My final Ten Thoughts Tuesday post is addressing respect.
1. Respect is something that come to the forefront of my mind since having children.
2. Regular readers will know that the lack of respect my mother-in-law shows me as a mother (and Multidaddy as a father) is one of the reasons our relationship is somewhat strained.
3. And whether it’s having children, or just getting older, I now also demand respect from people I associate with.
And so, we come to the last Exercise Report Card. Over the past few months I’ve upped my activity level, discovered that doing exercise while having children is possible, and dropped almost 6kg. It’s been slow, but hopefully it’s sustainable in this new life of mine!
In 1998 a pretty wholesome-looking, double-denim-wearing Irish girl-band released a song called ‘C’est La Vie’. The accompanying music video showed the four band members dancing around a field with a puppy while they tease a teenage boy. It all seemed pretty innocent, if somewhat nonsensical, and became a hit, particularly with tweens and young teens.
Fast-forward 15 years, and this song has been confirmed as being all about sex.
As we near the end of April, the time has come to down pens (or iPhones) on our current blog challenges – Exercise Report Cards and Ten Thoughts Tuesday. Next week’s entries will be the last. It’s been fun, but it’s time to move on.
Keep an eye out for new content as we move into May!
When I first found out I was having twins, and even in those first few months that were clouded by PND, I found myself wondering:
‘What was God thinking, giving me twins?’
Ten Thoughts Tuesday has become One Thought Wednesday this week. I blame the fact that I downloaded Candy Crush Saga a couple of days ago. Mistake. Continue reading
A fellow Weight Watcher once set out these barriers to weight loss in a meeting:
H – hunger (going too long between meals / snacks)
A – anger
L – loneliness
T – tiredness
1. Today, I am reminded why I now limit watching the news.
2. In my pre-baby life, I was an avid news-watcher / reader / listener.
3. But now, well, I’m still too hormonal to deal with many of the horrible things the news brings into my life.
4. A single news item can prey on my mind for days.
5. I also feel the need to shield BabyBoy and BabyGirl, even though they’re too young to comprehend the words.
We’ve had weeks, literally weeks of rain. It’s been playing havoc with my attempts to get outside and exercise, and contributed to a general feeling of s-l-u-g-g-i-s-h-n-e-s-s.
However, with my good intentions from last week on my mind, here’s how I fared this week. Continue reading
A teacup on a saucer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Now, seriously, you’ve brought up a child. You’ve ‘been there, done that’ in terms of toddlerhood (supposedly). So why why why do you continue to do things which are, lets face it, downright dangerous when you’ve got little people in the house?