31 July 2009

Assorted madness (with added pictures)

We started today with children jumping on a tired mummy. I sighed inwardly, got up, washed faces and cleaned teeth, found clothes from the near-constant pile of clean-waiting-to-go-away washing, and resorted to finding odd socks as usual. We breakfasted. Then things went sharply downhill. Morgan's shoes were nowhere to be found. Of course, we left them behind at Em's the other day. So we hunted for wellies. And hunted some more.

Eventually I look up from the hall storage, almost in tears because we were supposed to be out of the house ten minutes ago by now. And see two naked little free spirits cavorting across the landing.

It took nearly another half an hour to persuade them back into clothing, and confirm that the boots were nowhere to be found. Then Jenna piped up; "Mummy, I have an idea whirling around in my head, but I'm not sure it will really work..." She ran upstairs, hunted around in the bottom of her closet, and came back with some old shoes of hers in EXACTLY Morgan's size!

So we went out for a fantastic meal with Em and Ashleigh. :) Of course, Morgan carries right on crawling around being a puppy, and drops rice on the floor and laughs, and all of those little things that make me want to squish her instead of gently and playfully engaging her in a game that isn't disturbing so many people... No matter, we came out still in a good mood, except for Jenna who was crying for icecream (WHEN will I learn not to let her have a sugary drink??).

Ashleigh had made presents for all three girls, lovely outfits. We also ended up in many many charity shops, and I came home with yet more great second hand clothes. Our bargain of the day was a pair of pink crocs for Jenna for 99p. Though I admit, I am personally pretty impressed with the copy of Creative Play for your Baby, only £2.The remains of my stressed-out tired mood was removed by a good long walk in the rain with my mum's dog, who is staying for the weekend. She and the cat seem to have come to an understanding - the cat won't come down from high places and the dog will just about venture out from hiding behind the chair!

I really could sleep for a week...

8 comments:

  1. How do you have so much luck in charity shops?? The ones round us are full of old lady clothes, the odd bit of newborn stuff, plastic toys and Gina Ford books :)

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  2. Just wanted to comment on the clean-ready-to-put-away clothes and say SNAP!! We have oh so many of those :-) x

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  3. That sounds like a wonderful day! What a find on those crocs!

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  4. We do have some wonderful charity shops in town! Come visit Derby us some time and I'll take you lol. :)

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  5. Ahh, your problems started with the socks you see! Never "resort" to odd socks - rejoice in them! In our house we only ever have odd socks - in fact last Christmas my sister bought me a "pair" of three odd socks! It's liberating and economical - when one sock gets holely beyond redemption ;) you only have to throw one away!

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  6. I always wear odd socks myself, and Jenna has a "pair" of three non-matching too, but this was Morgan wearing one of hers and one on Jenna's lol... Sometimes the washing really does get to that stage around here and socks are always buried at the bottom of the pile!

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  7. Yay! Glad everything "fitted"! I'm glad you like them, it was fun making them, haven't done proper sewing in ages so was good way to spend time and not sit around wallowing! Loves you.xxx

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  8. Row's trousers are baggy, but they'll be fine if I pop one of the big nappies on her! Thankyou so much hun, they're so lovely. :)

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