After a pretty abysmal week with BB today burst into being with a bit of better news. Eager to share my good fortune I hurried home from the office and bounded into the house.
The sight that greeted me was beautiful, my dear saint of a mother down on hands and knees scrubbing my poor neglected floor.
Immediately I was faced with a dilemma, should I share my news and run the risk of distracting her or should I wait until she had finished giving the house a once over.
Unable to hold my own water I decided to tell her..
“Mum, you don’t need to get up,” I began; “but remember that blog award I won last year? I have been short-listed again; in four different categories.”
I stood holding my breath, waiting for her reaction. I hoped she wouldn’t cry with joy as the tears could ruin her good work on the floor. Similarly; as much as I love a glass of the fizzy stuff, I prayed she wouldn’t insist on dropping everything to leg it to the local off licence to buy a bottle of their best Cava because she looked like she was on a roll and the freezer desperately needs de frosting. No one can make my house shine like my wonderful mum.
She continued to scrub.
After a rather awkward silence had passed, I questioned “ma, did you hear me?”
Her head jerked up.
“Oh yes, well done. Now stop eating that jaffa cake you will never shift that weight.”
Did you hear the bump?
That would be me and my arse crashing back to earth with a bang!
I am immensely flattered to have been short-listed and I need you to vote one last time if you would like Northernmum to win one of the Blog Awards.
It takes two minutes to complete.
Click this link to go to the voting form.
Fill in your name and choose your winners from the drop down box. I am short-listed in:
Best MAD blog writer
Best MAD blog about family life
Best MAD blog about schooldays
Thanks very much,
Northernmum x x x