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March 2016

Ignorant people stop tutting!

Why are people so awful? So ignorant? So simple minded?

The man sat next to you in a doctors waiting room may look “ok” but he could have mental health issues.

The woman who uses the disabled toilet may not “look” disabled but it doesn’t mean she dosent suffer with a dehabilatating illness you just can’t see… She had a colostomy bag fitted after surgery six months ago.

The woman who pushed in to get to the loo whilst everyone else ques… your tuts don’t help, she did that because her IBS means she can’t wait like you do! Should she have to explain herself?

The woman with a child ‘old enough to know better’ hitting her as she tried to control him in the shop today. Her son may look “normal” but she struggles every single day, never knowing if he will be ok with the situation she puts him in… She just popped out for milk!

Why is everyone so quick to be judgemental of others, to quote the song, ‘in this ever changing world in which we live in’…why can’t we learn that nobody’s the same? We are all different, we are all trying to get by, we all have something going on. Just because an issue isn’t obvious dosent mean it’s not there!

So please question,why? before you tut, sigh or roll your eyes. Those people are just trying to get through another day. Your ignorance isn’t needed!

 

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Don’t stare…

Its not ok to stare and point it’s not ok to yell, it’s not ok to laugh and snigger and make a point to tell.

My scars may be more visible but they are JUST scars. The person who I am inside doesn’t think about those marks.

We are just people, all of us, we simply all want the same. To be who we are and be made to feel like we are all stars… Just the same!

So don’t notice that I’m different or think I’m not right, don’t make my differences known even though my points may not be quite right.

My scars whether hidden or showing just make me more special you know.

We are all stars on this planet and every one of us not the same, different colour, size and ability. The points make us all so different. Who wants to be the SAME?

So next time you want to snigger, or stare and make me feel less, remember your scars may not be visible but yours may also be a mess.

JUST SOMETHING I HAD TO WRITE AFTER BEING ANNOYED BY A FEW PEOPLES IGNORANT BEHAVIOUR TODAY.

 

 

A boys bedroom that they can grow up in

I spent a while researching ideas for my little mans bedroom, I wanted a room he could grow up in. I didn’t want to be re decorating in a year or so. Whilst researching I discovered some fabulous star wallpaper, with a grey background and white stars. This wallpaper by the Great Little Trading Company was the start of my decorating.

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being in the smallest room in the house ment that storage was important and finding this fabulous wall mounter book shelf was perfect! The bookshelf is the slim line version and holds lots of books, perfect for a small room. Another Great Little Trading Company find.

The large framed retro alphabet on the wall was a sheet of wrapping paper I picked up in Waterstones, simply framed in a oak affect frame from The Range, it looks fabulously retro.

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on a trip to Paperchase I picked up the cute animal postcards (see small frames on wall) I framed them in simple pine frames from The Range and they look fabulous. 

As this is a small room Under the bed I put three GLTC star boxes to match the wallpaper, handy for wipes, nappies and toys.

 

 

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I love his room and so does he, a perfect little mans room to grow up with. 

A cake for little kids… Or big kids😜

Just made a slightly different version for Easter, what do you think?

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Let them be children

I just had to share this as I love it so much. If you have not ventured to making a celebration cake yet, or like me are awful with icing cakes this is the cake for you, it’s such a simple idea and really affective.Make it for a child or a big kid and they will be sure to love it!

Sorry but I forgot to take pictures as I made it but will try to get some next time.

I used this recipe for the cake on the inside which is perfect as the cake is covered in delicious fudged icing for everything to stick to (this cake on its own is lush!)

Link to recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6652/naughty-chocolate-fudge-cake

To decorate I used two packets of double fingered KitKats (16) simply stick to the sides whilst cakes still wet. Then tip on or if you feel the need you can make…

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A Muddy Puddle Party- Peppa Pig

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One of my favourite party themes the Peppa pig party, no muddy party would be complete without a chocolate or mud fountain. 
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The tassels were so colourful hung across end the room and along the tables. 
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I filled a basket (middle of photo) with rolled up Peppa pig colouring sheets to send home with the children. 
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this fabulous cake was designed by myself and made by the wonderful Sue at Flowers and More on Facebook 
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I filled jars with smarties cookie mix and stuck the instructions on the jar for each child to take home as a party favour. These were delicious and very well received. 
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a muddy puddle party wouldn’t be complete without a muddy fountain, the kids and big kids loved this. 
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Balloon purchased from Asda 

 

Maybe He’s Teething? When Science and Sleep Deprivation Collide

I know so many people with children who don’t sleep well and realły feel for them, this is brilliantly written and makes you realise it happens to others. That baby that won’t sleep is not just a one off lol
Thanks for writing and good luck xxx

Hold Me, Don't Hold Me

Not to brag, but my husband and I seem to have an uncanny ability to make babies who don’t sleep. We don’t want to make anyone jealous, but our babies are professional not sleepers. We have high hopes that one day, in the throes of a fitful night of no sleep, they will find the cure for cancer, or maybe solve that whole world hunger problem. But for now, they just keep us awake while we rock, shush, sway and wonder WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON WITH OUR KIDS SO THAT THEY DON’T SLEEP?! YOU ARE SO TIRED! WHY WON’T YOU GO THE F*CK TO SLEEP?!

