Back in the Autumn of 2010, as we were waiting for Dementor 1 to slide into the World, I spent a lot of time thinking about all the ways my life was about to change.
The little guy playing contentedly on the floor while I watched the Game!
Snoozing happily in his buggy as I sat outside a coffee shop, people watching!
Taking him out in his stroller on my daily run.
To be honest none of those would ever take place, which was nothing to do with the shock of parenthood. I didn’t people watch at coffee shops or take a daily run, as for playing contentedly on the floor! Is that a fucking Unicorn I see? The wee git is almost 9 & still has yet to do that!
I have no idea why I even listed those things
In 2010 I sat in the cinema and watched Andy leave his toys with Bonnie before driving away to College. As the credits rolled on TS3, I frantically tried to get the dust from my eye before the lights came up. It had taken three films over 15 years but the Toy Story series had finally played on my nostalgic emotions & I came out broken.
9 years later & history has repeated itself!
Dementor 1 is already thinking about his Christmas list!
That’s not altogether unexpected, after all it’s never to early to think about important decisions and in childhood is there a decision more important than what the jolly Red Fat Guy (not body shaming) is bringing?
Wait wait wait wait....
I know Christmas is over but why have all the Easter Bunnies disappeared? I mean, I have chocolate eggs in my house & I’m still struggling through ignoring lent, like I do every year!
So why does it say Sports Day on the calendar & why is it, apparently, next week? Surely school can’t be coming to an end already, it’s only Apr.....ay.......June! It’s freaking June?
This is the view of a triumphant Man!
Triumphant as Today I solved a mechanical puzzle, used my hands like a surgeon of machines & ultimately won an engineering battle.
Today I was Manly!
Every kid, and lots of adults, need routine. It provides them with structure, stability & security.
Take bedtime, the kids not mine, I’m fixated on those magical hours, which fall 60 minutes apart for my dementors! That point in the evening when the house winds down & the those two little joy bringers settle in for the night.
Sunday in our house is family day. Its the one day the Marvelous Mummy & I are both off every week so despite the chance to earn some extra money with a day’s overtime, I find myself instead spending both money and time with the Fam!
MM took our two dementors to Church this morning while I caught up on some sleep! If you follow my ramblings regularly, let’s face it why wouldn’t you, then you will have seen my recent post on Dudeism, my religion of choice. It very much teaches us to just take it easy, scripture I take very seriously, so that’s what I did