Thursday, 19 April 2012

Day 150 - Keeping it real

I was woken up this morning by the youngest prodding my arm and hissing in my ear...

"How many days now mummy?"

I felt my stomach tighten and swallowed hard,

"One day sweetheart - Daddy goes in one day."

She frowned and gave me that withering, don't-you-know-anything look,

"NOT THAT mummy! How many days til I start SCHOOL DINNERS?"

Wasn't sure whether to be relieved or ever so slightly concerned.


  1. Love it - out of the mouths of babes:)

    1. They can be incredibly matter-of-fact about things, can't they - which helps sometimes!

      Your puppet theatre company looks amazing - wish I wasn't so far away x

  2. Bless her.

    I once asked my son if he would miss me if I was gone. His reply 'well probably not really Mum because I'd be able to remember you & I'd have photo's to look at too'.

    Charmed ! lol.

    The time must have flown by for you :-( must be awful that he's going again.

    Glad you had a lovely holiday in France.

    Take care, Jo xx

  3. Thanks Jo - the time has whizzed by, just got used to him being around! Will keep busy - that always helps xx

  4. That made me chuckle - and yes, it's great and helpful that kids can be so matter-of-fact about these things, and excited about the things we barely give thought to.

  5. am reading in reverse - but this is so sweet and so just sums up the way kids see things and think about things. Thinking of you getting back into the 'single married' groove - take care and hope you're husband stays safe for the next few months x

  6. Thanks :-) He was on great form, and not too thin!
    Just takes a few (miserable) days to get back into the swing of things x