Monday, July 11, 2011

The Joys Of Motherhood


Today started off as a good day. Grace woke earlier than usual but despite this, was content to play and keep herself busy while I had a shower, checked the email, made breakfast, put on a load of washing and even did a spot of vacuuming. We took a drive to visit my Nanna at her retirement home where we enjoyed a cuppa and some biscuits and on the way home, Grace even nodded off in the car (very rare for her but I think she was catching up on sleep after skipping her nap yesterday and having woken in the middle of the night).

Anyway, when we got home, Grace was busy playing with her toy kitchen in her bedroom so I decided to use the time to get a few chores done and then, seeing as she was still singing away happily, I ironed all the fabrics for Grace’s quilt ready for cutting and sewing this week. I should have learnt that a quiet Grace means she is up to no good.

When I went to check on her, she had whipped off her soiled nappy (so much for our great run of toilet training) and I then spent the next hour cleaning, scrubbing and washing. So, I figure with dinner already sorted, my housework tasks for today done, as well as the extra cleaning I’ve had to do, I’m entitled to sit at this computer with a cuppa or two while Little Miss Naughty is napping.

I’m off to boil the kettle again…

14 comments:

  1. Make it a hat trick! Go for three cuppas!!!! what a day you've had. and good on you for taking some 'breathing space'. Sleep well. Jane x

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  2. Oh no! It's always the way isn't it. Silence... Then 'uh oh!!!!!' at least u got lots done already. Have a great afternoon my dear!!!
    Jxx

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  3. You sure have honey! Cheeky girl :)

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  4. Janette - I should have learnt my lesson by now!! At least I had your lovely email to enjoy reading with my cuppa :)

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  5. How could someone so cute be so naughty? ;-)

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  6. hehehe......i'm a sucker i think that's just a wee bit cute {maybe because it hasn't happened to me yet} did she looked shocked when you walked in or did she giggle?????? hope you enjoyed your cuppa's xx

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  7. She is so gorgeous! Sounds like a productive day! x

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  8. Awww...haha! I don't know how you moms do it.

    Hillary (a gal and her dog)

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  9. I hear you, I have one who is particularly fascinated with things that come out of his rear end. As you said, the joys of motherhood! Hope you have a better day today :)

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  10. Silence is always a worry unfortunatley, unless they are sleeping. She looks so cute and innocent!
    Enjoy your cuppas.

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  11. hehe the joys of motherhood..i shouldn't laugh but these are the funny moments that you will laugh about in the near future,maybe not at this moment but you will:) hope you having a better week my gorgeous friend:) xx

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  12. Oh no I always get suspicious when they are quiet. It will certainly be a funny story in years to come, maybe not just yet though;) I hope you enjoyed your cup of tea sweetie.:) xo

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  13. Oh no! I hope you will be able to laugh about this in a few days! She looks like a sweetheart though!

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