Peanut versus widgy

On the seventeenth day of advent, my kiddiewinks brought to me

17 minutes of sex ed

16 tiny paws

15 pounds spend on ratties……

…..And a tantrum about the Christmas tree.

Well, had a car journey with the kiddiewinks I never expected. My eldest started jovially calling her brother a peanut head. I made the mistake of asking what she meant and she said, “proper name for widgy mummy” as if I was stupid! I explained it was a penis, to which she started calling him ‘penis head’. Little man, never to be left out, then asked “what are woman’s bits were called properly then”, as soon as he told him vagina, he paused for a minute, repeated it under is breath and then retrogressive “haha Well you are just a big vagina”. We had a giggle, and then I reminded him he was not to use these words like that, particularly at school. Again he paused, before stating “but I must be able to tell my friends what it means they need to know the proper words too”. Hmmmm, a very amusing car journey and certainly passed the time to the supermarket.

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New best friends

On the sixteenth day of advent, my kiddiewinks brought to me

16 tiny paw prints

15 pounds spent on ratties

14 rocks in a rucksack

13 is unlucky for daddy

12 days of Christmas

11 christmas carols

10 moments peace

9 Christmas cuddles

8 Christmas smiles

7 advent calendars

6 ways to Christmas calm

5 Christmas lists

4 early mornings

3 spectacled reindeer

2 toilet decorations

And a tantrum about the Christmas tree.

Our family now consists of two fish tanks, 2 cats and 3 rats, hence the 16 tiny paws. Both big kiddiewinks have got a it of stick about our pet choice but they don’t care. They have told everyone what a friendly pet they are and. Even the teachers have fought their corner. Dumbo rats are tame, fun and friendly by nature, as long as they get plenty of handling in The first few weeks of their life. All our research said to find a breeder, and by chance the perfect advert was opted in pets4homes- stating all babies Had been handled and were used to small children, perfect! Not only that, they got to choose the ones they wanted, the two became three, when mummy fell in love with one we were going to have to leave behind! We were all surprised by how cute, cuddly and friendly they already were. Three distinct personalities are already coming through.

Rubble- is little mans rat and he is an absolute nutter

 chase- is eldest kiddiewinks, and already likes to be chased before being held, he has a cool racing stripe on his back

 rocky -is just a cuddler and loves getting comfy on me or the hubby.

 These new additions are going to be very loved, and I know they will easily get the recommended hour a day of handling. Kiddiewinks are already keen to make an obstacle course…last night little lady came running downstairs excitedly

“Mummy, chase can already come to his name the cleve fellow, he is a natural” hubby and I were in fits of giggles.

There are some amazing videos on you tube, showing how cool rats are click here for rat tricks 

Useful websites for advice and Info about the cuties
http://www.rat-care.com

http://www.quite.co.uk/rats/

Baby dumbo Rats…

On the fifteenth day of advent my kiddiewinks brought me

15 pounds spent on ratties

14 rocks in a rucksack

13 is unlucky for daddy

12 days of Christmas

11 christmas carols

10 moments peace

9 Christmas cuddles

8 Christmas smiles

7 advent calendars

6 ways to Christmas calm

5 Christmas lists

4 early mornings

3 spectacled reindeer

2 toilet decorations

And a tantrum about the Christmas tree.

Yey we have bought three rats (£5 a rat) baby dumbo rats and they are super cute! More information about rats on day 16.

   
    
    
 

Unlucky daddy

On the thirteenth day of advent my kiddiewinks brought to me

13 is unlucky for daddy

12 days of Christmas

11 christmas carols

10 moments peace
9 Christmas cuddles

8 Christmas smiles

7 advent calendars

6 ways to Christmas calm

5 Christmas lists
4 early mornings

3 spectacled reindeer
2 toilet decorations

And a tantrum about the Christmas tree.

Well, the kiddiewinks were sent money to school to buy me and daddy Christmas presents, eldest was on mummy duty, little man was on daddy duty… He ran out of school proudly telling me he had got daddy two presents, peeking in the back I could see three. He replied, I bought myself one too, look! Such a character, it had me roaring! His sister was pretty incensed and felt daddy was unlucky to have got little man in charge of buying his presents!

 

Advent calendar crazy…

On the seventh day of advent my kiddiewinks brought to me

7 advent calendars

6 ways to Christmas calm

5 Christmas lists

4 early mornings

3 spectacled reindeer

2 toilet decorations

And a tantrum about the Christmas tree.

Yes, this year we have seven advent calendars in our house. Do I think this excessive? Of course I do, but it just sort of happened…

1 )We have had a cloth advent calendar for years and years, granny always buys the chocolates for it.

2) a gorgeous wooden calendar (again courtesy of granny)

3, 4 and 5) thorntons chocolate calendars courtesy of Grandma (apparently little man told her to remember to buy them one)

6 and 7) playmobile advent calendars .As the kiddiewinks finally have their own rooms I treated them both to one (bought when on offer for £9.99). Poor littlest kiddiewink didn’t get a WOW one as they were extortionate!

  

Christmas tree up and the return of Elf on the Shelf

On the first day of advent my kiddiewinks brought to me…

…A tantrum about the Christmas tree. 

 
As well as opening the advent calendars, the kiddiewinks got chance to decorate the tree. It was up as a surprise when they got home from school, just an asda fake cheapie, but with moving we can’t justify a real one this year. Our little tree looks very tiny in our new house! Little man couldn’t get over the fact it was the same tree. To be fair, they got on happily decorating together, until littlest kiddiewink decided to start table climbing, taking off what they were putting on,and throwing the baubles on with great glee. They always cope very well with anything and gently persuade her otherwise, making avert sweet fussed her. Instead they save their annoyance and ‘crossness’ for each other. And as predicted, shortly after this, a shouting argument ensued over tinsel.

The other 1st December tradition is the visit of a little elf; for the last three years Sam had visited our house, last year when he left, he wrote to the family saying we were welcome to change his name this Christmas. (More on the Elf later, he deserves his own post).

And so we welcome Tink to the family for the next 24 days. Cue lots of middle of the night waking panicking whether we had moved him.