news, the Princess skipped off early to school today for gym (or pyschomotricitĂ© as
it is known in the language of diplomacy and romance, you might note
may not be spelt that way). She has no idea what it is, but she
is all excited, I hope that she is not in for a bitter
on 26 January 2006 at 09:49
Ok, I’m out of here.
on 26 January 2006 at 16:23
on 26 January 2006 at 19:37
on 27 January 2006 at 09:12
Peggy, hmmm, you go and stand with pog in the coin colere.
FT, would have been insufficient to defray substantial costs.
Oh yes, Kristin, no circle time for us, humph. Fridge is fab and much bigger than last one. Mr. W. says it’s just a fridge. Pah.
were down town, we saw a woman and her daughter begging. The Princess wanted to know why they were
sitting on the pavement and I said that they were poor and begging for money. I explained that not everybody was as lucky
as us with a nice house and plenty of food to eat and nice clothes and
toys. The Princess was fascinated. On the tram on the way home, she kept pointing
at people and saying, very distinctly (and accurately), Â“I think heÂ’s poor MummyÂ”. Then she said to me Â“Mummy, you know, there
are a lot of poor people at my schoolÂ”. I
see social death approaching. Mind you,
itÂ’s not like IÂ’ve made friends with a lot of the mothers and fathers. I keep smiling in a hopeful way but they keep
ignoring me. Yesterday, this woman was
collecting her daughter who is in the PrincessÂ’s class. She has twin boys! Who are four months old! What a coincidence, would you like to chat
about all the things we and our daughters have in common? Apparently not. She cut me dead and continued talking to her
friends. I was crushed and reduced to
thinking bad things about her poor dental work. Also she made having twins and a toddler look
very easy and we all know that it is extremely difficult and I am fantastic to be
coping so well. Humph.
on 25 January 2006 at 11:53
on 25 January 2006 at 12:53
Most important is that the Princess makes friends in her school.
on 25 January 2006 at 12:54
[Her. Not you.]
on 27 January 2006 at 09:06
JD, am glad you clarified that.
on 25 January 2006 at 08:37
on 25 January 2006 at 08:51
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on 27 January 2006 at 09:07
Is it any wonder with all this sleep deprivation, that I left the
Princess’s buggy behind me at the tram stop this morning? She was
a bit distressed but I reassured her that it would be there when we got
back. My faith was misplaced. Who the hell takes a 20 euro
supermarket buggy from the tram stop? Fortunately, she is not old
enough to be embarassed by her mother inquiring in neighbouring cafes
whether anyone had handed in a buggy. No, nobody had.
However, to restore your faith in human nature, let me tell you the
following heart warming tale. Outside the church we go to, there
is a group of regular beggars. The Princess and I have built up a
special relationship with one of the beggars, a very nice man, who is
always very sweet to our girl. This morning, it was perishing and
I had forgotten to bring along a hat for her highness. Our friend
was very concerned about this and insisted on giving her his hat.
I was against this for a range of reasons, some of them worthy (the
poor man will be frozen, we have lots of hats at home, we can afford
more hats), some of them distinctly less so (where has that hat been
and what is the bizarre smell?). However, my attempts at refusal
were scuppered by madam who clutched it in her little hand and clamped
it on her head. He says that we can give it back to him next
week. You will be relieved to know that he confirms that he has
another hat at home.
on 22 January 2006 at 18:13
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on 23 January 2006 at 01:55
You’re little ones are too cute!
on 23 January 2006 at 09:14
Kristin, BHM, I see you give conflicting advice, but I feel that there is something in what the BHM says.
FT, well, yes..
Berry, you are kind, I’d rather have 3 well ones than one sick one,hope that your mite is feeling better.
on 23 January 2006 at 14:37
on 23 January 2006 at 19:54
I wonder the damage to the poor boys psyche..
on 25 January 2006 at 08:50
know that twins suck each otherÂ’s thumbs?
Or noses, or shoulders, or whatever happens to be in range. They weigh nearly12 kilos between them
now. ThatÂ’s a lot of baby to be hefting
round. They are developping personalities. Daniel is a big baby with an
amiable grin and relaxed manner who reminds me forcibly of his uncle (my
feckless brother Â– I foresee a lifetime of getting extra keys cut). He looks very like his big sister and moves
like she did at his age (why should I hold my head up? No, really, why? I donÂ’t intend to crawl until I reach 11
months). Michael is a very different
child. Unlike the Princess and Daniel,
he is not a bald baby (how extraordinary).
He loves having his legs bicycled and already puts weight on his legs,
an ominous sign that he may walk early.
Where did we get an athletic baby from?
Unlike his older and bigger brother he believes that sleep is
but he is a lot more amiable on his four hours a night than I suspect
Thatcher ever was. I, however, am finding the regime
challenging and, of course, the Princess likes to add her mite. I am sure you can imagine the joy in the Waffle
household when after a night awake with the boys, the Princess knocked
on our bedroom door at 6.02 this morning.
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on 23 January 2006 at 09:09
my friend D.
and thought of youÂ…particularly your description of bringing Princess to school
with the twins in tow, one in a sling and the other in the buggy. I feel
that this is not a viable option into the future as the twins get bigger..http://www.magicmum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18600
Hope all is
ok with you. Baby A has a cold and was awake crying from 1am to 4 am last night. I am
shattered. I don’t know how you possibly manage with three. In fact
I am surprised that anyone in the world has siblings at all, now that reliable
contraception is available….
Yours in exhausted bewilderment, “
note her wisdom in the matter of siblings.
on 23 January 2006 at 09:08