13 things I love about being a parent

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I really struggled to come up with a topic for today’s list, but found this blog and thought it was a brilliant idea!

1. I love the cuddles I get from Bradley, and the neck snuggles from Connor.

2. I love that, at the moment, I am one of the most important people in their lives.

3. I love playing with them, and showing and teaching them new things. They’re like sponges, and still accept everything you say as true (well, that’s starting to change with Bradley).

4. I love being called Mommy (Bradley), or MMMMMAAAAA (Connor) except when they’re whining.

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Am I that transparent?

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I went shopping with a friend at Sandton City today during our lunch break. I was feeling frustrated (and it’s only my first day back at work), and we didn’t feel like the lunch being served in the canteen. It was just an excuse really, to go and get a Cinnabon, so much for the ideas of a healthy diet this year… it’s already out the window!

We took a stroll through the lingerie department in Woolies and were oohing and aahing at the gorgeous stuff and looking for our sizes in vain, when she starts laughing. She walks over to a range of bright purple and green underwear, takes a purple g-string with green spots all over it off the rack. She then turns to me and says “these look just like something you would buy”.

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I caused a scene at the Zoo

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I suppose I should use this evening to reflect on the last year, and not to gripe about stupid people, but I just have to get this off my chest!

We took the boys to the zoo today, in the blistering heat! Man, it was hot! We had a great time with Connor going ‘hmmmm’ at all the animals and pointing madly!

But, here’s what happened…

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