From October 2017

Friday Frolics – 20th October 2017

Welcome to Friday Frolics, the linky with the giggles. Friday Frolics is hosted by myself, Claire at Life, Love and Dirty Dishes, and Emma at Island Living 365. It’s the place to link up your funny posts and snort your tea whilst enjoying some others.

Thank you to everyone who linked up their fantastic funny posts last time.

 
Friday Favourites

My favourite post from last week: And Other Idiots – Parent Races. The sports events all parents will be familiar with: home-school-home-school sprints, Lego obstacle courses and Disney marathons. And I have no real idea what a school cluster f**k – sorry, fun – run is, but it sounds like quite something!

Emma’s favourite post: ‘Daily Dump Show – Help Wanted. I love this post and it had me doing a evil cackle (not because it’s nearly Halloween, that’s just how I laugh), a post that will make us all laugh!’

 
Most Read Post

And Other Idiots – Parent Races

 
If you missed these posts last week, do check them out – guaranteed a laugh.

Friday Favourites writers: Please feel free to grab the Featured Blogger badge below.

 

R is for Hoppit

 
 
I am looking forward to all the fun and frolics, but first for a couple of serious bits.

The Rules:

1. Make us laugh! Friday Frolics is all about the funny, so please no reviews, or how to make a finger puppet (unless, of course, they are hilarious).

2. Include the Friday Frolics badge in the post that you are linking. If you do not include the badge, you will not be eligible to feature as a Friday Favourite.

3. Comment on one of each of the hosts’ posts, and at least one other post for every post you link up. Share the fun people! Use #FridayFrolics when you comment on posts so people can see where you are linking from.

4. You can link up to 2 posts, old or new.

 
Other Stuff:

By joining this linky, you consent to receiving e-mails from me about Friday Frolics.

Follow us on twitter and tweet your links to @lifeloveanddd @sillymummy88 using #FridayFrolics for a RT.

The Linky will open at 8pm on Thursday evening, and close at 11pm on Sunday.

 
Now, on with the linky…

 

R is for Hoppit

 
 

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Friday Frolics – 13th October 2017

Welcome to Friday Frolics, the linky with the giggles. Friday Frolics is hosted by myself, Claire at Life, Love and Dirty Dishes, and Emma at Island Living 365. It’s the place to link up your funny posts and snort your tea whilst enjoying some others.

Thank you to everyone who linked up their fantastic funny posts last time.

 
Friday Favourites

My favourite post from last week: Four Princesses and the Cheese – Oatmeal in the Underwear Drawer. Kristin has ferrets, I mean twin toddlers, and they have a hilarious hoarding habit. So now Kristin has potatoes in decorative boxes and oatmeal in her underwear. This type of thing is hysterical when it’s not happening to you.

Claire’s favourite post: ‘Pass The Wine Please – Fun at the Farm: An A-Z Guide. I’ve chosen Pass The Wine Please for two weeks running now, but this post really made me laugh. I mean it includes the line, “When a goose gets all up in your grill.”‘

Emma’s favourite post: ‘Web M Diva – Gift Giving for Your Not so Loved Ones. This made me spit tea through my nostrils. The perfect collection of presents for those lovely people you are just a little bit less keen….Would make the perfect Secret Santa gift for Barry from Accounts ;-)’

 
Most Read Post

Mumzilla – Every New Blogger’s Time Line

 
If you missed these posts last week, do check them out – guaranteed a laugh.

Friday Favourites writers: Please feel free to grab the Featured Blogger badge below.

 

R is for Hoppit

 
 
I am looking forward to all the fun and frolics, but first for a couple of serious bits.

The Rules:

1. Make us laugh! Friday Frolics is all about the funny, so please no reviews, or how to make a finger puppet (unless, of course, they are hilarious).

2. Include the Friday Frolics badge in the post that you are linking. If you do not include the badge, you will not be eligible to feature as a Friday Favourite.

3. Comment on one of each of the hosts’ posts, and at least one other post for every post you link up. Share the fun people! Use #FridayFrolics when you comment on posts so people can see where you are linking from.

4. You can link up to 2 posts, old or new.

 
Other Stuff:

By joining this linky, you consent to receiving e-mails from me about Friday Frolics.

Follow us on twitter and tweet your links to @lifeloveanddd @sillymummy88 using #FridayFrolics for a RT.

The Linky will open at 8pm on Thursday evening, and close at 11pm on Sunday.

 
Now, on with the linky…

 

R is for Hoppit

 
 

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Hedgehogs Do Rot and Other Teachable Moments

As a parent, it is part of our job to teach our children…stuff, right? You know, educate them, teach them about the world around them, and…stuff. Yes?

Okay, so this week, I went to supermarket with the littlest one, who has just turned three. She had one of the free pieces of fruit while we went round. An apple. She sat in the trolley. She ate her apple. Food was purchased. Bribery was not necessary. I left the shop with the same number of children I entered with. At no point did I have to break any of Usain Bolt’s records in the dairy aisle* in order to make leaving with the same number of children I entered with happen. It was a very successful supermarket trip.

We went back to the car. I put the shopping in the car. I put the three year old in the car. She handed me the apple core. I looked around. There were no bins anywhere in sight in the car park. I could have run back to the shop, but we weren’t very near the shop and she was already strapped in the car. We were parked right by a grass verge and hedgerow. So I put the apple core under the hedge, because it’s an apple core.

