Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Colds, jet lag and waiting on Mad Men

I thought toddlers and kids got frequent colds, precisely because they are so young and this is the slow construction of their later-to-be-adult immunity. So why do I keep catching all the colds that Hugh and Tess bring to me? I used to get one a year, now it seems like one a month.

So, at last, 'Nice Man', Francis, is home from leg one of the Teenage Fanclub tour - Canada/USA/Japan/Korea. It's great to see him back, even if he has conked out with jet lag for half the day. Ah well, we'll get back to our Mad Men boxed set when we slide on to the same time zone.


Thursday, October 21, 2010


There are days that you pick up the toys, then hoover the carpet. There are other days when you just hoover all the toys to the edge of the carpet. After the kids have gone to bed, you watch TV with a 'flotsam and jetsam' toy-tide lapping round the edge of your living room.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

No Occupation?!

When the traffic policeman first pulled along side the car, I commented enthusiastically to Hugh, 'Look, a policeman on a bike!' When the policeman informed me that our tax disc had expired and there was a fine, I was considerably less excited. When he took details and asked me my occupation, I replied, 'Full time mother'. In his note book he wrote, 'No Occupation.'

If he set up a police observation unit, he might notice that I am 'occupied' for 12-14 hours a day (and sometimes in the middle of the night) tending to the two Under 2's. Surely he committed some sort of violation himself? Some error in Trade Descriptions?