December 18th – These Boots are Made for Working

1999: .Had a restless night with wee’s and nightmares.  Dragged mummy up at seven and at 20 past told her I was hungry.  I chose beans on toast, which was duly dished up, and then I decided I wanted marmalade on my toast too.  Mum thought I was weird, but I ate it all.  We called in to see Bomper this morning and then on to Aunty Eesa’s.  We all went to Chelmsford shopping – nightmare – stuck in the buggy for hours on end.  At least I got a Donals out of it.  We got back to Eesa’s and had beans on toast again!  After tea I put my soldier pyjamas on and mummy had remembered my bottle so I drank that on the way home and was asleep within minutes.

2019: Into Norwich City this morning to show paperwork and pay for my door licence. Looking forward to that coming and getting started. Have bought a wicked pair of boots today in preparation. Zof and I are also  getting really excited about potential house move and babies.

 #kids #parents #babies #houses #work #boots #fashion

December 17th – Escape to The Country

1999: Up at 5.30, dry and wide awake.  Settled Po and buzzing bee in mummy’s bed and then went for juice, which I drank in her bed.  Up an hour later for Sesame Street and milk and mum followed 30 minutes later.  Deedons today but no playschool as it has closed for Christmas and no parties today.  When mum came to collect me she found me, the kids and two dogs shut in the lounge.  Deedons was having furniture delivered.  It was a free for all to find coat, shoes and bag amongst the pile on the hall floor.  We did it though and ran out to the car so we could follow the lorry as it left.  We had to take the hire car back to Chelmsford and when we got there Al was there to bring us back home.  That was a lucky coincidence.  I had a can of fizz to drink on the way home and once there we had pasta and milk.  Mummy and I sat and watched Tubbies and then ran out to see Father Christmas on his sleigh.  Very tired and soon fell asleep with promises that when I wake up in the morning my toenails and fingernails will be shorter (I hate having them done).  NO, not my hair next – please.

2019: Zof loves the house idea. Mark is considering it. Have been avidly looking on Rightmove today and sharing ideas.  Exciting times ahead.  Now just to sell  mum and Marks place and then go see the places for real. And mum has applied for Escape to The Country to help with the search! Would love to live in the country, provided there is a school close by as will be able to start our family sooner if this all goes ahead.

#kids #parents #childcare #EscapetotheCountry #TV #Houses #childrenstv #christmas

December 16th – Now to Sell Sell Sell

1999: In to mum’s at 5,30 – soaked, but not the bed somehow!  Quick change and snuggled up to mum who woke me at gone seven with my milk.  Went to Deedons and then off to the child minders Christmas party.  Another one!  I saw Father Christmas again and today I got 48 crayons and a crayon holder.  I somehow managed to get my hand caught in a door but as I later told mummy “cold water, alright”. Mummy arrived to pick me up with presents for all the kids at Deedons and I gave them all out.  We went home via the “lights” in yet another borrowed car as mummy’s dent is being repaired.  Very tired and mischievous tonight.  Didn’t want a bath so threw a strop and ended up in bed.  When mum came back with my milk I’d changed my mind about the bath.  Had a quick one but was still in bed by 5.30 and asleep by 5.32.

2019:  Spoke to Zof about house idea and she is really up for it. Looking on rightmove and sending houses to mum every few minutes. Sen a couple of houses we really like and are within budget. Have completed mortgage calculator on line and with mums deposit we could borrow £250,000. Over 35 years this works out at between £439 and £610 a month which is less than our mortgage and half of mums and Marks current one. Now to sell their bungalow which is going back on the market on 2nd January as apparently is the busiest day for estate agents.

#kids #parents #childcare #toilettraining #christmas #houses #mortgages #Rightmove


December 15th – A Housing Solution?

1999:  Deedons today and then to Playschool for another Christmas party.  I saw Father Christmas (again) and he gave me another present.  I’m sure he looked a bit different to the last one though.  Nanny came after lunch and I was very pleased to see her showing her all my playschool things.  Once in the car nanny told me we had to go home to my house as mummy was there poorly and the doctor apparently liked my package as it had cryptosporidium and so do we, but Bomper definitely doesn’t want it.  I told nanny “no home, go to your house”.  When Nanny continued on I said, “you go!”  So I won the battle and went to Nanny’s for a while.  I rang mummy and told her all about my party and Nanny’s Christmas tree with Father Christmas on top.  We went home after a while complete with Mummy’s piece of Christmas cake that I had saved from my party and which I promptly dropped all over the floor.  I had  2 cards waiting for me at home – one from Mummy and one from Daddy.  I didn’t want any tea and went to bed with milk, Po and my new buzzing bee from Father Christmas.

