October 6th – Stormy Weather

1999:  Into bed with mum at 5.45 then said “come on mummy, get up!”  We had milk and tea and watched Sesame Street and then mum went up to get ready for work.  Went to Edons and Nan collected me as usual.  Bomper was in the car and I ran to give him a big hug and kiss.  It was cold this morning, but very sunny this afternoon so I was able to play in the garden for a while. Nanny gave me a packet of 12 cherry tomatoes.  I gave one to Bomper and when Nanny next looked there was only one left.  What’s wrong with that then?  I liked them and I did share.  That and the lactulose should work well – and it did – not quiet in the right place – but it worked.  When mummy arrived Pa was already home, but for once I gave him a rest and had a dance with mummy.  I didn’t eat any tea but I had been stuffing all day. 

Now: Cold today too with relentless rain battering the country. Most of Suffolk and Norfolk roads were under water and turned to rivers, making for an eventful journey to get Kiegan back home. Lots of road closures and lots of detours but we made it. Mum is now talking about stem cell treatment from umbilical cords. They apparently collect this in England at a few hospitals, one of which is Norwich. Lots of information on how to donate but not any on how to receive this yet.

#rain #floods #stemcelltreatment #Norwich #babies #Umbilicalcord #crohns #constipation

June 15th – Performing Arts

1999: We left home at eight but had to turn round and come back as we passed the washing machine repair man on the way (although he wasn’t actually due for 20 minutes).  We left him to get on with the repairs and mum took me to Edons.  Uncle Teddy came round tonight and fixed my football nets up properly for me and then we scored some goals.  I got muddy and we put the hose pipe on to wash down my wellies.  Oh what fun – I chased Uncle Teddy round the garden spraying him!  Mummy told him the Tigger story which he thought was very funny.  Not so funny for mum though who now has to go through the procedure morning and night to get me to wee.  Well she started it and anyway it’s her problem – I’m quite happy to wee in my nappy (which I am now back in).  We were eating our tea in the garden and I started playing with the rabbit hutch. Mum told me to stop it as I would hurt myself but I chose to ignore her and next we were on the way to the doctors where the nurse gave me a lollipop and removed the huge splinter which had gone down the side of my thumb nail.  I was very brave and very good and mum was very proud of me. 

2019:  Saturday and back to work in insurance. Saturday night used to be club performance nights at Mercy, Bished and  in Norwich. No more performing with Tigger, but getting paid to dress up and dance with a free tab was great fun.

#Tigger #Toddlers #mums #toilettraining #splinters #clubbing #performing #Norwich #Mercy #Flaunt #Bished #work #childhood #adulthood