Nanny Visited Today

Well I managed to have a lay in today until 9.45, Munch was so busy playing his Xbox in his bedroom, he came in a couple of times to say that he had moved up a level and went back and carried on, and as it was Bank Holiday Monday I made the most of it.

When we came downstairs we had breakfast, Munch played with some of his new toys for a while, then been as Nanny was coming to visit this afternoon and I needed to get on I asked him to go and do his hour upstairs, off he went, after a while he came down and got his Spy Kids film’s and we helped him set it up on his Xbox even though his TV has a DVD player on it, Munch was as pleased as punch and watched all of the film before coming down, so I had a nice 2 hours to get on with some much-needed housework.

Just before Nanny came I asked Munch to remember to say thank-you for his huge Remote Control Truck and the money that she had given him for Christmas, he asked if I would say it for him, “tell her I asked you to say thank-you for me” he said. As soon as she came in he said it himself though, which I was very pleased with him for. Munch can be very shy on time’s, and then on other’s over familiar when he doesn’t know people, something else we have been working on.

Munch was an absolute star whilst Nanny was here, we had lunch, he was kind and polite to her, he showed her things that he had got for Christmas and went and watched The Incredibles so that Nanny coud have a break, Munch is her 1st grandchild at 91 years of age that is not bad going!!!

When the film had finished Munch wanted to play 1 of his games with Nanny and could not quite understand why Nanny would not be able to play, in the end he sat with me and daddy on the sofa, and we just sat and were very silly, tickling, smelling smelly feet, just having fun, and he laughed and laughed.

After that we had tea, which because of the time was tea and supper for Munch, he gave Nanny a nice hug before going to bed.

When we got upstairs Munch said that he had laughed a lot today and that we should call him laugh-a-lot. Into bed and I read him his Spiderman Book that his other Granny had got him for Christmas, which was about him having won a competition to New York to take photo’s of Spiderman, it included his name and his cousin’s name and also where we lived. His face was a picture, he though Granny had written the story herself just for him, and said look at the pictures isn’t Granny a good drawer, bless.

Well I don’t want to jinks us by saying this, but Christmas has surpassed all our expectation’s, we were expecting Munch to struggle, badly, we thought that we would have a few meltdown  and we have had none, there was the one tiny little incident last night before bed, I can live with that, oh how I love that boy of mine.

Another Lovely Normal day

Munch came into our room at exactly 9am this morning, he got in with us for 5 minutes before we all got up and had breakfast. Daddy went to work and Munch asked if we could play his Junior Monopoly, I said I would that I would play for an hour as I had a few things I wanted to catch up with today I set the timer for 60 minutes as I find this works very well with Munch, I will give him a warning tha we have 5 minutes left and then when the alarm goes he will finish what he is doing, where as with out it can be very hard work to get Munch to stop. In that hour we played 3 games, I won 2 to his 1, Munch was happy about this, a big contrast to what would have happened a few months ago, when he would not of coped with loosing at all.

Whilst I got on with what I needed to do Munch 1st played upstairs for a while, then came down and played Lego for a while. Then he was upstairs he was making me smile as he had made himself as stage out of his storage boxes and was playing his guitar, whilst banging his drum with his foot and singing loudly into his microphone, I think the X Factor has a lot to answer for!!!

We popped out to pick up something for dinner as I though we were going to grampy’s today I had got nothing in for Sunday lunch, in the Super market Munch pushed me, when he bumped himself on the basket so when we got in he did 7 minutes on the step, then he chose to watch a Lassie film, he started off well but got a bit bored with it,  I had to remind him several times that on Sunday afternoon’s we have wind down time, by the time the film had finished daddy was home and had gone upstairs to watch West Ham on the TV, Munch went up for a while and watched it with daddy, they then came and played Junior Monopoly again. Munch was very keen that we had a ‘family’ game of Monopoly.

We had a very late dinner tonight, then Munch had a bath and straight down for supper, he was in a fabulous mood and was laughing and joking with daddy. He gave daddy a big hug, as we were running late it is a school night, Munch had to choose 1 of either, story, snuggle or cream. He chose snuggle, just after we had got ourselves all comfy and snuggled on the bed, he decided he needed to go and fetch daddy to join in snuggle time because he loved him, ah. Daddy came and we all had snuggle time together then hugs and kisses goodnight, not long after we were down Munch called to say he felt sick and had a headache could he sleep in our room, no was the answer, lay down quietly said I and go to sleep, 5 minutes later and he had 1 of his nose bleeds, this was his way of getting attention, at least it was because he wanted to be with us tonight and not because of stress.

Something has changed within Munch in the last couple of day’s, he seems so much more settled, he is very family orientated and is talking about our family and doing family thing’s and it seem’s to me that the happiness and laughing is as if he is accepting and realising that we are his family, I have lost count of the time’s he has told us that he loves us, listened to him singing away to himself, how he loves his mama, how he loves the dog. I will take this for as long as it lasts, and we will drink in every moment of it.