November 11th – Driving Cars

1999:  Mummy overslept and didn’t get up until 7.15.  I hadn’t overslept though – I was awake and drawing in my bedroom – my first time ever that I didn’t go in and wake mummy up and look what happens!  We made it to Edons just after 8 and mum collected me in the playground again.  No playschool today though – we went to the doctors this time.  No chest infection but have Sudafed medicine for all my congestion.  I’d been tired and poorly at Edons and had Calpol and asleep and by 7.00 following sausage and beans, my bath and Pat I was nowhere near tired.  We started reading stories in bed and then there was a knock on the door.  Next I knew mummy was downstairs and Pa was in my bedroom!  Then a few minutes later I heard Uncle Terry and Nanny and Mummy gave up!  I looked out of the window at Terry’s new car and then I did impressions of Terry from the TV.  We waved them off at 8.15 and I went to bed and sleep.

2019: Always loved cars  Spent today driving back from Coventry to Norwich with Zof as the rest of the clan went back yesterday. Was gonna go home via mums but so exhauseted by the time I got to Norwich that w stayed at Zof’s folks overnight.

#driving #cars #children #parents #congestion  #family


November 3rd Why its Good to Pick those Bogies

1999: Into mum’s bed in the early hours and slept until seven when we dragged ourselves out of bed.  Had bix for brekkie, which I ended up finishing off in the car.  Went to Nan’s at 11.30 and we had a working lunch round Asda. Had some passport photos taken today at Asda but the stool was a bit too low and I only had half a head.  Mummy arrived home at half five, Pa was already there and I’d eaten my tea.  I’d spoken to Pa on the phone earlier and said “I wish you were here” and suddenly he was in the lounge.  Tonight I proudly picked my own nose,  before only mum could do it.  Only difference was I proudly showed everyone – and then ate it. 

2019:  Not gonna lie. Still pick my nose but I flick it or wipe it now! There is actually a book called “Why Picking Your nose and eating bogies is good for you – and other great stories!” But I can’t bloody  find it now. All I can find is goody books like “Don’t pick your nose Ned” and “Picking your Nose: Change your bad habits now!” But scientifically (because I have to know how everything works and why) picking your nose clears it and eating our boogers can actually help build up your immunity and make you better equipped for fighting infections. Infliximab infusions and bogie picking here I come!


November 2nd – Blood Test Stress

1999: Initially up at four, but once I had my juice I happily returned to bed with Po and declined mums offer of “join us”.  Slept again until seven.  Not much to report today apart from a poo nappy and two sets of wet clothes.  I was very tired when mum collected me and was asleep by 5.15

2019: Back to work today (I’m glad I didn’t do a shift swap to watch the disastrous England rugby playing ) but need to get my bloods done ready for Mondays in infusion but its Saturday and phlebotomy at the hospitals are closed (yesterday was too early). Mum is away to Lincolnshire for a week before I finish work and cannot do them. She suggested I contact ambulatory at JPH and see if they would do, which they did.  

#children #parents #crohns #mentalhealth #bloodtest #infliximab #toilettraining #work

November 1st – Gate Crashing

1999: Into mum’s bed at seven.  Mum got up and left Al and I snoring.  I eventually stirred at half seven.  Off to Edon’s and Playschool.  Took my yoghurt pot and sponsor money – £27.00!  Built a construction of 4 boxes which mum cruelly threw away (she did it when she thought I wasn’t looking, but I know these things).  Picked up Playschool photos but I don’t think mums going to have them as I look a bit stern and have my ‘playschool (scruffs) clothes’ on.  She’s such a snob at times.  When mum collected me I was very happy, despite no sleep today and I have been completely dry.  I went to the toilet all on my own before we left but made my pants damp – not wet, as my willy slipped!  Had egg and bacon pie, which mummy had actually made (and it was actually edible), followed by banana yoghurt and chocolate flakes.  Mummy let me have some sweets, as I have been such a good boy.  Then I pooed my pants.  Following a quick shower I had a lie down on the settee and was off in the land of nod.

2019: Back to work today. Got a text from cousin Beau saying he was at Nanny and Pa’s so Zof and I descended on them at 9.45 pm after work. Think everyone was ready for bed but we kept them up for some games and frolics and had a great time.


children #parents #pottytraining #toilettraining #cooking #food #grandparemts #Playschool


October 30th – Chocolate Money

1999: Up at half five but persuaded back to bed with mum for an hour and then we got up and went downstairs.  Mummy fell asleep on the settee until eight which was great as I got to trash the lounge.  Mum awoke to find I had also helped myself to whole cup of neat orange squash.  We went swimming and ate in the pool cafe afterwards, but I decided to eat most of mine in the car.  Unfortunately my food hit the floor before we reached the car.  We went to Asda to look for Nanny who does in store demonstrating and I spied her easily and I tasted her chocolates.  What a great day to come to Asda! Mum didn’t think so though – was it the chocolate or my tiredness that caused me to knock everything off the shelves and rails?  Who knows, but either way I had fun. 

2019: Off today and booked my CITB for next Tuesday so I can earn extra money on site as ours just seems to disappear. Mum is worried about me over doing it and advising that we will always spend more than we earn. I told her that’s rich coming from her. I’ve seen her do a day shift into a night shift and back into a day many times before!

#childrne #parents #grandparents #tantrums #swimming #food #building #money


October 29th – Cool Motors

1999:  Awoke at 6.30 with the alarm but mum and I both stayed in our own beds until she finished snoozing it.  I went in to see her and said “can I have dippy eggs, with soldiers” (whilst shrugging my shoulders)  Mum was surprised as I have hated eggs until now and especially when I said I didn’t want any milk.  Mum went to the kitchen to make egg and when she returned I was sat on the settee, cushion on lap, ready and waiting – and I ate the lot.  Went with Edon to see her sister today who has a really cool car – the roof disappears!  When mum came to collect me I ran off shouting “don’t like mummy” for all to hear (she’s such an ogre after all) but eventually I climbed into the car. I had a bowl of pear, apple and sweets for tea as I didn’t want any dinner. 

2019: Talking of cool cars, my VW is finally in for repair and I have a courteousy car – a bloomin Nissan Micra. Its that old it has a tape player and my head touches the roof, my knees hit the steering wheel and the gear stick. I feel like a sardine. After cramming myself in and out of it, once home I realised I’d left my flat keys  at the dealers with my car key. So I had to go back again. That’s my street cred out of the window. I’m hiding up for the rest of the day 

#kids #parents #mums #childminders #cars #VW #humour

October 28th – A Very Messy Business

1999: I slept until seven when I awoke in my own bed and ran in to give mum a quick hug and then dragged her up.  Not a very successful day at Edons; all my clothes got dirty and wet.  It didn’t get much better tonight – I wet the settee twice, 5 minutes after having wee’d on the toilet.  I was very consistent mind and protected mummy from the wet patch every time she went to sit down.

2019: Everything continues to be dirty and wet in the UK. The EU have given a Brexit Extension until the end of January and we are going to have a general election in-between. All very messy. Wish the politicians would just sort themselves out. Meanwhile, in my old stomping ground of Chelmsford, the 25 year old Lorry driver has appeared in court accused of murder and trafficking of 39 people

.#Brexit #Politics #kids #childminders #parents #toilettraining