December 27th – Christmas Jobs

1999: Into mum’s bed in the middle of the night complete with big Po, little Po and buzzing bee.  Mum said there was no room left for her in the bed.  I said, “Yes, is”, patted the bed and said, “see”.  We slept until Mummy’s alarm went off at nine and I carried on snoozing for 5 until mummy arrived with milk and Tubbie cookies.  Grandma collected me this morning to take me to see Daddy, I was a bit hesitant at first but tempted when I heard Father Christmas had been there too.   I fell asleep in the car on the way home but woke up as soon as we got there.  I showed mummy my new ride on tractor and trailer, computer, musical car, batman plane, pyjamas  and £45.00!  Mummy said tomorrow we would go and buy a batman to go in the car.  I played nicely until 8.15 when mum gave me a tube of sweets, which I promptly lobbed, across the room in temper (and I’m not saying why).  Next I knew I was in bed, despite me saying “I’m a good boy now”.  Apparently that doesn’t count.  Oh well, I’ll just have to be awkward and stay awake for the longest time possible.  It was great; mum was really wound up by the time I went to sleep at 9.45.  She should be grateful, I brought her a present back from Daddy’s a Cherished Teddy called Jerrod ‘don’t worry, it’s just another little bump in the road’.

2019:  Back to the office job today. It didn’t go too bad but Id rather be riding that tractor! Tonight is the first time Zof and I have been home together all week and we had planned to make our Christmas dinner but couldn’t be arsed to wait for it all. Two big dominos, sides, wine and Gavin and Stacey coming up. All went down a treat.

#Kids #parents #family #CherishedTeddies #tractors #jobs #Christmas #Food #cooking #Pizza #Dominos

 

December 26th – Happy Boxing/Fight Day

1999: I wanted to do some drawing so mummy set my little table up and I drew pictures whilst munching ½ tube of Jelly Tots.  Then we went down for tea and milk and I played with my lorry, car, alarm clock and harmonica.  We drove to nanny and Pa’s and then mummy and I went on a big, big bike ride.  Mummy peddled, whilst I sat on the back and serenaded her and the town with my harmonica.  I talked to everyone we saw and said “hello” to all the doggies as mum peddled by.  When we were nearing Nanny’s mummy said she was worn out and I said, “I’m worn out too”.  For some reason mum thought this was very funny but it’s hard work riding pillion and playing music you know.  After a quick cuppa we got back in the car and went home to make Tubbie cookies and then mum put her computer on the dining table, but that’s as far as we got.  We had a bath and got togged up and then we went to Nanny’s – again to see Aunty Esa, Dandell, Dessica and their family. We stayed for dinner and played some games but people don’t seem so interested in a nearly 3 year old and I seemed to get in the way quite a bit.  The girls great granny took me under her wing though and mum was fairly reasonable.  We stayed at Nanny’s until late at night and I didn’t want to go home but mummy said she did and she looked near to tears so I got my wellies, sat down and put them on.  We said our goodbyes and off we set.

2019:  Kings Lynn football ground today – not the pleasure that Norwich was. KL V Boston. They had stollen snooker/pool balls from a local pub nd were throwing them at each other, Stab vest didn’t help as got a bottle thrown at the back of my head, there were 10 of us, hundreds of them and the police just stood in a huddle in the corner. Have told them I will not be working that fixture again. Absolute nightmare. Happy Boxing Day. Luckily nighttime gig was cancelled so I could catch up with Zof and her family 😀

