Sunday, 20 January 2013

Cabin fever sets in......

Cabin fever has indeed set in within the Hammond house. The weather continues to be inclement as do the moods of the women in my life! Snow, snow go away, come again another day. It's a parents worst nightmare when you can't take the kids out and are stuck in the house for days on end or restricted to a walk into town, they just simmer and explode. Lucy has battened down the hatches and simply wants to hibernate and watch telly. Please god, don't let me have to watch yet another piece of children's telly or a DVD, I cannot cope any more. She did draw this wonderful picture though of a land of princess's and castles - she talked me through it with vivid imagination.
Anna has been intent on trashing the house and leaving a trail of destruction where ever she had gone. The floor is her playing field and to play the game she must empty every box and cupboard onto it. AHHHHHHHHH! I have tried to get them to do stuff with me but to no avail. Snow does strange things to women indeed. I will be eternally mystified.. 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A snow day with the cold shoulder!

Today I found myself stuck at home with the girls after school was cancelled and trying to balance entertaining them and working from home. Needless to say this was an arrangement that none of us were keen on and did not on reflection go very well at all. Quickly cabin fever set in, tempers frayed and I struggled to get anything done or either of them to understand what I needed to achieve just to get through a working day. We survived the day (just about) and tolerated each other and made it to 4pm when Amy got home. As if by magic the girls mood changed and then the impeccable behaviour kicked in. Oh happy days! Needless to say I hope the snow melts tomorrow!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

How can you not resist giving her a kiss!

Anna and I were in Starbucks the other day and while we were waiting for my coffee we were prating around. One of those really amazing and special one-to-one father and daughter moments you treasure. We were pretending to be posh and kiss each other on each cheek and saying 'darling so good to see you, do you come here often!' After several failed attempts and much giggling the grumpiest of women tapped me on the shoulder and said 'do you really think that is appropriate'. I guess she meant kissing my daughter. Hell yes, this is one scrumptious and kissable child, my youngest daughter and I will always smother her with affection while I can. In a few years she will be embarrassed if her old dad gives her a kiss, so I say get in their whilst you can. The lady behind me had obviously been reading the Daily Mail too much and become stupidly moral or she was a bit posh and we might have offended her with our comedy posh accents. Either way - kissing my lovely girls on the cheek and showing them I love them will always be top of my agenda. One day I will not be here to show them how much they mean to me and have changed my life. The bond I felt for those few silly moments with Anna - eye to eye, face to face and just giggling felt wonderful and unbreakable. So bite me, you grumpy old woman in Starbucks, you are obviously starved of affection and love and do not know it's wonderful impact. Love you Wiggle x

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Would you want to eat your tea with.....?

When asked to come up with an imaginary character to come to tea on a questionnaire at Pizza Express - this is what Lucy came up with! The one eyed, booger breath, three armed, Christmas tree monster. Not bad at all. That is one fantastic imagination that my eldest has! I am not sure that this monster is a house guest that I would readily let in my house or invite for a meal. I think we might become the tea! I think Lucy's reaction says it all. Just a silly story and excuse to use my favourite picture of 2012 again in the blog. Happy new year to all my girls and I look forward to another year of family life. x