Monday, 11 January 2010

Sharing a few secrets

Apparently confession is good for the soul. And while I don't have anything half as interesting as Iris Robinson to fess up to, I thought it might be time to get a few things off my chest. Just see it as part of my New Year- new me drive and I'll live with the risk that you might all just start looking shifty and edging away from me. On the other hand, I might find I'm not alone and that we all feel better for a bit of honesty.

Here goes with the things that currently make me feel guilty:

On the way back from yoga on Saturday I bought just one fresh cheese twist from the Co-op and scoffed it all in the car.

Sometimes when the someone says "mummy" it makes me want to scream.

Sometimes at bedtime I put whisky in my tea.

There are lots of words I can't spell and, as a some-time sub-editor, I really ought to be able to. I have learned to cheat.

I love it when I have a shift at the newspaper I occasionally appear at. I get to wear clothes that don't have sick on them and to have a whole conversation.

Mostly, I find politics boring.

I have a thing about Tim Roth and James McAvoy.

Once I scraped my car against another one in the car park, but no one was watching so I drove off.

I'm getting lazier at housework and mostly only clean the bits people will see when there are people to see them.

I only go for a bath when I've got a good book I want to get on with, the whole lying in water thing doesn't actually do much for me.

I have sometimes sent the kids to school dosed with Calpol when they were probably too poorly to go because I had work to do.

While I love my family dearly, most days there are times when I wish they'd just bugger off and leave me alone for a while.

12 comments:

  1. Just found your blog so thought I'd put my two pennorth in.
    An interesting list! Tim Roth - I've been watching him in Lie to Me, which is fantastic.
    I love waving my son and husband off in the morning, shutting the door and having a lazy half hour shuffling about in my slippers.

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  2. Amen!

    Do you ever pretend to need a wee just so you can go into another room and shut the door for awhile?

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  3. Trish, There's a lady who reckons she's a human lie detector and blogs here www.eyesforlies.blogspot.com . Doesn't make up for lack of TR between episodes though.

    Mrs C, Thank you. Yes I do but it tends to trigger one of my son's mummy's-got-her-pants-down radars.

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  4. I better get a cheese twist tonight or I will bin the whisky

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  5. Don't think so Panther. Not unless I can be sure you haven't sneaked off to Dutch Dave's Bacon Sandwich Van more than once or twice. Hmmmm?

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  6. Great list! Ditto on the issues of housework, Calpol and politics, and the 'Mummmeeee!' thing. And I'm another former sub who can no longer spell or punctuate. I am going to fess up to crouching down on the kitchen floor with my face in a cupboard eating Hula Hoops so the kids can't see/hear me and want some too.

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  7. NWBI, Love it! The image of cupboard scoffing of crisps has made my day.

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  8. Hee hee, great blog.

    Sometimes I buy milk I don't need when I go to the supermarket 'cos I don't want to go just go to the till with four cans of Stella...

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  9. What would a cat want with four cans of Stella?

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  10. Well, it's for the old bat I live with. Sometimes I get a saucerfull of the milk, if she's in a good mood...

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  11. So it was YOU who scraped my car!

    ;)

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