Isn't it funny what makes you happy?
They say it's the little things.
They could be right.
I've been feeling miserable you see. A bit sad. A bit overwhelmed by all sorts of things.
And to be honest, a bit annoyed that Edie's cot sold for a measly £19.99 to someone who then declared that it wasn't even for her and that she was intending to sell it on (for a higher price) when all I really wanted was for it to go to a good home.
C'est la vie I suppose.
But today my spirits have been lifted by something rather small.
A baked bean.
And d'you know what? I don't even like baked beans.
But there you go. Sometimes your greatest nemesis provides you with your grandest triumph.
Lasagne, brussel sprouts, baked beans.
I know. It's an odd combination, but there you go. Edie loves brussel sprouts, Renée loves baked beans and they're both indifferent to lasagne, but every now and then it's worth a try.
Five minutes into the meal...
"Mummy...Edie's got a baked bean stuck up her nose."
In another life I would have had visions of hospitals, doctors, tweezers, stress.
But not in this life.
Because I am 'Mother-who-knows-how-to-extract-baked-bean-from-nostril-even-if-it's-jammed-really high-up'.
You see, sometimes I listen to friends.
Ahem, sometimes not.
Turns out that when Veronica told me what to do when you get a bead stuck up a child's nostril, I happened to be listening.
And if you're reading this and you don't know, then read on...and concentrate. Because this is what I did.
I closed the, erm, baked bean-free nostril with one hand, opened Edie's mouth with the other and blew.
A big, sudden puff.
And d'you know what happened?
The baked bean shot across the room like a bullet.
I CAN NOT tell you how chuffed I was.
This might give you some idea.
I did a lap of honour around the sitting room, waving my arms like an albatross as I went.
And now I'm smiling a big, big smile.
Like I said, it's the small things that make a difference.
And PS - if you've commented on my previous few posts I apologise for not having replied. I promise I will...asap x
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