The three year old had a few questions about this behaviour. I explained that it is okay to put rubbish on grass or soil instead of the bin as long as the rubbish is natural, like apple cores, because it will rot. I said that it would be very bad to leave rubbish like plastic there because that will never rot. It will stay there, and it doesn’t look nice and it harms the environment. I said that things that people have made that are not natural usually have to be taken away properly by people, but things that belong outside like leaves and fruit don’t cause any harm when they are left outside. They just rot back into the soil and feed plants. The discussion continued. It seemed to be going well. I got ambitious. I said that we call things that will rot ‘biodegradable’, but things like plastic are not biodegradable. The three year old had this: ‘Because they won’t rot. Plastic won’t rot.’
‘Yes, exactly. Well done.’
‘And hedgehogs. Hedgehogs won’t rot.’
‘Wait…what? No…’

Okay, so now I’m explaining that hedgehogs are, in fact, very much biodegradable. As long as they are dead first. The whole thing took quite a dark turn, really.

Moral of the story: don’t teach your kids things. It won’t go well. When you see a teachable moment, just let it pass you by. Wave it on its way. Unless you want to find yourself explaining about hedgehog decomposition. It does not matter how unlikely it seems that you will find yourself discussing hedgehog decomposition by providing that innocent bit of educational information to your child: you will end up with dead hedgehogs.

I really should have known better. I once, whilst painting with my two pre-schoolers, merrily informed them that black is not really a colour. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Didn’t seem like such a good idea 30 minutes into the discussion with a four year old and a nearly three year old about what the f**k black actually is.

These moments are not teachable moments. These moments are the reason the phrase ‘just because’ exists. There is nothing like attempting to explain the world to a small child to make you realise that you don’t have the faintest clue about anything at all.

 
 

*That’s me who often ends up sprinting down the dairy aisle. I don’t think Usain Bolt has actually set any of his records in the dairy aisle. As far as I know, he does not hold the world record in the 5 Metre Toddler in a Dairy Aisle event.

Friday Frolics – 6th October 2017

Welcome to Friday Frolics, the linky with the giggles. Friday Frolics is hosted by myself, Claire at Life, Love and Dirty Dishes, and Emma at Island Living 365. It’s the place to link up your funny posts and snort your tea whilst enjoying some others.

Thank you to everyone who linked up their fantastic funny posts last time. This week, a massive congratulations to our very own Claire, who won the Readers’ Choice award at the BiBs. Very well deserved – of course, we already knew she was brilliant!

 
Friday Favourites

My favourite post from last week: Turning Up In Devon – Village survival, getting emosh about emojis! I had not realised that I needed a scone emoji, but now I do, I cannot get over how this glaring gap in the emojis repertoire could have been missed.

Claire’s favourite post: ‘Pass The Wine Please – It’s Written in the Stars. If they wrote horoscopes for parents. This post really did make me giggle. Especially the sudden requirement to learn a new skill (we’ve all been there)…’

Emma’s favourite post: ‘So Happy In Town S.H.I.T – Imagine How Sweet Life Would Be If… This post has made me realise that I am still living the life of a teenager. Just the bad bits – spots and sleepless nights, and with none of the fun! A post that made me laugh and then curse myself! ‘

 
Most Read Post

So Happy In Town S.H.I.T – Imagine How Sweet Life Would Be If…

 
If you missed these posts last week, do check them out – guaranteed a laugh.

Friday Favourites writers: Please feel free to grab the Featured Blogger badge below.

 

R is for Hoppit

 
 
I am looking forward to all the fun and frolics, but first for a couple of serious bits.

The Rules:

1. Make us laugh! Friday Frolics is all about the funny, so please no reviews, or how to make a finger puppet (unless, of course, they are hilarious).

2. Include the Friday Frolics badge in the post that you are linking. If you do not include the badge, you will not be eligible to feature as a Friday Favourite.

3. Comment on one of each of the hosts’ posts, and at least one other post for every post you link up. Share the fun people! Use #FridayFrolics when you comment on posts so people can see where you are linking from.

4. You can link up to 2 posts, old or new.

 
Other Stuff:

By joining this linky, you consent to receiving e-mails from me about Friday Frolics.

Follow us on twitter and tweet your links to @lifeloveanddd @sillymummy88 using #FridayFrolics for a RT.

The Linky will open at 8pm on Thursday evening, and close at 11pm on Sunday.

 
Now, on with the linky…

 

R is for Hoppit

 
 

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On Wednesdays, We Check for Nits


 
Life once your kid starts school expressed in film quotes.

 
 
 
1. Mean Mummies

‘On Wednesdays, we check for nits.’

 
2. The Parking Games

‘May the odds of finding a space within 10 miles of the school be ever in your favour.’

 
3. Sulkiator

‘My name is Maximus Schoolius Starterius, Commander of the Armies of the Tantrum, General of the Sulky Legions and loyal servant to the art of foot dragging. Sister to a toddler who doesn’t have to go to school, daughter to a mother who doesn’t have to go to school. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.’

 
4. (School Run) A Team

‘I love it when a plan comes together. Probably. I’ll let you know if it ever happens.’

 
5. (Getting Kids Into School) Role Models

‘Oh boy, classic case of kid on the ground.’

 
6. School Run of Dreams

‘If you bribe them, they will come.’

 
7. Taxi Mummy

(*Mummy to herself in the car*) ‘You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talking… you talking to me? Well I’m the only one bloody listening.’

 
8. Notting Hill Mummy

‘I’m just a mummy, standing in front of a kid, asking her to put on her damn shoes.’

 
9. Peppa Pig Now

(*Toddler brandishing remote*) ‘I love the smell of Peppa in the morning. Smells like…victory.’

 
10. The Sixth Attempt to Leave the House

‘I see slow people. Walking around like regular people. They don’t see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re slow.’

 
 
 
 
*The films: 1)Mean Girls; 2)The Hunger Games; 3)Gladiator; 4)The A Team; 5)Role Models; 6)Field of Dreams; 7)Taxi Driver; 8)Notting Hill; 9)Apocalypse Now; 10)The Sixth Sense