Have I done the appropriate whining about how sick I have been during my first trimester here yet? Are you all fully caught up on how vomitous I have been feeling? And are you all now subsequently impressed with how I managed to blog at all during those torturous months?

You were all so worried I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown but really, I was just knocked up!

And on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Anyhoo, it's so great now what with full disclosure and all because I can just be honest and say that I have been excited about blogging all day but now I feel like I just need to vomit and cry.

So instead, I will leave you with a little LD-ism.

Lately, the kid has been saying, "Ahhh, fucks and mucks!" to indicate his exasperation with a person or thing. Don't know where he got that from – I personally never say 'mucks.' Naturally, I told him that he shouldn't say that, someone might think it was rude, blah blah blah.

Yesterday, he says, "Ahh, fucks-"

"LD," I interrupt, " Remember we don't say that anymore?"

To which he replies, "It's okay, Mum. I'm just saying the first part."



Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. melbo

    You know, it really is all in the delivery and I’ve found that being generally well spoken and respectable looking allows you to get away with dropping the F bomb. The shock value only adds to the comedy.

    Likewise, out of the mouths of babes … but if he stays cute well into adulthood (and you know he will) he can keep that fucks and mucks gig going for life.

    Just not in front of older people or the vicar, as I tell W.

    A pox on that sickness … I’m hoping another week or two might see you in the clear on that front. It really is a strength sapper of the first order.

  2. MJ

    Fucks and mucks? Oh, that is PRICELESS. You simply must film him saying this – I demand it.

    Hope you have a vomit-free day! x

  3. Victoria KP

    LOL! A friend of mine once tried to censor herself in front of her parents and referred to someone else as an “ass blank” when she meant to say “blank hole”.

  4. Tina

    No he didn’t get it from me either. Never been known to say mucks. But I love it. When watching an old John Wayne movie on TV Sat night he told me the film was “to his taste”.

  5. Carol Townsend

    I can always rely on your blog to make me laugh.

  6. Sue - The Desperate Housemommy

    You are raising that kid right. Keep on him about his language…he’ll be Muck Free in no time.

    Stopping by from Write on Edge. 🙂

  7. Natalie @MamaTrack

    I’m sorry you’ve been feeling bad–my first trimesters are the worst. Good luck!

    And this is absolutely hilarious. Love it!


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