Merry go round moments – week 11.

Family fun: top shot.


He rolled! There is no stopping him now!

Memories are made of this.

Watching our girly at the park, playing hide and seek with her friends, and having a great time.  And realising that she has started that transition. Away from always needing mummy in order to play, towards just being happy to know that mummy is somewhere nearby whilst she plays. It feels quite momentous.


Laugh out loud.

Toilet humour is coming our way! Our girly is now highly amused by her own bodily gases.  Her little laugh and cheeky smile when she says ‘Windy!!’ just cracks me up.


Quick quote.

‘Laughter is the language of the soul.’

Pablo Neruda.


Music makes me happy.

The little jingle played over the tannoy at the airport in Brunei.  It is a dry country.  The airline is also dry.  But if we are getting on a plane it means we are going on holiday or going home.  When we step off that plane there will be family and friends.  There will be socialising.  There will be general eating, drinking and being merry.  And every time my husband hears that little jingle he sings along ‘soooon there will be beer!’ in a happy little sing-song voice.


Good times.

Packing. repacking. packing. repacking. There is no travelling light with a baby and a toddler.  The number of nappies we packed for our hand luggage was phenomenal!  Not that we expected to need all of them (and thankfully we didn’t!), but it’s a 17 hour flight.  And what you definitely don’t want is two children suddenly getting dodgy stomachs, and an insufficient stock of nappies to meet the accompanying surge in demand!  Nappies aside, even the pain of the mammoth packing effort goes happily hand in hand with the general excitement of going home.


10 thoughts on “Merry go round moments – week 11.

  1. pattimoed

    Enjoy the family trip! I know it’s hard juggling all the luggage and the children’s needs, but I hope you can still have some relaxing time with family and friends. 🙂

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    1. jenny Post author

      Thank you Patti, we got through it already! We had an amazing time, although the luggage situation was a killer! I didn’t manage to post at all while we were visiting back home though. I contemplated just doing a quick round-up catch all post for the whole period we were away, but I wanted to keep it as a weekly record (something for the kids when they are older, when my memory is even more shocking than it is now!). So there’s a bit of a backlog, but I’m getting there at last. There will be a few coming out over the next few days, but by Sunday I should be all caught up and back on track I hope!

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        1. jenny Post author

          It’s mad isn’t it?! I look back at our pre-parenthood packing in disbelief. We pack everything but the kitchen sink for the children these days, whilst the packing for us is ultra-minimal! How times change.

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  2. Osyth

    Toddlers and toilet humour are hilarious … it’s a favourite stage though I do try not to encourage it to eagerly if I think the parents of the tots concerned are struggling though i have whispered to a few that resistance is futile and you might as well go with it which you clearly are.

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    1. jenny Post author

      Ha – exactly Osyth! There is no way to stamp out toilet humour I don’t think, so we are just rolling with it. If we are lucky she will get bored of it relatively quickly. If not, then at least she will keep us laughing!

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