Interview with a very lazy woman


Post written by a woman who, for the the first time in a very long time, has been to lunch at a friend’s house and has had no breast feeding or driving to do… do you see? Thanks @chinketta x.

So, right now at Bibsey Towers we are awash with (Grand)parents. Lovely, but seriously no time for writing super amazing original content on the blog. Non! Last week we had Mr B’s parents and this week (for two weeks) we have mine. Bibsey is having the time of her life, enjoying all the attention and the new toys and outfits that come with visiting grandparents.

The babe is asleep. Time to lounge around on the sofa, non?

And more than this, regarding regular and timely blog posts, you should know that I am essentially quite a lazy woman. While lying on the bed with my darling daughter Bibsey yesterday the following exact words popped, unbidden, into my empty old head: “When will I be able to be lazy again?” I think that we all know the answer to this one don’t we? I am a mum now… so, never. There will always be something to do won’t there?

The moment you have got the baby down for a nap and you consider lying on the sofa with chocolate to watch an episode of ‘Casualty’ on catch-up, you realise that there is a wash on the line waiting to come down, a wash in the machine waiting to go up, a dishwasher (if you are lucky) to unload, a floor to clean… need I go on? Hardly. And what about when the baby is clean and snuggled up for the night? Perhaps that would be the time for an episode of Anatomía de Grey and a glass of cava with peanuts on the side? In reality this is the time for bottle washing, mucking out the high chair and cooking dinner. ¿Sabes?

The point is that there is ALWAYS something to do, and sometimes something has got to give. Right here, right now it is the Blog. Because of course the Blog will never ask me if it has any clean socks or if there is anything at all to eat in the house.

So, essentially, here is one I prepared earlier.

Motherventing tagged me for this Q&A, which was nice. She was tagged by  Super Amazing Mum and more than that I do not know.

*pops off to find out*

And now I know that Super Amazing Mum was tagged by Manic Mum, who was tagged by Bod for Tea, who was tagged by Mixed Up Media and so on. Why all the furious link love? I need to make up for the fact that it has been weeks since the tagging and I just haven’t got my baby-addled arse into gear enough to respond.

But here I am now. Bibsey Mama reporting for duty:

Early Bibsey

If you could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be?
It would be the first moment that I saw Bibsey. I would like to have those first few hours back please so that I could look at her some more and stroke her soft head.

If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
Let’s assume that I have never watched Back to the Future and have no idea what havoc such tinkering could wreak on the fabric of space and time, I would go back to school and ‘choose’ languages, specifically Spanish and French. Anything more important than that (because there are so many things) I wouldn’t want to touch with a barge pole.

What movie/TV character do you most resemble in personality?
Oh bloody hell. I am trawling my head and can find nothing. There is literally nothing in there. Could I instead just request that in the critically acclaimed box office smash that would be the film of my life, I be played by a young Olivia Newton-John. I loved her, but LOVED her when Grease came out. I wanted to BE HER. So, she can be me… do you see?

I am more fabulous than you can possibly imagine. Suction!

What movie/TV character would you most like to be?
Oh without a doubt the talented and indomitable Mrs Connie Beauchamp, formerly Joint Director of Surgery at Holby City, currently throwing her weight around who knows where.

If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would it be?
Forgetting for a second that I would have to be in a seriously tight spot to be motivated to push anyone off a cliff… I would chose Shitely Knightly. Yes, Keira the world famous Oscar EFFING nominated actress of two facial expressions: stupid pout and cutesy nose wrinkly smile. Do you ever feel like the whole world has gone mad? Did I mention that she was OSCAR NOMINATED? However, in reality I don’t feel strongly enough to push her off a pavement let alone a cliff.

Name one habit you want to change in yourself.
Saying sorry ALL the time. The word falls from my lips a bazillion times a day. I suspect I say it when actually what I really want is for the other person (whoever that may be) to say it. Love absolutely does NOT mean never having to say you are sorry. Whoever said that was an idiot. Ah yes, it was a line from Love Story wasn’t it?

BTW Manic Mum you can mop my floor any day you like love. Anytime. You’re welcome.

Describe yourself in one word.
Ever-hopeful (hyphenated there… tricksey huh?)

Describe the person who named you in this meme in one word.
Mother Venting? Why, she’s Ad’vent’urous. See what I did there?

Why do you blog? Answer in one sentence.
I blog so that I can ‘use my words’: they are so much better out than in, don’t you think?

So, now I must name at three or more people to send this meme to, and then inform them. But, do you know what? I am lazy (as you know) so I am tagging two people for whom this exercise is entirely optional:

Mañana Mama – because her writing is so elegant and funny and I am sure that she won’t mind.
@chinketta – she doesn’t blog, but she should. And she might enjoy this.

And the other person I would tag is just about to have her FOURTH baby people! so I am not going to bother her – but will link-love her Royal Martyrhoodness all the same.