Saturday, 24 November 2007

life is like a box of chocolates

according to Forest Gumps Mum,
and sometimes it really is.

our middle daughter (6, soon to be 7) has always had a complicated outlook on life (she is being assessed for Autism) and things have to be handled very carefully with her (think hand grenade with no pin!)
And so to the point, she sucks her thumb, has done from just a few weeks old, but now as she has lost one top tooth, with another wobbly one next to is and 2 new teeth coming through at the bottom - not to mention repeated episodes on TW - we have decided it is time to stop the habit.

Not like me really, I usually follow the path of least resistance when it comes to the kids and let them give things up when they are ready, and it hasn't caused any problems (see oh marvelous Health visitor, my almost 16, 7 and 3 year olds do not sleep in my bed, despite your doom mongering about 'rod for your own back'!)

and so after a lot of thinking, talking to other mums who have gone down this path, and of course discussion with middle child we ordered THUMBGUARDS from the states, they are available in this country but with the Dollar being so week I thought I would save us a few pennies, and I would have too if the meddling customs folks hadnt slapped a charge of £13.66 on the parcel grrrrrrr. And worse it was stuck in customs for 3 weeks, so the lovely preparation I had done with middle daughter had all been forgotten!

Anyhoo customs notice arrived Saturday, I collected it Monday, and attempted to get middle child to wear it on Wednesday ~ no chance!
So after a lot of chat and negotiation it was decided that Friday night would be the night, with great excitement the instrument of torture was applied (if you are interested she chose green and purple for her wrist bands, she sucks both thumbs so has to wear it on both hands!) and the evening commenced.

We had take away pizza, which she managed to eat without getting too messy. We watched a DVD and she got to stay up a good hour after her usual bedtime. poor mite didn't know what to do with herself as she normally sucks her thumb when watching TV, so she was a bit of a fidget.

Finally the time arrived, and with much fear of tantrums and crying and sleepless nights we put her to bed.

And the next thing I know is its 8am (an unheard of lie in!) and she has woken up from a peaceful thumbless night, very very pleased with herself.

like I say, life is like a box of chocolates ~ full of surprises!

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

and whilst we are on the subject

yesterday morning at around 4.30/5am I got woken with an urgent call of 'mummy, mummy' I lept out of bed, and ran to the side of my youngest (2 soon to be 3) to find out what was distressing her so much.
'mummy, mummy my nose isn't working'!
poor mites noses was bunged up and she couldn't suck her fingers (essential sleeping aide!) and breath. Awwwwwwwwwwww

how many vegetables in a box of cereal?

This morning middle daughter (6 almost 7 years) asked her Daddy
'whats a calbrese?'
Dad replied
'its a vegetable'
to which middle daughter replied
'there is a 111 vegetables in my cereal'

think she meant calories?

Sunday, 11 November 2007

I will survive, did you think I would leave you dying....

Mr.B is a bit of a D.J. and a good one at that in my opinion! Anyway the one song he can't stand is 'I will survive' he says its the womans anthem, and all brides ask for it at their weddings.

Well let me be controversial and say if thats our biggest crime - what say you men when I say how comes you get away with 'Two little boys' at every stag do and kareoke night!?!

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Never having introduced myself formally.............

and yet there is so much you could know about me, just by reading this and my first blog.
  • I like Nick Knowles
  • I don't sew as much as I want to
  • Mr.B & me have been courting for over a decade
  • Mr.B can't spell!
  • I have some wonderful friends, Caroline, Jude, Krystle, Elaine, Pippa to name a few
  • I love food and shoes, and food and shoes oh and food and shoes!
  • Mr.B carelessly lost his job
  • my Spelling and grammar are terrible
  • I had 14" of hair cut off last year
  • I have 3 beautiful daughters
  • I am a Brownie Guider, and Mr.B is a scout leader
  • we drive an old banger
  • I have lost nearly 2 stone in weight thanks to weight watchers
  • I have my eyebrows waxed and my nails done!
  • I am a member of freecycle
  • For a brief while, we kept chickens
  • I like, like, like shopping at Milton Keynes
  • I live in St. Albans, and it rained a lot here in August
  • I am not a vegetarian!
  • I fart a lot
  • I am a pirate called Calico Charity Bonney
  • I am under 45
  • I can cook, and really enjoy it
  • I am doing an OU course
  • Mr.B rides a motorbike
so there you go, you actually know an awful lot about me!

Saturday, 3 November 2007

whilst wandering around blogger land.................

I found this

hours of entertainment.....................................................................