Kids say the funniest things

So Miss B got a new pair of trainers from Clarks which set me back £30, she had them for 4 days and came back from nursery with them in a real state. I picked her up a second pair specifically for nursery and the first day she wore them came home with them covered in an orange/dusty/mucky mess. 

When I asked her what was on her shoes she replied “Alien Soup”.

Kinda hard to be mad with that answer 🙂

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Down with the sickness

I suffer from migraines and lately I’ve been getting stress and tension headaches.  I’ve been trying out different medication for the last 6 months and it seems that daily beta blockers and painkillers are working so far.  

On Wednesday night I woke up about midnight and couldn’t stand up straight due to crippling pains in my stomach. I walked to the bathroom but still couldn’t stand up properly so decided to run a bath and see if that would give me some relief.  I lay in a really hot bath in the dark for over an hour and still had pains so took myself back to bed and managed to get about 2 hours sleep all in.

Mr B has been feeling ropey the last few days too so I think it’s just a bug but to say it’s unpleasant is an understatement. I am achey from head to toe, nauseous and have a stinky headache but it’s better today than it was yesterday so fingers crossed I will be feeling more human tomorrow.

A Lovely Family Day Out

Mr B and I have taken some time off because quite frankly we are both exhausted, I wanted to make sure that we had some family time just chilling and a few nice days out, so we decided to go and check out the new Riverside Museum.

When I was a kid my Mum used to drag us around museums during the summer holidays which I hated at the time, but thinking back they were actually great and I have some lovely memories of those days out.

The Transport Museum was one we always went to because my youngest sister absolutely loved it and I knew the exhibits like the back of my hand so I was really excited to see the new museum and to find out if it lived up to the hype.  

We didn’t tell Miss B where we were going and she was coming out with all kinds of brilliant ideas of where she was going including swimming, Asda, soft play, her Gugs and Falkirk! I made sure we were there for it opening at 10am and I’m really glad I did because by 11am there was a queue to get into the car park.

Miss B had a blast, she loved looking at all the cars, motorbikes, trams and her favourite were the fire engines since she wants to be Penny from Fireman Sam when she grows up.  Mr B also loved all the Star Wars memorabilia and retro toys that took him back to some lovely childhood memories 🙂

Afterwards we went into Glasgow and took a trip to Wagamama which is one of Miss Bs favourite places in the world and then had a look round the shops.  

While I was getting Miss B ready for bed tonight she told me that she had a brilliant day out and that she was a very lucky girl.

Here are some pics from our visit 

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Support

When you make the decision to become a parent there are a lot of things that need to be considered.  Are you going to go back to work? Will you have a career break? If you do will it be part time or full time?  What will your childcare arrangements be? Nursery? Childminder? Family help?

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh Too many questions!!!

I went back to work when Miss B was 5 months old and even though I had to for financial reasons, it took me a long time to get over the guilt of leaving her.  I went back 4 days a week and worked at home for 1 of them, Mr B worked from home 1 day a week and my Mum took her the other 2 days.  It worked really well and the guilt was eased somewhat by the knowledge that Mum was carrying on our wishes and I knew she was getting the best care.  Miss B is very close to her Gug (that’s what she calls her even though she has always been able to say Gran) and she still goes there 2 days a week while I work.  

Last week I had to go away for work for a few days and Mr B was headed to London so Mum offered to take Miss B overnight to make things easier on her. She stayed there Monday and Tuesday night, went to nursery on Wednesday and Mum picked her up, fed her and then fed Mr B when he went to collect her.  She also sent home some milk, bread and cold meat because she knew I would be home late.

I know I am really lucky to have a great support network around me and I always try to make sure that Mum knows how appreciated she is.  We all took her for lunch on Saturday as a thank you to a restaurant she wanted to try and Miss B bought her some flowers and made her a card too.

Here’s a little picture of Miss B and her amazing Gug, love you Mum.

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