I’ve had a week.
Not a good week, and not a bad week, just a week. A week that was tiring and exhausting and draining and yet successful and exciting all at once. A week that had me giggling over the ridiculous, and bawling over the non existant.
Just a week.
Towards the end of last week, I kind of shut down. Again, I’m not a hundred percent sure why, but I did. Didn’t want to see people, talk to people or even check facebook or twitter. It all got too much and I just couldn’t do any of it. So I didn’t. Apart from a random rant about several different things, I just stopped everything. i worked hard on sewing costumes (blog post to come), and trying to maintain some semblance of order in the house.
It’s safe to say I did much better at the former. 😉
The kids watched far too much TV. More than was normal and more than is the ‘proper’ amount and I didn’t much care. After all, it was a week, and I was just trying to survive. Thankfully, ABC 4 Kids definitely has it’s perks, and I found that even I, listening from behind the hum of the sewing machine, or buried underneath a cuddly toddler, learnt a few things. And with that, I introduce to you, the second instalment in my search for wisdom.
Care of kids television.
Wisdomous Fact No 1.
If by some fortuitous chance, you are a member of the British Postal Service (or any other postal service for that matter), I strongly suggest that if you are ever required to deliver helium balloons, you do not tie them to your mail bag. There is every possibility, and possible likelihood that your bag will float away, be torn open on a tree, and the village children will honestly retrieve all your lost letters.
It could happen.
Wisdomous Fact No 2.
If you live in some random kingdom where the princess has a pet dragon, do not let that dragon wander through the palace gardens. Particularly when you have a vegetable garden that you are using to feed the community.The dragon will likely crush all your fresh produce in its efforts to follow the princess who is endeavouring to discover what exactly it is that you are making for the chef.
Or maybe just don’t make anything for the chef and you won’t have this problem?
Wisdomous Fact No 3.
Don’t pretend you have a crooked antennae when you don’t. The same goes for a broken arm. You may get to miss school, but you will also miss out on the soccer game and climbing trees with your friends. Just saying.
Wisdomous Fact No 4.
On deciding to build a mud hut, look very carefully at the area from which you are extracting the mud. There is every chance it’s actually a built up river bank, and you’re about the flood the whole valley.
If you do happen to do so, make sure you have your talkie on you, so that you can reach Bob and Wendy. Those two can fix anything!
Wisdomous Fact No 5.
Be careful. Scissors are sharp.
Says it all really.
Never trust a care bear. You never know when it will be LC in disguise.
And an actual wisdomous fact, not gleaned from ABC Kids, cause it would be entirely inappropriate, but if you have had a supremely hard week, there is one way to feel better. Go to bed early with a glass of red, a stupidly funny movie, and then shag your ridiculously attractive husband. Trust me. It works 😉
How’s your week been?
Have you been wonderfully enlightened by the messages in this post?