October 25th – Pooey, Chaotic Behaviour

1999:  Up at 6.15 and full of smiles.  All went very well, behaviour, happiness and time wise until, that is, mum smelt the ominous waft from my pants.  I was very upset when mum collected me today as I was in the middle of playing.  How dare she arrive now!  I soon calmed down when mum mentioned there were sweeties in the car.  Didn’t eat much tea – a couple of mouthfuls of pasta and two yoghurts.  Didn’t want a bath just milk like a “baby”.  I had my bottle and fell asleep.

2019:  Well at least my pooey behaviour had less impact on the future of the country than today’s political news. Not only are they still squabbling over Brexit and asking for yet another extension, they now want to throw ANOTHER general election into the mix in December. Well that’s not going to cause more delays and chaos is it? Can it get any worse? I think people will be wanting to burn different effigies than Guy Fawkes this November 5th!

#kids #parents #toilettraining #Brexit #GuyFawkes #sweets #bonfirenight

October 24th – Rugby Muddy Bakes

1999:  I awoke in the early hours to find mummy asleep on the bathroom floor!  It frightened me a bit and I started to cry which woke her up.  She took me to her bed but I didn’t like that much either because Al was there and snoring very loudly, so mum and I ended up in my bed!  Al made me a bacon sandwich for breakfast.  When mummy got up we went to see Nanny and then mum went to see Bomper.  We had egg and bacon for lunch and when mummy came to collect me she had to wait while Pa and I made some bread.  Once home I played in the garden and got very very muddy and ended up in the bath before tea.

2019: Used to love baking with Pa. He had a bread maker and I used to sit on the kitchen side watching the mixture go round and round. Although I love cooking, I don’t really do much baking – unless you can count packet cake mix?! Belatedly watched the England v Australia highlights – Watts interception was insane  as was the grubber kick. Going to miss England v All Blacks on Saturday as have put down to work overtime.  Mum’s worried I’m going to tire myself out but my thinking is I’m tired either way, so might as well get paid for it

#mentalhealth #crohns #work #kids #parents #grandparents #Rugby #cooking #baking

October 23rd – Putting Things into Perspective

1999:  Swimming this morning and on the way there I asked mummy to bib her hooter.  She said she couldn’t because it was broken and I said “oh.  What a shame” which she seemed to find highly amusing.  When we got to the pool Al was there with his little boy and I was very pleased to see him.  Mum and I went to see Aunty Eesa; Dessica was asleep so I played with Dandell.  Afterwards we went to Asda where, I chomped my way around, but half way I needed to do a wee.  We had to run, crash and bump the trolley and me all the way through the shop and out into the foyer but we made it just in time.  Pot noodle for tea followed by milk.  Fell asleep on the settee with mummy and Pat.

2019: Mum text to say she was making an extra big lasagne for tea if we wanted swing by on the way home. We didn’t finish until 8pm so this was great. Ate lasagne and watched the tasks and bakes on The Great British Bake Off whilst catching up with cat cuddles.  Caught the news and horrified to hear that 39 bodies have been found in the back of a lorry in England. The driver, who is only a couple of years older than me, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Kinda puts life into perspective.

#swimming #parents #kids #GBBO #cooking #food #cats #news


October 22nd -Think I need a Stress MOT

1999: Up at 6.30.  We went downstairs and got my milk and then snuggled up to mum until she got up at seven.  Playschool this morning and afterwards Edon took me to the Wimpy for lunch.  Had a very tiring day and fell asleep at five on the settee at home.

2019: STRESS! What an idyllic day that sounds. Today I had to nip out of work and juggle taking my car for an MOT. Rang mum “can I borrow £40 until pay day please? I need new windscreen wipers!” Also got advisories on tires and brake pads. If I had a little money …….

#kids #mums #Playschool #childminders #food #stress #mentalhealth #money #cars

October 21st – As Mischievous as Brexit (I shit you not)

1999:  Snuck into mum’s bed in the early hours and snuggled up until the alarm went off at half six.  We didn’t get up until the 3rd snooze though.  All was going well with the usual morning routine, that is until I pooed myself, which sent mummy hysterical and put us behind schedule.  It was then all a big rush but we didn’t quite make it and mum was 20 minutes late for work (apparently).  I lay on the settee watching cartoons at Edons and fell asleep so didn’t have lunch until two, which turned out to be a cooked dinner and I ate it all up.   Tomato soup for tea tonight and then mummy and I had a big big bath.  We sat downstairs watching Thomas as it is wet and cold today but I was feeling mischievous and after several warnings was marched to bed.

2019: What a change in a day 20 years make, no time to lay around watching tv now (although I still poo myself from time to time!)

Talking of time; this made me laugh today – posted on FB by @julianpopov:

The year is 2192. The British Prime Minister visits Brussels to ask for an extension of the Brexit deadline. No one remembers where this tradition originated, but every year it attracts many tourists from all over the world.

#crohns #parents #kids #ThomastheTankEngine #Brexit #pottytraining

October 20th – The Lions Lair

1999:  Edons first thing, then off to Nan’s – I was ready and waiting for her when she arrived.  I saw Pa, Nanny, Bomper and Uncle Telly – who painted a tiger on my face with Nan’s make up and printed me a picture from the Lion King from Pa’s computer.  We’d already had tea when mum came home and mum and I went up to the bathroom to “surprise” everyone with the new clean me.  Uncle Telly gave me £5 for some sweeties and Nanny has collected lots of ‘coloured bits’ for my sponsored yoghurt pot (and sponsored me too!)  Once back home I went to bed but told mummy she had “forgotten something” – a “wet wipe in my bed”.  She did laugh and was very impressed with my speech, but didn’t have a clue why I was requesting this!

2019: Not a good day. Completely exhausted when I got in from work. I just didn’t have the energy to cook anything and so asked Zof to do so. This ended up in a dispute and so I got some space and went to mums for a bit where I polished off the rest of the beef hotpot they had made for dinner. I had a chat with mum when she advised that cooking is only a life skill once you have learnt to do it. Just because I have always cooked and seem to have a natural flare, not everyone does. Point made, I headed back home.

#LionKing #childhood #kids #parents #family #adulthood #cooking #crohns #mentalhealth

October 17th – Sleep and Nightmares

1999:  Ooops.  Think I woke up a bit too early this morning, don’t know what time it was but it was still dark and mum was not too impressed.  I think she was expecting a lie in due to the late night – you should know mother – it doesn’t make me sleep longer, it just makes me grumpier the next day.  Anyway, mum cuddled up in my bed with me and I dozed.  Milk was brought at 7.45 and mum went back to bed for half an hour until I awoke her with my stethoscope as I was the “doctor”.   Nanny and Pa came round  and I helped Pa build wooden tables and chairs inside my new house.  Nanny and mummy tried to put my new cabin bed up which was delivered today but eventually had to enlist the help of the real builders.  I think I got in the way a bit but I only wanted to help!  Nanny whisked me off for bix and another bath and I fell asleep on the settee.  I awoke a couple of times in the night and got a bit confused with my back to front bedroom; my old mattress doesn’t fit my new cabin bed and so it is stood empty on one side of the room (where my old bed stood) and I’m sleeping in my old bed over the opposite side of the room and the wrong way round!

2019: How to confuse a kid! No wonder I’ve always had trouble sleeping – probably worried about who’s changing my bedroom around whilst I’m sleeping and what I’m going to be waking up to! Anyway, lie in today as off today and in the weekend when apparently parliament will also be in to vote on Brexit deal. Hmm. We’ll see – its all been a nightmare so far.

#kids #parents #grandparents #bed #sleep #Brexit