Friday, 28 October 2011

Cliquey mums, more early starts, work worries...

Well some of the mums I met in playgroup have decided to become a clique, ie they went out for a night, and I only found out 'by accident'....hmm. I know why it's cos I am the only 'working mum' of the group and they don't feel like we have stuff in common any more now I have gone back after mat leave.  Well stuff 'em!!!!!  I love my kids just as much, I just have other things I need and want to do.  Still - how long's that gonna last? The government are making cutbacks and unfortunately our dept might now be one of those that is cutback.  Oh dear.  More stress to pile on top.  What's gonna happen who knows.  Time for some alternative scenarios.  I love my job and the girls I work with, and have worked and studied hard to get here so I hope it doesn't come to that.

Ds has got up at 5am every morning this week apart from yesterday when dd decided to get up twice in the night instead.  Aaargh what's wrong with 'em.   And nursery for some reason didn't give ds his afternoon bottle today so am fully expecting an early wake up call.  Two birthday parties this weekend - so time to go to bed I think, night night.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

I am SO TIRED!!!!!! And need to sort out Xmas, more birthdays etc......

Not for any reason in particular....just so tiring being a working mum!!!!! Dh is shattered too of course.  If each of them wake up once in the night, and ds has taken to waking up at 5am lately for his early bottle, then that's the night basically gone, it's hard to get back to sleep and the quality of sleep isn't great.  Even Boots' eye bag removal stick isn't working!!!!  (Eyebags are the size of suitcases mind you)  Thank God for M&S ready meals.

Got to sort out what we're doing for Xmas, spent the last 2 at the in-laws but it's not fair on my parents I guess.  Could squash everyone at ours but will need some extra folding tables, luckily we live near IKEA!!!!  You can't win can you.  This weekend, one christening and one kiddies party.  Need to sort out ds's two parties, one with the antenatal group next week then one with the family.  AAAAAAARGH
Off to a friends' tonight, hopefully some light relief.  Or may just fall asleep.

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Monday, 17 October 2011

Schools viewed, ds walks and dd behaves!

Well I am pleased to report that 'tough mummy' worked and dd has finally started eating properly.  Well as properly as 4 year olds go.  Twas upsetting at the time though.  Trying to eat as a family seems to have helped - but the practicalities of life don't always make this possible.  Ds took his first little step yesterday at a kids party - there will be no stopping him now!  Well it was a bit of a strange kids party - it was mostly our original antenatal group only the kids don't all regularly play together so not many of them really knew each other.  DD and one of the other girls were fighting over one of the little boys.  Her friend had a meltdown when she couldn't sit next to him.  Honestly they start too young!!!!!
Viewed 2 schools last week, both good/outstanding ofsted but one was one of these 'open plan' schools.  Not sure what I think of them really, I suspect it's a fad but not heard good things about this approach.  Does anyone have any thoughts? Don't be shy, let me know :-)

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

DD refuses to eat....

AAAARGH dd is now refusing to eat.   Twice in a row I've come back from work, given her and ds some lovely homemade soup (it really is nice!) and she's had a full scale meltdown and gone to bed hungry.  Feel awful about it.  But everyone keeps saying "Don't give in" - else I'll end up with a really fussy eater who knows if she whinges enough she'll get what she wants.  Had a nice Chinese with some mum friends from my first antenatal group....who know exactly what I'm going through.   Ds is bouncing around quite happily though.  Photoshoot at nursery today, only nobody told us.  DH took dd in with her hair everywhere and an old t-shirt, and ds was in a second-hand pyjama top and 3-6 mth trousers.  Not a good look.  Never mind!!!!!

Did a bit of work on my website now it's time for bed, good night.  I am delighted that more of you are clicking on here.  Don't be shy you lot, sign on to be a follower or add your comments!!!! :-)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

DD turns 4

Hi, well we've had a very hectic week. DD finally turned 4 this week, after a week of whining every morning "Why am I not 4 yet, all my friends are 4".  Honestly she's been a little....challenging this week shall we say, I must admit I've breathed a sigh of relief when I've got to work and can 'relax' a wee bit!!!  Anyway, we had a lovely day on her actual birthday, took the day off and went to the Space Museum.  It was nearly a disaster as she took some convincing that she wasn't going to actual space, but we all enjoyed it in the end, especially when she found out how astronauts go to the toilet in space!!  Anyway she had her party today at the local soft play centre, definitely the way forward, ie no organising for me other than sending out the invitations.  And my dad was there to help look after ds.  All went well, none of the kids had meltdowns (apart from dd when she didn't win any sweets in pass the parcel) and we now have a house full of presents.  DD seems to be liking her new balance bike today (bought in neutral colours so ds can use it in years to come....customised with a hello kitty sticker!) and starting to get the hang of it.  Hope they both sleep well tonight....

Been busy with the website this week too, time for a rest, put my feet up and watch the X factor!!!