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: 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: Hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs for breakfast. I love Easter (and so does mum by the looks of it!). We went swimming this morning and had a lovely ‘dim’ for an hour. I got out of the pool okay, but mum had to fight to get me out of the lovely warm shower. We set off for a walk to the local shop this afternoon and arrived back home an hour and a half later! On the way, we had decided to explore the alley way opposite our house thinking we could cut through to the shops, but it turned out that it led to the other end of our road (a dead end) and we had to walk all the way back again and start over. Nice one mum. I did find a great stick though and took it all the way to the shops and back – even though it was nearly as big as me. Amongst my antics I hit someone’s car with the stick, pulled someone’s parking chain off the hook on their drive, tried to climb the street lamps, stopped and waved at all the cars and touched all the traffic cones as we went past the roadwork’s. Once home I went out in the garden and discovered that I could use mums clothes horse to climb up my slide. Mum keeps going very pale today. Think I’ll have to keep an eye on her – she might be sickening for something
2019: Got into Zofs parents late last night from Stansted. No antics today just lazing around and trying to acclimatise. Looking forward to heading back to our flat tonight but not so much work tomorrow
#work #stansted #easter #chocolate #ditzy #antics #airports #toddlers #growing up #mums
1999: Mum didn’t seem too enthusiastic this morning – she muttered something about not having to be to work until 9.00 today. Great – more time to play then. After half an hour of kisses (eleven to be precise), pulling off the covers and shouting “up”, jumping on the bed and clambering all over her, she eventually decided to get up! Went to Edon’s for a little while and then Nan picked me up. I was very pleased to see her, and when we got home Bomper was there too. We went for a walk over the river to see all the boats – and the mud! Then we went to Asda and had lunch there (actually in the restaurant this time!) Pa and I had great fun playing in the garden – we built ramps for my cars and a ramp, which I walked along pretending to be a tight ropewalker. Have been a bit boulchy today (so they say) and ended it by smacking mum in the face. The next I knew I was whisked home and put to bed, with milk, but no story. I was tired anyway. See if I care.
2019: Happy Mothers day from Budapest. Have facetimed mum a couple of times from this amazing city and told her to bin off anything else she has booked and come here! Have spent the day at the thermal baths and spas (after running back for my trunks) and had an amazing day. Mums really into all the organic and natural health stuff so lets see if this has settled my crohns.
#eating #parents #grandparents #cars #playing #budapest #cities #thermalbaths #aunatural #chrohns #IBD #autoimmune #southwoodham
1999: Was full of fun this morning- groomed spot the dog, wore mums slippers and basically just did silly things. When we went out to the car we saw there was a man in a yellow box going up in the air. Mum said he was mending the lights. I WANT A GO. Life’s just so unfair. On the way to Edons I saw a man on his motorbike, I waved and he waved back! I’m so well known around town. Edon took me to the park but it was so muddy we all started sinking and I actually fell down a hole and ended up sinking to my hips! Edon took us to the Village hall park instead whereupon, I decided to fall off the steps to the slide, but I was okay. When mum collected me, I had no trousers on and none to put on, as they were all muddy. I wanted to go to Nanny’s but she was out. We went to Uncle Teddy’s instead, where we bumped in to Nan! We stayed for a drink and then headed to Nan’s for tea. I didn’t want any though. When I went to get into the car, I realised Nan had disappeared. I wasn’t having that. I strode back to the front door. ‘Nan’. ‘Nan’. ‘Nan’. She re-appeared with a current bun. Yum.
2019: Worked up an appetite today. Went over to mums to collect table and chairs, tv and ex box (must have been tired to go without them yesterday!) Mum and Mark came back with us and we cooked a very late brunch for us in our own home. Love this grown up stuff – might change my mind once the bills role in though!
1999: Couldn’t be bothered to get up this morning I lay in bed calling ‘Mum, Mum’ but she did not answer. Then I called ‘Nan’ and I heard movement and a figure entered my room saying ‘no, you were right the first time!’ I was sooo pleased to see her and we had big hugs and cuddles. We went downstairs for milk and juice and made ‘bix’ for ‘fast’ and sat eating and drinking at the table. At 10.30 Granddad came to fetch me to see daddy. I had a lovely day, my cousins came round in the morning and we all played. I had so much fun that I didn’t sleep all day and fell asleep on the way home. Tonight Nan and Pa came round with peaches and jelly and cake. I kept putting the candles on and blowing them out – mum didn’t seem to blow out any – perhaps you don’t like that sort of thing when you get older.
