I need a wife
Someone to organise my life
To sort out bills
Do the shopping too
To clean the wee from around the loo..
Someone who remembers when term ends
When homework's due
Someone who sends..
Completed forms and makes dates to play
Who never forgets an inset day
Someone to manage groups and clubs
Gymnastics, swimming, judo, cubs
Washing, drying, washing again
Darks and delicates, whites and then...
Someone who can quickly find the one sock that got left behind
Someone to stem the tide of mess
Sew on badges, hem a dress
Hoover the house, get filing done
Speak to the bank, make homework "fun"
I look around my house and see
It's chaos if you're married to me
The kids' shoes are missing, disorder is rife
I just have to face it
I need a wife!
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Sunday, 14 June 2015
|What do you want? A medal? (of course I do!)|
- Ride a bike 'no-handed' (but only for 3 seconds on the flat)
- Do a cartwheel (painful, but possible)
- Flip myself over using a pair of gym rings
- Get across the monkey bars on a children's climbing frame (without touching the floor - I did not cheat!)
- Run 10k (again - painful, but possible)
There are some activities that I avoid doing, partly because I don't want to injure myself, and partly because I often can't be arsed (swimming especially - too much chlorine and other people's body hair floating about for my liking). This is fair enough if you're on your own (cartwheeling around the garden could be viewed as a little regressive, and hanging out on a children's climbing frame could be viewed as alarming) but when our children are asking us to do something active with them I think we should be obliged to at least give it a try. How can we reasonably expect our children to be active if we avoid activity? Or expect our children to "give things a try" if we won't try what they suggest?
With that in mind, I decided that when my son suggested I "go down the skate ramp on a scooter mummy" that I should give it a try. Here's what happened:
I stood poised at the top of the ramp thinking "I can do this, I do Pilates so of course I'll have good core strength and balance." before making the twin errors of:
|Not for grown ups!|
2. Forgetting that I am 40 and that the scooter is set up for a six year old child
I maintained an upright position for all of two seconds before the scooter slipped left, leaving me to skid right - on my front, with my palms outstretched. Tarmac and palms are not a good combination and I managed the magic trick that is tearing the skin on your knee but not tearing your jeans - how does that happen?
It led me to the conclusion that I do want to continue to challenge myself, but perhaps it's better done when the equipment is set up for adults. So I've signed up to do a silly assault course in October - I'm hoping it doesn't involve a skate ramp.....
Soundtrack: Move Your Body by Xpansions
Monday, 1 June 2015
Small = smart
A little luxury goes a long way
You will covet other peoples stuff
The day hasn't started unless coffee has been served
Mega hangovers thanks to dinner with clients, all-nighters, being woken by what sounds like a concrete mixer (when in fact it is deer nibbling at grass) or having to take your child for a wee in the dark several times during the night. All of these fade away with the first cup of strong, hot coffee.
The feeling when you get home
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