1999: Couldn’t wait for this morning so I got in to mum’s bed at 11.00 last night instead. I was back in my own before midnight though. I was only hot and restless. Aren’t mothers supposed to put up with that sort of thing? Well that’s caring for you. Jack’s revenge – back to mum’s for 5 and stayed restless until 6.45 – and….time to get up! Things weren’t too bad though, I watched Tubs and had mum singing along to sing a song of sixpence and then doing a swaying dance – and it was before midday! Mum ended up being 10 minutes late for work; I wonder whether they thought it was a sad or sweet excuse? Uncle Teddy and Nan came round tonight with mum’s new bed and I gave a big helping hand with all the carrying lark. They didn’t seem so keen though, especially on the stairs. Do they honestly think I’d trust them to do it all on their own? Teddy and I went out to his Jeep and were messing around when mum came out to take a photo. We posed. She snapped. Lovely. Well it would have been but she’d still forgotten to put the film in! She eventually found some film and took some great posey shots, and just before we came in Teddy stood me on the roof of his Jeep, which I thought was great, but mum definitely didn’t. Women! Will they ever understand us? It’s a boy’s thing okay? Once they’d gone I played in the garden, but got really fed up with mum because she wouldn’t let me stand on the roof of my own toy car!!! But it’s mine (and it’s plastic). It’s not that far down! They do panic. I decided to prove I was a big boy in other ways and buttered my own bread tonight, but every time mum looked the other way I ate the butter straight from the knife. I don’t think she saw me though. Either that or she’s as fed up with the word ‘No’ as I am.
2019: Have got a weeks work in Norwich labouring. Took Zof into work early so we could just take one car as low on fuel and no money. Apparently mum nearly text me to see if I was in for tea tonight and then remembered ….. It does all feel a bit like a holiday at the moment!
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