Just wanted to pop out and say
Merry Christmas to all my friends in Blogland.
I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a super new Year. However you spend it may you have a lovely time.
My Christmas has already started, I had a lovely surprise the other day, planned by a couple of my blogland chums. I had arranged to meet Rosie ( who was her usual glamorous self while I was a slung together Grandma!) as she lives near Grand girl, and we were on babysitting duty ( seriously who drives for three hours to babysit!!). While we were sitting chatting over a coffee and Hubby was in the play area ( hee hee), Rosie's phone rang. She turned the screen to me and there was.....
Real life and chatting away. I was so shocked I didn't know what to say! Suddenly Australia wasn't so far away after all. A big thank you to you both for such a lovely moment.
We have had some nice times already this Christmas as over the last year we have magically acquired two more Grands, one of each, who belong to my youngest son's other half and now seem to belong to us too. They have willingly been toted around the oldies, donned christmas jumpers , who knew that three year old boy could be such a cute elf, and joined in with whatever they have been asked to do. They are such sweet children and we are very lucky to have them and their Mum in our lives.
Now this is the son who shall we say, takes after us......
So obviously there is a tale to tell. Just last month they went away for a few days ( without the kids for the first time) and traveled round the country, starting with hill walking in Scotland, staying in random hotels they stumbled across and ending up at the Crazy Bear hotel in Oxford ( insanely expensive decadent place that they managed to get a deal for, for a one night special).
Actual room, I kid you not!
But I digress. Along the way they had stayed in their first four poster bed and on messaging me with a picture and then calling me, ( it was pretty awful in my opinion, like someting out of the 80s, but they were excited!). I said, without thinking :(
"Oh you can have fun in that, lots of places for bondage!" With husband spluttering in the background, son laughed and said
"I don't think we have any handcuffs!"
"Christmas soon" I chirped...
Back to the Crazy Bear and the pics came, the room key was attached to a teeny flogger..... Funny but soon after all communication stopped, lol .
So in their Christmas sack ( with a parental warning label firmly attached) is a package containing leather handcuffs, a flogger and a cute crop with a red heart at the end of it....... I am thinking I am the
bravest daftest mother around.
New grand daughter is seven and all about. We are going to have to watch her ;) .The sweetest girl, she cares for her three year old brother fiercely and loves our son to bits. We have noticed she calls him Daddy half and half with his name. She desperately wants to call him it all the time but does have a sorry excuse for a father who rarely sees her, through his choice not hers :(.
While we were looking after them the other day she heard my hubby call me "my sweet" and started giggling...
"Oh" I said, " Grandpa always calls me that." I asked her if my son had a special name for her mum.
"Oh yes" she said rolling her eyes. "He calls her Puffin !
"I expect she likes it "
"She didn't like him this morning, she was cross with him! Oh dear I thought , what do I say to that ?
Unfortunately it was obvious she was waiting for me to ask.
"Why, what did he do?"
"Well, Mummy was near him and she reached to get something and he smacked her bottom!"
At that point we both got the giggles..... and it was husband's turn to roll his eyes.
What is that saying , "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree". And I would bet my bottom dollar that she is a submissive too, it is in everything she does, a happy girl who loves being taken care of by my son, a super daughter in law she will be.
So my friends the big decision.......
Decision made then.....
Happy Christmas to you all!
lots of love