So it’s good Friday and we are not supposed to eat meat. That’s good because meat is overrated in my opinion, anyway. Give me chocolate!!!! No! Chocolate is naughty and addictive and fattening! Say no to chocolate (if you can)! What about chocolate in the shape of a fish? If you turn a chocolate rabbit on it’s side, it kind of looks like a fish…kind of…if you squint..alot.
It is 10:30am after a night duty shift and I have already eaten most of the chocolate in the house. I say that, hanging my head in shame (and licking the last of the chocolate off my fingers at the same time)! Girls (and husbands, babies and nephews) NEED chocolate, especially when it is that time of the month and you have an angel day tomorrow and you haven’t slept for 36 hours. So, Easter has come early this year, actually, it comes early most years but it was never so obvious as two chocolate stained babies in the late afternoon sunlight! When I had Imogen and Madeline I was resolute in my denial of chocolate, Mc Donalds and fizzy drink for babies. Four children later and I have definately slipped on the chocolate deal. Ivy and Noah have had a chocolate party over the last couple of days…what happened to my resolve? Am I slack for allowing my toddlers to indulge in the sweet, sweet brown goo? Yes! I shall have to put a stop to it right now! Yay! more chockie for me! LOL
Yesterday Mum came over and brought with her two balloons for William’s angel day. Bless my Mum, I think it is often hard for her to watch as I grieve William, especially since she has been there too, with her son and My brother, Kevin and only one day outide of William’s death. She is from a generation that swept their feelings under the rug, so to travel this journey with me is no mean feat.
The babies discovered that two balloons can be more fun than ANYTHING else in the world and proceeded to bat, pull, throw, punch and bob said balloons. I tried to get some photos but they were moving so fast, I only got fleeting glimpses of the fun that was had. It was lovely though for the babies to enjoy them, and I the babies, in the context of what those balloons were meant for. Easter is such a prominent time in this house, for so many reasons.
I have also, in the last couple of days, had to decomission some of my favourite cloth nappies because Ivy and Noah’s legs are just too chunky at the moment and the fit just isn’t right. While this is sad, it also gives me liscence to do more shopping and to receive more fluffy mail!!! (Shhh, don’t tell David - he just doesn’t get the modern cloth nappy obsession, just as I fail to see why he salivates over a voip box).
I decided I might try some Peapods. I was introduced to them at the reusable nappy week and they look like they could be a good work horse nappy for us. I like pocket nappies at the moment, more than fitteds. My mum was making me a nice little stash of nappies but I have worked her too hard and she has used words like slave and driver in the one sentence, too often these days. So, I will give her a break and give my wallet a beating instead.
Here’s to fluffy mail, chocolate induced bliss and balloon filled angel days.
Happy Easter everyone, may you have a peaceful, happy time.