I thought I’d answer a few more of your questions today….
Nancy from [A]musing Mother asked –
What do you do when your children tell you they are bored?
Thankfully the ‘I’m bored’s don’t happen too often in our house. I think it is one of the few positives to having twins – they always have someone to play with, so they don’t look to me for inspiration or motivation very often. And even though Muski is home on his one while the girls are at school he very rarely pulls out the ‘I’m bored’ line.
It does happen occasionally, and my stock standard reply is
“Well find something to do and then you won’t be bored.”
Sometimes, if I’m feeling generous, I’ll reel off a list of suggestions of things they could do – go outside, draw, get out a puzzle, etc etc etc. Usually they don’t like any of my suggestions and come up with something on their own anyway!
Nancy also asked –
What’s your best brain fart? Or placenta brain or whatever.
You mean I have to pick one? Just one, crazy, no brained moment when there are so many?? Here’s one of the best…
I burn myself when I’m pregnant. On the oven, on the fire place, on the iron. I simply forget that these things are hot and that the ouchy tingling hot sensation is my skin burning and I need to put that thing down or take my hand/arm/stomach away like now!
My lovely friend Nic asked –
What is your favourite Parenting book? and non parenting book?
Parenting books… I confess I don’t read all that many these days, to many good blogs to read!. Back in my beginning baby days I discovered Pinky McKay and I love her straight forward, practical, go with your instincts advice, and she is just as awesome in person. And if you want to stretch your brain and really be pushed to think read some Alfie Kohn he’s very interesting.
And non-parenting books…. I’m not very good at picking favourites. I’ve loved loads of books over the years but nothing that stands out as the one and only, best book ever.
Lately I’ve been enjoying reading ‘teen fiction’ by Isobelle Carmody, after reading her children’s book series Little Fur with my girls. I also enjoyed reading the entire Narnia Chronicles… I read the Lion and The Witch and the Wardrobe as a child but had never read any of the other books, which are all fabulous.
I also enjoy a nice, easy, girly, read from time to time…Marian Keyes has always served me well on that front.
My equally lovely friend Laura asked –
What if anything do you miss most about life before children? What in your life today wouldn’t you change for the world?
What do I miss??
Earning my own money.
What I wouldn’t change?
The two things that I really really REALLY never thought would end up the way they are and the two things that drive me the most insane are also the two things I would never ever change.
Where we live.
Leanne at Deep Fried Fruit shared her party trick and then asked me –
What’s your best party trick?
You know, I’ve been wracking my brains and I can’t come up with a single thing I can do that is worthy of the ‘party trick’ title…. Maybe I need to start working on building up my skills in this area!
Disclaimer – if this post is full of typos and weird spelling errors and makes no sense at all, I blame lack of sleep.