Month: August 2017

Questions My Children Ask

‘Where do babies come from? Are they born deaf?’
‘Can pandas eat pizza?’
‘Can I have your phone?’
‘What’s that? It looks like poo. Should I touch it?’
‘Why do my boots smell like wee?’
‘Did the dinosaurs die? Like really die?’
‘Jack just picked your flowers. Was I a bad baby too?’
‘Do people eat ice-cream for dinner?’
‘Mum,why don’t boys have boobies?’
‘Can we get a cat? Other people have cats. Why don’t we have a cat? Are we poor? ‘
‘When are we moving to a castle?’
‘Can we go to the park?’
‘Mum? Mum!? Muuuummmm?? Can we go to the park now?’
‘Do fish blink? Why not? Fish are stupid’
‘Mum,why are you a vegetarian? Do you think meat is bad?’
‘I don’t want pasta for dinner. Can I have a sandwich?’
‘How many babies can a lady have?’
‘Why haven’t you got a smaller tummy?’
‘What’s this on my plate? It’s green. I don’t like green stuff. Can I have a biscuit?’
‘Why don’t we have ice-cream from the ice-cream van? ‘
‘Where do Chinese people live?’
‘Are unicorns actually real?’
‘Why don’t you like that lady over there?’
‘Mum,has dad got other wives?’
‘Now can I have a biscuit?’

It. Never. Ends.

x N x


Bloody YouTube!

My daughter has decided YouTube is the be-all-and-end-all of inventions! She’s 8. She watches a channel (Sis Vs Bro) daily, and now has adopted the Canadian way of talking. She’s chosen tacos as her next meal to make and has even started saying ‘pickles’ instead of gherkins.


I, however, absolutely detest these kids. I’m sorry, okay! But they are annoying and they just whine on and on…
And on…

I’ve no idea how this is classed as entertainment but, for the past few weeks she has been glued to it 😐

I kinda want the tv to blow up.

x N x

You Don’t Want Kids? That’s OK.

I’m part of an online make-up group where we chat about beauty products, but also random chit-chat. The subject of kids came up, and unwanted pregnancy. Some women had said how they absolutely did not want to have children yet feel that society judges them for that decision. Why? Why is it acceptable for a man to say he never wants children, yet when a woman says it it’s seen as a terrible thing!?
I think it’s sensible. These women explained how they’re happy without kids, that they’re too selfish and not interested in baby puke or constantly seeing to nappy changes. We’re not all programmed to be maternal! I can absolutely understand why they don’t want to bring up a child. It’s hard work. It’s not all fun and games. You have to give up a lot of your life to raise a family.
So why is it OK to see it as a bad thing? Why act shocked when a woman says she does not want to have children?

x N x

Wedding Anniversary

Today is my first wedding anniversary. I’d like to say it was a lovely day of reminiscing over our wedding album, of lovey dovey sentiments.

It was shit.

Husband forgot to buy a card. We went to the little town we got married at, but didn’t actually go to the building we held our ceremony at as that would have been too nice to do. Instead he dragged me around the high Street looking for a shop so he could buy some food for a picnic. He hadn’t packed anything to take with us.
Bear in mind that the place we married is beautiful. I love visiting it, but I’m not that fussed by the surrounding town and its over-priced and not-child-friendly restaurants.

I may sound like a bit of a brat here, and to be honest I don’t bloody care! I made sure he had a card to open, I bought a 1 shaped balloon, and I sprinkled love heart sweets over our bed. I’ve had a shit day in all and was expecting at least a little bit of love and romance.

Too much to ask.

x N x