Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

McDonalds is NOT free daycare!

OK, so usually, I do NOT 'bag out' other parents, I generally believe that most of us try to do our best and all that jazz. However, I had two, TWO, separate incidents, that made me a little mad, one more then another.

Hubby and I had to drive 1 1/2 hours to pick up the kids, his mum meets us half way to her house so neither of us has to travel 3 hours straight. Any who, we go to the service centre on the Freeway that has petrol, Maccas and KFC, you know, them places everyone stops at to have a break. Well seeing I have had 4 kids, my bladder was about to burst, so I thought I would shimmy over to the loo's and do what we do there. On my way out, I opened the door, and turned the corner. The out of nowhere - WHACK! a metal 'child proof' gate from the Maccas Playground came swinging at my face with a small child hanging on it, and into my nose it went. Not cool.
I stood there, holding onto my nose, tears threatening (you know how it is with noses). I decided I would wait to see if a parent of the child came to me to do the right thing and say sorry on behalf of the child, and so I could tell them their precious bundle of joy can in fact escape the playground, close to the door to the busy road. I waited there for 5 minutes, and no sign of the parent!! I had to go back to the car as my Mother In Law had arrived. But I was not comfortable in leaving the child there, apparently unsupervised. I didn't know what to do, I went back in there to get my kids some fries from Maccas to subdue them until we got home, and the child was sitting down with the parents. I decided not to go and talk to the parents, to let them know their child could escape, and almost made me cry in public. But I am curious, do you often find parents throwing their kids into the Playgrounds of an enclosed area, and then disappearing without a trace for much longer then you prefer?

OK, so second incident today. When we were driving to the destination to collect our kiddies, I was happily driving along, bopping my head to the music Hubby calls 'crap' (which it is not), and I look in my rear view, and there is this car 'hooning' up behind me. This Freeway is 110kpm, so you drive pretty fast as it is, but as always, you get idiots that decide they are better the everyone, and have the right to speed. They were right up my bum. They decided to cut in really close behind me to over take. I kinda just thought "whatever, be stupid". I instinctively looked over, and I gaped in astonishment! I just stared and went "OH MY GOD!" it was a mother in that car, with 3 small children in car seats. But the part that got me outraged, was the fact she had all the windows up, and was smoking!!!! I couldn't believe it. Ill admit it, as much as I hate it, I am a mild smoker. But under no circumstances what so ever, would I ever smoke in the car with my children in it, with windows up or down. EVER! This is in fact illegal in Victoria as well. So I got hubby to jot down the licence plate number, and noted what exit she took, and I rang the police when we stopped.

I know, I have been whinging a lot in this post, but sometimes, I feel like a really crap parent, there are so many things I could be doing different/better. But then days like today, I feel like SuperMum! I'm not, but I feel like it lol. I hope I did the right thing in 'dobbing in' this lady, but I just couldn't let it go. Those poor kids.

Would love to hear your opinions and views.

Tiff!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The 'S' word (Sex!)



Ok, so I haven't done a post for a while, and thought I would shake things up a little bit and be brutally honest with everyone about who I am. I love having sex. With my hubby only of course.

I am curious though, sex seems to be such a taboo subject. We all have it (that's how most of us get babies!) we should all enjoy it, heck it feels good when done right!

I don't see why this subject is soooo taboo though. Obviously you're not going to go running down the street screaming "I just had sex with my partner, wooooo." But it just seems so naughty and secretive. I think this has something to do with the success of the book 50 Shades Of Grey and the following 2 book 50 Shades Darker, and 50 Shades Freed. Mum's want to be able to be open about this topic. It's fun, it feels good, and it is one of the most natural things on earth.

Obviously everyone likes different things, likes to be in control, taken control of, soft and gentle, hard and fast. Whatever 'floats your boat' is ok, as long as it is between 2 consenting adults. Sex is something that should be celebrated in my opinion.

So, back to the book. I am obsessed with it!! I think alot of mums are! For me, it's not about all the kinky fetish stuff (although, SOME of it sounds pretty fun!) but for me it's about the fact, Ana the young lady that is being seduced by Christian, a very wealthy young man (who is VERY attractive) doesn't really have to voice what she wants. It is like he just knows. To me that sounds just Devinne! Of course, this is a fantasy book and not based on reality. People don't usually have that kind of link with the brain waves to be able to sense what each other wants. But I guess I personally feel that after the 7 years hubby and I have been together, we should know to some degree what feels good for one another.

That's my thoughts anyway, the intuition between 2 people who love each other and make the choice to be together intimately, it is not a given, it has to be worked on, and alot.

Back to my original point, the word SEX shouldn't be so outcast, its a wonderful natural thing that should be savoured and enjoyed, we should be able to talk to friends about it without fear of judgement or feeling like we have been doing something naughty. Maybe it's just me that thinks this way, and I hope I don't ruffle too many feathers writing this, I just wanted it out there.

Have a great day everyone - and hopefully, you have a great night too ;)