Archive for the ‘Being a Mother’ Category

Tackle it Tuesday

June 18, 2007

  I thought I’d be able to give Spud’s hair a quick trim without upsetting him too much. So I put one of his favourite T.V. programmes on, gave him a packet of cheese snacks and hoped for the best… 

 

 BEFORE

AFTER

 

Well, he wasn’t very happy about it at all and the haircut is on hold for another little while…

P.S. The Sheraton bathtowel is rightfully mine!

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Planting seeds in his pyjamas

April 30, 2007

 Well not quite planting seeds in his pyjamas! The seeds went into the pot. Another great ‘outside’ day with Spud. The little boy I mind has tonsilitis *jumping up for joy* Time for me and my little man to re-bond.

 It’s also an ideal time to concentrate on his toilet-training. I’ll whip off his pants and let him run around, mopping up puddles as we go!

My little mans underpants!

Happy Mothers Day!

March 18, 2007

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     I had breakfast in bed with lots of goodies!  Hubby cooked me poached eggs, low-fat sausages, spinach, parma ham, toast with low-fat margerine and a large cup of Nescafe with 1/3 tsp sugar and slimline milk. It was delicious. The girls then gave me M&S flowers in a bag, chocolate hearts and a chocolate flowerpot (can’t wait to scoff nibble on those)

 

We’re cookin’ on gas!

December 29, 2006

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  We’re here in the kitchen cooking some of the party food for tomorrow night’s party. No.1 is cleaning mushrooms for the vol-au-vent filling and No.2 is looking for an apron then she will be chopping mushrooms. The vol-au-vents are rising nicely and my 2yr old son is pre-occupied with a life-size Bob the Builder (don’t ask) 

   The girls are loving this! It’s not often I let them cook the hot stuff, I tend to be on edge if there’s any form of heat involved. 

  The sherry trifle is cooling down….

The last few things…

December 20, 2006

  I’m getting the last few things in the morning. My friend is minding no.4 and her own little boy, my ‘Adopted’ one, and I’m going to be on the loose. A mad dash to get those things we usually forget. Plus, it’s no.1’s birthday on Friday, so I need to get her an outfit for her Big Day. She has opted for a shopping trip followed by McDonalds and two friends to sleepover. It’s all go!

 We took our little boy to see Santa in Arnotts, Dublin. The best Santa I’ve ever seen (apart from Miracle on 34th Street, the original) He was very blase about the whole thing until Santa said “Bob the Builder” He was alert then!

                    

Hallowe’en

October 31, 2006

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 HWSBO and the children are on their way home from Dublin. They’ve been ‘Trick-or Treating’ on Grandma’s road. This is another annual event where all her grandchildren meet up to party! My Mother in Law always does a good job decorating her house, while Grandad (who is a ‘few’ years older) makes himself scarce and keeps a low profile!

87 hits short of the Big 7,000!

Chatting with Babybull, Maria, Mo and Artbag!

October 25, 2006

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For some reason, I am unable to add my ‘new friends’ blog to my ‘Favourite Blogs’ so until I do, please go to it via TCP!!!

Domesticated…

October 20, 2006

Domesticated?

 *I wish I’d have had my camera this morning. My little boy (now 2) devoured a little pot of yogurt. He stuck his face in it and came up with a very messy complexion and a big grin. These are the moments I cherish. The pic here is a few months ago when he decided to look a little further into the dishwasher.

* I was wondering whether to do a full entry on ‘Why I Blog’  but then decided to add it here and keep it short.

I blog to de-clutter my head, to make friends, to keep in touch with friends, to pass my free-time, to learn about myself and to keep a diary of things which have happened…

 

*Plans for the rest of the day:

1. Get a shower

2. Feed myself and No.4 child

3. Go to the butchers

4. Collect No.3 child

5. Prepare vegetables for dinner

6. Collect No’s 1 and 2 from school

7. Tidy all bedrooms

8. Take No.1 to Drama class

9. Finish preparing dinner

10. Get No. 3 ready for Irish dancing

11. Collect No.1 from her class

12. Feed all children

13. Go to Irish Dancing class 6.30pm -9pm

14. Come home via off-licence for beer and wine

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Edit; Change of plan. We went to chip shop on the way home! Will tidy the bedrooms today ….

A Mothers Task?

October 19, 2006

25 REASONS I OWE MY MOTHER    

 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
    “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.” 
   

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
    “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.” 
   

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.

“If you don’t straighten up I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”    

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
    ” Because I said so, that’s why.” 
   

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC
    “If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.” 
   

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
    “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.” 
   

7. My mother taught me IRONY
    “Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.” 
   

 8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
    “Shut your mouth and eat your supper.” 
   

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONIST.
    “Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!” 
   

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
    “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.” 
   

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER .
    “This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.” 
   

 12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
    “If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!” 
   

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
    “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” 
   

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
    “Stop acting like your father!” 
   

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
    “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t
    have wonderful parents like you do.” 
   

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
    “Just wait until we get home.” 
   

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
    “You are going to get it when you get home!” 
   

 18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
    “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.” 
   

19. My mother taught me ESP.
    “Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?” 
   

20. My mother taught me HUMOUR.
    “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.” 
   

 21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
    “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.” 
   

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
    “You’re just like your father.” 
   

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
    “Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a tent?” 
   

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
    “When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.” 
   

25. And my favourite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
    “One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.

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Chicken Soup for the Mothers Soul

October 14, 2006

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 I’m reading this book again, its packed full of sentimental stories about being a Mother. Click Chicken to hear a story from the book. (Be prepared to shed a tear!)