Tuesday truth… family

Sometimes, just sometimes mind you, I look around and realise just how incredibly lucky we are!

Saturday was one of those days… a stressful day don’t get me wrong but one of those special and rare days!

We have had such a manic few weeks. What with me starting back at work, joining the PTA and just general life with 3 littley’s running around! Add a Dodo (granny aka my mom) to the mix who arrived over from SA last Thursday, together with a granny Trish who arrived in the UK from SA on Friday and life just got a little fuller!

One advantage of broken and then reformed families is the additional people you get who love your kids!!! Our babies are lucky enough to have 3 granny’s and 3 grampa’s!

On Saturday we had ALL 3 GRANNY’S in the house! The kids were in heaven! 3 people to over ride the parents – wahoo!!! Me well I was in the kitchen prepping food for the houseful! and sending out tea’s and coffee’s!

The truth this Tuesday is that even out of those season in life where things are not going as we want or breaking down and ending God can turn them around and use them as blessings! That even when our families were falling apart and we thought we were losing people who loved us, God still wanted to use those times! To teach us and support us, and bless us with more people in our lives and even bigger families to love us! No I’m not saying that breaking up families is a good thing, just that even in those times God is bigger and better and more gracious and kind and loving.

Sometimes even when these very blessings are peeing us off and driving me mental… how lucky am I to have them to do that! Take a moment to count your annoying blessings… bet you could find a few!



Move on over grandpa

So its peak hour for school traffic and I’m in a rush as usual and the littlest un’ decided to fill her nappy at a most inconvenient time, and then wee as the new nappy was being slotted into position… as you do!

So throw children into the car and off I rush and the traffic on the main road to the school is busy… Now I can see the front of the line of car’s but just can’t see what in heck is holding it up. Oh, a gap in the traffic in the opposite direction and cars start moving over taking what ever is holding them up. And then I see it….

And No this isn’t the actual little old man – I was being very traffic rule conscious and left my phone in my pocket!

Seriously in the middle of a main road, hair blowing in the wind and coat flying out behind him. Really do you have a death wish, I don’t mean to be rude but you don’t have that much longer to go, or maybe you’ll live to a hundred!!

He then turns left off the main road with a smile and wave at all the cars… Ah sweet…. NOT…. that’s the road I need to go down!!! And now he’s driving in the middle of the road on the white dotted line because the road is full of speed humps!!! SIGH!!!! I really am going to be late today!!!!

So eventually we part ways… with a cheery little wave from wrinkles and a gritted teeth wave from a grumpier me ( yes I started off grumpy! Who knew school photo’s could be so darn expensive…. I mean come on I could feed my family for a week on the amount I need to spend!)!

So how do I apologise for being late…. It wasn’t my fault it was the mobility scooters…I got a handful of pee and had to wash down the kitchen table (I know I know the table is not a changing station… but I was in a hurry and thought it was quicker, and my trousers feeling too tight on the bulge and I didn’t want to get on the floor, and I didn’t want the other 2 dressed children to follow me upstairs and start playing and and and… Yes I know excuses all of them… the table is not a changing station!!).

Oh well at least the morning’s been interesting… let’s hope it doesn’t continue that way!