1st of January and so it’s Happy New Year all round. Just like that 2014 is over and out and another year begins. A year that will start out with much hope and happiness and god willing end on December 31st in the same way. We celebrated with some close friends and since Charlie had his first ever sleepover I’m up and quietly tapping away and MM is enjoying his first sleep in for nearly 17 months. Charlie typically wakes anywhere between 5.30am and 6.30am but decided that whilst at Nana’s he will enjoy a leisurely 7.15am wake up. Let it be said that what happens at Nana’s should most definitely not stay at Nana’s if it involves a 7.15am sleep in. Cheeky bugger.
So after a few champagnes and one or two cocktails I spent most of last night
telling bragging that I was a blogger and aren’t I amazing, I’m going to spend 2015 writing insightful, funny and thought provoking posts. So best I get on to it I thought this morning. They do say that if you want to make something happen then you should tell everyone about – forcing my own hand so to speak.
Though I’m not writing new year resolutions per se, Charlie did decide to set a few for me so here they are – Resolutions for my mummy, love Charlie.
Don’t take things personally – It’s dinner time and I get that the fish you buy me (boneless, fresh, whatever) is currently $55/kilo but that doesn’t mean I have to eat it. Throwing perfectly good food that you have lovingly prepared over the side of the high chair is highly amusing and mostly I do it to get a rise out of you. It’s not personal.
Travel – You love travel and I know that the thought of getting on a plane with me terrifies you. Rest assured I will absolutely play havoc and cause chaos and most certainly won’t sleep peacefully but that’s okay, just lower your expectations of what the plane trip will be like and we’ll all be fine. I know you want to share your love of travel with me so what’s a few crazy hours on a plane in the big scheme of things?
I don’t care where the green sheep is – So hey, let’s mix up the reading list a little this year. I get that reading “Where is the green sheep?” brings back lovely memories of me when I was a teeny tiny baby but the truth is we’ve already found the green sheep. He’s under the haystack FAST ASLEEP!!!!
Sleep mama sleep – Quit checking the baby monitor 3 times a night. I’m sound asleep, daddy is too and chances are since the cat is always asleep (except when I’m not terrorising her) then she too is also asleep. Rest assured if I need you I will let you know but maybe we could think about ditching the monitor altogether? It’s kind of creepy having a camera on me by the way.
I’m not your scapegoat – Time to get back to that running gig you enjoy so much. Don’t use me as an excuse that you are too busy to go for a run. I’m in bed by 7pm each night you know so that’s a perfectly acceptable time to go for a quick jog around the block.
Bring back the romance – So we’ve got this sleepover at Nana’s sorted now is the time for you and Daddy to have some time out together. Set some monthly date nights, go out and have some fun. You kids deserve it and besides I get custard at Nana’s.
Chill more – It’s all good mama. I’m growing, I’m healthy and I’m super happy. We’ve got this.