The Daily is where you will find funny anecdotes and special moments from our daily lives. I have always kept these precious notes in my personal diary for moments of reflection. I strongly encourage all my new mummy friends to do the same. This makes a wonderful keepsake to treasure, as time really does fly, and our babies do not stay little for long!
1st May 2022
Whilst trying to set up an account for Bubbins…
Daddy: “Bubbins do you know when your Birthday is?”
Bubbins: “Yes Daddy, July 31st”
Daddy: “Which year Bubbins?”
Bubbins: “Er, every year Daddy!”
26th September 2021
On a lovely family day out with my sister and her girls. We all head to the toilets before our long road trips home. Huge queue, as always, for the ladies toilets…(Bear in mind the Daddy’s are both busy working).
Me: “Boys you are going to have to use the men’s toilets. Bubba can you check if there are urinals in there that Bubbins can reach?!”
Bubba: “Yes, there are”
They head on in…
I apologise to a man walking in as I’m holding the door ajar to keep an ear on them. He checks on them and tells me “All is good, the little one is on tip toes!”
…Boys finished and head back out…
Bubbins: “Ooh, they were fun urinals!” (announced loudly enough for everyone to hear)
Bubba: “Yes, but you are not supposed to pull your shorts right down!” (said whilst rolling his eyes with embarrassment but still loudly enough for everyone to hear)
10th September 2021
Me: “You don’t like jelly do you Bubba?!”
Bubba: “No. I do not like the way it moves!”
10th August 2021
Bubbins found a book Grandma had given me to read. ‘Why Mummy Drinks!’
Bubbins was astounded.
Bubbins: “Who wrote this book Mummy? How do they know all about you?!”
16th March 2021
Our darling Bubbins, our very own one in seven hundred, managed to say “Daddy” properly for the first time today, at the age of five years, seven and a half months. The pride and tears were in full flow! ♥️
14th March 2021
I received a beautiful hand crafted Mother’s Day card from Bubbins, adorned with a cup cake labelled with a note stating ‘Mummy, I love you more than cake!’
Me: “Oh Bubbins it’s beautiful, thank you!”
Bubbins: “Mummy, they made us stick that note on there but I actually don’t. I love cake more than you!”
Me: 😳 “Oh!”
12th Jan 2021
We are currently using a positivity jar and buttons to encourage happy, kind behaviour…
On the way to school this morning Bubbins gave me a very random cuddle.
Bubbins: “I didn’t give you a cuddle just to get a button, I gave you it to you because I love you!”
I’m almost certain he did it for a button!
11th Jan 2021
Bubba was questioning me as to why Mummy and Daddy are not having any more babies.
Me: Rabbit in the headlights.
Bubba: “Is it because it hurts and you can’t drink wine?!”
15th Jan 2021
Bubba: “Mummy, Mummy, I’m versing Boris Johnson on Splatoon!”
Me: “Oh Sweetheart, it’s probably someone pretending to be him, I think he is rather busy right now…”
I’m now just left pondering if he finished his briefing really quickly to get back to gaming…?!
1st January 2021
Bubbins: (aged 5) “Mummy, has the coronavirus gone now?”
Me: “What makes you think it might have gone poppet?!”
Bubbins: “Well, because it’s a new year, so this year doesn’t have coronavirus anymore!”
9th Nov 2020
Bubbins: “Today the teacher asked us who we love at home”
Me: (Expectantly) “What did you say?”
Bubbins: “Rosie of course!”
Me: “What about me?! Do you not love me more than your dog?!”
Bubbins: “No Mummy, you are second! I love Rosie more.”
5th Nov 2020
Bubbins: “Why can’t we see spacemen Mummy when we can see fireworks?!”
Bubbins: “You can’t go to the moon when it’s all broken because it would be too wobbly!” (He means a crescent moon, bless him)
3rd July 2019
Having already agreed to giving Bubbins a chocolate brioche for snack, I was a bit miffed with myself when I then read in his communication book that he’d had one at snack time. So I questioned him…
Me: “Bubbins have you had a brioche already today?”
Bubbins: “No Mummy”
Me: “Are you sure poppet?” “I read that you’ve had one already at snack time”
Bubbins: “No Mummy, I haven’t!”
Realising he may not get what he wanted, panic set in as began to seal the packet…
Bubbins: “No Mummy, I want another one!”
Bubbins realised what he’d said and sheepishly giggled.
I was so proud of his use of language I obviously gave in!
3rd July 2019
Whilst tucking him into bed Bubba said “I wish I could have a different life”, slightly offended and perplexed I asked him what he meant, his reply…”a life without histamines”
1st May 2019
Bubbins made a hungry caterpillar from various foods at nursery but refused to eat it for lunch.
Bubbins: “I can’t eat it until it turns into a butterfly Mummy because I don’t like celery or tomato.”
Wave my magic wand overnight…
Bubbins: “Mummy look, the caterpillar turned into a butterfly, I can eat it now as I like raisins and rice cakes!”
27th April 2019
Walking out of the post-operative appointment with Bubbins’ surgeon (who had sliced and diced his mouth and throat)…
Bubbins: “I’m surprised he didn’t hurt my foot Mummy!”
