Today is a day of rest

Not that I do much else now a days. I am looking forward to seeing Jem and my grandson Elliot later this morning. I hope she remembers to bring along my old Tiny Tears. Remember those dolls that cried and wet their nappies? I know Elliot will love playing with her as much as I and my girls did. Funny but Jem is not so keen on Elliot playing with ‘girls’ toys but as roles have so changed and merged now with many men staying at home to look after the babies I am not sure that there are such things as girls and boys toys anymore. Talking about stay at home dads my childhood friend Justin who is currently living in Moscow writes an excellent and very entertaining blog that is definitely worth a read. http://www.englishdadinmoscow.com/. Justin’s last blog post is particularly funny if you are a parent and can think back to the time you just wanted five minutes peace, even if it was just to go to the toilet. Thinking about children I am amazed how quickly they grow up into fully functioning adults. I still however find it difficult when I have to fill in one of those surveys that asks how many children I have. Do I say none because they are grown up or two because I still think of myself as having children even though they are 24 and nearly 26. It hardly seems anytime ago that I was imagining the unborn babies in my tummy walking and talking, never mind going to school, university or them having their own child! This has made me think of the excellent song Don’t Blink by Kenny Chesney.
Here are the lyrics:

I turned on the evening news
Saw an old man being interviewed
Turning a hundred and two today

Asked him what’s the secret to life?
He looked up from his old pipe
Laughed and said, “All I can say is

Chorus
Don’t blink, just like that you’re six years old
And you take a nap
And you wake up and you’re twenty-five
And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife

Don’t blink, you just might miss
Your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads
Next thing you know your better half

Of fifty years is there in bed
And you’re praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years
Goes faster than you think, so don’t blink

I was glued to my TV, when it looked
Like he looked at me and said
“Best start putting first things first”

‘Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand
You can’t flip it over and start again
Take every breathe God gives you for what it’s worth

Chorus

No, don’t blink
Don’t blink
Life goes faster than you think
So don’t blink

Life goes faster than you think
Don’t blink

Isn’t this just true enough. I just love country music because the songs are about life and some of them are really quite funny. Try out this one called Marry for Money by Trace Adkins
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcUDqKsBgsk

Well today was going to be a short post but that’s what I thought yesterday and the day before! I write because I enjoy it and its one of the few things at the moment I can quite easily do.

Enjoy your sunny Sunday

I might take a break from blog writing tomorrow as it is a bank holiday.

But there again I might not!

Love Deborah x

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