My four-year-old was asking me to explain the word 'describe' today. So, I described the kitchen, his bedroom and himself and then asked him to describe his brother, his dad and me. Here's what he said:
"He has orange hair (I hastily corrected him and pointed out that it is, in fact red, RED - tut), he is quite small and he likes his cars and his teddy." A pretty accurate description.
"He has black hair, is very big and strong and is good at swimming." Not bad.
"Erm, quite big and carries Sam around and pushes him in his buggy." You've got to be kidding me - that's IT? That's all the description I get for my four and a half years of hard labour?
So, imagine my delight when, later in the day, I received an email telling me that I've been nominated for a Gurgle Blog Award by the lovely, brilliant and generous* people at Gurgle.com because I'm FUNNY. That's right - funny. Ha! Stick that in your description, sonny boy.
Fellow nominee Emily at Babyrambles said of my nomination, "Of course, this comes as no surprise to me as I know Hot Cross Mum is utterly hilarious and often have to pick myself up off the floor and wipe the tears from my eyes after reading yet another of her mirth-filled post." YummyMummyNo1, also nominated, offered similar praise. "This really is one funny mummy," she said, "I can thoroughly understand her nomination." Another nominee, Pippa at A Mother's Ramblings has resorted to trash tweeting of Hot Cross Mum in a desperate bid to gain more votes for her own blog. I'm not angry with her - I can understand her envy**.
So, I would like to wish these, and all other nominees the very best as we spend the next few weeks wracking our clouded mummy brains in a desparate attempt to make our highly amusing posts even more hilarious in the ensuing comedy-fest which will see us shamelessly clamouring for the judges attention and votes. Yes, that's you I'm talking to Nifa, Tor Brierley and Ms Myleene Klaas.
Let the hilarity commence.
*yes, I'm sucking up
** the author of this post would like to point out that this paragraph may not be strictly true