Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Ten on Tuesday: Even Buzz Lightyear

1. I reckon I need to rename my children 'Cakeboy' and 'Cakebaby' this week...


2. Love this...

3. I'm considering dying my hair auburn, possibly as a consequence.

4. Wow wow wow. This is an amazing letter from a mum to her son.... 
"I roll all your shirts and stack them, one upon the other, like all the years, and know that this is just the beginning of the leavings. I bite my lip hard and try to be brave, like the day you were born. How could my mothering take so many u-turns and still get here so fast?
I remember when you were small enough to hold in my arms, warm against me, this sun bathed stone, us engraved into rock here. I hadn’t known how fast the wings would come and that you would fly into the dark, into the sun, and so soon. That when you became a man, I’d feel so empty – and so very fulfilled". 
Ann Voskamp

5. Westboy fell asleep at the table yesterday lunchtime, so I took the opportunity to cut his hair.  He totally freaks out at haircuts, so won't let a proper hairdresser near him. It feels like such a betrayal of trust to cut someone's hair while they're asleep though. I'm convinced it's the kind of thing that will give him 'issues' in the future. And I'm really really bad at cutting hair, so they're *bad* haircuts. Poor boy. I probably ought to put the money I'm saving on hairdressers into a fund for counselling when he's older.

6. This is brilliant, challenging stuff. It's far easier to blog about cupcakes and family days out than sleep problems, struggling to potty train a reluctant 3 1/2 year old, and speech therapy, but then that subtley slips into image-management rubbish. 
"It’s too easy for us women to get caught up in this comparison business.  I had Alpha Mother – there may be others in our sisterhood channelling their own “superwhatever”.  Let’s say “No More!” to this quiet conspiracy that keeps us all bound and chained.  Let’s resolve to love each other and celebrate our idiosyncrasies together.  What’s that you say? But you’re not a perfect parent? Guess what? Neither am I!"   

7. Yesterday i found myself saying "Even Buzz Lightyear has to sit on the naughty step sometimes".

(Blurry covert photo, ...ssshh!)
8. Blogger stats tells me that someone found this blog by Googling "owl ice cream". I like that.

9. It's good to see the positive aspects of introversion being noticed.

10. Thanks for all the lovely feedback on the Sleep post. I've changed some of the settings, so hopefully my blog will stop randomly deleting people's comments (sorry!).

The other ten-on-tuesday-ers are here: Sarah, Jo, Lucy, Hannah & Britgirl
If you've got a blog and a 'ten', feel free to join in!

1 comment:

  1. You make me laugh!! Another great 3am feeding read! I love the buzz lightyear comment, Joe has that outfit and I can see myself saying that too!!