Thursday, January 24, 2013

Break in the Weather. Sweating the Small Stuff.

Ma, the rains are here! [Insert obligatory comment about the weather, Crikey she's a harsh country of extremes, she is, and drought and flood and fire and pestilence and so forth].

Readers, I've got a bit of STUFF on my mind.  Yes, yes, of course we all know that I spend most of my time contemplating Art, Literature, Philosophy, the Downfall of Western Civilisation As We Know It, and my navel.   What time I have left over after I've finished that I mostly dedicate to Keeping it Real, Championing Feminist Issues and Making Benevolent Gestures to the Poor and Unfortunate, but look, sometimes even MY superior intellect and over-developed moral backbone strays into the mundane territory of worry and stress about the "small stuff".

Sometimes the small stuff is actually the big stuff, in a way.  So I've been sweating it. The small stuff, that is.

My comfort eating is back with a vengeance and my nails are torn and bitten.

I need to make a big decision.  But I can't manage it. So I just complain and poor-me about the same stuff endlessly and never change the thing that is really wrong.

Apart from that particular small stuff, there are other smaller, small stuffs that I've been wasting time worrying about.

So, in the words of Alan Partridge, let's just throw them all in the air and see where they land, shall we?

- We can't get the baby to sleep and he's screaming in the background as I type. Relaxing. Like fingernails on a blackboard. Who needs whale music when I can listen to that as I GET CREATIVE BLOG-STYLE.  My muse (or my A-Muse as I like to call her) is laughing at me while she lies on the couch and eats bon bons, I just know it.

EDITED FOR CLARIFICATION JUST LIKE THEY DO IN HANSARD: Don't worry loyal Slapdash Army, he's usually a great sleeper, just bad this evening which I thought added an amusing soundtrack to my Whining Blogging. Apt, even.  Carry on.

My A-Muse. She's laughing hysterically and saying "Don't worry about the bay-by Sarah! Here have a bon-bon!" [Source]

-  I don't want a smartphone any more, I think it's making me dumb.

- As mentioned, my comfort eating is back and my exercise habit is broken. How many months into the New Year was that, some kind of record? Gah.

- I'm worried that P is getting too much exposure to tizzy fairy princess ballerina tizziness mctizz shows/books/general stuff.  She is basically a very imaginative creative little thing and she loves to dress up and so forth, and it's not that I don't like princessy fairy ballerina ness in itself, I just feel that's kind of all she's into.  Anyone got some good suggestions for non tizzy stuff I can show her? Books/movies?  I bought her the movie "Brave" which is fantastic but it's a bit too scary really.
P performing an interpretive dance for a small admirer. With requisite tizzy mermaid style getup. Tizzy.  I like that word. 


So peeps, what are you worried about? Do you like bon bons? What are bon bons anyway? What issues do you champion? Do you like to dress as a mermaid? Or Cinderella? Anyone seen my moral backbone? I think I left it at Woolies.

EDITED AGAIN: To link up with Grace for Flog Your Blog Friday. One day I will work out how to put buttons on my blog. Anyone who nows how to do this feel free to explain in the comments. Grace did once but I still can't work it out. Blargh.

24 comments:

  1. How old is she? My little girl loved Charlie and Lola from a young ge good characters, also the Billie b brown books but they are probably more for older children. It's a pity brave is as scary as it is as a good strong female character. My daughter is 7 and ok with the scarier parts. She got a bow and arrow toy version for Xmas andhas spent most of this school hold playing Merida and honing her archery skills we made targets in the backyard and she's having a ball but umm if your little one is smaller and not into brave I guess that's not much help. Let me think on it and will come back with some ideas if they come to me... I know my daughter definitely went through the fairy princess mermaid phase but then got very interested in nature and animals so then it was all about playing vets and being bindi the jungle girl etc

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    1. She's 3 1/2. I just LOVE the movie Brave and she does too, but I still think it's too scary. SHe likes playing doctors too. She basically loves play acting and dressing up, I'm just having mother guilt that I'm encouraging her to be too interested in being bee-yoo-ti-ful like a princess etc. You know, rather than sensible and clever and kind and whatnot.

