Oh dear, last-month-knackeredness seems to have hit with avengence. I’ve spent all day feeling like being curled up in bed would be an excellent option. In fact, i did at one point and woke up to find Maddy and Ammi curled up beside me. So i guess they were tired too! My ONLY effort today was going to be getting to Tescos to buy maternity bag essentials, a new outfit and a phone for Max, but did i do it? No…..
Max and i are just on the edge of a minor disagreement over whether or not he should go away, mainly because i refuse to tell him what to do. I’m not going to say no, cos he really DOES need to go and i don’t need to feel like i have failed by not going into labour at the time if he doesn’t, but i am not going to say yes either because basically i know how crap we are both going to feel if i have a baby without him. Is it me or does a father of nearly 4 need to know better than to ask “well do YOU think it might be 2 weeks early?” I mean.. ummmm…. shall i just ask the baby or what??? :~D I’m either amused or hysterical about the predicament, i don’t know which. Trouble is, there isn’t really anyone else i could take with me, i would HATE to have a baby without him and i just don’t want to contemplate a different person there. It all seems to be cutting it a bit fine!
Anyway, managed to discover a photo album facility on dreamweaver so i spent a good bit of the day getting our photos into logical order and catalogued. Just need to upload them now. I’ve done all of this year and i need to go back and redo the photos from since Moo was about 2; which will be harder because they are a) very disorganised and b) mostly larger format that don’t do well on online thingys. I’ve finally finished getting them all backed up on to cds anyway, along with all my vital files, so i feel a lot better about that. My computer still seems to need rather a lot of sorting out as i have several copies in strange places of quite a few things but i can make that a never never job; at least i shouldn’t have the “oh f*ck i’ve just installed Windows over my entire life” scenario again. Last job on the photo front is going to be to get together the best of the best and have them printed for a real life album as the girls love flicking through real photos. I was thinking of “scrapbooking” some for relatives this xmas too… presents just get to the point where you don’t know what to get people they don’t already have really don’t they? Or they do in my family anyway.
I’m really pleased with what i have got done over the last week anyway. The list is pretty much crossed off, aside from a few things i can do piece-meal and will enjoy and i have done quite a few content updates to MuddlePuddle too which makes me happy as its been a bit neglected recently. Its nice to have made up pages on some of the “stuff” we do and see it all looking interesting really and its encouraged me to get on with some of the “planning” i haven’t yet done too. Those Saturday Science plans are tonights job.
Anyway, remarkably the girls had a nice day too. They all did loads of jigsaws, sat together for ages at the table doing cartoon strips of Shrek, tidied their room following an interesting “we are tidying our shelves” scenario that involved taking EVERYTHING off them, scattering it and then not putting it back, last night. I was quite amused by last nights “no mum its okay we don’t want a story” when i offered to come up; i think they thought i hadn’t noticed!!!! They also vegged over a load of dvds, danced a lot, ate CONSTANTLY and played a “Starting School Jump Ahead” game i got for Maddy together. We finished up with the start of Teddy Robinson (bit twee! lol!) From Monday Moo is back to nursery and 0ur student starts so i guess next week is likely to be a bit more “back to routine”ish.
Ammi is revisiting her Melrose state a bit, and was the same for Mum and dad too i think, i have a feeling she is getting teeth though so i am managing to grin and bear it. I do particularly like the tantrums that go:
“Shoes on!!!!!!!!” (Mummy attempts to put shoes on for her)
“Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!” (Amelie flings herself to floor and howls)
“Okay, no shoes on then?” (Mummy attempts to take one shoe back off)
“Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!” (Amelie flings herself to floor and howls)
*repeat sequence for as long as applicable finally ending in Amelie agreeing that she did in fact want her shoes on and stumbling wearily away with a tear stained face and a patient look*
(Last can apply to both of us!)
Hmmm… i LOVE 2 year olds!!!!! :~D