On Sunday the boys and I packed our bags and jumped on a train to come and stay with my parents for a week or two. The Hubby has work and we haven’t seen them since my Great Grandmother died so I thought it would be a nice break for us.
It was very daunting taking a baby and a toddler on a train on my own and we did have some hiccups during the journey due to some extremely ignorant people but we got through it relatively unscathed and very grateful to the few people that did take pity!
Spud adores going to see his Nana and Pops. It gets him more excited than Thomas the Tank Engine or Mickey Mouse and that’s saying something! My Dad met us on the platform and Spud was slightly confused when he saw him and you could see something click with him and he became extremely hyper and very very chatty. He spent the whole car journey asking for Nana and their 3 dogs. My toddler that needs a 3 hour nap every day completely skipped sleeping that day and spent it running around and discovering all of his toys that he had forgotten about.
I love visiting Nana and Pops – I get a relatively easy time of it because everyone wants baby cuddles and their own share of dirty bottoms and snotty noses. I also get fed. Don’t get me wrong, I get fed at home and enjoy the food but everyone knows nothing beats a mothers cooking. I arrived on Sunday to the smell of roast pork. I literally started drooling when my mum opened the door. She likes to treat me, I am her baby, so she made me my favourite meal with all of my favourite vegetables and awesome crackling. As my Facebook friends will have seen – I ate so much I felt sick! We also discovered a rather sizeable pile of clothes for the boys from my nan which I love because it helps us out a great deal.
On Monday I had the Huggies Shoot so left Spike with my mum and nan. They haven’t been able to spend a lot of time with him since he was born so it was nice for them to have some bonding time. When we first got here Spike was petrified of the 3 labradors. He hasn’t had much contact with dogs and he was far from happy about it. We think that he was just a bit overwhelmed as he has now decided they are his best friends!
Spud and I got home early enough from London for him to have an epic nap and I did my usual trick of disappearing off to the shops. When I stay here I love jumping in the car sans children and just mooching around. I don’t get to do it any other time and its one of the simple things that I miss about my pre-baby life.
Today we went shopping. We had to take Spud to try on some Page Boy outfits and wanted to look around the sales for an outfit suitable for Spike to wear to the wedding. Nana and Pops love to spoil the boys. Apparently as Grandparents it’s their job and I certainly have no complaints! Pops gave Spud a £10 this morning so we had to go and spend that in the Early Learning Centre and Spud was treated to a soft play book as well as lots of shorts and ti shirts. We saved all of Spud’s clothes but discovered that as he was born a whole season ahead of Spike all the clothes we have are unsuitable for the weather. When we got home I went out to see a friend and came back to be told Spike had done the mother of all poo explosions whilst I was out (good timing son, thank you hehe!) He has been really grumpy and clingy today due to his teeth so as soon as I got home I had to put him in the Mei Tai as he just wasn’t happy about being away from me at all. It’s odd for me to have a baby like this because Spud never wanted to be held at this age!
He did let my mum give him his bedtime bottle whilst Spud went to the park with Pops and he fell asleep for her which meant she got lovely lovely sleepy baby cuddles, the type that mean you don’t ever want them to wake up or put them down!
Once the boys were both in bed, I got to choose our dinner so I choose Kebab. We can’t get a tasty Kebab at home, no where seems to be able to do a good job, so I always look forward to a nice greasy kebab and chips when I come up here. It was so yummy…..
My train ticket is an open return so I haven’t decided when to go home yet, I am kind of dreading the train journey but will want to see the Hubby soon so will have to leave the spoiling and yummy food eventually!