Surprise! I'm a single parent

which is worse?
November 28, 2009, 5:26 pm
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A child who watches the Disney channel reruns over and over or a child  who watches Fashion TV? Thank goodness the sun came out and she went off swimming.

kids vote a cooking show as their favourite
November 27, 2009, 1:14 pm
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This morning Ive had a great girly time with my daughter watching the Nickolodean Kids awards. Best TV reality show was Australian Top Chef. We watched this during our boiled eggs and toast and I was thinking what a homey moment we were having. Last night another food oriented bonding moment we sat hand in hand at the movies watching Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs – an unexpectantly good movie.

Kids obviously have better taste than I’ve given them credit for – all those awful reality dating shows to marry supposed millionaires, all that voting off the island and the nasty put downs of shows like idol. They bypassed those hyped up shows and voted for one where people are trying to do someting useful like make dinner!

Oh I thought this was cute food related news:

joining things
November 22, 2009, 2:42 am
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I’ve never been a big joiner. Mum enrolled me in the brownies and I turned up and got my badges but when the blue uniformed girl guides came around I rebelled and went my own way. Secondary school I did have a sport but I doggedly didn’t join things as much as I could. Being a member has never been my thing.

So its odd to suddenly realise I’ve become a bit of a joiner. In the space of a few months Ive joined the carol singing group (I just like singing carols!) Ive joined the ceroc dancing group (its free and they can cope with me coming every second week!) and a writing group.  

I’m now a person who has more extra curricular activities than my kids. I I have to squeeze things into my childfree week. The thing I haven’t joined is anything that’s particularly active – like a gym. Gym. It sounds a bit like dungeon to me. Dungym. But I might need to join one. Hmm I doubt it’s like brownies.