#kids #mums #friends #boxingday #football #Boston #KingsLynn

25th December – The Day is Here

1999:  Happy Christmas!  I didn’t wake up until 7.50, in mum’s bed where I had apparently been for most of the night.  We went into my room to see if Father Christmas had been.  He had and I had a great big sack full of presents.  Mummy went down to make tea and milk while I started on the first present, which turned out to be a game.  I asked mum to play too but she said we couldn’t play with everything as we had lots of pressies to unwrap.  We took the sack to her bed and carried on through the sack opening, pens, paints, sweets, illuminating stars, a home bake Tubbie cookies set etc.  I carried on eating and unwrapping until we got to the lorry and cars that Aunty Eesa had bought then we had to go downstairs and play.  I did carry on unwrapping though – a musical toothbrush, tools, a moneybox, a harmonica and of course more chocolate.  A lovely healthy balanced breakfast.  We went to Nanny and Pa’s, me dressed in my new handyman outfit, which I’d also unwrapped.  Uncle Terry arrived shortly afterwards and then Pa with Bomper and for the next few hours we opened lots and lots more presents.  Mummy got a computer from Uncle Terry and a bike from Nanny, Pa and Bomper and I got a snowsuit, a Harley Davidson bike jacket, and a bike seat for mums bike.  We all sat down for dinner, which was lovely, and then mummy and Terry nipped home to get my Teletubbies bike helmet.  When they got back mum put it on me and Pa went upstairs to get her new bike.  But it looked a bit smaller and it was all wrapped up again.  Oh wow a motorbike all of my very own!  I went for a ride all kitted out but the stabilizers aren’t very good so I can’t ride it on my own yet.  I probably would have worn the battery out anyway!  Later mummy and Pa put my seat on her bike and we went ‘round the block’ which was great fun and then we packed all our pressies in the car and went home.  I decided to cover myself in felt tip pen so I ended up in the bath and mummy ended up in a strop.  I was quite tired so mum put my new Winnie the Poo pyjamas and later when I went to bed  I looked up at mummy before I fell asleep and said, “Thank you mummy, for my bike”.  She smiled, gave me a big hug and I fell asleep

2019 – Got back to mums at 12.30 – I may be 22 but I still want to wake up here Christmas Morning. Woke up at 11 when Kiegan arrived. We opened presents and later Nana, Pa, Marks parents and Zof came round for Christmas dinner. We are going to see Les Miserable at Norwich in March and I have a voucher for Clay Pigeon shooting. Tonight we drank and munched on cheese board and left overs and Zof and I ended up staying the night. Was a lovely chilled family day ( although mum is hoping we can do Christmas next year or her present to everyone will be paying for us all to eat out!)

#kids #mums #family #christmas #presents #bikes #LesMiserable #Norwich #ClayPigeon #food #cooking #cheese

 

December 20th – Hot and Cold Christmas

1999: Up at six with my trousers only slightly “wet”.  Quick change and into bed with mum for half an hour.  Had milk, Marmite on toast and Sesame Street for breakfast.  No play bus this morning – Telletubs were on instead.  But I want Play bus.  Had to have Calpol and inhalers today at Deedons due to my stinking cold.  We drove a very long way home tonight, driving down several roads to look at all the lights, Father Christmas, Snowmen and of course – my friend Dennis/Sabre the fire engine.  It was “great” – my latest catchphrase along with “it will be fun it will”.  I was so tired when we got home that mummy had to feed me my tea.  Nanny rang and I asked for Pa, I spoke to him and asked him to come round and a little while later he arrived.  We had a play and then I waved him off and went to bed shortly afterwards.  A while later mummy shouted up “what are you doing?”  I shouted back “getting my books to read a story” – to Po, buzzing bee and Rachel if he’s here!

2019:  Mum has been staying with Joy this week and messaged to say she is now on her way home with a homemade Christmas pressie for me. I guessed straight away – Joy makes the BEST banana cake in the world. At work today I got a new green Lanyard with sunflowers for people with invisible illness. Not sure its going to always work on the desk front but at least it’s a beacon for when people see me running to the disabled loo! My door license is all sorted now – just need to await delivery – but was able to work a door tonight in Norwich. Scrap with 6 lads inside which led to me being slogged in the face, deep breaths, no retaliation – just threw him out.

#kids #parents #childminders #childrenstv #firebrigade #christmas #baking #bananacake #crohns #doorwork

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

November 6th – Santa For Christmas?

1999:  Mummy had her nails done again his morning, which was all a bit boring.  When she was finished we headed straight for Aunty Eesa’s as I’d decided I didn’t want to go swimming.  We had lunch and all played in the garden which was great fun.  The only problem today is that somehow, someone keeps wetting my trousers.  We went to Asda where we saw Nanny demonstrating Christmas cake – yum, yum.  Later, once home, Nanny called round for a cup of tea and afterwards mummy and I had some pasta and then my bath.  I fell asleep on the settee just as a lady called Leah came in and the next I knew it was 1.30, I was in my bed, but rudely awoken by loud voices downstairs.  Bloomin’ adults, I wish they’d learn to keep the noise down.  I bet mum’s been out with that Martel guy again!  Anyway, I was allowed down for my bottle of milk and then back to bed and sleep.