2019: So mum has had notification that she is being medically retired. They need to sell their house and downsize as can no longer afford the mortgage. Zof and I are giving up our rented flat in April to try and save for a mortgage. Mum has offered a solution. They pay  a third deposit, Zof and I get a mortgage and we get a house with a granny flat  (although she prefers nanny) or a house that can be converted. I have said it is something I’ll definitely consider as would be to have her closer and know how she is safe as she keeps falling  I just have to discuss with Zof and mum needs to discuss with Mark …….

#kids #parents #christmas #childcare #cryptosporidium #houses  #mortgage #renting


December 14th – New Toys

1999:  In bed with mum in the early hours again.  In quite a demanding mood this morning and didn’t really want to do as I was told, which continued for most of the day.  Some good news though – I’ve done 3 proper poos!  Went into ASDA with Deedon and spied Nanny and had some tasty ham.  On the way home tonight mummy took me to see the best decorated house in town.  It was brilliant, lots of lights, snowmen and Santa’s.  Early to bed tonight as was very tired but rudely awoken by mum, a bit later, putting me on the toilet. I don’t want to wee.  I was quite happy sleeping thanks.  So I didn’t wee but I did go straight back to sleep.

2019: Working the weekend. Still feeling Meh but on the bright side – Zof got her Merc and share and share alike …..

#kids #parents #cars #mercedes #christmas #childcare #work


December 13th – Conservative Play

1999:  In with mum in the early hours following a wee wee.  The third successful night!  It was very cold this morning so mum wrapped me up in a big quilt while I watched TV.  Am back into the Tubbies now, mainly my Christmas video.  Back to Deedons and playschool today where we sang songs and had milk and biscuits.  When I got back to Deedons I felt a bit poorly and laid watching TV and fell asleep.  When mum  collected me  I told her Josh had got me a present from Father Christmas but I haven’t got it yet.  On the way home we saw lots of lovely lights on the houses.  Cheese on toast for tea but I didn’t eat much.  Mum admired her presents that I’d brought home from playschool – a lovely picture of a reindeer and a wonderful calendar with a photo of me on! (Oh, and a bill for January £60.80).  I settled to bed but was up and soaked by 11.30 but soon settled again in dry pyjamas and sheets.

2019:  Friday 13th and Britain is waking up to a huge conservative winning election. Brexit has spoken. I cant comment as didn’t vote.   Ill just carry on working and paying my taxes like the rest of us. Work was a struggle though – stomach and head pain. Been going on for a while now but at least my poo is no longer green and mud coloured!

#kids #parents #playschool #childminders #Christmas #toilettraining #work #election


December 12th – Pre Christmas Election

1999: Boiled eggs with dippy soldiers for brunch.  When mummy was in the bath Grandma rang and I chatted away until mummy came downstairs.  Whilst she was talking I had another attach of diarrhoea and stood in the bathroom hysterically calling mum but she got there too late.  This was actually pretty cool coz I wheedled my way into her bath, which she had to give up.  We fell asleep on the settee at half 12 but mum apparently woke up 40 minutes later – something to do with hot wee everywhere all over her and all over me (and at her age too!).  I slept on and I awoke at two in different clothing and in a different location.  Pa was there mending our curtain pole and then he mended our letter box, which means the draughts and leaks have gone and the letter box wont keep falling off (she does try bless).  Next he helped mummy assemble my tall boy (it’s tall but it doesn’t look anything like me) and then mum and I had a complete revamp of my bedroom and “I love it”.  Talking of which, mummy and I now have a 50 times a day ditty ‘I love you, you love me, and that’s the way it will always be’. 

2019: Back to work today, got my desk back and it actually went quite well.  Meanwhile, General Election Fever has gripped the country. The canvassing is over and now the votes are coming in. First Christmas election since 1923. Basically people wanting Brexit will vote conservative, those wanting another referendum will vote Labour and those wanting to boycott Brexit completely will be voting Liberal. I, like 33% of the country, abstained.

#kids #parents #toilettraining #DIY #love #voting #brexit #christmas


December 11th – Is It Really Father Christmas?

1999: Up once in the night to wee and then up at 6.15, dry bed and all!  Let mummy sleep until eight, only getting her up twice – once to wipe my bum and then to get me some dry Weetabix.  When mum got up I also had ½ a Bakewell, which I made a lovely mess of on the kitchen floor.  Oh dear – mum’s not happy.  It got worse – when she went to sit on the settee to drink her cup of tea she discovered it was covered in Weetabix (well it is hard to eat when dry).  The cushions went flying, the hoover came out, all sorted and then we had a cuddle.  Mummy’s nail lady came round this morning and this time the crisps went everywhere.  We left for swimming and got to the pool at the same time as Billy and Harry.  We had great fun jumping in the water and I had my armbands off for most of the time – except for in the deep pool. Next we were off to Aunty Eesa’s where we all played nicely (well sort of).  Beans and sausages on toast for lunch  but Dandell was the only one who ate hers.  We were all sitting nicely on the settee watching Noddy and drinking milk when mummy came running in shouting, “quick, Father Christmas is outside”.  Dandell ran out and so did mummy with Dessica on one hip and me on the other.  When we left Eesa’s tonight we followed Father Christmas all the way home; we saw the white lights of his sleigh in the sky and Rudolph’s red nose blinking.  Bless her.  I didn’t have the heart to tell her it was the stars and an aeroplane.  Half way home I was so tired I told mummy “I can’t talk properly”, she asked why and I said “coz, I can’t” and that was the end of my day.

