Munchie & Mumpty Day

July 23, 2014
Mummy Muncher

I read a while back on a blog post by Californian Mum about an absolutely endearing mummy & daughter day.  It was such a heartwarming tale, that I vowed then to never give up on me and Munch’s relationship.

You see Munch has always been a Daddy’s girl, which I was and still am.  However, it plagues me with all sorts of nasty feelings that she will grow up to detest me.  I wish there was a ‘how to have a great relationship with your daughter’ book.  I can follow instructions quite well, more so than follow my instincts.

Ever since the day Munch was born, I’ve questioned every little decision I’ve made.  Not just at the time, but I’m talking about real preemption kind of shit.  Over analysing everything I say and wondering what the consequences will be long term.  So needless to say every little sign of a Daddy’s girl has me feeling like a total failure already (god help me when she’s a teenager!)

I’m already preempting Munch reading this when she is older and thinking I’m a attention seeking mare.  Will it have an adverse effect?  I’m not looking for a reaction, it’s just an opening for a blog post for goodness sake!

Anyway, enough of the sweepings from the bottom of my brain.  So it’s with thanks to Californian Mum that I picked myself up and dusted myself down.  I’m not giving up without a fight!  This week saw my first fight.  Munch had a hospital appointment and I decided that we’d each make a day of it.

mummy & daughter day

We read Christmas books after breakfast, sat in every electric car in Toys R Us (before deeming that this was quite possibly the closest we’d come to owning a BMW X6).  We hit the Next Sale, then Mothercare, before finally nipping past the hospital (I mean nip).  The appointment took all of 5 minutes.  The surgeon said he didn’t need to see Munch again (yay!)

How do us girls celebrate?  Well we hit the mall and sit on the Peppa Pig ride, skip all the way down to Pizza Hut (ignoring the miserable glances from Carluccios enroute). We sang before hitting another Next sale (shout out for the bunny pants).

We finally came home and watched Toy Story 3 and played Mummy & Baby all afternoon, taking turns to read each other stories in her bed (Munch can’t read, but she did a good job from the pictures).

mummy & daughter day

So you see, even though we’re a full time working family who spend every second out of work as a three, I can still find the time to fight my demons and stick 2 fingers up to them.

PS Apologies for the quality of the pictures.  We were having too much fun to snap everything and what we did manage to snap, was thanks to the good old iphone!

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Splurge Vs Save | The Knitted Rug

July 21, 2014
Mummy Muncher

cheap knitted rug

With the quotes rolling in from the tradesmen, it’s time to start looking at pretty home accessories to dress the rooms.  After my bargain grey chair I got from TK Maxx last week, I’m on the look out for a statement rug for the front hall and I have really fallen for these glorious chunky knitted rugs.

Knitted Rug Splurge

This welcoming jute knitted run is from French Connection and is absolutely stunning.  Who knew you could fall head over heels about a rug, but this really is gorgeous.  However at £340, it’s also rather pricey.  Bring on the save!

Knitted Rug Save

If you can knit your ownrug , or know someone who can knit a rug for you, then you are one lucky person!  However if you don’t possess those skills you can pick up this weeks knitted rug save on Worldstores from The Real Rug Company for £126 (if you want a smaller size, they have another at £40!)

Happy Saving!

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Ordinary Moments 2014 #29 | Stickers

July 20, 2014
Mummy Muncher

Munch has adored stickers for the best part of a year now.  I can’t pick up any soft toy without finding some kind of sticky merit upon it’s breast.  I have sticker books in every nook and cranny of the house.  No quicker has she started on one, they are all gone!

There is ofcourse one exception to the rule, it’s those never ending 1001 sticker books.  The cheaper the book, the more impossibly small they are.

mummy daddy mes ordinary moments stickers

Munch’s obsession doesn’t just stop with the kind of stickers that were produced with play in mind.  She also is attracted to the stickers on fruit, clothes and most recently she was more excited about the sticker lining the crotch of her new Little Mermaid swim suit more so that the huge picture of Ariel on the front (that’s really saying something!)

So for us, stickers are here to stay and very much an everyday ordinary moment.

mummy daddy me
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