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 

October 27th – Football and Rugby

1999:  Nanny and Pa’s today and I was dry all day.  Nanny, Bomper and I piled in to the car and went to Southend Untied shop to buy Uncle Telly’s birthday presents and then we headed to the airport and I had great fun watching the planes and fell asleep on the way home.  Nanny later told me that she had put me on the settee intending to wake me up after an hour but her and Bomper had fallen asleep too!  Mummy arrived home after tea again, closely followed by Pa who had to eat his tea with me sat on his lap which was really cool coz I got to eat most of his pudding.   We didn’t get home until quite late and I eventually settled to sleep at half nine, snuggled up to mum in her bed.

2019: House cleaning and food shopping today and then over to mums or an Indian where I managed to catch up on the England v New Zealand – what a match. Gutted I’m working next Saturday for the World Cup final.

#kids #parents #grandparents #football #Rugby #Southend #Food #WorldCup


October 19th – Brexit Rugby Lessons

1999:  Mummy made the tea and milk this morning but I jumped in Al’s bath water and I got out just in time to see ‘Playbus’ on TV.  Went to Open Door today and was given 3 photo proofs for mum to choose from, all of which were very cute of course.  Have had a runny nose all day and feeling a bit grouchy but perked up when mum picked me up.  We had a right laugh tonight; we did some acrobats – mummy knelt down, I ran at her and she threw me over her head onto the settee where I crash landed.  Great fun! We watched Pat, had soup and bread (and ate it all up) and then it was off to bed.

2019: Working today, unlike government that have now found another reason why they cannot vote on the deal Boris Johnson has agreed with the EU.  I hope they took the time to watch the England v Australia rugby match and learn something about working together instead of white line fever.  

#kids #parents #adults #Brexit #Rugby #childrenstv #Playbus #PostmanPat #England #Australia

October 18th – Dreams and Nightmares

1999:  Got into bed with mum and told her I’d had a “nice dream” about “a dink”.  Mummy asked what kind of drink it was and I told her it was milk.  Al went down to get it and I went down to help then went running back to bed with mum and milk.  Playschool this morning where, just for a change, I had milk and chocolate biscuit.  I told mummy I had wet my pants and trousers today and there were lots of wet clothes as evidence.  Ate doughnut and pizza for tea and fell asleep at half six.

2019: Mums flying home today. In-between texting her “safe Flight” I was asking her which police station my driving licence is at. She text Aylsham and the number of the police station that rang her to inform her they had it. So ensued lots of phone calls, transferred calls, repeating myself and no-one seems to know where it is. I need it for my courteousy car for repairs next week! No nice dreams here – just a waking nightmare.

#kids #parents #mums #playschool #drivinglicence #police


October 14th – Wedding Cars

1999: Up at 6.15 chirpy and full of beans.  Had a “nice day” but had the usual tears and hysterics when mum came to collect me.  Marmite sarnies for tea as mum actually remembered to take my dinner to Edons again.  Played in my room for a while “building” while mum sorted out the washing and fell asleep to Pat.

2019: Not so chirpy this morning but dragged myself up and in to work. I do enjoy working where I do but everything is so tiring at the moment. The best bit is driving there in my Golf. I love it, but tbh I can’t wait to get an R and spend loads of money on it. 2 years to go and a wedding to plan and pay for first ……

#kids #cars #VW #driving #weddings #parents #tearsandtantrums