Darling reader, again i stress, i will NOT condone regular coffee-purchasing at Starbucks, but I will allow for the Happy Hour/deals that this over-priced/over advertised/average coffee joint holds. Here’s the latest: starting May 6th till 15th, you get a 1/2 price Frappuccino between 3-5pm… hmm,the Mocha one is actually bearable.
Am in love with Anthopologie’s latest mugs. Love collecting mugs myself, already have one of the classic monogram mugs. Here they have their latest – an Aussie (no WONDER I love them!) designer – priced at only $8. A late Mother’s day purchase? Hint hint…
Here’s a little giggle for the weekend by Annie Taylor from the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. For North American Moms I have entered in little translations in [brackets]!!
Mummy just needs a lie down
YOU have heard of driver fatigue. But have you ever heard of toddler fatigue? I have recently realised that looking after my two-year-old son day in, day out is actually a lot like driving. You have to concentrate quite hard or there will be an accident. Revive and survive should apply to mothering as well. Stop every two hours. Now that would be nice. But more often than not there is no rest for the already sleep deprived. So I have come up with a checklist and now you too can tell if you are suffering from toddler fatigue.
1. You see your toddler randomly chewing and ask him what he’s eating. It’s a carpet sultana [RAISIN] and you don’t care. In fact, you ask him if he can find one for you.
2. You think that brumming, zooming and wukka-ering (that’s a helicopter, of course) are useful verbs. You use them in conversation which does not include any children.
3. You are genuinely excited that there are new episodes of Play School [SESAME STREET? not sure if there is a North American equivalent] about to screen on the ABC [TV CHANNEL].
4. You measure time in episodes of Roary the Racing Car/Angelina Ballerina.
5. You take pride in being able to set up a complex system of toy railway tracks and road (without the instructions) to meet the exacting standards of your two-year-old ”engineer” [THIS IS ME, MY HUSBAND AND OUR PRESCHOOL TEACHERS]
6. You can’t believe there was a time you couldn’t tell the difference between Gordon and Thomas at a glance.
7. You still listen to Giggle and Hoot’s [RAFFI] latest CD even though your toddler is not in the car.
8. You have to turn around to remember whether your toddler is in the car.
9. As you walk out of the door and declare all are ready to leave, you realise that everyone has their shoes [PLUS COAT, HAT, SCARF...] on but you.
10. You find yourself excited about your upcoming annual trip to the doctor because it means you will be going all by yourself. You get there and you actually have a good time [AND YOU GET TO READ ALL THE MAGAZINES!!].
Even if you have scored highly on this little quiz, there is still hope. If you know there will be a time when they won’t want to hold your hand in the street and it makes your heart ache already, if you don’t mind the taste of Vegemite [NO EQUIVALENT HERE!] spit as you are covered in kisses, if you don’t want to miss a single minute of their loveliness despite all of the above, you will get to your destination together.
But may this coming Mother’s Day let you pull over and enjoy the scenery for a minute or two.
Love whowhatwear.com, it’s my go-to for latest celeb styles and great fashion tips. Here’s today’s post= super appropriate for simplstylishmom.com!
That’s it for me today! Don’t forget to check out my simplystylish events, there’s a lot happening in Vancouver this weekend!
Have a lovely weekend faithful readers! Off to do a jigsaw puzzle with my son!