Missin’ mamma !!!THEN PANIC!!!

23 Jul

Mommy went out to meet her friends tonight at her book club armed with the joke “rule one of book club, there is no book club!” which I have now googled and get! She left about 19:30 leaving me to finish Reagan’s bedtime, and as always she settles back with her milk to listen to me read a book to her, which tonight is ‘An Idiot Abroad’ a funny book which I may read to her for a while yet!

I am sat here missing mamma but so relaxed that I am Reagan’s dad and babysitting (or as Jamie always points out “raising our child” is a more accurate description) and remembering the anxiety I used to feel when “raising our child” alone. It comes so natural now although I will say Jamie does make it look very ea


Just as I wrote the “ea” of easy the smoke alarm at the top of the stairs sounded and I threw the laptop on to the sofa and ran upstairs sniffing the air and looking for any sign of smoke or fire by the time I was less than halfway up the stairs the alarm had stopped sounding but I had seen the red flashing light so I knew it was the one at the top of the stairs and I checked and checked again for any sign of danger in all rooms Reagan was still asleep absolutely oblivious to dad’s SHEER panic.

Calming down slightly I removed the alarm and returned to the living room to look at the manual on Google to find out what could be wrong and it said it may need cleaning or de-staticing which I did then took it to the bottom of the garden to test it. When I pressed the button NOTHING not even a beep a flash NOTHING?

OK I am calm again now and pretty confident that a faulty smoke alarm was the cause of the most frightening 10 seconds of me life and we will call the fire brigade tomorrow to get them to replace it and when mommy reads this she will both laugh and cry but at the end of the day it did it’s job, it told me it was failing and we will now replace it and be safe again.

This was going to be called Missin mamma and I added !!!THEN PANIC!!! later, I was going to talk about how confident I am now when I look after Reagan and I think the last half an hour makes me realise just how much I love that little girl and that I know if there had have been a real problem upstairs tonight I would have died without hesitation to save her, there is nothing I wouldn’t have done….

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