After a busier than usual summer with a lot of ground covered and even more friends and family visited, it’s back to work, back to school and back to daily routines. One thing I’m looking forward to is getting the chance to exercise a bit more by walking in London’s beautiful parks. But first, I’m having breakfast with LYN to catch up on our summers… Read more
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I had a dream about THAT dad last night. I don’t know why…seriously. I haven’t seen him on the pitch in weeks…in fact, since C1’s football team won their division cup final, we have taken a break from football this term (it’s SUMMER term now over here… see TERMinal leave if you’re confused), and moved to the baseball fields. Read more
I am in the middle of writing a business plan and I need a break. It is unusually sunny outside for late October and I have an hour before picking up the kids, so I thought that I should get out and move around a bit. I’m off for a run in the park then. I’ve never been a very good runner and I don’t even particularly like running but after sitting in front of a computer all day, it is exactly what I need to do…move around, jump around, get some cardio exercise. EXCEPT… I forgot to put on a sports bra… Read more
Yesterday at the playground, while kicking the ball around with C, he shouted, ‘Good Save Mum!’ I may have inadvertently blocked a goal, which would have been more luck than skill, but I was not startled by my football skills or even my own son’s praise. It was the ‘Mum’ thing that caught my attention.
For 8 years I have referred to myself as Mom, Mommy or even Mama, yet I am under no illusion about the inevitable. I know my efforts are futile and that nature will undoubtedly prevail over nurture and I will be known, called and referred to as Mummy. But ‘Mum’ ???
Sure, I know, it’s not a big deal and kinda cute I suppose and it is most certainly a playground passage of rite required of younger boys becoming older boys but maybe…just maybe it is more than that. Could this be further proof of what I have always suspected? Read more