In the dog box

Here’s a dog box…

I’m in the dog box

It’s currently got a dog in it, but imagine me sitting in there.

That’s my metaphorical position in our household.

Apparently when Mike went hashing this week, it transpired that one or more of the hashers have learned to read, as there was a general cry in the pub along the lines of…

Why does she sleep with you then Mike?”

He says it was embarrassing.

So I think I will have to officially go with following answer next time anyone (children included) ask me why I share a room with Mike.

We share because we love each other and can’t bear to be parted at night.

So that’s that dealt with.

Hannah the star

Hannah is happy as she got a distinction for her first ballet exam.

I did have to explain that this was a good result, as at first she was confused by her grade.

“But Mummy, I thought that was when animals died out.”

About Beta Mum

Here you can find the ramblings of a trapeze artist turned journalist who ran away from the circus to join the BBC. Cathy "mine's a Kir Royale" Keir then spent thirteen years working in Jersey, Guernsey and Devon, before downgrading to what you see before you. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Stage and Television Today, Junior Magazine and both the BBC and Bad Mothers Club websites. She has two children who think women can’t be prime ministers. She blames herself.
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5 Responses to In the dog box

  1. Mya says:

    Oh dear…Is that where you’re going to be sleeping tonight then?!

    Mya x

  2. Omega Mum says:

    I know I’ve said this before, but I can’t praise the benefits of anonymity too highly. I know it’s hard for you, professionally, but couldn’t you keep all your articles for professional employers and do this more for amusement (yours and ours) especially as there is clearly so much stuff you are unable to reveal but would love to…..You could call it ‘The Kennel Club’ – we’d all join. Or ‘Keirfree’ Or something.

  3. dulwichmum says:

    Congratulations to Hannah! What a sweet story. I am glad you blogged it, sometimes if we didn’t these lovely words would be lost.

  4. mid-lifer says:

    Ooooops. If it’s any consolation I’ve done far worse (but not even on a blog either) and my marriage has only just survived it.

    Hashing eh? I did it once in Indonesia, didn’t realise they did it here.
    Well done Hannah.

  5. Beta Mum says:

    Mya – he managed to get over it, eventually.

    OM – I guess that would be possible… food for thought (and my brother’s techno-wizardry)

    DM – I do keep a log of things they say, but keep forgetting to put things in.

    mid-lifer – hashing exists all over Britain. I did it once in Uganda and we were stared at by lots of little kids who couldn’t understand why we were running in the midday heat. Mad Brits.

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