No it is not a new kind of toy craze set to take over the world… It is what happens when you try to type with a small cranky baby on your lap. You don’t make ‘typos’ you make ‘babyos’.
I am the first to admit that I suck at spelling and grammar… and I can’t type either. Add to that list of skills the fact the I am almost always blogging with one or other small child vying for my attention and it is not going to go well.
I often have the two big ones fighting over some toy or other behind me, while the little one is trying to grab the mouse or climb over my shoulder so he can crash down onto the floor head first. Plus I am often cooking dinner, reading 7 other blogs, waiting for three web pages to load, checking email, hanging washing and whipping up a bit of a design for digi scrapping all while I am trying my best to pretend to be a mediocre blog writer.
So that is my excuse.
That is why yesterdays post was about ‘wasing’ and not ‘washing’ and why I’ve managed to write ‘bowel’ instead of ‘bowl’ on more than one occasion. That is why it is evil and wrong that fire fox’s spell checker doesn’t work in the title field of wordpress’s write page. That is why my writing only makes sense one blog post out of every ten…. that is, unless you have ever lived in a house with small children, then you will be able to understand the bad spelling, the total lack of grammar and the ‘babyos’.
Now nobody is allowed to count the errors in this post ok…. just pretend they were all done on purpose.. to highlight a point!
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LOL I can so relate to you!, particularly the kids fighting, climbing, cooking,reading 7 other blogs, web images, email & washing. Ah! Its so comforting to know I am not the only one leading a crazy life!
Oh yes!! I’m definitely with you on this one. Multi-tasking at its best/worst! At the same time as blogging I can also be breastfeeding, supervising homework, cooking dinner, banking online, email my parents, photoshopping photos and generally going crazy!
Every single one of my posts is written in 5 minute bursts over the course of a day – explains why they often make very little sense!!
awww I feel bad now!!
And I generally don’t notice typo’s or babyo’s, that one just struck me as funny being in the title and all.
Bettina – no feeling bad ok!!! That is not allowed. What is allowed is laughing at my bad spelling, poor grammar and atrocious typing and my equally terrible excuses to try and get away with it all! LOL
Alison (3xkewl) says
lol – I didn’t even notice!
“babyos” you should coin that. Funny thing, I am an English Professor but I can’t stand people who are so snotty about grammar, figures huh?
Hmmm, this is a big worry for me, no I don’t have anything official to blame my typos on, I have kiddos, and they are too big to sit on my lap, so I can’t blame them…. hmmm I NEED something to blame now! LOL
Love Babyos – I don’t think there would be many mum bloggers who couldn’t relate to this post. I love it!
Babyamore (Trish) says
I love it Kate – I make them all the time from nursing with wriggling boy on my lap …
never mind we understand what you mean…. I hardly notice yours I am too busy noticing mine afew days down the track and correcting them.
My Little Drummer boys
Sister Suffragette says
I sometimes think longingly of how much more fabulous my writing WOULD be if I were not BF and negotiating trouble and cleaning up yoghurt and making a garage out of blocks as I write….
And my little Leopard has taken to typing and clicking the mouse everywhere so that whole sentences are moved out of context, pictures are deleted etc etc.
Aw, t’is awful being a Mummy LOL.