Save All Your Tunnock’s Tea Cakes For Me 11.10.2017

Save All Your Tunnock’s Tea Cakes For Me

R U JOKING, GRANDAD BLOG 11th October 2017

As doting grandparents apparently we cannot get enough time with our beloved grandchildren or so the instruction handbook (Haynes Manual of Grandparenting) specifies.

So Tuesday afternoon 1.00pm until 3.15pm is Ewan’s time. The time put on one side for him to have personal bonding sessions with Mamma and Grandad. 2 hours 15 minutes prime time with Mamma and Grandad.  A time for him to be spoiled by grandparents.

So we started off by picking him up from nursery using the pushchair.

There is no doubts that he is over the moon that Mamma and Grandad have taken three quarters of an hour out of their day to walk and pick him up rather than use the car. This gives him chance to relax and take in the fresh air and smell the roses along the way.

His carers at nursery say how he’s been excitedly going on all morning about Mamma coming to pick him up.

We even go out of our way to give him the most incredible treat of his life. Yes, you guessed it. We took him to the Wilko’s store to look at wire and fence staples and other wood fixing accessories.

He decided he did not want any wire staples but instead opted to buy a box of Tunnock’s Tea Cakes for £1. Although we never saw the colour of his money, even though I warned him all his hoarde of old £1 coins were going out of circulation later this week.

And would you believe it? He promptly ate a Tunnock’s Tea Cakes smearing the marshmallow all over his face giving it a clown like glow and fell asleep, and stayed asleep for the whole time he was with us.

At first we thought the Tea cake was laced with something but thinking back the same thing happened last week and he had had no Tunnock’s Tea Cake.

It is very disconcerting when we have built ourselves up for this time with a wonderful grandchild and he falls asleep. We have been looking forward to it, losing sleep with excitement for a week (as well as getting excited about prime time with our other three grandchildren).

With time on our hands, we sit and analyse why, when he has a golden opportunity of spending one on one time with his grandparents he goes to sleep every week? We come up with the following:

  1. Our company is so boring it sent him, uncontrollably to sleep

(Solution we need to raise our game and take him bungee jumping or something more stimulating than watching ‘Doctors’ on TV)


  1. Our company is so boring he chooses to sleep

(Solution – ditto)


  1. He put so much effort into the day and a half at nursery he wears himself out and is exhausted and uses grandparent time as useful time to catch up with much needed sleep.

(our preferred reason)


  1. He fakes sleep for 2hours 15minutes to avoid contact with us.

(A possibility knowing Ewan.)


  1. So relaxed in our company he took the opportunity to catch up on the sleep he has lost concentrating on his first mission to keep Mum and Dad awake at night.

(I suppose he would wouldn’t he?)


Finally, at 3.15pm, when Brother Rory came home from school he woke up and instantly demanded a Tunnock’s Tea Cake. This was quickly followed by meltdown because we insisted on him waiting 10 minutes until he got home.

He’s really not the best person in the world when he wakes up, in fact he is the most grumpiest person in the world when he first wakes up.


“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget



Happiness is…watching your grandchild eat a Tunnock’s Tea Cake. Even greater happiness is watching your grandchild eat a box of six Tunnock’s Tea Cakes, but even greater happiness is eating a Tunnock’s Tea Cake yourself. Ultimate happiness is… eating a box of six Tunnock’s Tea Cakes yourself.


  1. Foreign Aid: The transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.



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