The theme in this weeks Gallery is Light.

In the last week of my pregnancy my dad and I had the following conversation.

Dad: “I bought you a lamp for when you need to get up at night with the baby”

Me: “But daaaaad!, we don’t need a lamp. We’ll just stick the light on”.

Dad: “It’s a touch lamp, you’ll need it”

Me: “But daaaaad! It doesn’t go with anything”

Dad: “Ok, let me know when you want it”

(A week after Baby Z was born)…

Me: “Umm, daaad… Can I have that lamp?”


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  1. Alli Marshall March 7, 2012 / 5:58 am

    Good old Dad!
    We have touch base lamps that Harry loves playing with 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff March 11, 2012 / 9:36 pm

      Z loves It too. He even does a mock surprise every time it lights up, so cute! 🙂

  2. Rachel March 7, 2012 / 6:30 am

    Lovely post! Dads know best!

  3. PippaD @ A Mothers Ramblings March 7, 2012 / 8:37 am

    I have the same lamp! Well not quite the same, but you know lol. Do you find that your light turns on when the bathroom light is turned on? It’s something to do with the frequency of the light switch. Used to freak me out!

    • mcai7td3
      March 7, 2012 / 9:38 am

      What?? Really? Nooo, that would really freak me out too! I might try it tonight 🙂

  4. Erica Price March 7, 2012 / 9:58 am

    Sometimes our parents do know better eh?

    • Notmyyearoff March 11, 2012 / 9:37 pm

      They so do! 🙂

  5. Multiple Mummy March 7, 2012 / 10:19 am

    Brilliant! I love how your Dad knew exactly what would be useful! Touch lamps are fab! x

    • Notmyyearoff March 11, 2012 / 9:37 pm

      They really are. We can’t live without it now.

  6. kelloggsville March 7, 2012 / 11:08 am

    we’ve moved on from that stage, my daughter has her own now 🙂 best invention ever lol

    • Notmyyearoff March 11, 2012 / 9:40 pm

      I wonder if it was invented by a sleep deprived mum!

  7. susankmann March 7, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    lol what a great story. I wish I had one of those lamps what a great idea x

    • Notmyyearoff March 11, 2012 / 9:40 pm

      They are fantastic. Really saves you looking for the on switch for the 23rd time in one night.

  8. Mags March 7, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    Haha that’s funny! Love the story behind the lamp :).

  9. LauraCYMFT March 7, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    LOL lovely story! I don’t miss having the lamp on at night now but very handy at the time.

  10. sarahmumof3 March 7, 2012 / 9:31 pm

    oh what a great dad, I will have to rmemeber to buy a lamp for my kids when they have their first baby!

  11. Jenny Paulin (@JennyPaulin) March 7, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    good old dad – a star indeed and he has good taste in lamps!
    and this is a great take on the theme x

  12. Crystal Jigsaw March 8, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    Lol, it’s usually mums who know best isn’t it!!

    CJ x

    • Notmyyearoff March 11, 2012 / 9:41 pm

      It is. She did all the burping lessons and he did the more practical stuff 🙂

  13. Mum2BabyInsomniac March 8, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    Haha parents always know best! Although not necessarily in the case of my mum but that’s a whole other story! x

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    • mcai7td3
      March 10, 2012 / 8:40 am

      Hello Bud Weiser! I love that idea!! 🙂

  15. bluebirdsunshine March 11, 2012 / 10:20 am

    Your Dad sounds lovely thinking of you like that. How sweet.

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