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Saturday, April 19, 2008

An intro of sorts...

Slackeriffic I know....

But here is my little intro, welcome to my world, and dont forget to wipe your feet...I hate cleaning carpets.
Okay…My Three things….
I really love bad eighties music.
I am shy and nerdy, and I say horrible things when I do manage to open my mouth in public… a closed mouth gathers no foot I guess.
I am a total magpie, hoarding anything colourful and shiny.

She loves snakes, she sings along to songs she may only have heard once, replacing words she doesn’t know with whatever feels right e.g.: her take on the final countdown – by Europe “It’s the final [popcorn],
We’re heading for [Jesus] and [will] we stand [up]Cause maybe they’ve seen us and [jump on] us allWith so many [fighters] to go and things to be [drowned]”
She draws constantly, sometimes getting up in the middle of the night because “mommy, I just have to colour in”
She is obsessed with Marilyn Monroe, and spends most of her time at home wearing my bras and heels, telling everyone they’re “just elegant” or saying “I told you, I’m not very bright” in a dreamy breathless voice…

My quote isn’t really mom related, but its how I feel…
In national velvet Elizabeth Taylor [Velvet Brown] says “I want it all quickly 'cause I don't want God to stop and think and wonder if I'm getting more than my share.”
That’s kind of how I feel, I just want to grab every second of this fabulous little person, because I never know what tomorrow holds…

Audrey Hepburn would be my mommy role model, she kept her kids out of the spotlight and raised normal human beings, I can respect that.

My one wish?
I just want my little girl to have enough of a childhood and grow up with a measure of integrity.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Hello again, Bad Mommies.

Being a less than model Bad Mommy, I'm going to take it easy on you with this week's homework, which is:

Tell us what you worried about most while you were pregnant or just after the birth of your baby. Then tell us what the best advice was that you recieved with regard to that particular issue, and who gave it.

Now, as a veteran, what parenting advice would you give to other new or expectant parents?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Its Waaaay too Quiet Round Here!

I would like to ask a question... I know its not my turn, but I was wondering about something.

How do you talk to your kidlets about losing their pets? Especially given how attached we get to our animals.

I recently had to put my very old cat to sleep as he was getting poorly and wasn't happy. I was more fond of him than Damien was, but he was heartsore. This was the first time I had ever had to have a pet put to sleep, and it hurt! I have lost pet rats in the past, and it was heartsore... and Damien has lost rats, mice and a bird... and it was tough to explain it and his tears were heartwrenching!

I do not believe animals go to heaven, but for the life of me I cannot remember what all I told Damien back then. We did have little funerals, and bury them, and so on... but I don't remember much besides that.

And now my youngest cat has been diagnosed with FeLV. Its not a death sentence, but its serious, and my other cat has to be tested too.

Damien being 17, we can have a fairly in depth discussion about the compilcations arising from Taxi's virus, and how to deal with it... and the possibilities of losing one or both of our precious furbabies.

But his being older doesn't mean it hurts any less if something happens to either of our cats.

What do you tell your offspring?