Saturday, 14 July 2012

Licking the Spatula of Life

You learn when you have a child that you have to give up a lot to make it work but no on told me I would loose my spatula licking privileges.  Oh well it is her birthday cake I guess it is only fair!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Happy Birthday J

I am always in awe of people (especially bloggers) who write lovely letters to their children every year.  I wish I could do that, I see so many amazing things because of J and every day is such an adventure but on the flip side so much of the time I am feel like I am just barley hanging on by my fingernails.  To top it off J has an uncanny ability to do something to drive you to the edge of insanity just before large celebrations or holidays today she decided to pick 75% of the keys off the keyboard while I tried to quickly whip up her birthday cake, I thought she was watching TV.  I am afraid if I tried to write a heart felt birthday letter to her right now it might turn out something like this.

Dear Jocelynne,

Well done on making it completely through your second year of life with out being sent to live in Wales to work in a coal mine.  Special recognition should be given to your mother and father for managing to keep you alive this year even though each day you seemed to wake with a renewed enthusiasm to cut your life short in many different ways.  Commiseration on not being successful in those attempts even though one of them did manage to land you in A&E.  While I won't wish you better luck at your attempts this year I am sure it goes with out saying you will redouble your efforts.

As you enter this the third year of your life might I suggest sleeping through the night be one of your main focuses?  I know that just because some babies sleep through the night at six weeks is no reason to think you should have done it any time before your second birthday but really if you don't start doing it soon I will be waking you up at 3am as a teenager and demanding that you let me sleep in your bed or I will scream at the top of my lungs.  It also wouldn't be the end of the world if you slept past 6am on a regular basis.

Again Happiest Birthday Wishes

Love Mum