1999 Impressed mum as I came into her room this morning and said “can I have” but needed help with the “a drink please” bit. Mum thought I was very clever and said it was far nicer than the “dink” I usually holler in her ear. That’s as may be, but it’s much harder work if you ask me. I mean, why use all those words when you can get the same result just using one? Adults! I’ll never understand them. Found the camera on the lounge floor this morning and took several photos of the telly, the carpet, the curtain, my foot etc. Should look good when the films developed (nice surprise for mum anyhow). Went to Edons and then Nanny’s today. The sun was shining and I played in the garden all day. Nanny gave me a new shirt from Uncle Teddy – a Southend United one! I was very tired tonight which resulted in tantrums; largely because mummy pulled the plug out of the bath just because I slapped her! I was back home and in bed by seven and asleep two minutes later.
2019: Long drive back from Wales to Beccles today, made worse by an hour and a half jam on the A14. Legs are pretty wobbly from yesterdays run but I’m happy I did the run and am also celebrating one year with Zof today! She has stuck by me (even holding my hand in hospital after surgery and looking after me when I was discharged at the beginning of July when we were just friends). She has inspired me, encouraged me, helped me, filled me with confidence and let me be me. Looking forwards to many more years together.
#toddlers #childhood #adulthood #vocabulary #childtalk #photography #sunshine #footbal #southendutd #tantrums #Beccles #Wales #Trafficjams #girlfriend #friends #crohns #hemicolectomy #mentalhealth
1999: Agal and I woke the whole household this morning with our apparently “loud” conversations. How rude! It’s just as well I don’t accuse mummy of this when she’s ‘natter, natter, natter’ with her friends! We stayed for toast and milk and then we drove home. Once there it was a case of antibiotics, wash, inhalers, teeth, pack bag and off to daddy’s. All my cousins were there and we had great fun in the garden and the pool. Grandma brought me home – sound asleep as usual, whereupon mummy must have transferred me to bed.
2019: Well there’s nothing like being at mums after a day of starvation and a colonoscopy. She went shopping and bought me heaps of treats yesterday, we had chinese for tea and I chilled with movies and ex box. Home today to tidy and get packing for our trip to Wales tomorrow and my mountain run for crohn’s and colitis. Have so far raised £345 on just giving and £230 at work. Thank you every one who is supporting me. If you want to keep up to date with my run up and down Snowdon on Saturday then follow me on Instagram @ chronically_livingcd
#toddlers #childhood #AbbyHardingMemorialFoundation (Agal) #parents #grandparents #family #adulthood #crohns #colitis #fundraising #instagram #Snowden #Wales #xbox #snacks #food #movies #chinese
1999: Slept until seven when the alarm went off. Didn’t sleep at all at Edons today and when mum picked me up it was reported that we had all been very hyper for the past hour and a half. I was very excitable. I played in the garden and distributed my sand everywhere but the sandpit. After tea I decide to paint the kitchen window with my bottle brush and soapy water. I think it looks lovely but mum reckons it might not look quite so lovely once it’s dried. Had a bath and fell asleep cuddled up to mum at 6.30
2019: Mum and Mark are still in Ireland. Kiegan is at theirs looking after the cat – Prince Eric Catona (How embarrassing). I went over for the day and we decided on a BBQ and were not going to let the rain stop us. My Aquarian mind put the double line up with the bbq cover pegged to it and stayed perfectly dry whilst the food sizzled
#toddlers #parents #ManchesterUtd #Family #BBQ #weather #starsigns #childsplay #cleaning #cats #cooking #EricCatona #
1999: Mum’s feeling a bit worse for wear this morning, so she lay on the settee and I let rip in the lounge. She let me have my last Easter egg for breakfast – well it is Saturday, and mine lasted longer than hers did! I got dressed and went to play in the garden and oops! – made a mess of my pants. I ended up in the bath, which I didn’t consider very fair as I’d only just got dressed, and needed an afternoon nap. We had a joint dinner and lunch at 3.00 and then walked to town to buy some milk and ‘duice’. I also got a packet of wine gums (named after me apparently) and we sat on the wall watching the boys on their skateboards. I walked nearly all the way back but had to have a piggy back some of the way (which I thought was great fun but mum didn’t seem so keen). I played in the garden and I got extremely muddy as mum was washing all my garden toys and I was helping. Our nicely mown grass is now a mudslide. Yippee! Watched Lion King again tonight – the things I have to do to keep mum amused
2019: Mum came round for dinner tonight but I forgot that the sausages weren’t gluten free so I cooked the chops she had to pop to the shops to buy. Made the mistake of telling her my Crohn’s is really playing up (like she didn’t know anyway) and so ensued the “make sure you go to your appointment”/ “I will if I’m not working”/”Well you wont be working if your back in hospital” conversation! My bad ………. Still. I ended it b putting Ant-Man on. Still having to entertain her.
