Friday, February 8, 2008

Thinking of having kids?????

Before you take the big plunge with your pink sunspecks on into motherhood (or fatherhood, I'm an equal oppurtunity "blogger" here!) please bear these 3 things in mind;

1) They run away and set up camp in your back garden. They don't put the furniture away when they decide to "come home". You will have to do that.



2) This shit doesn't wash off. Ever.



3) They make cool stuff that looks stupid on you, look good. That's just not right.



I will, on occasion, try to mention the good points of being a parent. In the interests of fairness I will delve deep and find 3 reasons TO have kids......

Ummmmm.......


1) It's pretty much THE BEST THING that'll ever happen to you!!! Seriously. Much as I bitch about them. What the hell would I have to talk/bitch about if they weren't here? I couldn't imagine life without them.

2) The smell. There is nothing like the baby smell of a new baby. Or the smell of a sleeping child. (Yes, they smell different when asleep, if you're wondering, you're not a parent)

3) It's a toss up for third place..... the "you're the best Mom ever" after a day out or "your mash is better than her mash" after being at a friends house.....I think the mash wins! I'm not a great cook but Cathal is always guiding and helping me ("How about some more cheese Mom?")

There you go, 3 against, 3 for.
Hope I've been fair.
Slan abhaile,
Neasa

9 comments:

Neasa said...

I just need to reiterate in case anyone comes in here thinking "Ahh, thats cute" That shit really does not wash off. I wouldn't mind but it was Thursday night. I'd have left him soaking in the bath all weekend otherwise....All my Neutogena exfoliating scrub wipes gone in one go.....can I give him back????? Only kidding social welfare....

Karen said...

LOL, Neasa I thought I was the only one who goes looking for the reciept they gave me in UCHG so I can return him, although at this stage I've given up looking for it, I've a sneaking suspicion that they didn't give me one :-O
My heart goes out to Cathal and the facepaint, I remember getting painted up as a clown at a school fundraiser and it wouldn't come off but no fancy wipes in them days I can still remember my granny scrubbing it off with the oldest hardest facecloth in the house (didn't want that muck on a good one) Poor Cathal.........

I shouldn't laugh, I'm bound to go to the sitting room and find my little man upside down in the coal bucket!

You are right Neasa, what would we do without them now :-)

Dianne said...

Neasa, another great blog with great pics.!! Did you ever get to clean him up ?? the people of Carraroe will think you have adopted one of those african babies like Madonna!!!

eva birdthistle said...

PMSL!!!! That photo of Cathal is priceless, he looks like a cross between the incredible hulk and Mel gibson in Braveheart, hee hee!

Elisa said...

See things on the positive angle, Neasa! you will never loose your kid in a crowd. Who else has a green son?

Polly Peirce said...

Talk about your worst nightmare!
Try vaseline petroleum jelly next time, it works a treat...

littlebit said...

LOL... my youngest bounced - literaly - into the sitting room one night delighted with herself and life .. fully face painted, and hand painted come to think of it - as a tiger. Full red face, black lines, white bits. She had actually done a decent job of it. But ... for the fact it was done with permanent marker I would have been delighted for her.

Ponds cold cream to the rescue.

Worked a treat.

Bit late for you now. I am sure Cathal must be somewhat back to normal now ... somewhat!!

And your right, the smell of a clean sleeping child makes it worth while.

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Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

Priceless, thanks for a great laugh Neasa!!! God love ya trying to clean him up, pics are brilliant!!!I agree with you 100% and I have the grey hairs to prove it!!!!!!!!!!!!