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Monday, 11 May 2015
So my son is renowned for being an irrational stropper who will have a tantrum over the smallest of things. I recently wrote a blog post on the 15 things that I had done to annoy Oliver this week, and then realised there have been things that have really pissed me off this week also! Maybe he gets his temper from his mother? Here are 3 things that have particularly made my teeth itch this week.
1) Sickness Bugs - On Friday morning I woke up with a screaming headache which was unusual as I don't tend to get them unless I have low blood sugar or have had a knock to the head. I had a busy day with Audiology and GP appointments for Oliver, so I took a few aspirin and it eased off. The day was going pretty good. Oliver was unusually cooperative at his audiology appointment and I was feeling quite smug. At 3:45 I took him to his GP appointment. Sat in the waiting room I started getting stomach cramps. Oliver was talking to me & I was struggling to concentrate on him. Realising what was happening I rushed to the toilet with Oliver dragging his heels behind me. Having the runs is embarrassing enough, without having them in a doctors waiting room with your 3 year old stuck in the cubicle with you. To make matters worse I had Oliver switching the light switch on and off, unlocking the door and narrating what was occurring with my bowels very loudly!
When we went back in to the waiting room we continued to sit and wait. Our appointment was at 3:50 and it was now 4:15. I asked the receptionist if they were running behind to which she informed me that they had already called Oliver through and we had missed our appointment. This then forced me to explain my little issue with her and request the doctor squeeze us in. I then had to keep rushing to the toilet and back again to keep checking that we hadn't missed being called in again. When the doctor eventually saw us I had sweat dripping down my head & my hair was stuck to my face. I think he was unsure of who, out of me & Oliver were the ones that needed attending to. Very humiliating. Not something I want to experience again!
2) Adults Who Are Moody - One thing I can't stand is grown adults who strop about like children because things haven't gone their way, ensuring they make every other person in their vicinity feel as uncomfortable as possible. I've been in contact with a couple of these individuals this week and to be quite frank it's not on. Grow up, get some perspective on life and straighten your face. I deal with an irrational 3 year old day in day out, I certainly don't need an irrational 30 plus year old acting in the same way. We all get pissed off, as this blog post evidences! However the whole world does not have to suffer for it!! Give your head a good wobble and if you're feeling pissed off have a rant, perhaps have a little cry & MOVE ON! I do not need your negativity in my life.
3) Snoring - Oliver's Daddy is the culprit in this case. I have no choice but to go to bed at least an hour before he does so I am asleep before he is. If he falls asleep before me I can't sleep. He is like an elephant with a knot in it's trunk. Even if he falls asleep before me & he isn't snoring I STILL can't sleep because I know he soon will be! If he is snoring and I ask him to turn on his side he states to me that he isn't snoring as he's wide awake!! YOUR BLATANTLY ASLEEP!!
I can physically hear the tissues in your airway vibrating in my ear hole! More often than not I give up sleeping in my luxurious, specially designed for lower back problems, king size bed, and migrate in to Oliver's bed where I have to endure being kicked in the ribs and smacked in the face all night.
Snoring has been particularly bad this week!
This was supposed to be a list of three, however whilst I've been writing and getting myself all stirred up I've thought of a fourth so I'm just going to go with it!
4. People Who Tell Me What To Do - DONT! Advise me by all means. Construct your words in to something suggestive rather than demanding. Because if you tell what to do I will do the complete opposite, just to prove a point!!
Sunday, 10 May 2015
So! We go to Disneyland in 4 weeks!! Yayyyy!!! And I will be writing a review whether you want one or not!!
Amidst my excitement however I seem to have been greeted with a flurry of judgmental opinions which quite frankly I do not care for! As I've been blabbering on about Disney, getting Oliver all worked up to the point where he asks me when we are going nearly every day I have been subjected to a number of remarks such as;
1) He's too young - He'll be tired & cranky after a couple of hours!
My response - He is not too young! He is at an age where he truly believes in magic! Disney characters are REAL to him, they are his idols, his superheroes and he gets to meet them! As for becoming tired & cranky, that's what pushchairs are for!
2) He won't remember it!
My response- So? Maybe he will maybe he won't! Does his future memories of the holiday effect his ability to have an amazing time in the here & now? NO!! Plus, if he doesn't remember it that's the perfect excuse to go again!
3) You're wasting your money
My response - Last time I checked I worked 36 hours a week, earned my own money & therefore earned the right to spend that money on what I please! If spending my hard earned money on a trip that allows me to spend quality time, filled with fun with my 3 year old is what I choose to do then so be it! To be honest I couldn't think of anything better to spend my money on!
I'm entitled to treat my family!
On a daily basis I deal with guilt. Guilt from having to leave my son with his daddy whilst I leave for a 12 hour shift, guilt for having to leave my son in childcare when both me and his dad are at work, guilt from being too tired to play when I've just done a night shift, guilt from leaving for work whilst Oliver is still fast asleep in the morning and returning to him again fast asleep in the evening. We all deserve this trip. And everything isn't just about memories for your child. It's about memories for you as parents too! Being able to look back at what a fantastic time you all had, cherishing them moments where you were all together in each other's company, enjoying life.
Because the thing is, I LOVE being a mum! The best times I have are when I'm with Oliver. Yes, he drives me crazy, but he's my little sidekick! We do everything together! When people ask me if want them to have him so I can have a break I say no! I don't want a break from him! Every moment we have together is precious. I spend enough time having a break from him when I'm at work. I know I sound sad, but that's the way it is with me.
So yes, we are going to Disneyland, and I can't wait! I can't wait to see Oliver's face as he meets the characters he watches constantly on the TV, whose stuffed toys he has on his bed; I can't wait for him to become immersed in a magical world and let his imagination go wild; I can't wait to see his reaction to eating breakfast with his idols, and to eat in Pizza Planet surrounded by Toy Story props; I can't wait to be a child all over again with him! How amazing will that be?!
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