Welcome to the busiest day of the year! And GREAT SCOTT am I enjoying the fact that Teddy woke up every two hours last night. After a month of six-hour sleeps. This is the sort of exquisite timing that leads to me stuffing handfuls of Milky Bar buttons in my mouth while showering, and thinking that Kermit’s song in The Muppet Christmas Carol might actually hold the key to a happy life.
Before I sign off for a few days, I thought you might want to see our attempts at a Christmas photo. This is one of these traditions that I think we’ll love to look over in years to come, but for now, well…it doesn’t make for a peaceful afternoon. Picture us all in clothes we’re only allowed to wear for ten minutes because I need to pack them, stemming projectile sick from No. 2, keeping No. 1 in place with a Pingu episode just out of frame and yelling ‘Saaaaaay chocolate! SAY CHOCOLATE! SAY IT! AND SMILE!’
In the end we went for one where three out of four of us were smiling, because that was the best option by a really long shot. Ah, babies.
The One Where Pingu Was Weirder Than Usual.
The One With The Talking-To.
The One With The Escape.
The One With The Foreheads of Desperation.
The One That Was SO FLIPPING CLOSE.
The Winner, With Apologies to Teddy.
Seasons greetings, etc. I’m off to pack a suitcase. See you on the other side!
I know you wish your kid was as good at posing for photographs as mine. Let’s take a look at some of his best attempts at a Father’s Day card.
hey, will you hold this sign?
(Doggy has already lost the will to live. Sarah and I shortly to follow.)
HATE THIS CHAIR AND THIS SIGN AND ALL OF THIS.
I accept your humorous face with reluctance. Let’s move on.
aaaand, we’re done.
I’ll sit down when I’ve finished my phone call. Do I disturb you while you’re working?
fly, you fools.
there’s something on your face. No, honestly.
Here’s what we went with in the end. He’s on the phone with a pocket calculator, but needs must.
We also made an attempt at a Father’s Day video for Tim’s dad. These were the bits that didn’t make the final edit, oddly enough.
Outtakes for Father’s Day from Rachel Jeffcoat on Vimeo.
I’m writing today on Oh! you pretty things for Josie’s Mothers on Motherhood series, and excited as heck about it. Have a look!