Babies To Toddlers

Happy Fuck It Fri-ayyy

‘Mummmmy …. Daddddy!’
‘Commme On….’
‘It’s Fri – ayyy’
‘Commme On….’
‘Commme On Now!’
Fri – ayyy  Fri – ayyy’

This is what we woke up to at 5.30am last Friday morning. If it had not been “Fri-ayyy”, I would have said a completely different F word under my breath. I would have rolled over and told my husband to ‘ignore him’ and prayed to every God I’d ever heard of, “please just this once make him go back to sleep”.

But because it was Friday, I laughed.
I laughed and my husband laughed and got up and bought him in for a cuddle. Because who can resist an enthusiastic, life affirming toddler on a Friday morning? Not us that’s for sure. The cuddle didn’t really work out (does it ever?), the constant wriggling and sticky feet jabs to the ribs soon put pay to that idea and by 6am we we were all watching Peter Rabbit and sipping warmed milk and tea.

‘Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit…! Something something… Run for your life!’ As he bounces up and down at the foot of the bed.

Kiddo loves Fridays because his favourite friends are at nursery on that day. He loves it because on Friday nights Daddy picks him up and on the way home they go to ‘their shop’ and buy sweeties. He loves it because his bath time is longer, his stories more enthusiastic. Most Friday evenings he gets to do his dancing too. He bloody loves to dance. His favourites are Madness: One Step Beyond or ‘that booby-ong’ which is Finley speak for Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’. There are no boobies in that video by the way, his reference stems from our parental debate, mistakenly in his presence as to whether it was appropriate for him to watch. My husband questioned it (toddler was mimicking the gyrating at the time), I said it was fine as there wasn’t any nudity – not a booby in sight.
We remain divided on this.

See? No boobies.

I love Fridays because I don’t have to dress smart for work and I finish at half past four. This gives me a two hour window before the boys get home, to do whatever I like. Mostly I spend it food shopping or getting a head start on the washing for the weekend, sometimes I just go home and watch re-runs of Girls. I generally say fuck it to everything and buy whatever lunch I want, plan nothing for dinner so we end up getting a take away and always, always have several glasses of wine.

So Happy Fuck It Fri-ayyy people. Whether you’re going out, staying in, eating pizza, drinking beer or dancing around in just a nappy. May your Friday be everything you’ve been dreaming about since Monday morning.

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  1. Friday Frolics – 3rd March 2017 – R is for Hoppit says:

    […] favourite post from last week: Admissions of a Working Mother – Happy F**k It Fri-ayyy. This made me smile. A toddler who has already grasped the concept of that Friday feeling? Quick […]

  2. wait, you’re supposed to give a fuck on the other day? oh dear..Have a great weekend! #fridayfrolics

  3. 🙌🏽🎉love a good Friyay! Ah f*ck it, practically the weekend anyway so nothing’s getting done unless it’s easy and includes a reward haha! #fridayfrolics

  4. I love that Friday feeling 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  5. Flipping love Fri-yaaaaaaay! Although, just had text from Mr C informing me that he has to go on work do tonight, he claims it will be hard work. It involves being wined and dined at the rugby. Why don’t I get those gigs 😉 #FridayFrolics

  6. min1980 says:

    I love Friday! And I love it that your little one is a little dancer. Piglet is too (it must be something innate in them, I’m sure) and I cannot wait to get him signed up for dance classes. I have dreams of him being the next Billy Elliott. Maybe, if he wants to be….(don’t want to come over all pushy stage mother!) #StayClassy

  7. I really hope you had a happy Fry-ayyy! I love Friday’s because normally it’s date night in our house. Not that we go out or anything but we have a nice dinner and wine and watch a film while cuddling on the sofa – sorry just made it sound very boring but it really isn’t 😉

  8. #stayclassy (always forget!!!!)

  9. Ahh! So sweet! Happy Fri ayyy indeed! xx

  10. I’m rocking out by listening to the gravel and honey tones of Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell whilst catching up on linkies.

    Living the dream! I may even go really mad and have some tea.

    As an aside I got confused in my tiredness and misread your tag list as one mad stream of consciousness and was briefly intrigued by the idea of weird wine.


  11. Happ frriii- aaay I hope you have had a good one. Ps I love a dress down day in the office, don’t k ow but it definitely makes it feel like Friday! Xx #stayclassy

  12. Happy Fri-aayy ! #stayclassy xx

  13. Happy Fri-ayyy! I am counting down to wine o’clock as I type! #Stayclassy

  14. Fab post, I love your Friday! We are actually going out tomorrow night. Out, OUT!! No kids, nice clothes, eating food and drinking wine, with friends. I literally CANNOT WAIT!!! And the kids are sleeping over at the in-laws so that means a lie in on Saturday morning!! JACKPOT!!! #stayclassy

  15. carolcliffe says:

    Such a happy family image, even if it did start at 5.30! #stayclassy thanks for hosting a great linkup!

