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mumlove · 27/09/2007 09:42

I am making lots of hot coffee if anyone would like some (it's very cold here today) and have put kitkats out on the table.

Baby mindee is asleep so having a coffee before going to toddler group, hope you all have a good day, will pop back later.

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KaySamuels · 27/09/2007 09:48

Morning - I have just succumbed to my box of chocolates that I have been trying to resist and ds has just swooped and declared 'neeeed a chlocolate!!'. He is not even 3 yet and he has realised the difference between need and want when trying to get something out of me!

It's cold here too mumlove, me and ds in wooly jumpers again and took mindee to school with airtex Thsirt on, felt sorry for him.


Katymac · 27/09/2007 11:08


I need socks & a cardi today brrr

No coffee for me - can I have hot soup?


Earthymama · 27/09/2007 11:13

No mindees til school pickup but instead of doing all the mountain of stuff I should tackle am fannying about and on MN! I'll have a cuppa then make a list and get going.


MaureenMLove · 27/09/2007 11:16

How cold? I've only got one jumper too! I foolishly decided to be ruthless with my wardrobe at the weekend and I've got no clothes left! Just after schoolies again today and they are at clubs until 4.30. Still last easy day for a while, all 3 babies back tomorrow!


MightyMoosh · 27/09/2007 12:05

Oh no oh no! Monday Im off! My first ever holiday, Im off to new york for ten days with middle sister, bit freaked out particularly as Im away with work to Dorset for the weekend so I cant pack till monday! aaargh! Oh well. New baby charge is two weeks old today, shes so tiny and babyish. Off out now into the cold, poor me have to go shopping. weekdays off are so much better than weekends!


Shoshable · 27/09/2007 13:07

helloooooooooooooooooooooooo [echos round the staff room]

Ha nobody here I will finish off the kitkats, Im allowed lost loads of weight this week, wonders what a tummy budoes for you


MaureenMLove · 27/09/2007 13:08


mumlove · 27/09/2007 13:21

Thats ok shosh I think I have already eaten most of them anyway. Now what else do I have for lunch, I had toast while mindee was eating hers but she is now asleep. Off to hunt out the crisps and cakes I think.

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Shoshable · 27/09/2007 13:47



Rubybees · 27/09/2007 14:55

Hello yummy - right mindies due any mintue

got to dash and grab



MaureenMLove · 27/09/2007 15:18

Oi! Less of the big! I've been for my whole body MOT today and my BMI is 22! Got slightly high blood pressure though, although I expect thats got something to do with Captain Pugwash (DH) and his new boat!


looneytune · 27/09/2007 15:51

Quick question..........7 month old baby does a lots of raspberry blowing, fine by me normally however she's done in throughout her whole meal this afternoon and I had to dodge it, especially when she was on the raspberry puree......HELP.....I know kids get messy but blardy hell, can't be having this every day!!! Do I ignore, do I say NO (i doubt it as this normally encourages this age), should i wipe her mouth every time she does it? (coz she doesn't like her mouth being wiped so may put the 2 things together, eventually, and realise not to do it?????)



LoveMyGirls · 27/09/2007 16:56

Hello everyone,

Things are improving round here everyone is settling back into the school routine and things are calmer, i haven't been well but i'm on the mend (just 1 big ulcer on my tonsil to get rid of!) i'm feeling tired but think it's because i was so ill at the weekend and working all week. This weekend coming is dd2's 2nd birthday we're planning to take her to a farm as she has a fractured colar bone so can't do soft play as we had hoped. She is coping really well with it though and will be fine in a couple of weeks I hope.


Katymac · 27/09/2007 18:57

Wipe it every time (if you have the patience)


looneytune · 27/09/2007 19:22

Oh good, so that wasn't a bad thing to do then. Hopefully she'll link it pretty quickly, she's dead smart for a 7 month old! Oh, and she started crawling today


mumlove · 27/09/2007 19:33

looney do you need to wrap her up in a big roll of cotton wool now!!

Did your son go to nursery after his few days of chicken pox.

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looneytune · 27/09/2007 19:43

ML - I'll go and copy a bit of the email I sent to her today ...


looneytune · 27/09/2007 19:46

Here it is:

'Oh......just to warn you, she will have more accidents from now onwards, it's all part of their learning. She was crawling earlier and because so new at it, she slipped at one point and knocked her chin on the floor. Nothing major, no mark, just one of those things. As she gets more clever, she will have more and more of these things - especially when she starts trying to pull herself up on the sofa etc. I just wanted to warn you that this is all very normal and don't worry when she starts doing this. I know you worry about her getting hurt but the way babies learn about their surroundings etc. is by having the odd little knock, if this doesn't happen they don't learn that they have to be careful with certain things (if that makes sense). She's learning there is a much bigger world out there and she wants to investigate ;-)'

This is part of an email I sent today and she came back saying she knows, just it's hard being a mum. I think she worries more because she's not had as much exposure to children whereas I've been babysitting etc since I was a teenager so don't get so worried as I know it's normal. Anyway, she was fine and everything is great again - for now

Ds went back to nursery today and enjoyed showing off his spots! I'm so glad he's back,, he was starting to do my head in!!


mumlove · 27/09/2007 19:51

I am glad that mum understood about the exploring and she may have a few accidents, we all worry about our children more when they are not with us but you have to let them grow up at some point.

It's lovely to have our own children home but nice to also have a break from them when they are at nursey or school.

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looneytune · 27/09/2007 19:55

Yes she did understand, I thought I'd get that point across BEFORE she gets her first knock with me. Not being funny, I do watch the children and look after them well but you can watch every single tiny moment throughout the whole day can you. So one day she's bound to have a little stumble and I've already pre-warned so feel better

And yes, love my ds to bits but we were stuck indoors for 5 whole days and we just needed the routine back and he's been LOVELY since I picked him up at lunchtime


looneytune · 27/09/2007 19:56

can't watch them.

Right, going to have a nice cold beer and watch Eastenders in a mo

Have a good evening

LT x

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