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Content material Warning: proud mama bragging on this submit …

It’s a fantastic line we tread when we now have a weblog.

These near us are an integral a part of our story, however it’s their story too and never all people appreciates being become weblog fodder! Within the early days I naively thought that so long as I didn’t identify names, it’d be okay. I needed to study the exhausting approach, and as of late I’m very cautious about depicting these nearest and dearest to me on the weblog, whether or not in phrases or photos.

I’m a let-it-all-hang-out, wear-my-heart-on-my-sleeve kinda gal. I worth openness, honesty, transparency and authenticity. However others are extra personal – even my very own beloved husbear. It doesn’t imply they’re any much less sincere or genuine. It simply implies that they like to not share their coronary heart or their lives with everybody, saving it just for a valued few. None of us are incorrect, we’re simply totally different.

Why will we name them the Squidz?!

And so I’ve principally averted mentioning my youngsters an excessive amount of right here on Center Aged Mama, although I’m a really proud mama of the 2 “Camilleri youngsters” – affectionately referred to as the “Squidz” (Camilleri/calamari youngsters – geddit?!).

Seems, they really like it after I write about them – who knew?! Funnily sufficient, every of them has mentioned as a lot to me previously couple of weeks and questioned after they would get to star on the weblog once more … so right here we’re! I’ve even been given permission to share some new photographs 🙂 .

So right here’s the newest replace starring the Squidz!

Mr 26: After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce on the finish of 2018, Mr 26 began working within the metropolis and is on the best way to turning into a fully-fledged monetary planner.


Our son began carrying glasses a couple of years in the past and he seems extra just like the husbear than ever, although I can see fairly a little bit of my brother/father in him as nicely. He’s grown a bushy beard this yr, I tease him that he seems like a terrorist nevertheless it really fits him. And tucked inside that muscly chest (he goes to the health club frequently, typically with Miss 23’s fiance) is a coronary heart that may be as gentle as butter.


He moved into his personal digs final yr alongside together with his cat, Seth (extra on Seth’s story here). Alas, being confined to a really small condo whereas Mr 26 was at work fulltime meant that Seth was going stir loopy – and so he’s again with us for the second (Mr 26 has been again within the workplace for a number of weeks now).


A lot to our shock, Mr 26 appears to like and respect us much more as of late 😉 and visits each weekend, ostensibly to do his washing and go to his cat, however whereas he’s right here he likes to shoot some hoops, play ping pong and hang around with us as nicely. Though he nonetheless complains that there’s “nothing to eat” every time he checks out the pantry or fridge … appears some issues by no means change!


Miss 23: Our daughter was as a consequence of be married at first of Might however the whole lot got here to a grinding halt in March as a consequence of Coronavirus, and the wedding was postponed. We’re hoping that every one will go forward as deliberate in September – however having put it off as soon as, they’ve determined to get married then regardless, even when we do discover ourselves again in lockdown.


After leaving faculty our lady labored as a barista in an area cafe, working her approach as much as supervisor, earlier than touchdown a job within the state authorities. I questioned how she would go working in an workplace as  she appeared to thrive on the client contact, however she loves her job and in simply three 1/2 years has progressed to an AO4 degree, supervising three different employees.

In her spare time Miss 23 likes to calm down with a colouring guide – oh, and she or he can also be a little bit of a Kmart addict! Sadly she has a situation which implies she struggles with persistent ache so is attempting varied choices to hopefully relieve her signs.


Miss 23 and her fiance met on social media, he had not too long ago adopted a cat – a stunning white floof named Annabelle – and she or he was gained over by the pics and his witty captions I feel! At this time they’re the proud dad and mom of three kitties – a black floof referred to as Delilah – and sweet baby Egg (who is sort of three so isn’t actually a child anymore LOL).

3 floofs

I feel the kitties are very a lot having fun with having their hoomans working from house as of late, although Miss 23 goes into the workplace one or two days every week now that the Coronavirus risk is easing.

Ju working from home

We could not win any awards for parent of the year, and we’ve had a couple of parenting regrets – however they’ve grown into fantastic younger adults and we’re extraordinarily happy with how our Squidz have turned out.

They’re variety and loving, they’ve discovered work they get pleasure from, are comfortable and wholesome, and at the moment nonetheless being in employment is counted as rich, so we’re very grateful for our many blessings 🙂 .


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