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Monday, November 28, 2005

Why do I bother?

Sometimes I wonder!

I spent hours yesterday making a lovely Sunday Roast, then, as promised took the kids off to see our friends P&L who have five beautiful Siberian Huskies. Mstr A has been nagging to go see them for ages, and as we don't do the whole pet thing at all, I like to expose them kids to other peoples when possible, and you don't get much better exposure than 5 huskies!.

As we got in the car Mstr A complained he felt sick, but since it was only a 10minute drive I told him not to worry (he gets a bit car sick sometimes). we arrived without inceident, went in to th house, sat on the sofa at which point mstr A started vomiting! I caught it in his jumper & started to drag him outside again, but only made it to the front hallway before the whole lot came up. Tone & tons of it. Much more than he had eaten, I'm sure, splattered all over the floor, and the walls, and the doors.....

So I spent the first 15 minutes there, on my knees, clearing it up with a roll of kitchen towel. Don't you believe anyone who tells you it's ok when its your own kids bodily fluids - it's just as gag-making as anybody elses!

Then he spent the next half hour dancing around & being really abnoxious & hyper, until I suggested he sits and watches pokemon on the TV, when he promptly started watching and fighting with LMB, who tried to sit next to him.

Poor L is pregnant, expecting her first child in early Feb - I don't think my kids are a very good example for her!

For supper, we just gave them muffins & cheese, which they absolutely stuffed down & asked for more! It took approximately 20 seconds to prepare. So why do I bother spending time, effort & money on cooking nutricious meals each day?


  • At Monday, November 28, 2005 11:21:00 am, Blogger Dave said…

    It's simple, you care about what you are putting into your children and you realise the importance of the family sitting down to meals as a family rather than individuals stuffing down rubbish in front of a screen.

    Hmm, sounded a bit pasionate there, well I guess that's cos I am on that subject, sorry.

  • At Monday, November 28, 2005 6:55:00 pm, Blogger Kyahgirl said…

    LOL-for a moment I thought that mstr A was Mr. A and had horrifying visions of adult vomiting all around your friends's house. Somehow it doesn't seem so bad when its a kid. But isn't it annoying when they bounce back like that?
    So sorry about your wasted cooking energy.
    BTW, visiting from surlygirl's blog. Hi :-)
    How were the Huskies by the way?

  • At Monday, November 28, 2005 8:21:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    The huskies were bueatiful - and the newest one was so friendly!

    The other four are a bit boisterous really, especially in this weather:-)

  • At Monday, November 28, 2005 9:48:00 pm, Blogger Kyahgirl said…

    That's a lot of dogs, and I bet you all went home liberally coated in white hairs! I used to have two Belgian Sheepdogs, a bit bigger than Huskies, and well remember how crowded you feel when they are jumping all over the place. I'll never have a shedding dog again I think!

  • At Tuesday, November 29, 2005 2:00:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    We feed them so that they grow strong and healthy, well able to leave home and not be lifelong dependents. They leave with good memories, we hope, so that they will be kind to us in our old age.

    My eldest turns 20 next week. One down, two to go...


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