2019: Went out to meet a friend who is back on site over this way as caravan sales manager. Was great to catch up and have breakfast and he has also told me of a sales job going on a nearby site. Went to Zof’s tonight to update my CV and do covering letter which I have now sent over to him. That has given me a bit of hope again, as the agency I keep ringing about factory work just isn’t getting anywhere in a hurry. At least we’re not actually in the flat yet and my current landlord is Mum!
#caravans #sales #work #growingup #kids #adults
1999: Awoke at 6, prodding mum and whispering her name. She kept telling me it was the middle of the night and that I should ‘go back to sleep’, but I didn’t. The alarm eventually went off and feeling bored now I shot up, turned off the alarm and put the radio on. There’s no way she’s snoozing today, I’m wide awake. I spent the day at Nan’s today. We went for a walk over the town; I pushed my buggy the whole way there but managed to hitch a ride back. Mum didn’t get in until 7 tonight and when she finally arrived to pick me up we had to go straight home. I took a chocolate mousse with me which I was insistent on eating with mummy’s keys (she can’t drive then, we get to stay longer), but Nan persuaded me to use my fingers instead. I don’t know if they were any cleaner than the keys to start with, but they were in a wonderful mess by the time I’d finished. When we got home we had to empty mums bedroom of all her furniture and later Dev arrived to lay her carpet. I was a great help of course. At least that’s one roll of carpet gone.
2019: So this morning work wanted me to go painting in my car. Yeah right. Then they said I could do lofts – without ladders. So I spent the day job hunting and filling in load of applications for factories, building and support worker. Need a job. Need my flat.
#toddlers #work #jobhunting #childood #mums #Adulthood #moving
1999: Daddy’s today. I arrived back home at 5 and Granddad told mummy I had been a good boy and had fun. I had seen all my cousins and my Aunties too. When I got into the car to come home I had fallen asleep, mummy carried me indoors in my car seat, but when she took my hat and coat off I woke up. Big smiles, we were glad to see one another and had big hugs and big cups of tea too. I had had dinner at daddy’s but Pa had made mummy a chicken roast and so naturally I helped her eat it, especially the afters which was bread and butter pudding. Well there’s only one great dinner in the world and that’s the one on your mum’s plate! I asked mum, by pointing at the telly and saying ‘rar’ if we could put the Lion King on (she’s catching onto the English language pretty fast for a mother) and we sat and watched it – we even sang and danced to some of it too but Mum had to go out of the room when the daddy lion died though – she finds it far too sad! You’d think she’d be used to it by now – he dies fairly often after all.
2019: Valentines day. Zof came over tonight. I had a box of prezzies on the bed for her surrounded by rose petals and I cooked dinner. Such a romantic – unlike Mark who gave mum a card telling her to relax and not worry about the housework as it would still be there tomorrow! He did take her out to dinner though.
And Mum still has to go out of the room when the Daddy Lion dies in Lion King. She had a struggle a couple of years ago when we went to see the show in London though. I think she just shut her eyes!
#lionking #growing up #valentines day
1999: Edons this morning and Nanny’s at lunch time. I was insistent that I wanted to take my bike to Nanny’s today so we stopped on the way to drop off the bike for later. I wanted to stay at Nanny’s, but as soon as I realised mummy wasn’t staying I wanted to go to Edons. Once at Edons, I wanted to go back to Nanny’s but apparently there was ‘no way’. In I went and off she went to work.
2019: Went over to Zof’s last night and took her to work this morning. Looked after Zof’s sister today as she was off from school poorly, picked her brother up from school and Zof from work. Funnily enough mum sent me some driving and care jobs today.
1999: Got in with mum at 5.10 but didn’t settle very well as her bed is full of springs, and very uncomfortable – the things she does to try and put me off! Mum usually sleeps on top of two quilts, but they’re a bit wet right now for some reason. I eventually settled down and slept until 7.30. Mum had a shower whilst I played with a race track the neighbours had given us, but the cars don’t work too well and I tried to get mums attention but she was too busy putting her make up on. I decided to wipe my snotty nose on her bath towel and attention was got. Tonight we had to go to the laundrette to wash and dry the quilts and whilst they were doing we went to Asda shopping . Mum bought me my first Postman Pat video and for tea I had grapes, biscuits, dolly mixtures and crisps in the supermarket trolley and mum paid for lots of empty bags at the check out.
2019: Beds! I seem to get through them yearly. Have lovely comfy one now which will hopefully be moving with us soon to rented accommodation. Have opened joint bank account with Zof, mum has finally got back half of my air fares from my cancelled tours which will go into it and we have arranged a viewing on a cottage for next Saturday. Exciting times
#kids #toddlers #growingup #food #snacks #shopping #moving #renting #pottytraining