Me and my boys…
Being a new ‘Mummy Blogger’, I thought I’d share a little bit about me and my little family.
Since getting together with my husband back in March of 2009, life’s been amazing. Everything has happened so quickly and the phrase ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ comes to mind. My life, until that point, didn’t really have much direction and the thought of marriage and kids seemed like a fairytale. It’s amazing how things just happen and your life changes .
I met my husband at a very busy Shorditch Studios in London where there was a charity event going on called Twestival. It was a snowy evening where lots of alcohol was consumed and people were running about with their Twitter names scrawled on a white label stuck to them. This was back in the day when most people didn’t know what Twitter was, so this was an extremely geeky crowd! We got chatting, he was drunk, I thought he was weird, but at the end of the night, he gave me his sticker and told me to ‘DM’ him. So I did!
The rest is history I guess! It was a little while before we started dating, but it was such a whirlwind and for a long time, even now sometimes, I think ‘When’s it all going to go wrong?’ Admittedly, I’m a lot more secure now than I was back then. I’m married with a beautiful boy and a handsome stepson. Back then, I was freshly out of a relationship that wasn’t any good for me and confidence was at an all time low.
We got engaged after 8 months and married after 14 months of being together. It really has been the most amazing 5 years of my life. We had been married 5 months before I fell pregnant with Alex and just after our first wedding anniversary, there he was. The most perfect being ever to enter my life. He remains this way, most of the time
Alex has always been such a joy to be around. He’s full of energy and is such a boy. He loves cars, tractors, swords, guns, planes… In fact, at the age of 2, he regularly tells us that he wants to be a pilot when he grows up. He’s always been advanced with his speech, so at the moment, I have a rather cheeky boy… He’s hilarious with it though and trying to keep a straight face when your child says to you “Mummy, just chill out will you?!’ is super difficult. Especially when you’re telling them off.
Becoming a Mummy really was my true calling though. I worried that I wasn’t ‘cut out’ to be a Mum, but I seem to have proved otherwise. Alex is a well mannered (most of the time) little superstar and I take great pride in this. But not only have I been a mum to Alex, I have my Sam Sam.
Sam entered my life 7 months into my relationship with Bob. It was love at first sight for both of us. I’m presuming it was clear for all to see as Bob proposed to me a month later, explaining that meeting Sam was a huge test to pass and was actually sink or swim for the relationship. Luckily I kept myself afloat and I’m surrounded by an amazing family.
An unexpected twist to the story is that Sam’s Mum, Shona, has become one of my best friends. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t always been the smoothest, but through our love of Sam, we have grown super close and not a day goes past that we don’t communicate in some way, shape or form. Her friendship means the world as she understands me, Bob and the boys. There’s nothing this lady won’t do for us and she’s taken Alex in as her own, just as I have with Sam and for me, that’s the most amazing thing someone can do.
The boys have such a close relationship. Sam lives in Scotland with his Mum and so they don’t get to see each other that much, but no one compared to Sam in Alex’s eyes and vice versa. The facetime every morning when Sam goes to school and before Alex goes to bed. I wish we were all close by, but that’s what life throws at you sometimes. Rather than let it get to you, you have to get on with it and make the best of a bad situation.
I try to stay positive about everything in my life. I’ve found it really does make a difference. I’m trying to document this at the moment through #100happydays – You can follow my journey on my personal Twitter – Swanny.