Updates on things

So. # Son has his polio shot yesterday. He freaked out so much that they had to hold him down then inject him in the leg.

Afterwards? He looked at his dad and said “Oh. That didn’t even hurt. It was just cold

No. Shit.

Of course when he came home he tried to tell me that _I_ said it would hurt – which, anyone who knows me as a parent knows I have done my damnedest to ensure my kids do not inherit any of the phobias/issues either myself or their dad have in (unfortunate) abundance.

So I was very offended at this suggestion. However the hus-creature stepped in and defended me (to my six year old 😂🤣) so all is good there.


We also discovered why the poor little bugger needed to have it – in the U.K. it forms part of the pre-school jabs. He had it at 3.5 years of age. The schedule here has children having it at age 4. Therefore the school system deemed that he hadn’t had it 🤷🏼‍♀️🙇🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️


Well he definitely has now!

In another proud mom moment, he has made significant strides in his reading. Today he read 21 pages of a level appropriate book. With:

  • No complaining(!)
  • Full (for him) concentration.
  • Barely any help from me.
  • Read full pages with no stumbling.
  • And, most impressively
  • Read full pages without me tracing the lines with my fingers!!!!

I mean, any of these are impressive, but all together? And for a full twenty minutes?!?!?

I could burst with pride.

TT is coming on in leaps and bounds. She is happy that objects have more than one colour. One of her games now is “Mommy, what colour dis?”

Which, you know, is such fun twenty times in a row…

The next thing is “context sensitive” statements. Twice she has *ahem* broken wind in my presence, looked at me, and then said “s’alright mommy you not farted”

And finally. Sass. She is now capable of sassing us. It’s mostly irritating but occasionally there is comedy gold.

Yesterday she was wearing a t-shirt which read:

I’m a princess.

Mommy’s a Queen

Daddy’s… around here somewhere…


Quick side note, I’ve received a compliment from an elderly gentleman when we were out and about eating lunch
specifically on this shirt!


So daddy decided to tease her after she told him what a beautiful t-shirt she was wearing by telling her:

“That is a very pretty shirt TT – look it has cupcakes and animals on it”

She stopped, looked him dead in the eye and said “no daddy no an-mals. It’s ABC-s”

I’m just thrilled at her trolling skills 😂🤣

My little dinosaur-loving unicorn 💗💗💗💗

Author: Fliss

Wife, mum (of two), yarn-obsessed cat-slave

2 thoughts on “Updates on things”

  1. what a lovely, amusing blog, Fliss. The farting incident had me in hysterics!

    Keep them coming.

    XXX

    Your mother-in-law

    1. For some reason the blog wanted your comments approved again. Ahhh when you left a comment it was as “Claude Shields” not as “Your Mother in Law”. I have to approve each name as a new person. You’re good to go now!

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