Friday, 31 August 2012

50 Shades of Stay at Home Mum

Cleaning the countertops from Breakfast, full of crumbs, looking at the cold, long dirty taps. Oh no, I think they needs polishing I think to myself, so I whip out a rag and some rubbing alcohol and begin to buff them up....Yeah, I buff èm up good, they look so shiny now. I am so happy with my work, I crack open a can of coke and tear off the wrapper to the kit kat, looking at the bar of chocolate with lustful eyes, I love 4 fingers of chocolate, so delicious.
After I have finished my snack I go to slip my husbands dirty undies into the washing basket as he has not quite got the hang of throwing them in the laundry hamper...... That`s ok though, after I do the laundry I`ll sit down and watch some t.v. for a couple of hours whilst eating crisps and left over food from the kids plates.
When my husband arrives home, I hungrily look at his package, in anticipation....Yes, he has brought a take out home....No cooking for me tonight....booo yah.....

Friday, 24 August 2012

Flight to the U.K. with 4 kids 4 suitcases and 4 carry on bags and a stroller

Recipe for disaster wouldn't you say?

I would have to agree, the whole flight with a 13 year old, 8 and 4 and 19 month old was agonising.
8 and a half hours of toddler/pre schooler/brothers fighting--- mayhem....

Harlow kicking the seat in front, reaching through the seat to pinch the persons arm sitting there. The man sitting in the seat in front getting so angry, gets up and gives us 'the look'.... Sean saying continuously, LOUDLY, upon take off and landing, we're gonna crash, we're gonna crash tee hee.... Then Gracie copying to my shear annoyance....arrrggghhh

Coming through customs at Manchester Airport, waiting in line for 45 minutes with a tirrreedd toddler, and fighting brothers and a whiny pre schooler, to be told we're in the wrong queue we'll have to join the other queue..... Faking some pathetic crocodile tears to be put to the front of the other queue.....PRICELESS.

Then coming through to the luggage carousel in Manchester where you have to PAY 1 pound ($1.60 ish) to use their carts for your suitcases.... Pushing a stroller, carrying a backpack, pulling a suitcase while recruiting the kids to help with the rest of the luggage of torture.....NIGHTMARE.....

Next time I have a bright idea to travel ALONE to the U.K. with 4 kids I will eat a chocolate bar and drink a glass of wine instead.

Add 2 hours each end onto your international flight and there you have 12 hours or torture. Although an experience, I can honesty say, never again.

Just thought I would like to get that off my chest.... :)

Above picture taken at Chassen Train Park, Flixton, Mancester in the U.K. on a rainy day!!!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Staying Mum.

On many occasions I count myself lucky for having healthy, cheeky children.
Then I count myself even luckier when I have 2 children who nap for 3 hours or longer in the day, which allows me a cup of coffee and to get a few jobs done.... haha Jobs as in, watching a bit of T.V. and maybe looking through a magazine.....bliss.
As I type this blog, I have 1 little girl fast a sleep and another well on her way.... I am giddy at being able to drink my coffee in peace.



Anyhow I read on a blog 21 questions to ask your child: Below are the questions with some answers from my 8 year old Sean:
1. What is something mom always says to you? HANG YOUR COAT UP
2. What makes mom happy? WHEN I HANG MY COAT UP
3. What makes mom sad? WHEN I DON"T HANG MY COAT UP
4. How does your mom make you laugh? FUNNY STUFF
5. What was your mom like as a child? LIKE HARLOW 
6. How old is your mom? 33
7. How tall is your mom? 2 FOOT
8. What is her favorite thing to do? GO TO HE GYM
9. What does your mom do when you’re not around? WATCH TV
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? ????
11. What is your mom really good at? GOING TO THE GYM
12. What is your mom not very good at? PLAYING ANGRY BIRDS
13. What does your mom do for her job? NOTHING
14. What is your mom’s favorite food? STEAK
15. What makes you proud of your mom? ??????
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? A STUPID PERSON
17. What do you and your mom do together? WATCH TV
18. How are you and your mom the same? DUNNO
19. How are you and your mom different? SHE IS A GIRL AND I AM A BOY
20. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go? THE GYM
21. How do you know your mom loves you? SHE MAKES ME DINNERS

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Yesterday was New Years Eve, different people asking what my plans are. My response, drinking a glass of wine whilst watching a decent movie then retiring to bed at a reasonable hour. NOW, hooooolllllld on....... When the heck did I become so boring??? I remember wanting nothing more than to drink drink drink, go to a club, drink some more..... puke, dance then get a taxi home somewhere around 2am ahhh those were the days, young and carefree.
I can't even think about doing that these days, I start to yawn if I envision myself staying up longer than 1030. I can just see it, another couple of years I'll be taking regular naps after supper.

I may be boring, and getting on a bit......... yes, well I guess that wraps that up!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Recent tall tales and such! .....

Welcome to my world......

4 kiddies, 12, 7, 3 and 7 months.... oh and a husband.....