Monday, 25 March 2013

Grey Hairs and a Teenager!

There has been so much going on in the life of MummG that I haven't had a minute to take a proper breath let alone write a blog post.  There is so much I could share with my readers but I will start with the one I am most proud of, I no longer have a pre-teen princess.  As of the weekend the pre-teen is officially a teen 13!!!

So now that I have a teenage daughter and a few more grey hairs what does this mean?  I have long stopped deluding myself with fantasies of a perfectly behaved teenager, who holds back on the make up and doesn't ogle over all the boys in the latest boy band.  Gone are the days of me having a closet full of clothing and accessories to myself.  Forget having to tell her to go and bathe, now I have to tell her if she washes anymore she'll have no skin left!  But all moaning aside, I am so grateful that my baby has grown into a beautiful teen.

Posted this picture for her birthday

 When I was 20 weeks pregnant with my teen princess, I thought that I would be re-living the same traumatic experience I had with Reanne (see my earlier post, Love & Loss).  I was taken to hospital in an ambulance brought into surgery to have a cervical stitch, and given drugs to stop any pending contractions.  Every day from then until the moment of her birth I worried that I would lose her.  Unfortunately that worry never goes away, but it does make me grateful for every moment, every smile, every hug and even every tantrum.  She is a true blessing.

One of her birthday gifts, as she loves singing so much, is a  pop star experience day plus dance workshop at scream studios in South London.  Watch this space as I will be reviewing the experience on the blog x

Monday, 11 March 2013

Invisible Breakfast

Mother's Day yesterday was a really lovely day for me, not because of the lovely card and presents that my daughter had gone out of her way to buy, but because of the people I spent the day with.  The morning began with a cup of coffee made by the pre-teen princess and an invisible breakfast.  The pre-teen then she decided we were all (my son, my daughter and her little sister) in need with a bit of morning fun.  

After all that exercise we needed to have a good dinner and we were invited to my best friends home for just that.  

Then it was on to 'In Celebration of my Sisters' at the Fairfield Halls.  My sister's and I along with my sister's friend and my children, had a great time.  

All the acts were good, but the the acts I enjoyed most were: Yolanda Brown, Floetic Lara, Felicity Ethnic and another comedian, who's name I can't remember, that did a Bajan woman sketch which was so funny it even had Daniel laughing in his sleep!

All in all that was a wonderful mother's Day :)

Little man wanted to be in mummies hands!