>> Sunday, 13 December 2009
Boy #1: "Mummy, have you got the songs?" (Trans; please put The Jungle Book on YouTube)
Me: "No, no I haven't."
Boy #1: "Can you get them?"
Me: "Well, not right now. I'm doing something. (trying to write the British Mummy Blogger of the Week post, if you must know). Maybe later."
(30 seconds pass. Overcome with guilt at my neglectful parenting, I cave. Foolish girl).
Me: "5 minutes, OK?"
Boy #1: "OK."
He stands behind me, breathing heavily in my ear.
Boy #1: "I'm just going to stand here and watch you do that."
Me: "What, type?"
Boy #1: "Yes."
Silence, apart from me tapping away.
Boy #1: "I won't talk."
I tap away.
Boy #1: "I'll just watch you."
Boy #2 appears around the edge of the door: "What are you doing?"
Oh, for pete's sake... Let's just get on with it.
This week's British Mummy Blogger of the week, Not Waving But Ironing writes of her blog:
'It's about what on earth I'm going to do with the rest of my life now the kids are finally at school. I've already made an inventory of the contents of my chest freezer. I've cleaned the grouting in the shower with an old toothbrush. I'd love other mums in a similar situation to visit my blog and share their time-wasting, existence-justifying ideas with me.'
And if you're wondering what the signs of having let yourself go are, click here. But be warned - whatever you do, don't look at your hands afterwards....
To check out the British Mummy Bloggers Ning, click here. (Note: It's called 'Mummy', but Dads can be members too.