November 27th – Eat Ins and Eat Outs

1999:  It’s Saturday!  The day to be wide-awake at 6 a.m.  Mummy wouldn’t get up though, even when the phone rang at seven – it was Bomper.  I told him mummy was sleeping and then I heard her thuds on the stairs and told him “she’s coming down now”.  She soon snuck off to bed for another half hour though.  When she got up we had fried egg, baked beans and toast, which was delicious, and I ate it all up.  Mummy’s nail lady came round and handed mum her door and car keys, which she’d, left in the front door all night.  So much for security!  She didn’t do mummy’s nails today, instead she spread all this gooey stuff over her legs, and then took it all off again with bits of material.  Very odd.  Afterwards we went swimming where I did big dives, swam with armbands and finished in the baby pool without armbands.  Next stop Donals for ish ingers, chips and of course the toy that turned out to be a car.  Cool!  I ate it meals on wheels style – in the shopping trolley round Tesco’s where mummy was buying lunch for her and Bomper, which was our next stop.  We stayed for a couple of hours – me being a “cheeky monkey” as Bomper calls me – boisterous but cute!  Next we headed for Aunty Eesa’s where we stayed for tea – wow two Donals in one day!  I do have a varied diet though – loodaloo tonight, but the car was the same.  We all had a mad half hour playing with the cars around the kitchen then lying on the floor and kicking our legs in the air.  We know why.  We had our bath and then piled in the car and headed for home and that was the end of my day.

2019: Not a good morning. Feeling tired, anxious and stomach playing up. Went to work on my late shift though and had a moan about no notice for overtime cancellation. We went out on a date night tonight to try and lighten me up; Nandos and cinema – perfect.

#kids #parents #adults #MacDonalds #swimming #beauty #nandos #cinema #crohns #mentalhealth #food

November 24th – Where’s the Meat Gone?!

1999: I called mum at five, who came in to discover me and my bed soaked through.  After a quick change round and milk, I settled back down until half six when I got up to do a wee.  Had a quick bath and got down just in time for Playbus.  Postman Pat came this morning with a registered letter for me!  Mummy let me open it and it was my very first individual passport.  I was really excited, as there was a photo of me in it! Went to Deedons, then nanny’s and the devil has remained within me.  It wouldn’t be me; I’m usually so angelic.  Pa bathed me and mummy took me home at half seven, when I went to bed with Po and slept.

2019: Work again today and then Zof and I went to mum and Marks for an Indian. My third takeaway this week which really isn’t helping the weight situation (I had to actually buy size 36” waist the other day). On Friday night Zof’s mum made Chinese for tea and, as I wasn’t there, some was saved for my lunch on Saturday. I was really looking forward to my chicken satay until I discovered it was vegetable! I had to ring mum and tell her as about  10 years ago, I was upstairs and the delights of chicken curry were wafting up.  When mum called me down I came running and then sulked the whole way through as she had decided to make a vegetarian one. I mean who does that to a meat lover?! Its been a standing joke ever since. 

#children #parents ##curry #takeaways #Indian #Chinese #ChildrensTV

 

September 18th – No Spills in MY New House

1999:  Very husky this morning, mummy and Nanny thought my tonsils were swollen so off to the doctors for medicine that goes in your mouth this time.  The whole house is in mummy’s bedroom and the kitchen – what a mess.  I helped Pa build my house with slide which is absolutely brilliant (and tidy).  Dev came just after lunch to lay my bedroom carpet and replace the lounge one.  I fell asleep in the garden on my beanbag whilst the work carried on around me.  I woke up just as Dev was finishing and I waved him goodbye.  Mum and Nan blitzed the place and moved the furniture back.  I felt grouchy though, everyone was so busy they hardly noticed me.  Don’t they love me anymore?  I’m always the centre of attention.  We had fish and chips for tea and I managed to drop my fork, covered in ketchup of course, on the new carpet.  That’s one way to direct the attention back to me I guess  Went to bed in my own bedroom complete with my new teddy bear carpet.

2019: I was always dropping things – still do. Dyspraxia or just not paying attention? Who knows. I think the best one was n Lincolnshire when we’d just renovated the lounge complete with new carpet. I was about 8 and carrying spaghetti bolognaise through to the lounge and watched in horrified slow motion as it just slipped off of my plate. Mum was pretty cool about it though. She was more upset for me losing my favourite dinner so I got to share hers.

#food #kids #parents #family #carpentry #playhouse #carpets #spillages

July 24th – Crohn’s is a Pain in the Bum

1999:  We went dimming this morning and they had a tombola there.  I chose 6 tickets and won two prizes – a football for me and a key ring for mummy.  Mum said something about Lady Luck and perhaps I could send her to her, but I reckon I’ve enough women around me as it is.  We called into Aunty Eesas and I played with Dandell and Dessica whilst mummy attempted to paint Aunty Eesa’s toe nails. Personally I think I made a better job of my own the other day!  We played in the garden this afternoon and mummy made me my very own drum kit – out of buckets and wooden spoons.  We had Shepherds pie for tea and cleared our plates. I told mum she was a “good boy” and gave her a clap.  She said she was a “good girl” and that I was a “good boy”.  I wasn’t having any of that – I wanted to be a “good girl” like mummy – much to her amusement.  I had 2 pears and an apple but wasn’t allowed any more fruit as was staying at Aunty Karens tonight and mum thought it a bit unfair.  I don’t know why; it’s only nature.  Mummy went out tonight and Karen put me to bed at half nine.  She’d kept me up longer to allow Agal to get to sleep first and her plan had worked. She put me in the bed next to Agal’s cot  and then the phone rang.  She went off to answer it and when she came back upstairs she found me lying in bed playing a mouth organ and Agal stood up in her cot dancing!  She gave up at left us to it.

