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A word from the editor.

I WAS very excited about this coming weekend.

As a mum it means I am basically going to sit back and enjoy being pampered.

Well, that's the theory. In practice I think the reality will be somewhat different.

My two-year-old, for example, doesn't believe in letting mum sleep past 6.30am. As even the smallest glimmer of light peaks round the curtains, my little meerkat meerkat: see mongoose.
 or suricate

Colonial species (Suricata suricatta) of the mongoose family (Herpestidae). It is a burrowing carnivore found in southwestern Africa that differs from mongooses in having four (rather than
 is up and foraging for food and drinks.

"I'm hungwy," is usually his opening statement.

Of course it's not a solo performance for very long. My older son turned five this week and the excitement cannot be contained.

My Mother's Day morning will be started with incessant prodding and poking to wake me up, or a finger in my eye, to check I'm awake, so he can watch his new DVDs or bake a cake with his new cooking set.

But maybe there's hope of a bubble bath or a box of choccies with a DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.

Fat chance. It's more likely that my chocolate covered son will end up in the bath and I'll be the one trying to scrub his chubby little body.

I'm acting miffed miff  
1. A petulant, bad-tempered mood; a huff.

2. A petty quarrel or argument; a tiff.

tr.v. miffed, miff·ing, miffs
To cause to become offended or annoyed.
 but that's what being a mum is all about though, isn't it? And we certainly have some proud mums in this week's edition of Gazette People.

I'm sure each and every one of our brides have doting dote  
intr.v. dot·ed, dot·ing, dotes
To show excessive fondness or love: parents who dote on their only child.

[Middle English doten.
 parents proud to see them in print celebrating their marriages.

And what about Elaine James, our mum on the front page, who chose the new name for her son's school.

I hope he remembers to buy her an extra special gift tomorrow.

All your usual favourites are packed in this week's edition as usual and that means for every name in print, every gorgeous baby photo and every smile on the Your School pages, there's a proud mum as well.

So whatever you are doing this weekend, whether it's standing on the rugby sidelines or relaxing over a lovely family meal, have a fantastic time.

And don't forget to send me in your photos afterwards!
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Article Type:Editorial
Date:Mar 13, 2010
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