Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Stuff That Mummies Do

It was a cold and blustery Winter morning. The rain was coming in steadily. It was cold. It was blustery. It was bunkering down weather. It was toe-freezing weather. Certainly not the time to be galavanting around town. Absolutely not the time to go swimming. But as a dedicated Mama, she packed all the stuff ready to roll and arrived, for once, promptly at 9am.

And there starts my story for today. Swimming. In Winter. Yuck. Walking into that aquatic centre is humid and stinky and - it's cold outside, and there's the mother who wants to tell me her daughter's at home quarantined with swine flu. And there's me steadily sliding down the bench away from her, a metre per minute - I'd give Thorpey a run for his money.

The Doctor went swimming. Tiny sat sidelined and ate yet another banana. Another sandwich. Everything in sight. Then we went home. In the rain. Quel surprise!

We then went to the Doctor. I know how to have a good time. Four year old immunisations. Yeeehaaaaar. Told you I knew how to have a good time.

And then home again, home again jiggedy jig. Do I have anything of interest to share with you? Do I? Do I? Ergh. In case you're interested, I mopped the floors. This is no mean feat. You can now eat off them. But anything of interest?

Well I was interested in building a gold mine with the Doctor while Tiny slept. We built some platforms, we shunted the trains around the track. We brought the animals out for a walk. It was fun to spend that time with him. Shut away from the computer, the TV, the phone - everything, and just hang. I love when we do that.


Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Never mind the gold mine ... its the stuff that mummies do that's pure gold :)

Christina Lowry said...

This mummy just got a cranky baby to sleep, not very glamourous, or interesting. But rewarding.


Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I can't do the swimming thing yet in summer or winter but I will...
Yes, I've had many of those days as well. Needles days are often very dreaded (mainly by me rather than my daughter) Then I discovered Emla and that saved my sanity!

Cindy said...

Oh a gold mine with at RAILWAY LINE - sheer genius doctor and don't let her tell you any different