Sunday, 18 July 2010

Week 1: Weblog? What's that?

Why Blog Mummy Blogs?

So I thought maybe I would write a blog, but everyone keeps asking me why...
That, dear reader, is a very good question. Perhaps because I fancy myself as Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City fame. Although in flatter shoes. Having a lot less sex. And living in a suburban back water. Or perhaps because I am trapped at home caring for my treasured offspring (to be known heretofore as CK) and in desperate need of something to do.

Indeed, after 4 months of motherhood I have decided I need something more in my life. I want to give something back to the wider world (something more than just another rise in the over population figures); I don’t imagine that I can uplift, support or advise… I just hope that I can give you something to do at your desk at work while you are killing time 'til the weekend rolls around. Ah yes, I remember those days. In the immortal words of my muse Carrie, I couldn’t help but wonder whether another mummy blog is something the world requires. I guess only time will tell.
The Mummatron

Why Blog Granny Blogs?

Well I guess because I want to let any mums of small babies who may read this know that the years between birth and, “mum, can I borrow your car?” will go so fast that it makes your eyes blurr and your teeth itch, and that it is possible to survive them – just.

A day spent with a gummy, immobile, unspeaking, totally dependant infant can seem frighteningly interminable. When those days stretch out before you to a seemingly endless future horizon and you find yourself doing the glazed seven-mile stare of the living dead, after only four hours sleep, it can seem like a life sentence! But take it from one who has been there and done that, and believe me when I tell you that time will speed up as your child grows and very soon you will hear; “mum, this is my first boyfriend; mum, I’m getting married; mum, I’m pregnant; mum, here is your granddaughter….” And if I’m blogging, that’s because having a child keeps you in touch with the world for the rest of your life.
Granny Bloggings


  1. Great start mummysquared ... can't wait for more, to find out what wife and daughter are really up to.
    Grandad Bloggings

  2. 'Only' four hours sleep? FOUR?! Cannot begin to tell you how jealous I am....

    xxx from the insomniac Hamburg fraction!

  3. I know - four hours is pretty damn good isn't it? really I should be MEGA smug. Secretly, inside, I am :)

  4. Just found your blog, loving it so far! Great to hear two different perspectives.


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