Friday, August 10, 2007

I must be completely insane

I won't be posting over the weekend and this is because I have gone completely cuckoo.

It's not that the men in white coats will be coming for me (just yet) or that I will be covered in mud watching birds. No, it's worse than that I'm afraid... I am going camping. With the Spud. Without the Frog. For three days.

Right now the hallway is stacked to the ceiling with all The Stuff... wipes and nappies and bottles and food and clothes and more clothes and a first aid kit and calpol and butt cream and sleeping sack and spare socks and a cute little rain coat and a baby cot and towels and toys... oh, and a tent. You might note the absence of MY clothes in this list and this is because even though it is a quarter past midnight and I have been preparing The Stuff all day, I have not yet packed for myself.

I will bring a camera and perhaps, when I come around from the tranquiliser dart I'm sure will be needed to get me home in one piece, I will post about it all. If you don't see me here for a few weeks, you'll know why.

In the meantime the Spud only had hysterics three times today. Once because I took the cob of corn he was gnawing out of his hand FOR ONE SECOND to turn it around so he could start on a new bit, once because he crawled into the living-room and realised I had turned on my laptop without him and once because the cat walked away from him.

Boy am I looking forward to camping with him for three days.

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17 comments:

Trish the Dish said...

I have blog tipped you. I have been reading your blog for a while now. I find it to be very interesting. I am a sahm in the states, with four young children. I enjoy reading your bogs. Have fun camping!

Samantha said...

Are you completely batty? Is it even possible to be around children without electricity and toys that flash and jingle? Wow.. you are truly a brave woman. Brave, or completely batty. Have a great time.

Lady Latte said...

I wonder how you convinced yourself to do this. I would have loved to hear your inner dialogue...

Did it involve, "well after this it can only get better.."

Sparx said...

Trish - thanks! Thanks for coming by and commenting also, I love to meet new bloggers. Will check into your blog after the madness!

Sparx said...

Samantha - yes, I am batty, I realise this now. I may have to take one beepy toy just to preserve the equilibrium! Thanks for commenting and coming by!

Sparx said...

Lady L - er, nothing quite as thoughtful as that. It was more along the lines of

Freind: 'Sparx, would you like to come camping'

Me: 'Camping! Wow, Camping! Yes, We'll come, buy me a ticket etc'

Frog: 'I can't camp. Are you taking the spud'

Me: 'ooh yes, he'll love camping'

Me inner monologue: 'oooer!!! Naw, shhhh, don't think about it.'

Krissie said...

Erm, good luck with that.
(At least we'll be having a laugh reading about it later.)

Elsie Button said...

Hi there, just catching up with your posts - The 'hysterics' one had me crying with laughter.

I CANNOT WAIT to hear how you get on with the camping! You are a brave woman. I love camping, but the idea of doing it with Betty scares the hell out of me! Saying that, i bet you and the spud will have a brilliant time. I really hope the sun shines for you.

Lindystar the HOR blogger said...

So.... you're going with other people right? Parents? Friends? Not just you and the spud. I can't imagine.

Ah, well, HAVE FUN!!!

BOSSY said...

Bossy is holding her breath for you. As a matter of fact she has turned fully purple.

PJ Lore said...

You.Are.One. Brave.Soul.


Hopefully there will be a nice, super-sized Margarita or Martini awaiting your arrival from the camping adventure....

Self employed mum said...

Just catching up, been to busy embroidering school uniforms to blog. Fantastic as usual. I hope you remembered the vodka for camping, you deserve a medal!

Suki said...

er.. brr.. WHAAAA?????

You crazy crazy woman, I pray that you get back home in one piece. You and the Spud both.

Jennie said...

HAHAHAHAHA! Camping! Alone with the spud! HILARIOUS!

Sorry, I've been sick for a week. Am easy to amuse.

DJ Kirkby said...

ooooooh dear....

Driving With the Brakes On said...

I hereby nominate you for Mother of the Year . . . or declare you ready to be committed. I hope you have a wonderful time. I also hope you have replenished the vodka supply.

(A friend recently asked me if we had taken the kids camping. He was more appalled by the fact that I said 'no' than at the suggestion that I tether the kids to a tree to keep them from wandering into the woods.)

Sparx said...

Krissie - thanks! It went well, will post soon...

Elsie - it did shine. It also rained. Guess when the spud chose to have his weekend poo?

Bossy... And... relax...

PJ - nope, still no vodka... but all was well, thanks!

SEM - funny, I was thinking of you yesterday! Thanks for coming by, I'll check into your blog soon. I have loads of new blogs to look at as well...

Suki - all here! Thanks for reading!

Jennie - hope you're better soon

DJ... yes indeed! How's the story coming on? Will check in soon.

DWTBO - still no vodka but thanks for the thought!! It was ok in fact... not so bad... don't be afraid!!