A blog post a friend had recently shared on social media caught my attention and gave me a bit of a laugh. Ok, that's an understatement. It was piss-your-pants funny. It was a post about funny kids drawings that have innocently gone wrong. If you're up for a giggle you can view the post here. Go to the bathroom first.
Anyway, it got me thinking about a recent artwork Miss P (aka Tiny Whiny #1) recently produced. She is a mad Beanie Boo collector and likes to do their portraits every now and again. On this particular occasion, she decided to draw 'Princess' a pink poodle.
This is what I thought was the finished product, but then Miss P decided Princess was missing something. Ok, like a bow? Some accessories maybe? Nope!
The Summer holidays are almost over and it's nearly time to get back into the school routine. My two are entering years 4 & 2 this year, how on Earth did that happen? It really did not seem that long ago that my eldest was just starting kindergarten.
If you're also a parent of primary aged kiddies, you may have found the odd note or two in your young ones school bag warning about headlice. I keep my son's hair fairly short so although I have no wishes for him to get lice, I figured if he did - we'd be able to manage. My daughter on the other hand has curly hair and ever since she had started day care (now about to begin year 4) I had been petrified of her ever contracting head lice. She managed to make it through 3 years of day care and 2 and a bit years of primary school with no problems. Then, just before her year 2 school photos I took her to get a hair cut.
The Summer holidays are about to begin and as we do every year my family and I pack our bags on Boxing Day and head off on a mini vacay. It's just a four day break and we venture only an hour from home. There's a couple of reasons we don't travel too far - work, cash flow and car sickness. I suffered from car sickness / motion sickness as a child and still do in certain circumstances and I seem to have passed it onto my children. We've been caught out many times on day trips with the back seat of the car soaked in spew and me trying to locate the nearest Kmart or Best & Less as I'd stupidly forgotten to pack a change of clothes. Tiny Whiny #1 seems to have grown out of it but Tiny Whiny #2 I think is stuck with it for life. I still remember a trip to the Gold Coast about 3 years ago where he & I both lost a hat each in the car (they were the only things I had handy besides my handbag that could catch the spray, thank goodness because it was a hire car) and he filled and air sick bag on the flight. Poor little man. So whenever we travel we try to keep the distance no longer than 1hr from home but if we absolutely have to travel further, we need to allow for regular stops.
It's November 30 and if you have young children then you know what that means? It's time to pull The Elf on the Shelf back out in hopes to entice your children to behave in the final weeks before Christmas. So as you may have guessed, our elf's name is Scout. We pinched the name from the book that accompanied him, I think? I bought Scout two years ago for Tiny Whiny #1's birthday and then last year we bought him a pet reindeer so he had someone to get up to mischief with. For the life of me I cannot remember what we named the reindeer - hopefully the kids remember or we may just be renaming him this year. So what do Scout and co get up to each night?
As I mentioned earlier, I'm a mum of two. My two Tiny Whinies. Notice I spelt that with the 'h'? They're far to young to appreciate wine, but they do plenty of whining. No idea where they get that from.
So Miss P is my Tiny Whiny #1. She doesn't actually have blue hair but this is legit the only decent photo of her I've taken in the past 12 months. I usually get an eye roll followed by 10 minutes of me snapping away while she huffs and puffs and looks everywhere but the direction of the camera. Miss P is 8 going on 18, lol. She's an angel at school but I need a cross and holy water on hand when she walks through the door at 3:05pm each day. She's the creative one. Loves to sing, draw, paint, daydream and is obsessed with unicorns.
Wining and whining my way through life.