A small gesture

Sometimes all it takes is a small gesture to make someone smile.

I gave out my first ‘catch me card’ today- my secret project I’ve been working on since last year.

We went to a cafe for lunch, and for once I wasn’t on my own with the girls. BUT as my mum is recovering from an op, trying to manage my feral children and a trike was still abit of a challenge.
I’d got Bunny the runaway on my hip whilst waiting to ask a staff member if they had a highchair when another Mum just went and got me one and helped me set it up at the table.
Simple right? Such a small gesture that made a massive impact.
A friendly face- someone that totally had my back without even knowing me. I could of bloody kissed her!!

And that is when Parenthood is totally f’in amazing. It binds us all together and when we work as a team we can uplift each other, make each other smile (even on dark days) and rock the shit out of being parents.
So Mum from the cafe, you were a total ledge today and you well and truly deserved that catch me card- Thank you!

Sometimes all it takes is a small gesture to uplift a fellow parent and remind them that we’re all in this together and that they’re not alone… you don’t always know when someone’s having a bad day… Catch them before they fall!

Bunny

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Bunny’s take over 10/05/17

This morning wasn’t really any different to any other day.
I’m awake, I play for a little while until I hear some movement from Mama and Daddy’s room. Then I whinge until someone appears. This morning it was Mama who came to get me.
After a quick chill on their bed I clamber down ready to start trashing the joint. My favourite is to empty all the drawers but I had no time for that this morning.
As soon as that door opens though, I’m outta here. Straight into Sis’s room. I shout her a few times to wake her up. God I’ve missed her. Sis has like the coolest toys ever.

What the… Daddy’s just tried to shoved one of the bristly sticks in my mouth. Bloody hell mate, back off, I only have 7 teeth. You want to start brushing your own teeth in a morning before you start on me.

I get bundled downstairs and strapped into the highchair BUT the tunes are on, get in. Can’t beat having a few tunes blasting out whilst you eat your brekkie.
Eurgh, it’s the ads again, I give Dad the shout and point to let him know he needs to sort this out. Where’s Sis when you need her, she knows the score. Proper good You Tube DJ is our Sis.

When I’ve had enough of shitty toast, I throw it around with a squawk for effect. (Daddy literally can NOT stand that noise, pure brilliance on my part!) The dogs will eat it anyway. A sip of water too then I can launch my cup under the table.
Then I just bide my time. Annnnnd as Mama sits down with her breakfast and a brew it’s game on. I cry, kick and scream until she gets me out.
No-one can stand my screamy crying, instant result.

Mama’s just told me I’m going to Mel’s. “Nana” I tell her. I want to go to Nana’s. Don’t get me wrong Mel’s is awesome once I’ve got over Mama fucking off and leaving me with a complete stranger. (Well she’s not really a stranger anymore.) But Nana, well she has an endless supply of food- biscuits and fruit pots. Lets me play with the fruit out of the fruit bowl, then still makes everyone eat it (ha) BUT Nana, well she has cats.
OMG howww AWESOME are cats! They are soooo fluffy and meow and I can grab their tail and pull it AND if you say “ch, ch, ch” they come to you. So cute.
I want to go to Nana’s.

Anyway, the past few days I haven’t really felt like getting dressed so just to really fuck things up I’ve not let Mama dress me. Pahaha, I know right. So as she puts the vest over my head I put my hands up and push it back off. I also scream until I get red in the face just to let her know it’s game on.
I’m really going for it today. She even whipped my nappy off not realising I’d poo’ed, hahaha. But now Daddy’s involved. FFS. I’ve been manhandled into my clothes but I’m abit tired from all this creating now. I’ll give Mama a snuggle I think.

bun

February Round Up

Happy FIRST Birthday Bunny

 

Dear Bunny,

On your FIRST birthday. Your FIRST EVER birthday.

Wow. Where has this year gone?!
That tiny, precious bundle is now a whirlwind of chaos and personality.
You never cease to amaze me. The way you pick things up so quickly. The words you already say.
So similar in looks to your sister yet so different in personality.
I already have to do a double take on pictures. And some days I’m suddenly transported back to five years ago- it’s honestly the weirdest feeling.

When you were born you brought sparkle with you. And you gave me my Mama confidence back. You taught me to trust myself and to have a voice for myself as a parent.
You make me smile and you create laughter every single day. Your chubby cheeks, that no person has yet been able to resist squeezing. Your fluffy hair that’s always in your eyes.
Your stare- that fearsome frown and the look you give people up and down.
The way you love us all so.

I could sit and watch you play and read your books all day long.

This big milestone is hard for me to take in. It’s been a year since that baby I so carefully grew inside me was born- that time has passed in the blink of an eye. You’re not so much a baby anymore.
It was so much easier second time around- I knew what I was doing with you. You get away with far more than your sister EVER did, I know that already.

I hope that you always use your strong nature to fight the second child syndrome that you automatically got tarred with. And I hope you always know that despite others not making as much effort because you’re our number 2, you are ALWAYS just as important to us as your sister is. ALWAYS just as loved and ALWAYS just as precious.

My gorgeous, little, scrummy Bunny, how you make my heart swell with pride.

Some people worry that they’ll never love their second baby like their first. I never worried about that ever because I knew I had more than enough love to go around and I never doubted for a second how wonderful you’d be. I was right.

Bunny you are very special, I hope one day you know just how much and that you’ll always know your worth. You will do amazing things my little one, you just mark my words!

Happy First Birthday Bunny Boo, please don’t grow so fast next year!

Love you for the whole of this lifetime and on into the next one…

Mama xxx
 

August Round up

August has been a busy month for us with it being the summer holidays. Here’s a round up of what we’ve been up to…