21/11 – Visiting Big Cousin

Today we got up a bit earlier than normal on a weekend as we were going to visit family as it had been Munch’s big cousin’s 12th birthday on Friday. Munch was very excited and was very busy organising himself till we left,  he got a bag with enough toy’s in it for a week ready, his pillow and fleece for the care. He was very pleased to be allowed to sit in the front of the car for the 2 hour journey, and as usual was very good whilst travelling.

When we got there he was very excited to see everyone as granny was staying there as well. Munch went and played for a while with BC (big cousin) upstairs for a while, then they came down stairs and BC was showing him some of her jujitsu moves, Munch enjoyed this but was very excited and was getting a bit carried away, he was told to calm down a few times, then he slapped BC really hard, usual speech, step.

We then all went ice-skating, something I have only done 3 times before many, many years ago and not very well either, we hired Munch a penguin, which was something for hom to hold onto whilst skating, my SIL put his boots on whilst I was struggling with mine, and took him to the ice and put him on with his Uncle and BC, she said he said “I don’t like it” and was off like a shot with his penguin. I gingerly made my way around the rink clinging to the edge for dear life, Munch was like a whippet with his penguin, going round and round. We did laugh though, his legs were everywhere, he ended up sitting on the ice I don’t know how many times, he kept shouting “mummy, look at me, I’m doing the splits”. He loved it, was soaking wet by the time we finished, but a very good time was had by all.

We went and had Sunday lunch in a local restaurant, then when back for an hour before leaving for home. Munch did not go to bed until 9.30pm. I don’t think his head was on the pillow before he was asleep.


This morning went without a hitch, apart from me from me forgetting  Munch’s school bag.

After dropping Munch off I went off to finish the shopping for his birthday party tomorrow and pick up his fab pirate cake.

After school Munch got changed and played on the computer as he was allowed as we were going out later, he was asked to get on with it himself so that I could get on with preparing for tomorrow, he asked for help a few times and wanted me to do somethings for him, but mostly got on with it.

We went out a little later to a friend’s house to pick up some bits for his party, Munch and my friend’s daughter played together they did a bit lively but at  times. We all had tea together then they wanted to play on the Wii. Munch played nicely for a while but then started to get whiney when things were not going his way, I though that this was a good time to say our goodbyes and leave.

At home we had supper straight away and straight up to bed, where I helped to undress and put his PJ’s on, he did not want a kiss or cuddle, so I kissed his cuddly dog and asked him to give it to Munch in he night when he was asleep.