Moving on … here is my round up of this week’s favourite posts.
First up, Jane from Northern Mummy with Southern Children, with her post, ‘Why I refuse to let my boy wear girl’s leggings.’ Leggings are uncomfortable at the best of times (right?!) and the image of Twin Boy having to have a root around in his whilst dressed as a pig on stage was hilarious. Poor kid!
I’d include one of Lexy’s posts from Mammywoo every week if I could, but I can’t. Or can I? I shall ask. Anyway, this week she wrote a post called, ‘Existing with aliens. Now showing in HD.’ Had no idea what it was about either. Her final sentence sums it up: “It is time to stop trying to run on oranges.” Yep … still no clearer – but she sure can write a brilliant post.
Heather from Young & Younger, wrote about a pet peeve of mine in, ‘Oh Christmas Tree.’ After being inundated with a whole host of photos of beautifully decorated Christmas trees on Twitter, Heather talks about the ‘social media mania’ that seems so prevalent at this time of year and makes the (very valid!) point that when we were young, our trees only went up a week before Christmas. I should buy one first I suppose.
After struggling to find the time to write at the moment, I could really relate to the post from Jax at Live Otherwise, called, ‘Celebrate the little achievements,’ in which she talks about how sometimes we really need to acknowledge the ‘To-do lists’ we manage to accomplish in our busy lives. High five Jax!
In, ‘What’s wrong with being ginger Mummy?‘ Cass from Diary of a Frugal Family talks about how her beautifully red headed children were forced to ask this question when a boy singled them out for having ginger hair. As someone who does actually pays to have my blonde hair dyed ginger, I’d like to say this … GINGERS ROCK! FACT!
Next up is a post that’s a little different from the norm, but a really interesting read nonetheless. In, ‘How to be a good coach,’ Richard from 3DFitLife talks about how the best teachers are comfortable with their weaknesses because they can work through them without losing confidence in their abilities. Plus he uses a great clip from The Drunken Master, which I just happen to love. (Oh, and he also happens to be my Other Half!)
Emma from Mummy Mummy Mum! writes about feeling over-protective of her children in ‘Am I over-protective?‘ She raises a valid point though when asking how much of ‘real life’ should we subject children as young as 4 to. Should they know what Remembrance Day is about and how much should they know about starving children in Africa? Very interesting post.
As a checkout girl herself, Mish Mash Mum has written a very useful (and slightly tongue in cheek,) ‘Guide to good etiquette on the checkouts.’ I’m sure we all like to think we’re polite when it comes to how we speak to cashiers but I for one know that grocery shopping is actually really rubbish and by the time I’m at the till, I’m not in the mood for chit-chat. (Hard to believe I know.) So let’s spare a thought for those hardworking cashiers who have to put up with us lot.
A techy post for you now from Nickie at Typecast. Never really understood the purpose of Stumbled Upon so Nickie has kindly helped me out and explained all. I bow down to Nickie’s technical prowess.
Finally, as brilliant as all the entries were for Tara Cain’s Gallery meme this week, I came across one photo that I thought was just too cute not to include. The theme was ‘My awesome photo,’ and here is Mummy’s Little Monkey’s offering … all together now, awwwww!
So that’s that. Another great mix of posts for you to get your teeth into. I’m off to make a Roman costume for Skig. Earth mother I ain’t. Wish me luck!