Thursday, 6 October 2011

Good intentions.... bad memories!

Found an old friend on Facebook today and added her to the friends list.
She was one of few, real good friends that I had! She accepted my request fairly quickly and I found that she was online, so I got chatting to her to catch up on life.
Turned out to be just a brief conversation, we both had to go due to bedtime routines with the kids. But I think it came to more of an abrupt end due to being stumped as what to say. It so happens that I stick my foot in it, when I ask her if she is planning on having more children with her other fella.... her reply was she doesn't think she can have anymore. She had just lost her baby over the weekend, at 20wks gestation and had lost another the year before at 20wks also!

What do you say? Of course, I gave her my condolences, and apologised for being nosey, but apart from that?....

It cut the conversation dead within seconds! (definately no pun intended there) I felt really bad that she had to tell me this, but I suppose in a way it helps people to talk about it. I still felt guilty though for leaving the conversation the way I did, but I didn't want to be rude and suddenly change the topic of conversation. Maybe the kids bedtime routine was part of a scapegoat plan to get out of digging a bigger hole, than I had already started! And maybe she was thankful that I did, so she didn't have to explain anymore than she needed to.

As a mother of 4, I can't bear to think about what she had to endure! Life is really very cruel sometimes, too many bad things happen to good's not fair! :'(

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

 Ryan enjoying the sun today in our garden :)
I think the effects of the sun made him sleepy! As well as the motion of the swing...

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Birthday Wishes Part 2...

Well, I can safely say that my alternative present was pleasantly received by my daughter today :)

I did myself and her proud it seems. I'm that happy with myself for choosing such a toy, that kept her quiet for hours on end (even sharing it with her older sister, without any bickering!) that I'm going to buy her the whole set for..... *whispers very quietly*.....Christmas.

Here are the Lalaloopsy dolls and treehouse playset I bought her:

 And here she is with her Fur real 'handbag' dog, showing me what she thought of her presents:
Happy 4th Birthday Faye!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Birthday Wishes

Well, again it's coming to that time of year where I need to start wrapping various presents.

It is my youngest daughters birthday in the next couple of days - she will be 4!

You'd think it'd be easy choosing what to buy your child for their birthday, especially when they enrol on a mission of giving you an endless list of toys they see on the TV or in catalogues! But no, it's not that easy and it's not going to get any easier to choose over the years either.

Thing is if money was no object, then she could have the more expensive Barbie's or Sylvanian family playsets (at a push!). But there has to be a limit when you ain't got cash to burn, and downgrading to the next best thing can be a very difficult task in itself, don't you think?

And so after considering the options I have (which is only the one, when it boils down to it), I have had to buy something that she likes that costs an arm and a leg (in my opinion, as it doesn't deserve to be given a price tag like that!), just to see my little girl happy on her birthday for receiving something she really wanted than getting something she would rather trample all over (albeit in a fit of rage, for getting a rubbish replacement).

And after all this, I'll be onto my biggest adventure yet. Yep, you named it. Christmas!
Well the girls have written their lists - to father Christmas - so I might leave this one up to him, and hope for the best!

What do they think I am - made of money?.....