I had a bit of bloggers block when it came to writing today’s post for some reason but after having a bit of time out with a cup of tea and playing with the kids, a little light-bulb came on after the kids where arguing (for a change) over the alphabet (as you do) and so today’s post came to be – an A-Z of my family.
A is for Anya. Anya is my youngest. She is clever, talkative, outgoing and a complete diva. She wants to be both a princess and a superhero and loves both equally.
B is for Baking. We love baking cakes and buns and gingerbread and, well just about anything. We usually bake at least once a month if not more and although my diet doesn’t appreciate it, my OH’s work colleagues usually do.
C is for Corey. Corey is my only boy and my middle child. He’s clever and extremely articulate and will go into great detail about the smallest of things. He’s also the total opposite of Anya in that he’s quite an introverted and sensitive soul. He currently wants to be a dinosaur and loves anything Batman related (I blame his Dad completely).
D is for Dyspraxia. My OH was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia about 3 years ago, and at the time we were advised to watch for signs in our children too, although as yet nothing is too obvious in either of them.
E is for Elves. Every year since Corey was born we have some magic elves that come and live with us during December. They can be a little mischievous but generally mean well.
F is for Finnish Spitz. We used to own a Finnish Spitz called Rylee but sadly he had to be put to sleep in 2015.
G is for Girl Power! Unfortunately for my OH and Corey, the girls outnumber the boys in our house 5-1 (if you include the rabbits!).
H is for Hilarious. My kids regularly come out stuff that have us in hysterics, so much so that we have considered getting them their own reality TV show.
I is for Ice-Cream. Almost every meal is followed by a request for ice-cream, especially by Corey; Anya prefers yogurt.
J is for Jigsaws. You can’t beat a good jigsaw; the kids love them although Anya prefers taking them apart over putting them together.
K is for Ker-Plunk. This is the one game in the house that the kids love and Mum and Dad hate, mainly due to the amount of time is takes to put it together.
L is for Lucky. I sometimes look at my family and feel like the luckiest person in the world.
M is for Mummy. This is my current job and my most demanding but I wouldn’t swap it for anything (although a spa weekend would be considered some days).
N is for No Fear. Unlike Corey and Olivia, Anya appears to be completely fearless. In the past couple of months alone she has made friends with a snake and decided she wants a horse after she got to sit on one of my friends.
O is for Olivia. Olivia is my eldest daughter and is currently at University. She has turned into a lovely young lady and I’m extremely proud of her.
P is for Punta Prima, Menorca. This is where we had our first holiday abroad last year with our youngest two and they loved it.
Q is for Questions. Constant questions are part and parcel of my day as a Mum. Some are pretty standard (mum, can I have …?), some are strange (mum, do rabbits eat carrot cake), and some I am unable to answer either because I can’t stop laughing at the question or I just don’t have the answer.
R is for Rabbits. We currently have two, Nibbles and Poppy.
S is for Swimming. Both Corey and Anya started swimming classes when they were only a couple of months old and they love it.
T is for Tantrums. We have our fair share of these and they are usually over something very bizarre such as not being allowed to go shopping wearing slippers, or not being able to eat the stalk of an apple before school.
U is for USA. I love America have only managed to get their twice. Our dream family holiday would be DisneyWorld, Florida and the surrounding theme parks. It’s on our family bucket list.
V is for Vodka. I’m pretty sure this stuff was invented specifically for mum (and dads) so they can recover from ‘one of those days’.
W is for Why? Again, questions. This is one questions that drives me completely insane on a regular basis as we generally just go around in circles. I truly do feel sorry for my mum now considering this was my question of choice when I was young too.
X is for X-Rays. I still have copies of Olivia’s x-rays from when she was 11 and managed to break both her wrists whilst on holiday in Cornwall with her best friend. It’s safe to say she doesn’t do things by halves.
Y is for Yorkshire. We’re all Yorkshire born and bred.
Z is for Zoos. We love a good day out at the zoo looking at all the animals.
Until next time