Wednesday, November 04, 2009

What's Hot + What's Not

I'm loving these illustrations by Linotte. I haven't purchased any ...... yet.

I'm loving pedicures. I am a come lately to such things, but go regularly now and have to say, having nice clean, neat, painted toenails (something I would NEVER find time to do myself) is becoming a necessary indulgence.

I've just started the third book in the Millennium series. I'm even reading in bed, which is huge, given how much I love my sleep.

What's Not
Taking Leila to a paedeatric dermatologist this morning, for a problem that is not really a problem any more, but that's not really a surprise given it took about 4 months to get in to see him. Having HUGE hassles finding the place due to numbering changing sides of the road in Kew, seeing him for about 7 minutes to hear nothing I didn't already know, $160.00 thank you.
Ironing. I'm no good at it and I don't like it. I resist ironing anything that can be folded. There does come a point, however, when you can't ignore the overflowing basket(s). I've ironed this morning, like a good little woman, I watched the whole of Dr Phil while I did - that's an hour of ironing!

The squabbling that has become a regular occurrence in hour house. The girls are at each other all the time. I was going so insane this morning I walked out and slammed the door shut, went for a quick walk around the court, breathing fast and deep through the nostrils, before coming back and saying that I wouldn't tolerate it any more. The little one winds the big one up no end, but she has her moments too. I have 3 older brothers, the nearest is 9 years older, so I didn't really do that sibling thing - any tips for survival?


Kiki said...

That's this household too (the squabbling!!!!

I don't have any real answers except I remove the child who started it and in this case, it's generally Miss 2 and not Miss 5...what the hell is with that? ;)
She doesn't like missing out on any of the action so I'm hoping it teaches her a lesson. However, I think it's just her way of showing she's alive and here to stay ha ha ha.

Aussie-waffler said...

A pedicure *sigh* sooooo hot and so terribly missed by Ms Waffler :(

Anonymous said...

Pedicures are a necessary indulgence with me. Ahhh. Wish I could justify the cost of a regular massage too. Chele x

Claire said...

Oh no answers for the squabbling children because we are in the middle of it too. I remember fighting with my brother (2 years younger) all the time - until we became friends in our very late teens. Our small one and our big one are equally guilty of starting their fair share of fights. I am tired of hearing my voice telling them to stop it. :( A regular pedicure might be the only answer to staying sane.

Sarah said...

No solution here either - just to let you know we get it as well..


Cindy said...

Poppy loves throwing out the line to real in Caleb and he bites everytime. I have started putting her in her room and shutting the door so she can play happily and I can have a shower in peace. You can tell though when Poppy gets the 'Omen' look in her eyes and you know you have to step in. Glen and I are both only children so the whole thing is a bit strange to us.

lisa stubbs said...

those illustrations are beautiful!...go on treat yourself!

Sandy said...

I completely understand the squabbling. My two are at each other all the time, mostly from Chloe being a little rascal to her older brother. I don't have good advice because I can barely handle it myself. Getting control of your frustrations and taking a breather are good ways of handling your emotions before you completely do something you regret. I usually tell my daughter or son to keep a good distance from each other. Doesn't always work.

Anonymous said...

I've been at a doctor or specialist for kids (x3) or myself at least once a week for the past 3 months, and only a handful of times have we had less than a 30min wait. I understand sometimes there are emergencies, but it's just time management, and it's not that hard. Sometimes I feel like I'm lining up to get something for free so I should just wait quietly for my turn, BUT I"M PAYING, AND PAYING A LOT!!

So yes, V, I know where you're coming from.

As for kids squabbling you don't want or need my pathetic attemps at parenting!


PlumStitches said...

ooh, the squabbling would get to me. I guess I have that to look forward to! I'm reading the first book right now - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It's good.