Monday, 21 November 2016

Its never greener on the otherside! My home life

The last few months have been draining on me, I am tired all the time, I get up early everyday even on my days off, I go to bed late.   On occasion I work a 10 days stretch, I would get 4 days off however it feels so long.  

But its my home life that is hard, there is always something to do at home.  The cleaning, laundry, general house work never ends.  I feel like I am burning the candle at both ends, without the hardcore booze and fun.  The weeks, months have flashed by recently.  

I think how do other parents cope, surely not everyone is super beings.  I try to encourage my boyfriend to help more at home, hope it may lighten my load of chores at home.  Gentle encouragement comes across as a nagging misses!
He looks at me like I am taking the piss out of him.  Don't get me wrong, he helps and does his share.  He picks up the kids, walks the dog, makes them dinner, collects me from work.  I still expect him to do more, I always want more, 'whatever he does is never good enough'  His words not mine.  But it's true, I just want things done my way, done to perfection.

When I come home from work, its usually messy everywhere, my living room resembles a crime scene most nights but nothing has been stolen.  I continual repeat myself to my sons, 'Put your toys away, take your plates to the kitchen, put your uniforms away.'  The pair of them have deaf ears and their dad is blind to the chaos they cause at home.

I spend my days off work, cleaning, ironing, putting everything back in its place, it's exhausting.  I feel like I'm wasting my time.

My youngest is now insisting on sleeping in my bed every night, he wakes-up, walks into my bedroom and stands over me, waking me up, wanting to get in my bed.  Then I march him back to his bedroom and tuck him back in his bed.  
Bless him, if there was a world record for someone saying I love you.  I think he has won it.  He looks at me with sadness, I know he isn't coping well either.  I think the only way he can express himself is to say he wants to be with me all the time.  I feel guilty but I cant change me working and he cant sleep in my bed. 

On the plus side, I come home to hugs, kisses, even my dog is glued to my side.  Everyone wants, actually they all need attention, cuddles and kisses, they all want me.  Even when I am tired and feel like some me time or privacy, we have no rules, they smother me with affection, I cant even go for a pee with someone walking in, including the pooch, wanting a bum scratch.

Jeez my miss my family, being able to wake on the weekend without having to rush off somewhere is a luxury, currently I have no time for family and friends, my social life to zero.  

I am finding life such a struggle, I have to plan everything we do, everywhere we go, what we do, making sure the boys have clean clothes for Monday, their pack lunches ready, even clean cut nails,  et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!

We went into London to visit my family this weekend, it's the first time in 6 weeks I have seen my sisters and nieces.  Let me mention I haven't even seen my parents for months.  Both are physically unable to visit me.  I miss everyone very much.


But deep down inside my heart, I feel gutted, we live so far from my family, I have no support from them or friends.  We all live very different lives.  It's dawned on me how difficult my life is and how hard life is going to be.     

On our way home my oldest son looked in my eyes and said, mum you look so tired, your eyes are so puffy.  I had to explain I have bags.  It was funny, trying to explain that to him.  He hugged me and told me to sleep and that he would wake-up me when we reached our destination.

If you are lucky enough to be home with your children, treasure these moments.  These are truly the best times of our lives. 


I know there are million of parents, just the same as me.  If you are a super being, how do you cope? I wanna be like you.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Become the next Carol-oke super star and enter to win a Nick Jr Goody Bag!



Do you love XFactor? Do you reckon you have rhythm? Can you Sing? Would you like to be the next Pop Star sensation? I hear you say yes!

The super cool people at Nickelodeon what you to upload your little cherubs singing their heads off to 'Deck the Halls' with the possibly to appear on TV! 




There will be 5 winners every week, the winning children will feature as an On-Air promo, during the run up to Christmas.

Competition details 
here>> Carol-oke with Nick Jr << ENTER HERE





Please make sure you read all the rules... unlike us we broke all the rules!! 

• Videos must be more than 10 seconds and under 30 seconds
• No branding – including toys and clothes
• Only one child per video
• No background music

Prize detail:
The chance to appear on Nick Jr.

UK and Eire residents aged 18+ only, children appearing must be aged between 2 and 7. Entries to be received between 18/11/2016 and 09/12/16. 5 winners will be selected every week. See www.nickjr.co.uk/carol for full terms and conditions.



As a thank you everyone can enter to win a super Nick Jr Goody Bag!


Goody List
1.       My Nick Jr. Crayon set
2.       My Nick Jr. colouring Book
3.       Nick Jr. umbrella
4.       Nick Jr. Ready steady dough set
5.       Nick jr. Bag 



 

  Please follow the 5 steps:

T&Cs: Leave a comment on my blog
Follow me on Twitter @LondonBirdLucy
Visit my Facebook fanpage; Its a London Bird Thing
Follow @NickJrUK  on Twitter
Subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a comment
Ends 9th December 2016
Open to UK residence only
Only open 18+ (If you are younger please ask a parent to enter)
 - Winner contacted soon after and details made public on my social media sites. 

Thanks for stopping by, Good luck and I look forward to seeing the winner over at Nick Jr UK! :) 

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

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Monday, 14 November 2016

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We all have dreams, ambition, desire to achieve and better ourselves.  Some of us achieve our goals,  lots of us keep on the changing the goals posts, the rest of us hope with lots of hard work and tweaking there is hope to move in the right direct. 

I have a dream, its been the same one I have had for years, it has changed sightly over the years however its still achievable.  I hope to go to Bolivia with my family one day.  My mothers place of birth, I had been there when I were baby with my mum and dad.  It would be awesome to take my children and share this experience.  Its a beautiful land, steeped in history, its mystical.  A magical place to explore full of adventure.


Now I have my own family, I feed my sons with them positive words, tell them they are great, this is their world and get them to use there imaginations.  Whatever their desires maybe, I might not be able to give them all the answers but I will try to do my best.  We start the days with good food, love and cuddles, talking about their dreams.  


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Liam is very keen on animals, for the last 6 months he has asked for a pet. We do have a Dog at home, but Tyson isn't good enough.  He has asked for the following...
A Hippo, Turkeys, Parrots, rabbits, gerbil, fish, hamsters and a puppy.

He has a massive heart when it comes to animals, he is very interested in learning about animals.  He isn't scared of them even the creepy crawlies.



He already has a desire to work with animals, when he was 4, he wanted to be a dog walker.  Then he shifted his sights to being a Vet, for obvious reasons, he just wants to care for peoples pets.  Then 6 months ago, our last visit too our local zoo, he went bonkers, he wanted to be a Zoo Keeper.  Looking after Penguins is now at the top of his list.

James being a little older, well he is keeping sights open, a policeman, footballer has been mentioned a few times.  He has even spoken about going to work with his dad and he his has a love for cooking and helping in the kitchen.  However his joy is computer games.  We have had a few discussions on who and how these games are made, his mind is working in over time how could this happen.
We also watched a documentary about Lego recruiting, well this is also a possibility for him.

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