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FEB 2010 Proper threenagers now!!

(410 Posts)

Come on in, Chicas!

Dive into the bubbly and home-baking and take advantage of our deluxe creche....

StoneBaby Sat 27-Jul-13 18:27:57

CP oh no!! Good luck and if you have difficulties find their drink cabinet wink

Bearcrumble Sat 27-Jul-13 18:45:10

Scones and CP - sorry to hear sad news about your friends. How awful on all counts.

Oh, CP -try and stay calm but don't let them get away with any crappy comments/stuffing DD with ham.

I've had a couple of better nights too - feel a lot more sane and focussed.

ClimbingPenguin Sat 27-Jul-13 19:11:15

I've come to bed already

SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Sat 27-Jul-13 22:50:59

Awful news for your friends Scones and CP. Thinking of you and them.

stoofadoof Tue 30-Jul-13 21:58:32

<found you> you've all been busy! have been away on hols, nice but good to be home and before that I was wiped out with sicky bug for 3 days - really rough! will try and catch up!

JewelFairies Tue 30-Jul-13 22:12:07

Stoof, nice to hear from you smile

JewelFairies Wed 31-Jul-13 08:57:19

I've just seen the invisible car. Light grey BMW doing 90 on the motorway without lights on, in heavy spray, drizzle and fog and zero visibility. I nearly pulled out in front of the idiot. angry

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Wed 31-Jul-13 11:27:09

shock JF DH went on a road safety thingy for work and the guy did say that light grey cars are invisible no matter what they, should always have lights on.

ScienceRocks Wed 31-Jul-13 19:27:21

Just marking my place x

JewelFairies Thu 01-Aug-13 08:28:54

Mous I'm considering getting a neon green car next wink

I'm ahead of myself today despite getting up late. Have already dropped the girls at their holiday club (trip to the beach today the lucky things) and have a list of things to get done before work. Only to find everything is still shut! Now sitting outside the surgery to collect repeat prescription and they won't open until 8.30. Then have to collect a parcel and the depot also opens at 8.30. Knew it doesn't pay off to be up early and efficient! smile Should have taken more time over my coffee which I left half drunk on the table.

Eek at the invisible car with tosspot driver. JF.. shock

WOMAD was totally ace, DS and DD both loved it and their enjoyment added to ours. They were both reasonably content to let us hang out and listen to music and neither made any fuss when it started raining. At one point, I took DD for a stroll just with me and we had loads of fun together trying on silly glasses, having a go in an old-fashioned swing-boat and clambering into various display hammocks. DD was also great at using the portaloos, which made life easier too.
(I feel like I'm repeating myself...have I said all this already??!)

DS is finally crawling - as some of you have noted on FB! He's enjoying his new freedom of movement and I'm wondering if I should fit a stair gate onto the kitchen door.....

DS is also in his own room as of tonight. I'm working towards him sleeping through by the time we go to an wedding overnight in early October. Given that DH is on holiday, DS is healthy and between sleep regressions, it seems like a good opportunity. I've just started putting him into his cot after his story rather than his feed and so far, so good (night two). A bit of bobbing up and down and minor complaining, but asleep within 20 mins. Here's hoping...

stoof good to hear from you! Sorry you've been ill.

JewelFairies Fri 02-Aug-13 10:27:41

It's been a long week... I panicked earlier because I couldn't find my keys. Then realised they were in the ignition of my car that I was driving! D'oh.

IC Sounds like a great success. Shame about the weather but on the other hand maybe preferable to 30 degrees every day.

I'll have to start packing tomorrow for our trip to my parents. Had my mother on the phone to say its currently 38 degrees, and to take lots of water for the journey...

ClimbingPenguin Fri 02-Aug-13 23:05:16

I think I have found a nursery I am happy with. It also happens to be cheap enough to offset our rent increase which means I will give up tutoring now. Feeling quite relieved on all three fronts.

JewelFairies Sat 03-Aug-13 08:08:57

CP (and Mous) Be sure to let the local council know you have a child starting reception in 2014 so that they can send you the relevant forms. Were I am the forms go out Oct and are due back December. They won't automatically know your child exists and needs a place so it's down to you. Crazy system if you ask me but thought I'd mention it just in case you don't know. smile

ClimbingPenguin Sat 03-Aug-13 15:57:59

Thanks, That's why we're moving now, before school application starts (schools our way aren't very good). Will make once we're moved in and into nursery to chase them up. We will be due a hv for DS around then as well.

Will try and get some photos up later

stoofadoof Sat 03-Aug-13 22:09:32

<place marking> (not still avoiding the village hall books, obv!)

SconesForTea Tue 06-Aug-13 11:04:25

Hi everyone, my phone has stopped working more or less so I don't get to read or post much.

Not much to report really, I have been unable to shake my blue mood apart from the weekends when I am really happy. That's why I don't think I'm depressed; I love it when DH is around and we share the housework and the childcare. I just hate doing it all on my own in the week. Most of my friends work PT or FT and aren't around to socialise, or those that are usually around are on holiday. Or busy the days I am free. Or have decided that I'm too much of a whinger to want to socialise with.... Anyway, I seem to be alone much of the time (i.e. alone with the girls, I would love to actually be alone). I am trying to smile but I do feel sad and lonely.

Sending lots of love and get well vibes to SR's dad.

ScienceRocks Thu 08-Aug-13 15:13:47

<marks spot>

<looks round nervously for MN jinx>
DD has been doing her poos in the toilet the last couple of days.....

rainbowweaver Sun 11-Aug-13 00:04:07

Great news ic <keeping fingers crossed for you> grin

Sorry to hear that scones sad can your LOs go to a childminder at least for a day during the week to give you time alone?

stoofadoof Sun 11-Aug-13 20:03:30

<quiet week on here!> good news IC <keeping FX!>

stoofadoof Sun 11-Aug-13 20:05:14

letter from tax credits say they've overpaid by £365 last year… I don't understand how as the details I gave them this time last year turned out (somewhat surprisingly) to be perfectly correct… confused and [need a smiley for SKINT]

JewelFairies Tue 13-Aug-13 13:09:20

I've rumbled my girls. Turns out they have been back and forth to my dad several times a day, asking nicely for squares of chocolate. He's a big softie. After ten days (!) of secrete chocolate fixes they got careless and I caught them red handed grin. Not sure who to tell off, the girls or my dad, or to just laugh about how sneaky they have been.

JewelFairies Tue 13-Aug-13 13:09:41

Stoof Ouch.

ScienceRocks Tue 13-Aug-13 15:45:42

JF, reminds me of the time my sister and I babysat for my brother and his then girlfriend (now his wife). Between the two of us grown ups, we had nine children to look after, the youngest being my dd1 (aged just over a year) and my brother's son (aged about eight months). Whenever he cried, one of his siblings would go over and make a bit of a fuss and he would stop. It was several hours before my sister and I realised that they were giving him a chocolate button each time!

The joy of this story was that dd1 decided she didn't like me looking after another baby, and raised hell if I even picked him up. So my sister had to do all his nappies. All 11 of them grin

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