Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

There are so many this week I can hardly choose, so I’ll make it brief and list the ones that come into my mind first:

1. My Birthday:

That’s just about the most cheerful I can possibly get! In fact I was so cheerful that I forgot to have a tantrum for the whole day! The same cannot be said for the Bug, who whined all day that he just wanted one more present…..!

2. Craft:

To keep me busy!

My friends all bought me craft for my birthday. I love this kind of thing! And the really great thing is that I am now old enough to do most of it on my own. Without help from Mummy. Which means she is more cheerful too. It also means that she can occupy the Bug with Lego Star Wars or whatever it is that they do together. And that means that I don’t get Bugged whilst I’m trying to make friendship bracelets!

3. Glass Pebbles:

I get one of these most mornings as a reward for going straight to sleep rather than ‘torch-reading’ when I go to bed. (You can read about my late night antics here). When I have collected 7 as I did today, I get a new book. Silly Mummy hasn’t realised that this makes it doubly difficult to earn a pebble the next morning – the temptation is immense!

 4. Daddy’s iPad:

Mummy and Daddy had a huge argument last weekend. Really big. Huge! Daddy spent 2 hours on the iPad whilst he was supposed to be having something called quality time with us. Apparently he was tweeting – how can anyone do that for 2 hours non-stop? 😉 Well, the next day, suitably chastised, he went to completely the opposite end of the spectrum! He started making a Death Star for the Bug, out of a cardboard box! He doesn’t do things by halves our Dad!

It is still cluttering up the kitchen, half-finished, so I wonder how long it will be before Mummy’s delight turns to nagging again!

Reasons to be Cheerful is the brainchild of Mummy from the Heart but is hosted this week by Emma from A Matter of Choice, so head on over there if you want to find more…

Mummy has decided to join in with NaBloPoMo at Britmums and BlogHer, meaning that she has to write a blog post every day for the month of November. Yeah right, ‘cos she has, like, so much time on her hands ;) Please don’t unsubscribe – normal patchy service will resume in December!

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