You know when you do something, and as you are doing it you are thinking, ‘this isn’t such a smart idea’.
Taking a hot tray out the oven and forgetting the tea towel.
Jumping in a pool without checking how deep it is.
Using your back teeth to open a beer bottle.
Shaking the ketchup without checking the lid.
Drinking a whole bottle of Pimms because it’s only weak and it’s is a sunny.
Do I need to go on?
After a little too much to drink the other night I decided to get all wholesome the next day and get everyone up, bright and early, packed and ready and trundled off to the beach for an early swim.
Water was freezing…
Daughter was grumpy…
Sun was too bright…
Head was hurting…
Should have stayed in bed.
After much moaning and groaning at the healthy picnic I had packed, being freezing and generally very under privileged kids, I caved in and we went for ice creams.
Finally happy, off they skipped for a play in the park.
STOP. Just a little advice here before I go on. This may be obvious to most people. NEVER presume anything is anything when a small child brings it to you.
‘Look,’ said Hunny (my 4-year-old) as she held out her dress.
‘Never mind,’ I replied. Immediately licking the creamy white ice cream off.
Now, I’ve never really liked strawberry Cornetto but this wasn’t right.
Hangover in full swing, bright sun, thumping head. My brain took a moment to compute.
I almost puked. Hunny laughed.
Seagulls are a big problem in Brighton.
Next time I will just stay in bed and accept that on certain days, Loom Bands and Ipads really do equal ‘best parenting practice’.