Do I have a daddy?

As Father’s Day gets ever closer I find myself getting slightly anxious for my little boy. His father hasn’t seen him since he was 9 months old and he’s now three and a half. He’s at that age where he questions everything, so naturally the inevitable questions have started  – “Do I have a daddy?” and “Where is my daddy?”

These questions break my heart and they always come out of the blue. I still don’t know if I said the right thing the first time I was asked. It was one of our daily walks home from nursery after a day at work and there it was, out of nowhere, “Mummy, I don’t have a daddy do I?

Looking into those innocent big blue eyes of his, what could I say? As my heart broke into a million pieces, before I had time to think I said “Of course you have a daddy sweetheart, he just lives a long way away”.

Was this the right thing to say? Because in my mind he doesn’t actually have a daddy. Isn’t a daddy someone who is there to care, love and protect their child?

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Club Hub UK – How did Tessa do it?

I’ve always admired people that have an idea and follow it through to turn their dream into reality. What is it about them that is different to some that fail to reach that end goal? I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve tried to come up with the “flugelbinder” idea, similarly pondered in Cocktail – yeah a flashback to the 80’s I know!

 

I recently came across Club Hub UK, an app that’s currently in development by someone who followed her dream and is turning it into a reality. This app I’m sure will be the answer to all of our prayers, when we’re wondering what is out there to keep our little ones entertained. It’s designed to be a quick and easy way to find local kids activities in your area. Another one of those moments when you think…Why didn’t I think of that?!

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Wicked Wednesdays #6

It’s been a while since I’ve linked up to Brummy Mummy of 2’s Wicked Wednesday linky, shame on me!

Last weekend my parent’s came over to stay and I thought I would grab the opportunity to get out there and do some exercise, while I had the extra set of hands to look after the little guy. As many of you no doubt find, it’s a  struggle to exercise while juggling little people and working. Being  a single parent and the lack of anyone to look after your child,  can make this even harder. So I tend to find exercise is few and far between as you may have noticed if you’ve read my post called Exercise, what’s that?

Anyway, I dragged myself out of bed, found my trainers. dusted them down and off I went….

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Sky Tykes – Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

We recently went to visit a friend in Nottingham for the weekend. At this point I’ll point out my friend doesn’t have any children. So as you can imagine, in order to protect her house from Hurricane Pre Schooler, I thought it was best we evacuate the house for a while and get out to help burn off some of his energy.

I used to live in Nottingham, many years ago and always loved Holme Pierrepont, a great Country Park and Water Sports Centre. It was always a good place to walk off hangovers and check out some of the guys taking part in the white water rafting and canoeing. And of course to take in the fresh air and walk around the lake.

So I thought this would be a great place to take the little guy, so off we went…After almost grounding my car on one of the speed bumps (heads up to go VERY slowly over them if you have a low car as I do), we parked up and I noticed the new, well to me new, Sky Trail. On closer inspection, we realised they had a tiny one underneath for the little people. From 3 years old, you can try out the Sky Tykes.

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Baby on board – or not?

Dear lady on the train,

As I sit here on this busy commuter train, I’m slightly ridden with guilt.

You see when you first got on and stood by me I thought you were pregnant, so I was ready to give up my seat. In that split second before I said something to you I then had that horrible feeling of maybe you’re not??

Now here is my dilemma. Do I offer my seat and if you are pregnant you will be so happy. I know this because I too commuted every day up until 2 weeks before my son was due. If you were like me you don’t want to feel like you’re something “special” or less able than anyone else, just because you’re growing a little person in your tummy. You may not want to display one of those Baby on Board badges to advertise to the world that you’ve had sex and are indeed pregnant! However on the other hand you might actually quite like the seat because at this time in the morning you can be feeling quite tired and hey, who doesn’t like a seat on that morning commute right?

Or not?

Or not?

But what if you’re not?

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