#crohns #IBD #hospital #antman #Lionking #movies #cooking #dinner #easter #chocolate #
1999: Nan and Pa stayed the night as mum has apparently gone out on the town. I’m sure that must mean something more than just standing over the town centre for the night, even she’s not mad enough to do that. Mum picked me up from Edon’s at midday and when we got home Pa was doing more work on the garden – building a nice new gate and bin store. Great more workmate stuff for me, but my helping hand seemed to make Pa work slower for some reason. The health visitor called this afternoon for my 2-year check. She asked mum lots of questions and measured my head. She said things looked fine – including the temper tantrums, which are apparently perfectly normal. Yippee! Permission from the professional to strop!!
2019: Thank goodness for Pa teaching me so much so young, as being handy has helped me over the last few months bringing the pennies in, even if it is exhausting. I don’t think anyone taught me about tantrums but they still seem to come naturally – especially if Im hungry or tired. Feed me NOW!
#toddlers #tantrums #building #woodwork #construction #nightsout #family #food #sleep #parents #grandparents
1999: Up at 6 this morning, with the alarm. Mum wasn’t in a very good mood, especially when I started whining in the bath. Just to complete the start to her day I cried when she left me at Edon’s. Nan picked me up later on in the morning and Pa and Bomps were home too. Uncle Teddy came round and we watched him on video doing a comedy routine. I wasn’t to be upstaged though and started mimicking his act. Later we played football , until Teddy lost the ball over the fence! Some things never change according to Nan!
2019: Urggh! Don’t know what time I got up today. In fact, I don’t think we fully did. Great house warming party last night but I’m beginning to wonder why I actually came home and did the housework yesterday and why I didn’t listen to mum about the alcohol
#party #football #comedy #humour #housework #toddlers #adults #growingup #alcohol
1999: Up at 7.00, no prizes for guessing where mum was. Whilst she was asleep I pooed my nappy and decided to take it off, because that’s what she usually does. Mum awoke to find marks all over my bed, my carpet and her bed. Oops! I had to have a bath and get clean and mum had loads of washing to do. We went to Asda and bought two packed lunches and set off for Danbury lakes. We walked around and then put a rug on the grass to eat, but we both ended up with wet bums, as the grass was so wet that it soaked through the rug. We fed the ducks but they weren’t interested so the fish ate the bread instead. We played ball, I threw it backward over my head, and it rolled down the slope and now the ducks are playing with it! We went for another walk and I climbed some trees. Mum got a bit cross though because I kept throwing stones, and she got even crosser when one hit a young boy on the head. Oh dear. Mum was very apologetic and luckily his mummy was very understanding and forgiving. Not so with my mum though – we had to go home.
