Thursday, 16 February 2012

"Rings Of Joy"

13 days old...
There are few things more likely to put the sparkle back in a new mother's eyes, than being flirted with by a young man behind the latte counter who has no idea that a week and a half ago you resembled a dying cow and were groaning in agony while being virtually torn apart.

Having been housebound with a nasty infection for the past several days, I had no choice but to venture out this morning sans newborn, given that I had an important interview at the passport office which I could not afford to miss.

Having nearly failed the question/answer period (I had to come clean about being awash with hormones, as there was no real excuse for why my mind went blank and I could not name a single mortgage company we've been with in the past ten years!) I decided to indulge in a celebratory non-decaf latte at the station on the way home.

The young man behind the counter at Pret went to take my money, then did a double take, smiled and said, "You know what?  This one's on me" and refused to take my proffered twenty pound note.  With a spring in my step, I exited the shop, secretly pleased that despite three children, I had clearly still not succumbed to either the dreaded 'Mum-Bum' or the matronly, hard put-upon air that trails so many new mothers.  Result!

And so to celebrate that massive boost to my lately faltering ego, I decided that nothing short of a dozen (okay fine - a double dozen) Krispy Kreme Donuts would do.  Further justification was not needed, but had it been, I silently told myself that me and my still bruised undercarriage deserved a wickedly sinful calorific treat - as did Dumpie whose play date got cancelled today and shares his mother's affinity for anything sugar-coated.

Of course the irony is that if I polish off too many of those uber-sweet rings of joy currently waiting patiently for me in the kitchen, then I shall likely never ever get given another free latte or free anything for that matter.

What the heck.
rings o' joy...calories be damned

4 comments:

  1. he looks like a little angel! and those rings of joy look amazing...

    lemmie know when you're good for visitors.

    love
    rp

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  2. Guy Nouveau is gorgeous, and you look amazing! Can't wait to hear how your older two are handling his arrival.

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  3. oh My Oh My Oh My!!!
    I just love reading your Blog. Having left SW London (down the road to where you live) about a year ago to come and live in Italy i've not really found much time to keep up with all my Blogs but i'm now back to following (with a vengeance) and just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well done you!!!
    And OH MY GOD! You look absolutely amazing in both postbirth photos so i can see exactly why the Pret Barrista gave you a free cappucino :-)
    Good luck with it all and i'll be following (in a non stalkerish way :-)
    Francesca


    Francesca Querci della Rovere
    www.francescaquerci.com

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  4. wow thats cute, this baby is like an angel....there is a lots of gifts for your babies, Baby Shower Gifts

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