Wierd. My friend Daisy (she is Hispanic, and I know Daisy isn't a very Hispanic name, but that is simply her blog pseudonym) volunteered to take my four year old, Sausage, away to her cabin for the weekend. Her dad also went, a cute Mr Magoo character who smokes a pipe. He adores Sausage and she adores him. She calls him her 'other grandfather' since her real grandfather lives in Ireland and she doesn't get to see him too often.
So it's official. We are now part of an extended family of Hispanics. Why is it so nice to be part of a family that isn't your own? Who knows, but there it is.
I am really feeling loved up after my weekend without the kids (Scarlett is still in Vienna).
Being able to shag all over the house without Sausage bursting in and declaring,"Daddy, why are you on top of mommy, and why aren't you wearing trousers?"
Love Is ...
Sleeping in on Sunday until the unheard of time of nine am!!
Love Is ....
Not having to read Sausage's favorite book: Princess Lilly and the Magic Ballet Slippers, for the 476th time before she goes to bed.
Update: Oh bugger! Sausage is back from the cabin and this morning I was watching Daisy's seven year old daughter Lola while Daisy was at work. I got so caught up with blogging that I didn't notice that Lola cut her fringe in a totally irregular fashion (it is about 2mm long in parts, 1 cm long in others). I tried to explain to Daisy when she got home that I did not realize that seven year olds did that kind of thing. Daisy was a bit angry because Lola is being baptised in three weeks and she looks like she has had a run in with some garden shears.
I said: "What about if she wears a lovely hat?"
How bad am I? Because of my addiction to blogging Lola will now look like Rick in the Young Ones in her baptism photos.
Who am I? Displaced Londoner now living in the States with my two little girlies and long suffering husband. Co-author of hilarious parenting book Cocktails at Naptime www.cocktailsatnaptime.com
My mom's an Austrian, my dad's a Brit, which makes me a Britaustrian, or possibly an Austrish?