Me: “WHAT?!” 😳 “Why would he hurt your foot?”
Bubbins: “Oh, I don’t know. Nevermind.”
Daddy (whispers): “The cannula!”
Mummy and Daddy 😳😳
18th July 2018
Bubba asked me if we used slates to write with when I was at school.
“I’m not that old!” I replied “The teachers did use blackboards and chalk though!”
One equally impressed and bamboozled child.
25th June 2018
On the way back from school Bubba said “I can’t believe I’ll soon be in year two!”
“I know!” I said, “Nor can I!”
Bubba then replied “Time really does fly!”🤣
When did he turn into me?!
21st June 2018
The eldest came home from school and said he knew the ‘F’ word. “It’s Focky bottom mummy”
When asked how he knew, he said he’d guessed. He then said he knew the ‘A’ word, idiot. The ‘H’ word, shut up. The ‘C’ word… hang on a minute….you can imagine my horror…..”stinky stunks”.
Clearly he got lucky with the close similarity of focky bottom to the real thing and the rest was all clearly made up and misunderstood.
21st May 2018
Bubba: “Mummy I had the best dream last night. I dreamt I was a real life pokemon trainer. It was so amazing!!
Me: 😳 “Lovely poppet!”
18th May 2018
At his cousins party, I thought I’d introduce Bubba to some of the children, seeing as he didn’t know anyone. I was abruptly told “Leave me alone Mummy” as he stormed away.
I was later informed it was because I was embarrassing him in front of everyone.
#attitude #embarrassingparent 😳
15th May 2018
At 2 years and 10 months old, he has finally allowed 6 pieces of sweetcorn and 1 pea to not only enter his mouth but to be chewed and swallowed!!!!
I ACTUALLY VICTORY DANCED AROUND THE DINING TABLE!!
……Though I’m guessing this is Bubbin’s lifetime supply done.
8th May 2018
Bubbins told me he ‘loved me more‘ for the first time! Well, he actually said “I ove ooo more an ooo!” but I got the drift 😍
3rd May 2018
Bubba was in tears after some choice behaviour and a telling off.
Bubbins initially laughed thinking it was a joke. Then he asked his brother “why you crying?” To which there was no reply, only more tears.
Bubbins then remarked “uh, he’s miserable!!”
Clearly me calling Bubbins miserable for the last couple of months whilst he has been ‘under the weather’ has rubbed off. Whoops!
25th April 2018
Post bedtime ‘mummy story’ feedback to daddy….
Bubba said “Mummy, you are not doing the full stops”
Daddy’s response “Were you rushing it to have wine?”
19th April 2018
On the way home from school Bubba asks…
“Mummy, if you had a race with Sam and you were wearing a sports bra, who would win?!”
(I’m wondering if I’ve used the lack of sports bra excuse too often!)
16th April 2018
Bubba returned to school after the Easter holidays. Whilst driving with Bubbins, listening to his music, the lyrics, “when your feeling sad do you sigh?” played. He said “that’s like me”.
I asked him was he sad, he said “yes”.
When I asked him why and deciphered his reply, it turns out he was sad because his brother was at school.
14th April 2018
Only Bubba could demand the paddling pool out at the slightest hint of summer!
We haven’t obliged!
6th April 2018
Two hours into our car journey the boys requested their lunch.
Bubba, our 6 year old, promptly refused the ham sandwich offering, with a sour looking face, on the verge of tears.
Daddy, in his wisdom, responded by offering crocodile as an alternative.
Bubbins, our 2 year old, having eaten one square of sandwich by this point, then refused the rest, demanding crocodile instead.
29th March 2018
“Mummy, why is it called Good Friday, when it was the day that Jesus died?”
He has a good point! Cue frantic googling!
Turns out the ‘good’ refers to ‘holy’.
24th March 2018
Bubba swam on his back with no float for about 5 metres until he began to sink.
I sat looking gobsmacked at the side of the pool (this is serious progress!) before nearly leaping in fully clothed to ‘rescue’ him, despite the instructor being right beside him.
18th March 2018
“Have you had a good birthday Bubba?”
“It’s been superb. Even more brilliant than excellent!”
14th March 2018
Today marks the day when Bubbins exerts his independence.
We now need to incorporate an extra 30 minutes into bath time and exercise our patience as we watch him struggle to undress.
8th March 2018
Congratulating Bubbins on doing so well eating tea. I said “You’ve had a lovely tea haven’t you?”
His reply was “Yes, I love you mummy”
My heart officially melted at this affectionate show of praise.
(I don’t think he’d love me so much if he realised how many vegetables I’d hidden in it!)
7th March 2018
Playing with his army figures that he got for Christmas, Bubba notices they say made in China on the bottom.
“Made in China!” He exclaimed. “They can’t have been. Santa made them for me in the North Pole!”
Child #1 too smart for his own good.
24th Feb 2018
“Mummy, I love you so much”
“I love you more darling”
“I love you beyond the milkyway, it’s 200 miles outside of the universe, it’s further than you could ever love me”
Fast forward an hour or so, I relay the conversation back to hubby,
“Oh that’s interesting, he told me he loved me the most earlier”
Child #1 hedging his bets perhaps!