So I was hoping to post this at the end of Wednesday but didn’t have time…
So we were early to school and it’s surprising because so far all of January we have been rushing and making it just before the gates close. So now I get to stand in the playground and watch my son play with his friends while I have the lovely mummy job of holding his P.E kit bag, his book bag and his guitar bag… But since we rushed I do have the pushchair so that helps!
I love watching my son play. I find myself smiling and giggling as he swerves in and out of his friends as they go to grab him and misses. He’s quite fast…I was told he wouldn’t be a very active child due to his asthma and previous post natal medical issues… But there he is, running around laughing and enjoying himself and no old issues cropping apart from the odd asthma episodes but that only gets triggered by colds and the like.
The bell rings and he comes running at me for his stuff, gives me a hug and a kiss and off he goes lining up and then I have to leave the playground with the hoard of parents trying to squeeze themselves through the gate all at once… Oh god.
When I get home with my daughter we start doing some housework.. mainly running around trying to find all the dirty clothes that needs to be washed and piling them in the washing basket that never get’s used till just before I do washing.
Then I pop a film on for my daughter so I can then tidy the coffee table, the floor, the shelves and the toy corner. Then I sprinkle some shake n vac over my carpet and give it a good hoover.
I then go into the kitchen and attempt to bag up all the rubbish. I then clear the table and move it towards the wall so I have some space then pile up the table with all the washing up so I can then start cleaning out the sink and wiping down the sides. Before I know it, it’s time to go get my son from school!
We both get ready and we take the pushchair again because we are leaving later than planned as per usual. I give her one of my son rainbow belts which is a sour sweet and tell her when she get’s in the pushchair then she can eat it.
We get into the lift and it stops at one of the floors and a workman gets in… This workman I seem to see often around the same times and every time he seems to make a comment and get’s more talkative each time he sees me… I on the other hand go very quiet and awkward… I am a shy person and socially awkward in general but I am even more so when crammed in a lift with strangers…. I either look straight down at the floor or focus on the numbers changing as we go down the floors or I just look at my daughter and smile.
My daughter must have recognised him and I think it must have bee the sugar rush of the sour sweet but she starts waving at him enthusiastically until he waves back… This time he says “Aww, she’s cute.” and I just continue to smile at my daughter and make a “hmm” sound. He then says “It’s when they’re older is when they become trouble” and laughs to himself.
I then find myself responding “Well actually my older child is the calm one where as she is the trouble one” he laughs and turns to my daughter and ask “do you keep your mum up all night do you?” I then retort “No… They both sleep like logs and always have done what I mean by trouble is that she is 3 and is at that tantruming stage so…”
He says “Oh right, well that’s alright, that’s kids for ya isn’t it?” … I don’t really know what to say at that point because yes I know what kids are like I have 2 very different ones and have gone through and am still going through new and different hings with them everyday…But I don’t say anything…
the doors to the lift open and we get out he then follows up with “I can’t say much I haven’t changed much from when I was her age” and he gives me a wink…. What the hell! I’f he’s trying to flirt or chat me up that was a fail and a half! Why would you tell someone you are pretty much the same way as when you were a toddler? That’s not a turn on….
Also why are these guys who have been talking to me recently basically still child like in their own minds? I need and intellectual and stimulating conversation with someone who has an older mind than a teenager let alone a 3 year old! He then says “I’ll see you later then yeah?” as if we have just made an arrangement to meet or something…. He’s still standing there like he’s waiting for an answer…. Erm…
“bye!” I say and hurry out of the block…. That was weird! I then continue on the school run and pick my son up. We got to this beauty salon which is where I have been getting my hair done from the past couple of years and the place I use to go to for hot stone massages… I need to get myself booked in for some more I think! I need it! But today is for me to have a fringe trim as it has grown down to the tip of my nose and has become a side fringe…
It’s free for me as I am an existing hair client and fringe trims between cuts are free! Yay! There is no chance I was going to attempt to do it to myself! At least when I did the kids hair I could see what I was doing. The woman that did it was the woman there who I was wishing didn’t… She’s not very professional in the way that she speaks to clients… And every time she talks to me she says things that are unnecessary and unhelpful.
She did my fringe the way I wanted which I was thankful for! We then left to pick up some bits from poundland, like toilet roll and a fruit shoot pack. We then went to my bank to make sure a payment was cancelled. Then we headed home. I only had 1 hour to get home, sort out dinner for the kids do some more housework, get myself dressed, make up and hair done and be ready for my dinner event! Yeah like I was going to be able to do all that in the short space of time…
I mean, I’m good at times but I’m not that good! The kids chose pizza and chips for dinner but since I had nothing washed up I served it on a side table and an oven tray… MY brother had the nerve to ask if it was clean before I gave it to the kids! The cheek! I know I am bad with washing up and I’m not a neat freak like others but I wouldn’t serve my kids food on a dirty surface or an unwashed plate!
I managed to get myself dressed, hair done and make up done all in 30 minutes! It use to take me 3 hours to get ready before going out! But I just did not have the time… I told my brother that the kids can go to bed at either 7pm or 8pm his choice and I gave him the parental code for the TV remote and said I shouldn’t be too long might be back at 9 or later or even earlier I don’t know… I told them after they drank both their fruit shoots that they are not to have anything else to drink and they can’t have any sweets if they don’t eat there dinner!
They hadn’t even eaten that much of it before I left and I told them that’s all they are getting so better to eat it now while it’s still warm instead of eating it later when it is cold… My son did say on the way home he was sooooo starving! Dramatic much? I told them to listen to their uncle and I will see them later hopefully in the morning because they should go to bed when he tells them to go to bed. Then left for my dinner event which is on the ‘A Delightful Dinner’ post!
After I got back home…The kids were still up… Why wasn’t I surprised? My mummy sense was tingling as I reached for the door handle! My daughter came running up to me saying”Mummy! You came back! Look everyone mummy came back home!” I laughed and asked did she thinking I wasn’t going to come back? And my brother was just laughing with a confused look on his face. I asked why they weren’t in bed and he said they were too wide awake and he just thought he would wait til 9pm… even thought at this point it had gone 9:30pm….
I told them to go down to bed now and they did as they were told without a fuss. They said goodbye to their uncle and said goodnight to me and they went off quietly… That’s the first! I asked my brother “how good were they \?”and he said “they were good” I ask “give me a number between 1 – 10 to rate how good” and he said “10” I questioned that “even after they didn’t go to bed?” Which he then said “ah ok well 9 then”. He told me he did tell them to go to bed but they didn’t so he waited for me to come back to do it… Great baby sitting there! Ha.
And after I said thank you and bye to my brother I went down to see the kids as they were getting in to bed and I asked them if they enjoyed their uncle baby sitting them and if he followed my rules. they both said yes and I asked why didn’t they go to bed… Apparently he didn’t tell them to go to bed so they didn’t know it had gone past their bed time… who knows who was telling the truth!
I then said goodnight and got changed, sat with a bottle of water to try and sober me up a bit… All that sparkling wine I had had made me a little tipsy… I stared at my blog and thought I would right it in the next day. I then called my friend when I got into bed and told him about my night and then after the phone call had ended I went to sleep.
Was a busy day of sorts but it wasn’t a bad day.
Thanks for reading 🙂
x Emz x