Really not in the mood for revisiting my hospital trips today, im in enough pain without focusing on it. That'll teach me to try having a bath! I'll get around to sharing the rest of the story soon, just not today.
Ive decided to introduce you to my family instead. Id like to think that its obvious that im using nicknames here.
Husband (aka Captain Cheerful when he's Got A Face On)
Two years my junior, and a complete child. This is a good thing (mostly) as i was born a 90yr old, so we balance each other out. Very handsome, i mean, wow, those eyes make me melt.
He gets his way far too often by using that puppy dog expression. Bastard.
Has a short temper, and certainly NOT a morning person! Loves cars, racing, basically anything testosterone fuelled and motor related. Snores at roughly the volume of a jack-hammer. Would ideally be allowed to sleep 18 hours a day, and just be waited on the other 6 hours.
Usually bread winner, but currently stay at home dad/cleaner/chef etc as he is picking up my slack and doing everything i cant do at the moment.
First born - Day dreamer
Ten year old boy with a heart of gold. Kind, helpful and polite. The kind of kid who gets positive comments from the grannies on the bus. Quite quiet, likes to keep himself to himself. Still loves a kiss and a hug from his old Mum.
Way too bossy to his siblings, is quietly confident he knows way more than us, and is rarely available due to being in a world of his own. I feel for him, the poor kid, cos he is my learning curve and the one i make the worst parenting mistakes with. He's a credit to himself really that he is so normal!
Second born - Manic (aka Slightly Odd)
Seven year old boy, who is very smart. Quite a popular kid who makes friends easily, very confident and laid back, adores his siblings but most of all his big brother. Very observant and cheeky.
Can be a bit lazy, cries a bit too easily and is just a little bit odd. He frequently leaves Husband and I looking rather confused at his random comments. Really a very sweet and genuine kid.
Five year old girl. First daughter, very scary! Incredibly pretty and she knows it. In true daughter fashion she has Husband wrapped around her little finger. Prone to tantrums. She is very cuddly and tactile and is often found in our bed as of the wee hours of the morning. Can be quite selfish and pretty unwilling to help out (unless there is something in it for her). Sadly she has a weak bladder so to her absolute horror still wets sometimes. Has a very bright future on stage and screen - trust me, this kid is working on an Oscar already!
Fourth born - Gobshite (aka Chickin)
Two year old super-genius daughter. Far too smart for her own good, also has Husband at her beck and call. Has mastered conversation, reverse psychology and getting what she wants. Very cute, and startlingly observant. Hates bedtimes, loves baths and anything water related. Its her life's mission to make every surface in this house either questionably sticky or covered in crumbs.
Last one - Astroboy
Currently 6 weeks old. Breast fed, breast obsessed little cutie. Quite literally never beyond my reach, sleeps on my tummy/snuggled in next to me. Laughs in his sleep and generally melts the hearts of all who meet him. Has inherited Husbands long chimp-like arms and legs so is outgrowing babygrows at a rate of knots! I call him my little bear because he grunts and snorts like a bear, and is also quite hairy.
The Mum. Currently Parent-in-reserve due to being bed bound (working on changing that). Genuinely believe that every cloud has a silver lining, no matter how small or hard to see. Always try to see the best in people, and a bit naive. Terribly forgetful and very self-judgemental - there is noone harder for me to please than myself, though im pretty easy going when it comes to others. Obviously, i think my kids are the best kids ever, as do most parents, though im not daft enough to think they're perfect (hahahahaha!). Quite a strict Mum, and a bit of a food Nazi (when it comes to the kids, of course it doesnt apply to Mummy).
Odd sense of humour, i'll laugh at the most inappropriate things cos i get these cartoon images in my head - this gets me in trouble a lot. Love my kids more than anything but refuse to let them be the only focus in my life. Im still a person too!
Just to add, i realise the blocks of text can be a bit boring, im working on adding some pictures.
Thats it for now. Hopefully you'll get to know (and love) us as we go along.