Posts Tagged ‘kids’

My 8yo just told me a brilliant joke:

A boy was in school when a teacher asked him for his homework, to find out what the first four letters of the alphabet were. He asked his mum “Mum, what’s the first letter of the alphabet?”
“Shut up” the mum replied. The boy went to his dad, who was watching rugby at the time. “Dad, what’s the second letter of the alphabet?”
“Yes! Yes! Yes!” replied Dad.
The boy went into his big sister’s room. At the time she was listening to Michael Jackson. “what’s the third letter of the alphabet?”
“Michael Jackson! Michael jackson!” his sister replied.
He then went into his little brother’s bedroom. His brother was playing with a red lorry and a yellow lorry. “What’s the fourth letter of the alphabet?” he asked him.
“Red lorry, yellow lorry” replied his brother.
The boy goes back to school the next day. “What’s the first letter of the alphabet?” asks his teacher.
“Shut up” the boy replies.
“Do you want to go to the headmaster’s office?” asks the teacher.
“Yes! Yes! Yes!” replies the boy.
“Who do you think you are, talking to me like that?” asks the teacher.
“Michael Jackson! Michael Jackson!” replies the boy.
“how do you think you’re going to get through school with that attitude?” asks the teacher.
“Red lorry, yellow lorry!” the boy replies.

Pretty funny for an eight year old! The funniest thing to me was that, before telling me the joke, she said to me, ” mummy, I want to tell you a joke, but it’s got swear words in it, is that ok?”
You can imagine what was going through my mind….! After she had told me the joke, I asked her what the swear words were.

The offending words? “Shut up!” 🙂


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Hospital Appointment

My 6 year-old has been having some medical problems. I took her to the G.P back at the end of February/beginning of March, and the G.P referred her to a pediatrician at our local hospital.

The referral letter came through quite quickly. By the end of March we’d had a letter through the post, telling us that she had been put on the waiting list and that an appointment would be sent out in due course.

The night before last, at about 7.10pm, we had a phone call from the hospital. I was caught off-guard by the timing of the phone call, as I was under the impression that the hospital appointment system was usually run during office hours. My husband answered the phone, as i was putting our 3 year-old to bed at the time. I could hear him say, “hang on, I’ll just check with my wife”. He came up the stairs and told me that the hospital were calling to see if I wanted to take our 6 year-old there for an appointment on Monday afternoon, as they’d had a cancellation. I immediately said, “yes”, purely because I’d been caught off-guard, and we’d been waiting so long for the appointment.

After putting our 3 year-old to bed, I had a chat with my husband, and we decided that since our 6 year-old wasn’t displaying any symptoms and hadn’t for a few months, we would cancel the appointment and get her name taken off the waiting list. Yesterday morning, I phoned the hospital and was told that no appointment had been made for me on Monday afternoon!!! When I queried this, I was told that someone from the hospital had phoned us, but that, “whoever had answered the phone” must have said, “no” to the offer of an appointment, and that as the appointment must be filled within 15-20 minutes of them phoning us, it had since been given to someone else! I definitely heard my husband accept the offer of an appointment on the phone.

All i can say is, it’s a good job I did phone up to cancel the appointment, because if I hadn’t, I’d have taken all 3 girls out of school for the afternoon, struggled with them all on the bus (I don’t drive), probably in the rain, only to get there and be told there was no appointment for us!

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My house is never 100% tidy. With three children, I think it’s impossible!  It has what I call the ‘lived – in look’.  The girls’ toys have completely taken over the house and as there are 5 of us living in a two – bedroom house, as you can imagine, space is hard to find!

 I have this sign hanging in my living room:

I am by no means a slob, I vacuum and dust every day, and when the children are in school, the house is perfectly tidy, but when they’re at home, I don’t think it would be much fun if they were too scared to get their toys out, for fear of being shouted at  for making a mess.  When the floor is full of toys, at least I know they’ve been playing all day and not just sat on the sofa, watching TV!!

So, if you visit my house, take me as you find me – the house may not be spotless, but the kids are happy, and happy kids make a happy mum.

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