It’s Wednesday and I say NOTHING because it’s Wordless Wednesday:
Linking with three fantastic bloggers
Trish at My Little Drummer Boys
Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye
And Ai at Sakura Haruka
Death stares, vomiting lunch boxes and some serious five-year-old attitude – this parenthood caper ain’t a picnic.
On horrific days I dream of blowing this popcorn stand for greener pastures, so I thought it wise to practice my interviewing skills.
FIVE QUESTIONS I’LL TOTALLY BE ABLE TO NAIL DURING A JOB INTERVIEW NOW THAT I’VE HAD THREE KIDS:
1. How have you grown or changed over the past few years?
I successfully managed to gain 25kgs in nine months, and I didn’t just do it once, I did it THREE TIMES!!
My boobs grew to the size of a three-year-old’s head and my feet grew one shoe size – if that isn’t commitment to growing then I don’t know what is.
2. What are your strengths?
I am fluent in changing a swear word mid-sentence, muttering under my breath, sarcasm, white lies and telling off three children in one breath.
My ability to ignore annoying requests is also quite remarkable – especially those that involve craft, cooking and cleaning.
3. Are you a nice person?
Sure I am, especially to those who could potentially spit in my food if I moan about their crappy customer service skills.
I will also befriend and
bribe buy treats for teachers and childcare workers, it can’t hurt to be a bit of a suck up!
4. What have been your achievements to date?
Oh that’s an easy one – I have totally nurtured and loved three bottles of plonk in one night, and lived to tell the tale!
5. Why should we hire you?
Because I said so.
And because if I can survive having 3 kids in 3.5 years, including two boys who give Dennis the Menace a run for his money, then I deserve a
psychologist for the rest of my life a shot!
Also, if you don’t I’ll probably get VERY ANGRY – and to quote David Banner: “You won’t like me when I’m angry”.
How would you answer one of these questions? What has parenthood made you good at? Would you hire me?
Another crazy blog post I’m linking with Jess @ Essentially Jess
(This is a guest post by WALT – aka West Australian Lone Traveller – who is backpacking around the country).
It’s no wonder Emily is a slice short of a sandwich most days – this sure is one crazy, noisy household!
Thank goodness I always carry earmuffs when I travel, they have been my sanity saviour since I arrived here on the Gold Coast.
Anyhow I landed safely, much to the delight of Emily – and yes she a bit ‘too friendly’ if you know what I mean – we’d only just met for goodness sake.
Her kids are adorable, except when they are trying to feed me popcorn. Can’t they see that I have no mouth opening?
My arrival was timely because No.2 had to visit the hospital, get an X-ray, a blood test and so I was there to hold his hand, well not literally of course because I’m a stuffed toy (dir).
I meet some new friends, like a pink chipmunk who copied everything I said and an annoying lizard who kept licking my ear – talk about a family with personal space issues.
Like every good traveller I offered to do a few odd jobs around the home to earn my keep.
I was secretly hoping Emily would say: “No, don’t worry, sit back and relax” instead she handed me a wrench and said: “See you in a few hours”.
What a mole – seriously.
But it wasn’t all bad, I was lavished with love, slept in the bed with each of the kids on alternative nights.
I even snuck out to Surfers Paradise to go clubbing when everyone was asleep!
So just a few more days left before I leave (or until Emily gets her shit together) and I’ll be on my way.
If you want to read about my adventures head over to Jacana blog – this is where I’m from, the lovely Susan rescued me from a thrift shop and sent me on a journey around Australia with a backpack and a travel journal.
Where will I be next ? I’m pretty sure I overheard someone saying something about NSW!
See you next week @ Jacana for Totally Thursday
(P.S If you don’t already ‘follow’ Emily’s blog – go on – and if you do, tell her WALT send you).
And linking with Blogs and PR for TUST
Here’s a collection of some of my favourite photos of our honeymoon in Vanuatu.
While we drank lots of cocktails by the pool, we also visited numerous islands, swam with turtles and even saw an active volcano.
One of the highlights was flying to Pentecost Island to witness land diving – a rite of passage for many locals.
We actually got stranded there overnight because the landing strip, a grass paddock, was too muddy for the teeny tiny plane to land!
But we found the other airstrip by the light of the moon, meet local villagers and slept on concrete pillars until the plane arrived the next morning – it was truly fantastic 🙂
Showing some of my “Favourite Photos” with The Lounge – hosted by Tegan @ Musings of the Misguided
My mum always made AMAZING birthday cakes for us kids and I want to try to continue that tradition on – even if it kills me!!!
You can do anything you put your mind to I reckon!
Another WW link up with…
Trish at My Little Drummer Boys
Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye
And Ai at Sakura Haruka
Being sick ain’t the best of times.
In fact it’s the worst of times, especially the clean up.
I know you’ll forgive me for this very non-amusing post :(.
But after having sick kids for three weeks, and then catching the hurling bug this weekend – I have nothing left to give.
Gastro hit our shores recently and I have always remained immune, until recently…
It just wouldn’t be a post from me without some
1. The stomach cramps I had for about four hours felt like 3-5cm contraction pains or those HORRIBLE after-birth pains when the uterus is contracting. Remember them?
2. Having a husband who will clean-up spew, hold a bowl for you to hurl in and take over all household duties the next day – IS THE BEST.
3. It’s much more ‘fun’ being sick when you’re hungover, in fact often you don’t even remember doing it (not that I know from experience mum, people have just told me ;)).
Have I totally grossed you out? Do you remember those after-birth pains? Who cleans up your hurly burly?
crappy IBOT post that I’m linking with Jess @ Essentially Jess
Every once in a while someone utters something that totally floors you!
Whether it’s your child loudly telling a random person that: “My mum sometimes has an itchy bum you know, just like me!”
Or hearing those three magic words from your husband/partner… “I’ll cook tonight!”.
In this vein, I thought I’d share a few things you will NEVER hear me say – and if you do – you have permission to shoot me on the spot.
I can’t wait to do Dry July again.
Seriously, I hate to sound like an old soak, even if the shoes fits, but I did this last year and it was soul-destroying. Seriously what mother, or person for that matter, can cope without ONE DROP of alcohol for 31 days?
Aww go on, let’s have another child.
Seriously three is my dash, I’m already suffering from industrial deafness from the amount of screeching, crying and fighting that happens with my lot! Sorry what did you say?
Sure I’m fine with the fact you like to spell definitely with an ‘a’ eg definately.
Seriously people – I see it a lot in posts, FB updates and I cringe every time, and don’t even get me started on your and you’re.
No it’s okay, you don’t need to come and look after the kids for me.
When I just had one child I was hesitant to hand her over to my beloved and trusted mum. Nowadays I’ve got the car started and am sitting in it ready to leave as soon as she pulls up the driveway! In fact I don’t think I’ve refused an offer of help recently – you should seriously try it!
What is something that you are likely to NEVER say? Or what are words you would be shocked to hear come out of your partner’s lips?
I’d also like to take this chance to say a heartfelt thanks so all of you who gave me advice, encouragement, support and compassion on my post about my middle boy earlier this week!
Nearly 50 amazing people took time out to comment and I wish I had time to thank you all in person!
You’ll be happy to know I’ve started a list of ways to help my precious, sensitive soul became a more confident, happy boy.
This blogging community is quite something you know – and I’m glad I stumbled upon it!
Flogging with the lovely Grace @ With Some Grace for Flog Yo Blog Friday!