Okay, that came out a little on the intense side, but I’m feeling a little intense about how much sleep I’m not getting. I am also feeling a little intense about needing to find a solution pronto so that I stop aging faster than…

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Anger over formal education becoming younger…

Why are children expected to grow up so quickly now days? Why do the government guidelines insist on children reaching targets? Why do parents insist on pushing children? Why do teachers think it’s ok to tell parents that their child SHOULD be reaching targets that  the ‘others’ are?

It makes me so cross that children must meet the formal levels set by government ‘specialists’! Children should not be reading at the age of three; unless they want to. Why can’t we give children opportunities to learn as they wish? When I was younger, all those years ago, children didnt start school until year 1, age 5-6 years. Nowadays children are ‘expected’ to be learning sounds numbers and the beginnings of writing in nursery class only age 3! These children are often still in nappies, they are only just transforming from baby to toddler. That’s right, they are toddlers, they are only three years old, for goodness sake let them be children! The education system is having a massive affect on children’s lives, they are being made to grow up far to quickly.

Rant over… To be continued I’m sure, surely I’m not the only one who feels this way!

A cake for little kids… Or big kids😜

I just had to share this as I love it so much. If you have not ventured to making a celebration cake yet, or like me are awful with icing cakes this is the cake for you, it’s such a simple idea and really affective.Make it for a child or a big kid and they will be sure to love it!

Sorry but I forgot to take pictures as I made it but will try to get some next time.

I used this recipe for the cake on the inside which is perfect as the cake is covered in delicious fudged icing for everything to stick to (this cake on its own is lush!)

Link to recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6652/naughty-chocolate-fudge-cake

To decorate I used two packets of double fingered KitKats (16) simply stick to the sides whilst cakes still wet. Then tip on or if you feel the need you can make a pattern with them; 6 packets of smarties. Tie it all together with some colourful  ribbon and hey presto you have a lushious beautiful celebration cake to enjoy!

If you want to add a personal touch why not make mini bunting as I did.

All you need is: scissors, twine, pretty paper, white paper, felt tips, pritt stick, glue gun and kebab sticks.

  1. Tie the twine to one kebab stick and use glue gun to stick in place
  2. cut triangles from white paper and write letters on as desired
  3. stick, using pritt stick, the white triangles to pretty paper and cut around leaving a visible edge, leave an extra flap at the top of triangle for folding over twine
  4. use the glue gun to attach bunting to twine overlapping the flap you left at the top of the triangles
  5. Tie and stick (glue gun) twine onto other kebab stick
  6. place in your cake!
  7. TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR MASTERPIECE! Well Done x

 

 

 

Are you having any more?

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Diary post of thoughts…

Its that question you get asked all the time, are you having any more? you done? You must be ready for another? … Yes! I’m so desperate to have another baby but my husband says he’s done! But it upsets me so much after all it’s me thats with them 90% of the time, so what’s wrong with wanting more…?

Having a baby can be such a challenge for so many people that I feel truly blessed to have had the chance to have three beautiful babies to brighten my world. “What’s she on about” I hear you say, “she should just be happy to have three!”. Your right and I am, I’m over the moon with my beautiful family and I thank the Lord every single day that I got to have the children I have. To fall pregnant, to feel the joy of carrying a baby, to feel it kick, to experience the happiness people feel when you tell them your expecting, I even loved the morning sickness, uncomfortable moments, lack of sleep, swollen bits, piles, itchy feet, bad circulation, pains I have never experienced, and finally the first moment you see, touch, hold and smell your beautiful new born baby! Some of those may seem awful things but when they all end with the joy of a baby in your arms, it’s worth every single moment and us women are made to forget the bad bits, that’s why we do it again and again!  My husband and I have to agree to have another and be sure it’s right, right for both of us, I could never push him into it. So I have to accept I’m done to, although it makes me feel sick and like my heart aches for more.

So, I will never have another baby, never be pregnant again, never feel all those feelings, good or bad and never watch another beautiful baby of mine grow into a gorgeous toddler! That makes me so emotional, so sad, I feel for those unable to conceive, those struggling to get what they want. I feel saddened by the fact that God gave me three and another beautiful lady none, what’s that all about? My husbands the sensible one, the practical one, the scared one after he nearly lost me when I miscarried a baby and the hospital staff said they hadn’t seen a case like it in over 15 years… I understand his fears but I have had the joys of birthing my own. And it’s not that, that I want. It’s the beautiful child that just wants a loving home, that’s what I crave. I want to be able to share the love we have as a family with others. To give a child a safe place to be, to give them a HOME! Since seeing orphanages on the TV as I child I have always wanted to adopt but my husband says no! Maybe I just need to accept it or maybe I should just wait a few years. Do I just want to adopt for my own reasons that I can’t bare to not have another? Am I done? Do I wait a bit longer? So many questions to answer but at the moment one question I can answer, do I want more?….. Yes!

Discussion still open I think….

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