2019: Stayed at Zofs parents last night and up at 6 for Dom’s birthday – now officially a teenager. Felt really bad though as could only get him a card. Went to mums today who said I could use the credit card to get Dom a pressie. Put Fergie’s new tower together (although this was regularly halted by him playing with everything!) Took mum food shopping and helped her get some bits and bobs done. Nando’s  tonight for Dom’s birthday tea. 

#kids #birthdays #christmas #parents #money #food #swimming #toilettraining


December 10th – Christmas Shopping

1999:  Into bed with mum in the early hours again and awoke again later screaming “Mummy I in kitchen and fell over backwards and Al caught me”.  One nightmare over.   I asked for soup for breakfast – so soup it was, but my bums still running!  We had to take mummy’s car in for a service and they gave us a blue metro for the day.  We went to Macro where mummy bought me a big box of Milky Way magic stars (just the thing for my bum in it’s current state) and lots of Christmas presents.  We went to the park on the way home and then to ASDA to find Nanny.  We bought Pa a hot water bottle with a fluffy owl covering – all my own choice.  Mummy’s getting so excited about Christmas.  We went home and wrapped up lots of pressies but I got a bit bored after a while and went to the garden to play – even though it is very cold today.  Mummy said we had to go back to the garage to collect her car but I didn’t want to go – I want to keep the new one.  I told mummy that Father Christmas is going to come soon and he is going to bring me a fire engine, police car, train and train track and a big big lorry.  She said “oh, is that all?” and I said, “Well I want lots anyway!”   I  wanted to do a wee in my potty on my own so mum let me go in the kitchen (washable floor).  This went very well until I decided to move the potty.  The trail across the kitchen floor wasn’t too bad but the point where it spilt and wee went all under the kick boards wasn’t so good (as mum chose to constantly remind me, whilst on hands and knees, screwdriver and cloths in hand). 

2019:  Still need to get Christmas pressies for my secret santa and Zof and I have now decided to buy a little something for each other but it will have to wait until pay day which should come Christmas Eve. Ipswich today for Zof to look at a Mercedes she likes. It is nice but another £230 to find each month ……..

#kids #parents #toys #christmas #toilettraining #money #soup

December 9th – Another Messy Day with Cryptosporidium, Stress and Crohn’s

1999:   In bed with mummy following a very upset tummy and bed!  We got up at half six to more diarrhoea and then mummy got it too (at least I might get a bit more sympathy now!)  Mummy stayed home today and Nanny came round with soup, lemonade, juice and water (I could get used to this).  I had a play in the garden for an hour, all wrapped up very warm.  I had some tomato soup and bread and then mummy and I had to go over to the launderette to wash my quilt.  We had a wander around and I saw lots of Father Christmas ornaments in the shop windows.  I helped mummy put some decorations up and I thought they looked very pretty.  I had a nap this afternoon and whilst I was sleeping mummy had another go at putting all my paintings on my bedroom wall – hopefully they’ll stay up this time.  Awoke briefly at 5.45 for a wee, a poo and a drink then fell asleep again until 7.45 when I had to get up to do another wee and poo!  Mum and I watched a bit of telly and then we went up to my bedroom to look at my pictures.  I was very pleased and of course had to show them all to Po – she was very impressed too.  We eventually went to bed at 10!

2019: Had a great night last night catching up although the food wasn’t great. Tummy troubles continue all these years on but I did make it into work. I got there an hour early in case someone was sitting at my desk – and they were. S0 ensued the moving all my stuff and cleaning down of another desk. Spoke to boss about having a fixed desk that is only mine and no-one else can use but this isn’t possible. He doesn’t realise that after cleaning down a desk each day leaves me exhausted before I’ve even started. I really couldn’t cope and came home sick. Went to mums this afternoon and slept on her settee for a couple of hours. Zof and Mark  joined us after work for another Chinese, Tipping Point, Cash Trapped, a movie and Gogglebox. Mum tried to apply for Gogglebox tonight but her email got rejected. 

#kids #parents #grandparents #telletubbies #cryptosporidium #crohns #mentalhealth #immunosuppressants #work #food