Friday, 26 June 2009

Relatives, Restaurants & Reminders

So I've been a little quiet on the blog front, because we had visitors - my auntie & uncle came down from Glasgow to meet the little dude :)

It was lovely actually - I hadn't seen my auntie in *ages*, so it was good to catch up, and she was more than a little taken with her great-nephew (despite the fact that the 'great' bit makes her feel everso old!!) - hence the big chunk of spoiling & me not getting a look in at pushing the pram for the last few days!!
(Have noticed a trend there - whenever a relative visits, they insist on pushing, don't they? Which is all well & good, and it's nice to have a rest - but I get so used to being attached to the wheels, I don't know what to do with my hands when someone takes over!)

She also insisted on taking us out for dinner - Little Dude's first restaurant experience! Having asked google for baby-friendly-eateries, we decided on 'Ask' for a spot of Italian. I got the little man all dressed up, packed everything but the kitchen sink into the nappy bag (bottle, bib, burp cloth, toys to keep him amused, dummy just incase, cuddly toy and so on...) and... he promptly slept through the whole 3 courses! absolutely good as gold, didn't make a peep!
Ah well, perhaps he's a little young to care about fine dining ;)
We had a lovely meal though - and I managed a new PB of *three* glasses of wine - hic!!

And now we've sen them off, it's back to what's curently passing for normal!
Which brings me to reminders - my new best friend, is a pad of post-it notes. Since becoming a mummy, my multi-tasking skills are better than ever. My memory, is not. I can't tell you how many times I've got to the shops with absolutely no idea what I wanted. Our tax credit form has been on the to-do list for about a month because I keep forgetting about it. I have called the daddy 3 times today to ask what time we're meeting friends at the weekend. My head is like a sieve, and unless I write things down, they just don't happen. And sometimes not even then :P

Any more experienced mummies want to tell me that the memory loss gets better? Or have any top reminder tips to share?!

Oh, and lastly, just wanted to say a very big thank you to the lovelies who have left me blog awards & things lately - i'm very flattered!!
I haven't had a chance yet to put together the posts you're supposed to do & then forward & what not - but I'll get to it soon, promise! :D


  1. Hmm, I have to write everything down now. I think mumnesia/babybrain is here to stay. Sorry! x

  2. I constantly write lists as after 2 children, I am blonder and more forgetful than ever!