Thursday, January 14, 2010
Well look at me and my pretty new blog background. Wish I could take the credit but the lovely lassie at 'Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates' really is the one to whom it's due! (By the way I'm spending far too much time making this blog pretty - even with 5 kids in the house).
On the five kids thing, WOW is it loud. But in some ways it's actually not that much harder. There are two 5 year olds and two 3 year old - so they are tending to play together rather than wanting Mummy to do things for them. My main job is referee for all the little disputes that arise (and cooking, washing and wiping up spills). I'm learning that kids politics is a dangerous world. Little girls can be horrible to each other - been quite a while since I was a little girl and I must have forgotten about real life in the pre-school precinct! (Soon to be school playground – but I'm still in denial about that and I reckon I can maintain the denial for another week or so before we actually have to go out and buy the uniform.) So I've been having a close up view of social politics five year old style. I've been doing a lot of standing back and just watching and it's been interesting and even little painful to feel the echoes of my own self-conscious childhood. Us girls are wonderful creative, caring and nurturing beings - yet I guess on the flip side we can be total bitches. Yup – and enigma wrapped up in a riddle!
Anyhoo I really should stop this procrastination and go and do the bookwork I've been avoiding for weeks now. I'd rather blog, in actual fact I'd rather eat a plate full of brussel sprouts (or maybe those TimTams I just saw on MummyTime)...................