count down from five. Use the naughty door and everything will be right! Remember if you do phone the husband up as a threat. This never works. So don't be surprised when he just laughs. Grrr.


This is one of your very last summers with two tiny toddlers. One of the very last times you will have little munchkins around that love you so very much they feel the need to be literally stuck to you at ALL TIMES. Yes, this is annoying and yes sometimes you just want to put the vacuum round. But I am giving you the summer off. Yes Me, this summer your main focus is to look after the boy and the girl. To have fun, to eat smarties, to watch the Gruffollo, to read stories, to roll down hills in the park, to sack off the washing and polishing and only do it when you're either a) using dirty pants as a duster or b) making your children wear these dirty 'duster' pants.


It is going to be a bit hard sometimes, and there will be missed naps and many, MANY over tired moments when you feel like you are going insane. But you are also being given permission to ever so often, have a few hours to yourself to go and have a spa, or buy a new dress. Funded by the husband who is eternally grateful for you being in charge for the six weeks (our words, not his).

So go me! You're fab! You're a great Mummy. Yeah you shout and yeah sometimes you shove Peppa on to allow yourself time to have a cup of tea or go for a wee. But overall you're aces. I'm aces! WE ARE ACES! Enjoy the summer bab - I have enclosed some piccys throughout this letter of the kids to remind you, when they are screaming "MINE" at each other, they can be cute and nice. Sometimes.

Love Me I mean You xxxxxxx

PS If I were you? I'd get some more gin in. We are so running low. And I feel? We may need it.
PPS See the below shot? That's going to happen quite a lot. Embrace it.



17 comments:

  1. When times get tough, there are movies and that Granny that you love watching. Plus naps. And gin. And playdates with delightful American blogger friends. And dancing around the house to the musical stylings of Shakira! Good luck!

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    1. YES! I am so so happy for our upcoming playdate! I can't wait! xxx

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  2. Always make sure you have the tonic in the fridge and the gin within easy reach. Lock them in rooms or cupboards under the stairs!
    Teach them to make jam sandwiches by spooning the jam on plain bread and bobs your uncle!
    I hate the 6 week holidays....however this year will be the year of trying to stop Em wandering the streets and giving Shannon a reasonable curfew, so I may need the gin :) x

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    1. Oh god you will need the gin lovely. I am going to try and enjoy it. And not have too many breakdowns xxx

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  3. I'm looking forward to these holidays. Unlike last year, I've made a point of booking at least 1 day off a week (plus our family summer holiday) to take varying combination of kids for the day. I'm really looking forward to doing some days out, and I think my (part-time working) wife is glad that she doesn't have to do all the hard work of planning things to do too.

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    1. Yay! My hub is trying his best to help. He has took the kids off for the day to day in the utter horrible rain. I just need to make sure I have a break every so often I think xxx

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  4. I have become addicted to your posts...they really make me laugh because they are just so true! There is so much guilt that comes with being a mum, and sometimes it is so nice to hear that people feel the same way and have bad days too! Being a mum is amazing but bloody tough too!
    Thank you!

    www.lauraevelynbee.co.uk

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    1. Ah what a lovely thing to say! I shall scoot over to your blog now and go and have a mooch at you and your fam xxx

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  5. I love that last photo! You will be OK, it can be done. And we're always here to get together and relieve the pressure! x

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    1. We so need some playdates ASAP!!! xxx

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  6. Dear you and me - 'every little thing gonna be okay' :) X

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  7. You are a top mum and i know you guys are going to have a blast this summer, but yep stock up on gin!
    p.s love the last pic xxx

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    1. Thanks bab! They nearly killed me! xxx

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  8. This is a great post, and I hope you all have a fantastic summer. I am sure it is hard work, lets hope the sun shines and that you can go outside and blow the cobwebs off lots. x

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    1. I shall be out and about every single day for sure! xxx

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  9. Have just found your blog because you have gone around upsetting people on Twitter by refusing to change your children's dirty bottoms ;) I love it. Thanks for making me laugh x

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