2019: Infusion day. 3rd loading dose in 5 weeks and I have gained another 5 kilo = 98 kg! Not sure if this is the stopping smoking and craving food or the infusions but perhaps I could get a part time job as Santa this year?! Still its better than being underweight and looking like a skeleton. Generally I’m feeling good, just tired from the loading doses, but I think I have found what is good for me treatment wise

#crohns #children #parents #granparents #christmas #infiximab #infusions #pottytraining 

January 27th – I want Everything but I could do without the Crohn’s

1999:  Pa’s birthday today and Bompers too.  Mummy was already dressed before I got up this morning as I had a lie in until 7.45.  Why don’t I do this at weekends when mum could lie in?  Well there just wouldn’t be any fun in that, now would there? I do have some heart though; I found mums silk roses on her windowsill, picked them up and presented them to her.  She said they were lovely and that they smelt beautiful too.  They’re pretend mother, not real.  Honestly!  Oh well best not disappoint her, I’ll play along with her, let me smell ‘Mm.  Lovely’.  What a Wally!  A little later I called mummy into my bedroom and she came in to find me looking very pleased with myself.  I had stuck the remaining stickers for my potty training chart all over the wardrobe and they were stuck hard and fast.  She told me I was very clever but perhaps next time they should go on the chart.  Tip of the month – if you want to avoid getting in trouble with your mum always look proud and pleased with what you have done and they won’t have the heart to tell you off.  After Edons tonight, mummy and I went to the card shop to get birthday cards for Pa and Bomper, but I found it far more fun to wreck the joint whilst she was distracted rather than to look for cards. We arrived at Nanny and Pa’s and I gave Pa his present and then took it straight back off him and unwrapped it.  Mm, very nice, a new T-shirt, it looks a bit on the big side for me though mum.  What do you mean it’s for Pa; everyone knows presents are for kids.  Aren’t they?  Oh well, the cake then? Pa’s great, he let me sit on his lap and blow out the candles ‘again’ and ‘again’.

2019:  Great Grandad Bomper died when I was 6 at the age of 86.  He is still with me wherever I go and often flickers lights on and off around me! Zof and I were hanging in London this morning and called in to see Uncle Terry, Aunty Dee  and cousin Beau at Epping Ice rink and had a little skate eventually getting home at 7 pm.

Whilst we were away, with me permission, mum had changed my room round (due to a condensation and mould problem which is attacking the wallpaper and needing to get the bed off of said wall) and sorted all my draws etc out. Sprung – I have a full packet of immunosuppressants and a prescription in my draw! Thing is I am very reluctant to take them due to nearly dying of sepsis Christmas before last due to a fungi entering my blood through my sinuses as I was so immune supressed

January 7th – Chocolate, Nuts and Crohn’s

1999:  Slept the whole night in my own bed, I must be slacking, will have to do better than that tonight. Before we left for Edon’s today, I spied a big tube of Smarties, which someone had apparently dropped round for me last night.  What a treat, I’m not usually allowed, but I’ve seen them now mum – you should have hidden them sooner (I mean you had all night).  Meanie head said that I couldn’t have them for breakfast, so I decided to take them with me.  I put them on the dashboard and guzzled my drink.  Mum tried all sorts of distractions, but I know her game, she was hoping I would forget they were there.  Is she stupid?  I mean she’d remember her sweeties so what makes her think I wouldn’t remember mine?  I humoured her, responded to her distractive ramblings and once at Edon’s got out of the car, Smarties tightly clenched in hand.

2019: Well mums away in Tenerife and I’ve been working hard all day and grabbing what I can to snack on. To be fair, I love my sweets still, but know chocolate really effects my Chron’s so I tend to avoid this. Along with spicy food and nuts – so what did mum put in my Christmas sack – Wasabi bloomin nuts!

#ditzy #humour #toddlers #childhood #adulthood #chocolate #food #crohns