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Sunday Snippets 23/8 - 29/8

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You know when your kids/spouse/dog says or does something funny/interesting/weird/stupid (the list goes on!), and you think "I've *totally* gotta blog that" but then it only works out at about 3 lines of a blog post and that's just not enough so you just leave it and forget it ever happened? Well, that's why I thought I'd start Sunday Snippets. You can write down and/or photograph something cute, funny or generally blogworthy that happens as it happens throughout the week, and every Sunday make it into a post. I figured since we're all friends here in this bloggy community that maybe you might like to find out what others are up to as well!


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  4. Add the link to your blog post (note I said POST, not just the blog url!) to the MckLinky at the bottom here.

  5. Read what some of your fellow bloggers have been up to, comment, and enjoy finding new people!

  6. Come back next Sunday and do it all over again. :)


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Hmm, where to begin!

Well, last week Zack started school, and he LOVES it. His first day he was so excited he was up! and ready! by 6.30am. Followed by two and a half hours of asking "can we go yet?" on repeat.

Second day? I had to drag him out of bed at 8am, ahahahaha I think I could get used to this school thing!

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Max managed to get into Zack's lego, and instead of throwing it all over the place became completely besotted with the little lego man who had a racing helmet. Spend at least 30 min running back and forth between the lego and me, asking (well, showing) me to put his little man's helmet back on. I showed him how to do it himself and he shouted "yaaay!" and ran away with it. Guess he doesn't need Mummy for everything then huh? *sobs*

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We went into town on Wednesday with Max, while my parents picked up Zack from school. A whole trip without a single whine or moan! Bliss! Mind you, the bus journeys there and back weren't that great. There is one bus an hour from here to town, and it takes a good 40 minutes. Thing is, the vast majority of buses here are now those "kneeling" buses, you know, for wheelchair and PUSHCHAIR access. Not the one on then though, ohhh no. I had to take Max out of the buggy, collapse it, try to wrestle it through the (stupidly) divided steps up the bus and then leave it lying haphazardly in the tiny little area meant for bags. Twice. In and out. There was *no* way I could have done that on my own.

As a result, I've got a new buggy being delivered this week. F*ck that for a bit of freedom - I'm not going to be stuck in this tiny lil place while Zack's at school all day and D's at college just cause I can't get Max on a bus! (yes he's almost 3, and no he doesn't walk very far, you have to realise, the world is a scary place for Max, and his buggy is his safe place)

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It's been a good week here, but nothing that *hugely* stands out, you know what I mean? One of those weeks where pretty much everything goes to plan, and you don't even realise it! I suppose it's a bit like if you only give a child attention when they're naughty, you tend to not realise when actually they're doing really well at being good (not that I've ever ignored Zack... really... *cough*).

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I got some prints from Photobox on friday, and I was really excited about one of them, which I'd had blown up to a larger size (about A4 ish when you look at it) to put in a frame. Zack was really intrigued about it all, wondering what was in the big tube that Mummy had got in the mail, so I said it was a photo! that I really! liked! and was going to put on our wall.


He sat down, said he was SO EXCITED to see what the photo was of... I unwrapped it all and...


tree bokeh


Mummy, it's just a tree! He said with scorn! Not impressed is an understatement for how he was! LOL


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What are your Sunday Snippets? I can't wait to find out! :)