Every rubbish morning has a silver lining

February 2, 2016


It’s been one of THOSE mornings…


Too early

Beating the alarm clock to its job, Little Button leapt up at 4 something am. ‘Is it time to get up?’ she asked. ‘Cooossss I am awake!!!!!’. Hmmmm yes…. I can see that.

– but I enjoy the extra hour of snuggles with her.


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Oh bum!

I am running late… but how is that possible when we were up just after 4am! Dashing to the loo before Little Button could claim that she needed to accompany me, I get a bum full of wee! O…m…g!!! Who did that… who did THAT.

This is on my top list of pet hates. How is it possible to wee all over the seat and not realise! ‘How is it possible to just sit in it’ Daddy Button calls back laughing. Right…

– but at least the toilet has had a good clean and saves me the job tonight.


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The big scream

The trouble with having a thick mane of hair is that it requires extra care and attention. ‘Don’t brush my hairrrrrrrrr!!’ screamed Little Button as I chased her with the hair brush round the kitchen. ‘Your making me late!!!’ I squealed back, ‘if you don’t let me brush your hair, the hair dresser will have to cut it short!’ I added and instantly regretted. Oh no, bad mum award and Little Buttons hair still resembles a hay stack.

– but at least she’s now sheepishly letting me fix her hair, even if I am VERY late.


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It’s all black and white

Sat on the train and finally on the way to work I notice a twenty something looking at me. A look of disdain is puckering her face. She keeps looking at my legs. O…..k…. now I am feeling weird. But wait a second, she now looks sorry for me in that ‘don’t worry, it will all be ok’ way. Oh no… OH NO! Sh*t!  I am wearing my old scraggy black trousers. The ones with hideous white seam stripes up each leg.

– but I suppose it will save me putting them back on this evening!


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Let me in!

Phewwww…. I get to work on time. I tap my card to get in. It won’t let me in. LET ME IN I silently will as the touch-in barriers refuse to open. A snigger alerts me to the fact that I am trying to get into work with my Oyster card… I have become a dreaded Oyster card tapper, but on another level.

– well…..at least I know the security barriers work.


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How was your morning? Hopefully a bit quieter than mine!


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21 responses to “Every rubbish morning has a silver lining”

  1. Oh bless you for being so gorgeously positive! It is just so so hard to be like that sometimes but thank you for making me think about the silver linings in my life next time it seems to be going totally pants! Hope you have a beautiful evening tonight to make up for it #Twinklytuesday

  2. Hahaha! The trouser situation could have be worse! My mummy when to work with a clean sanitary pad stuck to her jacket, after I opened them all and scattered them across the house. Oops! *blushing* #TwinklyTuesday

  3. Hannah G says:

    I regularly have mornings like this but struggle to find the silver lining but your positivity will help me to look for it in future, thank you for sharing- and I love your illustrations! #abitofeverything

  4. It was too late, she was already there! *wanted the ground to swallow her up!*

  5. I think you have just described (and beautifully illustrated) every morning of my life. I love that silver lining though ;0)

    Ps – love your new logo too. Soooo cute xx

  6. Edward says:

    I never have morning as stressful as these. I am continually waking up 15mins later than I should though. But it’s ok because I still have time for a quick breakfast and still make my usual train.

  7. Sassy says:

    It’s great that you saw the positives in your hectic morning! I love it when people can be so positive even when everything else seems to be going wrong that day! I hope you had a lovely evening to make up for it 🙂 xxx #BloggerClubUk

  8. Your mornings sound like mine! Although the shame at turning into a oyster card tapper -haha 🙂 #bloggersclubuk

  9. katy255Katy says:

    This made me smile – I can relate to your morning traumas! I have also tried to swipe into work with my oyster card – the shame!!

  10. chloelifeunexpected says:

    I love, love, love these drawings so much!!! Please make them into cards and products to sell! I’d so buy some. You’re really talented. xx

  11. Love love love this post – so positive. We should all take a leaf out of your book and find the positive in any stressful situation xx #coolmumclub

  12. I love the way that you’ve managed to focus on the positives when most of us would be grumbling about these things. Those early mornings are tough but having extra snuggles is nice. I often find myself running late though on those kinds of mornings and wonder how is it that I’m up even earlier than usual and still manage to be late! 🙂

  13. Oh hon, this is us too if it makes you feel any better? The only difference is ours is teeth instead of hair! I use to be so smart especially when in the office perfect hair, make-up (whats that?) and no stained clothes! Now I am just grateful if I make it out of the door having put a brush through my hair. Love the accompanying pictures. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week x

  14. This made me smile. I am currently half way through a no complaints day with @cuddlefairy, and I think she would be very proud of you and the way you have foind the positive in everything that happened to you that morning.
    Thanks for sharing with us, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

  15. Debs says:

    Oh dear! I think we all have days like this. Well done you for seeing the positives and making light of a crappy morning! Hey, at least it was wee on the toilet seat – I guess it could have been worse! I love your drawings, so cute! x

  16. Lovely positive post. Makes us realize that it’s not really as bad as it seems. After the storm, the calm… and then u realize the storm was nothing more than a stressed, overworked, tired you! Great attribute to be able to see the silver lining everywhere. Keep it up!

  17. I know those mornings. When it gets to 8am and you already feel like you’ve done a whole days work! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  18. Eliana says:

    hahaha, bless you, that was probably THE morning! we all have those type of mornings, and the more we hate it the worse it gets during the day, at least for me!

  19. Silly Mummy says:

    Oh dear! Hilarious! & I love your drawings! #fridayfrolics

  20. Ever the most fabulous optimist lovely! We all need a sprinkle of your happy in our lives 🙂 x

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