  16. Lovely!

    I love Fridays now because I know in the morning my husband doesnt have to go to work so will take our 5 month old at 7 or 7.30 and lets me go to sleep for an hour (as I am breast feeding and do all the night feeds). He is a good egg 🙂

  17. The Mum Project says:

    Love it. Laughing at your son gyrating to the video that doesn’t have boobies LOLs. I too watch reruns of Girls, it is THE best. Thanks for co-hosting!

  18. Love this, what a cutie he sounds. I like Friday’s because I usually go to my mum and dads for dinner, although my husband works even later on a Friday (he runs a pub) so that’s not so good. #StayClassy

  19. Fantastic post, it’s very similar in our house on a friday. Lot’s of weekend excitement only we’re in an area that school finishes at 12.20 on a friday so it can be a bit hectic for us!
    Em xXx

  20. Thirtysomethingbelle says:

    Fridays are undoubtedly my favourite day of the week. When I get home from work at 6pm, it’s PJs on and gin at the ready! #stayclassy

  21. Ahhh yes! Your enthusiasm is infectious so is your toddler’s! And I love how you have made it a special day to be excited about for him. We have tea in bed every morning time permitting but on the weekend we sing the CBeebies weekend song and have chocolate biscuits in bed! It’s the weeeeeekend, Saturday and Sunday too! Just in case you were wondering! #stayclassy

  22. Fridays have always been my gave day of the week even back when I was at school (many moons a go) and even now when I’m a stay at home and every day is the same lol


  23. I’m so looking forward to Fri-ayy. I always do, because that’s the day my husband and I have dinner alone, at a reasonable hour (as opposed to the more baby-friendly time of 5:30). We can have wine, get a takeaway, and call each other by our actual names instead of Mummy and Daddy. Bliss. #stayclassy

  24. I LOVE Friyaysss! Now this has made me excited for tomorrow. Come on Friday you can do it!! #stayclassy

  25. Happy Friday! Sounds blissful 🙂

    1. Back from the appropriately named #Fridayfrolics Still funny 🙂

  26. But Nooo it’s only Thursday!
    I will be ‘yaying’ on Friday though as it’s puppy day! *excited office chair dance*

    Beebs Sorry, or “ooorrrweee’ is a favourite with our monster too, he is mesmerised by the dancers and bounces on the spot, I think he’s inherited daddy’s moves. *Googles toddler dance lessons*


  27. I love this!!!!!!! Fridays are the best days of the week so I couldn’t agree more xx #stayclassy

  28. Love this! Fuck it Fri-ayyy’s are the best! #satyclassy

  29. 12 #FabFridayPost linky weeks = 24 #FabFridayPosts | Round Up #2 says:

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  30. #FabFridayPost Linky #24 {25.03.16} says:

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  31. Of course I didn’t read this until Monday – Friday’s nemesis. But it did give me a smile so it was worth the wait and made my Monday! Thanks for linking up with the #FabFridayPost

  32. I love Fridays too – just the thought of two less structured days ahead and being able to slob about in pjs for a while is enough to get me excited! This post made me laugh! I hope you’ve had a great Friday and have a great weekend too 🙂 #FabFridayPost

    1. Yes I wear PJs constantly at the weekend esp on Sundays – I’ll be back in them by 5 o’clock lol

  33. lol! I like Fridays because so I have no school run the next day – though I still have to get up early on Saturday and take him to Drama. But most of all – because it is #FabFridayPost Linky People!! 😉 lol! Thank you Sarah for sharing your light humorous post on #FabFridayPost. It is just what I needed. 🙂 xx

  34. Our Fridays are even better because they are the actual start of our weekend, weekends are Friday/Saturday here (whoop!!!) I love the idea of a dancing Toddler 🙂 though Bieber? Poor kiddo…..

    1. I didn’t know that – so do people work on Sunday in Dubai? I know we are failing to educate him properly on the music front lol – I’ll make him dance to The Beatles and Bowie tonight!

  35. Morgan Prince says:

    I love Fridays too, the boys are at after-school clubs and I don’t have to worry about morning routine on Saturday. Lie-in anyone?
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

    1. Sounds great – happy Friday!

  36. Love your post. My daughter is 3 and also a huge fan of Justin Bieber. She's into Where are You Now, but Love Yourself is a close second. I never would have pictured myself listening to or knowing the words to Justin Bieber, but I do as well as most songs on Taylor Swift's 1981 CD. Hope you had a good weekend – I'm still trying to adjust to Daylight Saving Time.

    1. Oh yes Taylor Swift! But that’s more me, less toddler !

  37. Brilliant stuff, what a good read, I like Saturdays because of most things on your list! #pocolo

  38. Everything just feels better on a friday. I love it here (Holland) as kids up until group 5 are free on Friday afternoons. I get special mummy and little man time. Fabulous!

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