Tuesday, May 31, 2011


When is it a good time for our kids to start a BGR?

I think most parents would say - anytime is a BAD time! And I totally agree. They should only start it when they are young men and women, never when they are mere boys and girls!

We'll, I think when they are mere boys and girls, i.e. under 18 they should just be focussing on their school work. I know this is an old fashioned view, but I guess I am old fashioned, being, as my kids call it : "so old"!! But i feel that when they are that young, studies should come first. No time for the emotional see-saws that result out of these relationships. No time for dates. Any dates should be on their own account, never out of parents pockets! Gosh! Too many things against young BGRs for me.

My husband is also getting all anxious over this BGR

Why? We chanced upon a post on FB where a girl asked my son : "do you like me?"

What kind of respectable girl asks a boy that, we thought! Anyway, he is way too young! Not even 12, and with major exams coming up, he absolutely has no time! But you know what? My son responded with a "I don't know" !!! * slaps forehead *

Now that girl is messaging him every available hour she has free! And he feels compelled to respond to her. Urgh!!!

Now, you know why I am so against it? Can you blame me?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Those drivers!!

I have been driving my oldest to school for 20 weeks this year already. This job was previously done by her Dad.

Recently, he asked her: Do you miss my swearing at those idiotic drivers?

Daughter: No Dad, mum more than makes up for it. On top of that, I have to put up with her singing as well!

Looks like that daughter of mine is in the mood for taking the public bus to school for the next 20 weeks!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What's up?

I know I have been neglecting this blog, but can you blame me? I have been enjoying these past 2 months.

Well, the husband has been home and devoting more time to his kids and wife ;)
If you havent already worked it out, he took the bite and is now on garden leave, and starts his new job in July!! 3 whole months of family time!!

And we have been exercising quite a bit. He runs, whilst I walk. He does about 8km about 4-5 times a week, and has lost (my guess is) about 15 pounds!! Thats 3 inches off his waist and is now much fitter. I, on the other hand, walk about 2-3 times a week for about 5 km and havent lost a single pound nor a single inch :( but I guess I havent put on any weight either, and I should be thankful for that, considering all the eating thats been going on around here.

Just the other day, the husband asked me: Do you think I really lost that much weight?

Me: Of course, you have!

Him: I dont think I have lost THAT much weight that I can fit into N's shorts!

(Well, I had absentmindedly put my sons shorts into the husband's cupboard!)

With the man's weight loss which we are all celebrating, the kids tried to work out the diameter of their father and decided that using his waist as circumference, they would be able to work that out. Unfortunately they couldn't agree on what to use for pi - 22/7 or 3.1415.... How decimal places should they go?

And little D wanted to know if Papa had any blubber!!

Have a great week!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

To all you wonderful mums out there:

Happy mother's day!

Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we go back to sweeping, dusting, cleaning, cooking and ferrying the kids around.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jesus said : Come to me all you who labour, and are burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matt 11.28)

Happy labour day!