Ten Things

Pip started it.

  1. When I was born my feet touched my shins – when the authorities told Mum and Dad they had a baby girl  for them they said she was deformed. Mum tells me she fell in love with me the second she saw me. 
  2. We lived in Waco, Texas when I was aged 18 months to around 3. A twister came through when we were there and I remember hiding between two mattresses in the bath with Mum sitting on the side of it listening to a crackly radio broadcast from the transistor sitting on the bathroom sink. She got really cranky at me when I got out to have a look (you could see it coming out the bathroom window). It demolished the street next to us and left ours untouched. 
  3. I would love to live in the US. 
  4. I would love to live in a little seaside village on the windswept coast of the UK.
  5. I regularly daydream about packing up the family and moving to the country.
  6. I am fairly convinced Mum is disappointed I didn’t marry some crazy genius so all our children were academically brilliant and she could win some of the grandmotherly boasting competitions she has with her sisters.
  7. I am ridiculously paranoid. Sometimes debilitatingly so. 
  8. I have a friend from university who was one of my best friends. We had a falling out. We have patched things up over the years but it had never returned to what it was. I think this is largely due to my #7. I think of her each and every day and at the moment am regularly dreaming about her because she has very recently become a mum for the first time. 
  9. I yearn to be 15 kilos lighter than I am. I know how much happier I am at that weight. I know how good it feels. And yet, here I sit. Boombalardy personified. 
  10. I absolutely love being mum to four boys. I love the looks we get when we’re all out together, especially from pregnant women or couples with what is clearly their first born baby. While I know we are done I am stupidly clucky to do it all again. Thank GOD procedures have been done to ensure this can not happen.
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  • Marilyn at Live First, Write Later

    Love your no. 5 and 10 Kim.

    We found out yesterday the sex of our fourth baby (which hubby wants to keep strictly secret). I was overjoyed. But by night time I was feeling sad because it means getting rid of half of all our baby clothes for GOOD.

  • Kate

    One christmas my grandma stood on my aunt's front lawn and hadd a completel grandchild-arms-race with my great aunt. 'Well, KATE has been to CHINA' 'Well, RICHARD lives in PARIS' 'Did I TELL you that LEAH speaks SPANISH??' 'Oh, TONY LOVES LIVING IN OXFORD ON HIS SCHOLARSHIP.'

    I love my grandma.

  • Anonymous

    Kim, Jenny and I were talking about it and Sea Cliff could use a Belgian place. The boys have a huge room on the third floor, Another bunk bed for the Bigger boys could go there. We have an extra bed room on the main floor for the little men and we could convert the rumpus room into a sweet for you and AB, full bath already there. Sweet, its a plan.
    Love,
    The Chubbyman

  • blackbird

    Love this – doing it.

  • Duyvken

    Does the cluckiness ever go away?
    Still clucking away over here!