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    2. PS SHe loves Charlie and Lola too, and Peppa Pig etc. so that's good.

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    1. Yes, someone else suggested this too! Will look into it...

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  3. i'm just about to try and track down Peter Pan for my girls. Tried to tell them the story the other day, and I couldn't remember it. Not too girly at all! Or Aladdin. Also, if you find out about this button thing, can you give it my phone number? I can't work it out (also, lazy.)

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    1. Some of the oldies are really the goodies in this situ I think. I am also lazy. I know, hard to believe, right?! When I work it out I will let you know STAT.

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  4. I always thought Bon Bons were like Cadbury Roses chocolates. I know I can sit around and scoff those quite happily, provided I don't have to watch Oprah while doing so.

    I got sick of all the princess nonsense too. They make my inner feminist cry, and for some of them (no mermaids mentioned), I just want to slap them straight.

    Try Tangled, Shrek, Ella Enchanted or Princess & the frog. They all have princesses in them who I could tolerate leaving alive.

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    1. Shrek was a bit scary too but that was a while ago so might try it again. My inner feminist is always in tears, I wish she'd lighten up sometimes.

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  5. You crack me up!! You know the phase will pass and soon she'll love something else, I have the reverse problem, my daughter isn't into anything long enough and it shits me.
    My 16 month now wakes up and screams and bangs on his door about 5 times a night and so the small stuff is also the big stuff for me at the mo! Dare I say it but it will get worse before it gets better. I was comfort eating for ages, and knew I shouldn't and it took me ages to find a reason not to, good luck, until then have a huge great big dirty donut for me :)
    BTW I just put buttons on - go to widgets and find one that you can add text/hmtl and copy paste them on to your sidebar.

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    1. Widgets you say? Will try this. Thank you!

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  6. Sometimes the big stuff is too big to sweat so sweating the small stuff is all you do, and sweating that makes you at least feel better about something, or I said in a blog post not that long ago. Lol. Might have to re-read it so I know what I'm talking about!

    Nothing like a screaming baby to create a soothing backdrop to life's mundaness! Not sure if that's a word but if not I'm calling it as such!

    And I think Bon Bon's are rectangular shaped boiled lollies. At least they were when I was a kid and my Mum would buy them at Christmas to put in this awesome cardboard santa sleigh thing that I thought was the best thing ever although thinking back on it now it was probably the cheapest thing from a dollar store!
    Happy Friday mate!

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    1. Omg I've read that post of yours! I am going to go find it again. I feel like a bon bon right now.

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  7. My daughter believed she was a mermaid for three years. I don't do princess. But I do do rockstar! No idea about bon bons. I thought we pulled them apart and wore crowns and told silly jokes at Christmas?
    Cheers (literally ... Champagne is flowing).
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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    1. Like the sound of rock star! My brother in law is obsessed with putting the girls cousins in an all girl rock band. He thinks we will make our fortunes. Haha.

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  8. When we watched Brave the 3 year old went to her room because the thought of her mum turning into a bear was waaaaaaay too scary. It was pretty funny.

    Bon bons - small candies enrobed in chocolate.

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    1. Poor pet. Bon bons sound like the bomb!! I want to eat some ASAP.

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  9. No idea what bon bons are...! Lollies?
    To get the button in your post, copy the html script from Grace's page and paste it into your post - you have to be on the html view in your post. Sometimes, you have to delete the quote marks (") and retype them. A weird little glitch.
    Good luck! x

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    1. Zanni thank you I will try this tomorrow x

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    2. OH MMY GOSH it worked! I finally did it. Thank you Zanni.

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  10. LOL! Zanni beat me to it!
    January's always a hard month to get back to good eating and exercise habits. Take your time, I say. You'll get there x

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    1. I am tying the widget thing later. Yes Christmas certainly derailed me good and proper eating wise!

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  11. Try Tangled, I loved that one. I think all kids just have phases they go through. I dress like Minnie Mouse, and the white coats tell me I'm perfectly normal!

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    1. Tangled sounds like a winner. Well, if the white coats say its ok, who am I to question?

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