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Friday, 7 January 2011

Reasons to be cheerful 1,2,3 - Part 1

A fantastic idea for a Friday by Mummy from the Heart

1. I finally have the family I longed for, wished for, prayed for, dreamt about and sat in the toilet cubicle at work crying about, convinced that it would never happen.  It was a long hard slog for us, not nearly as difficult or heartbreaking as for some, but my own personal Everest that I would not wish for anyone to go through but am so thankful to have climbed and planted my flag in the peak not just once but twice (will we go for 3? - the jury is out on that one).

2. It is Friday. This means that I can count on Husband all weekend to help me throw the nappies out of the cat flap and wrestle arms and legs into various clothing (at 8 months Beautiful Boy is already so strong he would give Big Daddy a run for his money) plus we will be packing up, getting ready to move to what we call our 'grown up' house.

3. My Gorgeous Girl (3 1/2) reached a few milestones this week, she got herself a cup of water from the kitchen sink; I was all 'yay', 'well done you big girl', 'whoop whoop' but was groaning inside 'aaargh there goes me being able to leave the drying up/knives/scissors on the drainer'.  Then she got asked on her first tea date yesterday by a friend from her nursery, a boy no less! That's my girl.


  1. 3 lovely reasons to be cheerful indeed.

    Heather x

    p.s. I throw our nappies out of the ensuite window *hangs head in shame*

  2. Thank you Heather! I also sometimes through them out of the upstairs which sometimes means they land directly onto the cats! I worry a bit about explosions though! ;-) x

  3. Lovely post!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Great post and nice to see others taking part in Reasons to Be Cheerful.
    Yes, it is important to remember how lucky we are to have families in the first place particularly if a bit of a struggle but even for those of us who walk in a room with a fella and get pregnant.
    You made me cheerful today even if just for reminding me of how I used to watch Big Daddy on the telly with my dad when a child.
    Look forward to seeing more of your wonderful stumbling in coming weeks and months

  5. A fab list. So glad you got the family you longed for. I have 2 x 3.5 year olds and mine are into everything which makes me arrrgghh, but like you the big 'well done' smile is firmly planted on my face.

    Hope you will link up again next week.

    Mich x

  6. Great list! I can relate to your first one, and laughed out loud at your third one. Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Those milestones are so important aren't they. But sometimes, we just wish deep down inside, that they didn't come round so quick!! Have a great weekend!

    CJ xx

  8. Lovely having an extra pair of hands Great selection. Nice to meet you.