2019: No drums or fun today although lots of thunder and lighting watching in the early hours. Colonoscopy at 9am and the outcome was not what I was looking for. I had 28cm of my ileum removed a year ago and, since my last colonoscopy in September, the ulceration has now increased to 10cm and also the addition of haemorrhoids. I know I’m a pain in the bum but really?! Lets hope they get me on these infusions as soon as!!! On the plus side – mums treating me to Chinese for tea (but she’s also feeding me probiotics – I hate tablets)

#chinese #food #crohns #IBD #Colitis #toddlers #childhood #adulthood #percussion #beauty #friends #infusions #autoimmune #immunosupressants #probiotics #guthealth #humour #AbbyHardingMemorialFoundation (Agal) #stormwatching

 

 

July 23rd – Food Glorious Food

1999: Up for the day at five a.m.  Mum snoozed on the settee, between requests for drinks, wees and videos! Had a sleep today at Edons, which wasn’t really surprising considering my early start and all my hard playing.  Once home again tonight I played in my car and painted it again, along with myself.  Ate all my tea, “ish ingers”, Alphabites, spaghetti and crisps.  I had to have a bath afterwards due to spaghetti sauce and paint!  Mum has continued with elocution lessons today; trying to get me to say “I am” instead of “ham” and I have now progressed to “high ham”. 

2019: What Id give for fish fingers and alphabites right now. Even the High Ham sounds good. Bowel prep today so all I have is soup and laxatives. Went to mums tonight and was very Hangry so a trip ensued to Tescos for Jellies and soda. Cant wait until tomorrow when I can stuff my face!

#toddlers #childminders #mums #food #cooking #English #Language #childhood #adulthood #crohns #IBD #Colitis #bowelprep #Tescos #Jelly

 

July 21st – Meals Al Fresco

1999:  When mummy dropped me off at Edons she realised she had forgotten my medicine but she waved me goodbye regardless!  10 minutes later Edons phone rang and after this she went to the door to find my medicine had magicked onto her doorstep.  Wow!  Edon bought Jake and me a big balloon each at Asda today and we actually managed to get them home in one piece. Mummy picked me up at five – complete with a savaloy which I’d demolished before we got home.  When we got there we had chips and pickled onions too.  Think this is mums version of a posh two course meal!  No sorry it’s going to be three – we made gingerbread men – slightly singed ones.  Mum thought I was too busy washing up to notice but I’m not daft I know what that icing stuff is all about – disguise! 

2019: Met Mum and mark at nan and Pa’s today for a BBQ with Uncle Terry, Aunty Dee and cousin  Beau.  Dee likes her BBQ burnt and I voiced to all that she’d be alright round Mums. Beau, Zof and I played footy in the garden ….. until the ball went over the fence (in my defence it is a low one). On our way home we dropped Terry at Lattitude festival for a gig and then headed home to bed.

 #toddlers #mums #parents #family #grandparents #BBQ #cooking #baking #childhood #adulthood #football #Lattitude

July 6th – BBQ Weather

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 #

April 18th – Cow Pats and Face Packs

1999:   We went to make toast this morning, but the first lot of bread was mouldy, so I fed it to the birds.  Then mum burnt the next lot of toast.  Eventually we had toast, bacon and ketchup.  Mum went up to have a bath, I went up to join her and she had all this green stuff on her face.  She did look funny!  Something to do with making her look beautiful – I don’t know if I should tell her that she just looks very odd.  We went to the farm this morning; I sat on the play tractor for 15 minutes before we could go anywhere else.  We went to feed the sheep and I laughed because their tongues tickled my hands.  I got a bit frightened later though, when the big sheep bleated, and mum had to carry me, which was just in time for me to get a birds eye view of a cow doing the biggest poo ever.  I don’t envy her mummy having to clean that mess up.  My mummy doesn’t know how lucky she is!  We went to see the pigs and mum felt guilty about our bacon and toast this morning.  I don’t know why because they stink!  We spent time in the ball pit and soft play area and when we came out mum tried to get me to put my coat on.  Eventually she told me that I had to put it on as it had my sticker on for the farm.  Is she really that daft?  Look all you have to do is peel it off and stick it on my jumper!  What’s so funny about that then?  Tooth count up tonight – 10 top and bottom

2019:  Well trust me Crohn’s makes you poo just like that bloomin cow! I’m sure I love my bacon so much de to those smelly squealing pigs. I used to try and hold my nose and cover my ears when we went through the pigs bit of the farm. Pretty tricky with only two hands so I learnt to hold my breath. And as or face backs – Zof and I love a good charcoal one!

April 9th – Handy Man Tantrums

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

April 5th – Mischievous Days

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