My kids capacity for noise making is always pretty impressive, but tonight the constant nattering, singing, humming, tapping, grunting and dancing simply pushed me over the edge!
I couldn’t stand it!! I threatened to send them to bed early, but sanity and desperation prevailed and I ended up agreeing for a movie, at least that means I get 75 mins if peace first.
Why don’t they listen!? Instead of create chaos?!
It is a sad sad day when you start Christmas shopping in September.
The shops are already full of Christmas cards, decorations, trees, even Christmas crockery is in.
And when I first saw it I swore there was NO WAY I was getting sucked into the retail trap of Christmas shopping in September.
Whereas it is wonderfully organised, less crowded and you get it out of the way early, if you’re anything like me, it will be your financial downfall!
You will buy wonderful presents which you will hide in the back of the cupboard and promptly forget all about them. Until you have bought more versions of the same and find the first batch when hiding the second batch. Speaking from the experience of several Christmases.
Well, I started my Christmas shopping. And have hidden the presents in garbage bags at the top of the wardrobe. Please let me remember!!!
The computer can be both a blessing and a burden. My kids love playing on the computer. Reading Eggs, Mathletics, Moshie Monsters, anything.
But getting them off is another story. It’s like getting a junkie away from their stash. Sometimes it takes physically dragging them off it, while holding the off switch down trying to get it to bypass the shutdown process.
I guess we were a bit like that with our Atari, Commodore64 and Donkey Kong.
Or maybe not. And if you ask my mum, Nannie-Bear “definitely NOT”.
Look who we found in the backyard this morning? A rock wallaby!
All the parenting advice stresses, “consistency, consistency, consistency”.
But things that work once never seem to work again!
Jimmy and Mandy adore each other one minute, and want to direct nuclear weapons at one another the next, as loudly and as dramatically as possible.
It’s like living with two immature Dr Jekyl’s and Mr Hyde’s.
And today they did my head in. In the end I cancelled our planned lunchtime at the park as punishment (for them or me, I’m still not sure, because they sure made me pay).
When will they stop venturing into the land of revolting children???
When I was a kid I read Richard Adams’ Watership Down and loved it. I devoured it again as an adult.
And the other day I picked it up in Kmart for the kids, thinking they will love it!
About ten years ago I bought it for my ex-father-in-law. It went down pretty poorly, what was I thinking buying a book about a community of rabbits for a grown man!! Much like last night.
To say the kids will have nightmares may be slightly understated, but when cute little Violet gets snatched and eaten by a bird of prey they were a bit taken aback.
But then, when Bigwig got caught in a trap and slowly garrotted himself while blood was pouring out of his throat and eyes… That was more than enough for Jimmy!
Funny, I don’t remember it being that graphic, but I guess it was. I guess movies these days are softened and given the “Hollywood” edge to them in a way that they weren’t when we were kids.
Winnie the Pooh it was then. For the 12,000th time.