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Thomas the B@stard Tank Engine

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Among other things today I started removing the wallpaper in the second bedroom.  

Is there anything on this planet as tedious as scraping wallpaper?  Actually yes. Reading Thomas the B@stard Tank Engine to the Tiddly Peeps at bedtime springs to mind.  Like all right minded parents, I'd skip some.  Or at least try to.  Eldest son's voice would always pipe up, "Mummy, you've missed a bit, you'll have to start again".  "Whoops" I'd say through gritted teeth.  Did you know it was possible to smile whilst gritting your teeth?  I can assure you it is.  Trust me - I'm a mother.  Meanwhile I'd be thinking "you're two fecking years old you little sh!t how can you possibly know all eleventy billion frigging Thomas the B@stard Tank Engine stories by heart?

But the Tiddly Peeps have grown up now and I no longer have to read Thomas the B@stard Tank Engine to them.  Or indeed any other bedtime stories.  Mostly I used to enjoy reading to them but some things drove me to distraction.  Front and centre Thomas the B@stard Tank Engine.  If I ever have grandchildren, I'm sure I'll enjoy reading to them too, but I think I may draw the line at Thomas the B@stard Tank Engine.  Well unless I'm given copious quantities of wine and a shed load of money.  Even then it could be touch and go.

Meanwhile, there's still sodding wallpaper to strip.  I wonder if reading Thomas the B@stard Tank Engine to it would cause it to curl up and throw itself off the walls?  If anything could make wallpaper suicidal it's got to be Thomas the B@stard Tank Engine.....


Today's advent tea - Lemon. An old favourite.

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    Hot soapy water..., for stripping wallpaper and keeping kids clean ;-)
    14 days ago
    been there done that hot water helps a lot
    42 days ago
    What parent doesn't know the pain of reading and re-reading the same stories over and over, LOL? We, ourselves, had several books memorized... came in handy in the car when we needed a story, LOL.

    ....And it can feel JUST like stripping wallpaper. It helps if it's quality paper, put on properly, on a painted wall... sounds like yours might not be. Every room in our house was wallpapered and we had the misfortune of having to strip wallpaper off of two bedrooms that has NOT been painted first.... and in one room the glue was toxic... made me positively ill even with a mask... I had to abandon it to Dearly Beloved. I feel your pain. I hope it goes more quickly than it feels.

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    P.S. Today's Advent offerings:"the best eye make-up remover EVER, Mom" and Double Gloucester cheese (DELICIOUS)!
    43 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/5/2019 11:11:16 PM
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    43 days ago
  • RETAT60
    Remember payback is a grandparent's biggest "gift" - when your son has a kid be sure and give the child a Thomas book so his dad can read it over & over & over.
    43 days ago
    43 days ago
    Sorry, but . . . . BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA!! My DS knew'em all, too. Tried the skipping thing, no dice! Yes, read it to the wall paper. That will surely make it peel off the wall by itself.

    LOL! I read this to my DH and he was in stitches, too.
    43 days ago
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