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Ella will soon be wearing glasses - not stickers!

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Hubby buying me a box of Cadbury’s Favourites to cheer me up which, in turn, was handy in inspiring the start of this post. Without the Turkish Delight, Cherry Ripe and Flake, this may well have been a blank page.
  • Realising the moment that made me sad this week was actually something I should be grateful for. One of my fears was realised yesterday, when we were told our beautiful Princess Ella would need to wear glasses. At this stage, it’s only a temporary measure and she may well be rid of them within two years. I was going to dedicate a whole post to this. I was going to write about how I shed a tear after being told. About how it brought back such awful memories for me. But, I’m going to instead look at the positives. In reality, if this is the worst I have to deal with, we’re doing pretty OK.
  • World Breastfeeding Week meaning I can fully celebrate my weapons of mass lactation. Boobie juices all round.

I’m joining with  Maxabella Loves to share what I’m grateful for.

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28 Responses to I’m grateful for chocolate… again

  1. Maxabella says:

    “Weapons of mass lactation” – LOVE that!!

    And, just quietly (or maybe not), I just devoured most of a block of Snack. Old school!


  2. georgi says:

    hey, so many people tell me they’re jealous of my glasses. Apparently they’re an easy way to look serious, and I also look intelligent with them on. I’ve got contacts but I’m so uncoordinated at putting them in I usually wear my glasses. And I’ve worn them since I was seven. If teasing is what you’re worried about, I never got it too badly. on reflection some teasing actually helped me to develop a thicker skin. I used to be quite sensitive. also I just read your eyesight post – my eyes were awful! I had a lazy eye which basically doesn’t work (my right eye) so I have no binocular vision and ‘dont see in 3D’ (according to my optometrist – but my brain compensates for that). I had to wear an eyepatch when I was tiny! ps . I’m eating lindt sea salt chocolate as I’m reading this – you should try it if you like dark chocolate! x

    • Kel says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Georgi. You know just what to say to make me feel better. xx
      And I’m having choccy envy with the sea salt chocolate. I saw a few tweets last week about it. Must go get me some!!! 😉

  3. Mandy says:

    too true, whenever we’re dealt a blow we know deep down there is always someone dealing with something a little harder. Doesn’t mean you can’t feel sad about your situation. But good for you for positive thinking.
    I read a story on ninemsn this week about a woman in US who was drunk and chased down by police. She locked herself in her car and then when they tried to get her out, apparently she sprayed them with breast milk, straight from the boob, proving they really are weapons. I was quite amazed! lol!

  4. Oh glasses, i’m blind but my children so far have avoided glasses in school & starting high school but for me year 9 was the beginning of the end. My husband had to wear corrective glasses at school, they were not cool, but he fixed his eyes & didn’t need glasses again until his mid 30s. I get the children tested & my boy might need them, i asked his teacher to check if he is ever squinting & she said “OMG, those dimples, that olive skin & glasses, i could not resist him, too gorgeous” so for some – glasses just make them even more delicious. Love Posie

  5. Oh my goodness, “weapons of mass lactation” still has me giggling! I’ve never heard that before, but LOVE it. Unfortunately, mine aren’t so much weapons as balloons, but hey, they served their purpose are are not hung up in semi-retirement. But bring on the boobs. They’re great.

    And love your attitude abour your daughter’s glasses. You’re right. Things could be worse, and as you said, only a temporary measure.

    Have an awesome weekend. And enjoy that chocolate (yum!) xx

  6. Nee says:

    My besties little girl has had glasses since she was a tot. Uber cute & she gets lots of compliments. Ella will get used to them in no time.

    PS Turkish delight & cherry ripes are my fave!!

    • Kel says:

      Thanks Nee. You’re right. In fact, I think she’s getting quite excited about the idea!
      Oh, Turkish delight and Cherry Ripe are SOOO delish! Unfortunately, I’ve eaten them all now, so have to settle for Moro bars and Flake!

  7. Glasses are cool these days donchaknow?! She will look scrumptiously cute in them.
    And if all else fails there is always chocolate
    have a great weekend

    PS: bwahahaha – ‘weapons of mass lactation’!!! too funny xxx

  8. sarah says:

    weapons of mass lactation.. bahahahaha just spit coffee all over my keyboard.. roflmao!!!

  9. I am eternally grateful for chocolate. My Belgian seashells have propped me up many times this week :).


  10. Lene says:

    Glasses are gorgeous and oh, so refined!
    On the chocolate front, ate a whole block of lindt today…by myself….bliss!

  11. Caz says:

    Weapons of mass lactation!!!!!! I LOVE IT. Big hugs for you. I can imagine this would be tough. I don’t think it will help but many kids look so adorable with glasses. It’s so hard to watch our kids go thru stuff and not project all our feelings on them (talking more to myself here). I hope it all goes well for you and the big princess, andthat she adapts well to her glasses. And enjoy those chocolates!! I’m a fudge centre girl myself. I eat them first and then work my way back to the orange creams – which are just so-so in my book. Take care Kellie. Cazxx

    • Kel says:

      Thanks so much for your words, Caz. They do mean a lot. You know just what to say. xx
      Oh, totally agree on the orange creams. Not sure why they’re ever included really! LOL! 😉

  12. Seana Smith says:

    Hahaha… go the boobs. And the glasses, and here’s hoping it is just for a couple of years. My wee girl had a squint which I noticed as a baby. We had to patch her and I was so worried it’d go on for years… luckily we’d got in early and fixed it, we think. And glasses are cool, I always wanted glasses at school.

  13. Mmmmm…chocolate.
    Eternally grateful for it’s healing powers.
    We never want to see our children endure anything that might be potentially negative. If only we could have that magic spell.
    You can turn it into a positive within your home & life though.
    Where you see potential discomfort or hurt (as a Mama bear) most of us see extreme cuteness and charm!!!

    • Kel says:

      Wise words. Thank you for that. Your words and others here have really hit the right spot for me! Feeling a lot better about things. xx

  14. haha Kel, Weapons of mass lactation!
    I am sure she will get stunning glasses that she will love and thinks she looks super smart in 🙂

    • Kel says:

      She’s gone through being excited, to slight apprenhension and now back to being excited again!!! Will be interesting to see what she thinks when she finally gets them. Thanks for your kind words, Kym.! 🙂

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