Or You Could Just Hide In the Cupboard

Or You Could Just Hide In the Cupboard

Quote of the Day/Week/Month/Year or Until I Change It!

‘Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.’

Mohandas Gandhi


Pondering the choices we make at our crossroads is like revision in the school of life.

Regretting the mistakes or taking for granted the successes, means we have learnt nought.

An attentive student will gain wisdom from the mistakes and joy from the successes.

Cartillyer – 2008

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blog Post Email Formatting

It appears that when some people received their first email from my Finding My Star blog, the formatting has gone all skewiff (words pushed together). If you have had the same problem on Finding My Star, or or on this blog, please let me know and also what device (iPhone, PC, Mac, etc) you're reading the email on, so I can follow up with Goggle Blogger.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Man Boobs and We're Moving!

How do men know when their man boobs have become too big?

When their 2 ½ year old daughter holds her mummy’s bra up against Daddy’s bare chest and says, ‘Boobies!’

When does 5-3=5?

When Boywonder holds up five fingers on one hand and three fingers on the other and says, ‘Five take away three,’ before removing the hand with three fingers and announcing the answer is five.


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Monday, March 5, 2012

Borrowing What You Already Own?

As much as kids enjoy experiencing and learning new things when they start going to school, they also get a huge amount of pleasure and comfort from familiarity.

Tomboy loves visiting the school library each week. Her favourite part of the visit is borrowing a new book to bring home for Mr T to read to her and her siblings at bedtime.

She has been especially excited about her book choices the last two weeks.

When I opened her library bag to see what story she’d brought home, I was a little confused. I lifted Rhino Neil by Mini Goss out of the bag and said, ‘We already own this book.’

I thought that maybe Tomboy had forgotten.

‘Yes! That’s why I got it,’ replied Tomboy quite proudly.

She was just as proud when she brought home Who Sank the Boat by Pamela Allen – another book that we already own.

Boywonder did the same thing last year when he started school. It might seem a little silly to borrow a book that one already owns, but that little bit of familiarity between school and home seems to boost their confidence.

Unfortunately, Mr T was a little disappointed when Tomboy didn’t bring home a new story to read at bedtime. Maybe I should send him to the local library to choose a couple of picture books for himself.