2019: Bit of a crappy day (literally). Back and shoulder hurting from work. Popped round to mums and ran straight in to the loo. Crohn’s has really flared – suggestions from mum to drink plenty of alcohol, avoid fried and spiced food and alcohol. Good luck with that one – we’ve got a house warming party tomorrow night. Picked up my car from mums after taping the wing mirror back on (I knocked it off after three days of having it – not happy – cant afford to get I fixed so just keep strapping it up)
#sleep #potty training #mess #mischief #toddlers #growing up #crohns #IBD #party #cars #alcohol #food
1999: Accidentally headbutted mum when I woke up this morning – she wasn’t impressed. She turned her back on me for about 5 minutes – sulking. Then I put my arm around her and I was forgiven. Shorts and t-shirt today for the first time this year and my sandals too. Edon took us to the park and Dan bought me some buttons, which I promptly dropped all over the floor! When mum picked me up I spied the Easer Eggs Edon gave her and polished one off on the way home. It’s great having a chocoholic mum – she has empathy! When we got home we made hot cross buns – a bit messy but great fun. I went in my swing and fell asleep there whilst drinking my cuppa. Mum kept trying to get me out but, each time she did, I went into one and just asked for another swing. Why can’t she just leave me here anyway? I wasn’t sleeping – I was just resting my eyes.
2019: Amazing river cruise and meal last night and today was spent on the bus touring the city – mostly because we had already paid for the tickets and are down to our last bits of shrapnel. On getting back to the hotel this evening, we discovered that there is a spa, swimming pool and solarium on the roof of our hotel – all included in the price. Think we’ll spend the night here. Hopefully its not an April Fools and we wont get a big bill tomorrow
#choclate #easter #baking #buns #parks #budapest #holidays #spa #hotels #toddlers #buses #growingup
1999: I awoke in Aunty Eesa’s bed with mum next to me and the rest of the house was up by 6.15 – but they didn’t seem too impressed. Anyway I was saved later when Uncle Tony, who was away fishing, rang to say the clocks had gone forward an hour, so there! We played a bit this morning and aunty Eesa took us home at 10.30 or is it 11.30? We went to bed when we got in as mum is feeling poorly. Something to do with Martel, whoever that is! We snuggled up until 3.00! Mum looked slightly less green when we got up, but I’ve seen her looking better. I wanted to carry on sleeping really, but eventually gave in to mum’s persistence and went out to play in the garden. When we went to have a bath the water was really cold and mum had to boil up kettles of water to make it warm.
2019: Hmm. No issues with Martel on Mums first sleep over but I’m a little green from Jack as I was eventually swigging out of the bottle to try and numb my ankle pain. Swelling has gone down though and I have a bit more movement so will just continue to hobble until it heals. Don’t really want to be travelling to Budapest with plaster on anyhow. Although assisted flying is quite good – I had this flying back from Ireland once with a broken toe. The first of many toe breaks. My big toes are now so numb I’m continually stubbing them as cannot feel them!
#fishing #alcohol #britishsummertime #alchohol #martel #JD #breaks #injuries #sleepovers #budapest
1999: Still spotty but they’re not as red. Didn’t like the light much in my bedroom, it was “bright” and I covered my eyes. We played hide and seek, but mum hasn’t quite got the hang of it. She keeps finding me and saying boo, but I stay hidden until I feel like it, and then I say ’boo’. She’ll get the hang of it eventually. Went to children’s world to get some new trainers as mine are scuffed. I’m still a size 7G but ended up with 8G trainer?! The lady said this was the best fit, but mum didn’t seem so sure. I went for the professionals view, but mum keeps calling me flipper. Went to the doctors to show him my spots. He says I either have Scarlet Fever, Allergic reaction or a Virus. Not much choice then!
2019: Another hard days work and a hard cheek blow when I was stacking bricks and one decided to stack it into my right cheek bone. I have a gash, its red and eating dinner tonight at spoons with Mum, Mark and Kiegan for his 21st, I felt as if I had bitten off something crunchy and sharp. Maybe a tooth? Maybe part of my cheek bone? But as mum says, I may well have matching sides now. I broke my left cheek bone just over a year ago whilst club performing in a cage. I spun over the top bar, which collapsed taking me many meters to the floor. Not my best move ….
#kids #toddlers #shoes #trainers #hideandseek #viruses #scarletfever #rashes #humpur #growingup #work #builders #breaks #dental #whetherspoons #birthdays #eating