The #FartGlitter Linky: Week Twenty Seven

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Welcome to #FartGlitter, a parenting link up hosted by myself, Poop Rainbow Mama

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and the wonderful Dawn from Rhyming with Wine.

 

My favourite post from last week was ‘The Health Food Revolution’ by Cuddle Fairy. Such a simple and easy way to improve the health of your family. We’re not there yet but I’m aspiring. Dawn went for ‘The Day My Child Went Missing’ by Diary of an Imperfect Mum.  Congratulations featured bloggers. Please grab a badge from below if you fancy.

So we’re here, back again, as every Monday 6am- 11.55pm on Wednesday (GMT) ready for you to link up your parenting posts, old and new.

If you’re new and haven’t done a linky yet the lovely Cuddle Fairy has written a great instruction post which you can find here. If you get stuck don’t be shy, send me a tweet and I’ll see if I can help.

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What to do:
  • Add up to two posts to the Inlinkz link below.
  • Please grab the badge and stick it at the bottom of your post.
  • Please swing by and comment on the host posts, the one immediately before yours and one you’ve chosen at random, or more if you can :-). Karma is big in the blogging world.
  • Tag your comments with a #fartglitter so people know where you’re coming from.
  • Tweet @pooprainbowmama and @rhymingwithwine, if you want to and we’ll share your link with our followers.
 
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The Mother of All Bad Haircuts (with photos)

I have had ups and downs with hairdressers in Thailand over the years. At one point I was forking over the excessive amount of 70 GBP every 6 weeks to maintain my short blonde locks and even then I didn’t always like the cut.

After the Baby the days of 3 hours appointments every 6 weeks were well and truly in the past. Laziness and lack of time saw my locks go from boy short to down my my shoulder blades, albeit thin and lankly.

After months of toying with the idea and 4 weeks of 38 oC + I decided to take the plunge and get it all lopped off again.

I decided to cover all the bases. I chose a hairdresser who apparently spoke English and came recommended by a friend. I asked the Mummy to come in and confirm the instructions in Thai. I even got a picture of the desired cut. Better yet, it was a picture of me and my hair so I knew it was possible.

Firstly the hairdresser didn’t speak English. She seems confused and uncertain even with a translator and a photo. I should have got up and run then but I am too British. Once I commit to something like that I’m in it for the long run.

I tried to relax which worked for about a second until she attacked my fringe. Then she chopped off a huge chunk at the side.

‘Is OK?’ She asked, holding up the length of hair she had just hacked off.

Bit effing late now, is it not? And NO IT ISNT OK! I screamed in my head. ‘Uh huh,’ I muttered.

I tried to take my eyes off the train wreck occurring in the mirror and glanced over at my adoring wife. She was watching them with this expression…

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which, needless to say wasn’t reassuring.

Now I’m sure most of you are reading this thinking I’m exaggerating. I’m not. And just to prove it I’ve decided to break a long standing Poop Rainbows rule and post a couple of selfies.

This is what I asked for (minus the pink):

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Here’s what she did to me:

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Different, no? I look about 50. I am, in fact 30. And apologies for the make-up free selfie. Hope it doesn’t cause any nightmares.

After toying with buying a hat or hiding inside for the next 6 months I decided to get busy with some scissors and hair gel and managed to repair some of the damage. Safe to say I shan’t be getting another haircut in Thailand before I leave.

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Here’s my ugly mug for anyone heading to Britmums- please say hi to me. I’ll be the shy quiet one drinking through her nerves.

The Sometimes Painful Honesty of Small Children

As a teacher I am subjected to filter-less small people every day. Some feel the need to regularly pass judgement on my clothes, tattoos or hairstyle. Several have noticed that I wear the same clothes every week and don’t see the humour when I point out they do to.

For the most part I brush off these comments with little thought to them but every now and then one hits  a sore spot…

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Any teeth whitening companies that would like me to do a review? Anyone?

A dodgy co-parent.

I like to think I’m a good mum, for the most part. Not a perfect mum. Not a crunchy granola mum, a pinteresting mum or an attachment parenting mum but I think I’m doing OK.

As a co-parent, however I have my ups and downs.

Other than our first week in hospital together the Baby and I have never been left to our own devices for any period of time. The Mummy stays at home so I had company throughout my maternity leave. She rarely even pops out and leaves me with the boy for more than an hour.

The Mummy, I think, is concerned what will happen if she leaves us unsupervised. I guess it’s because most of the things I think make me a good mum also make me a dodgy co-parent.

The Baby enjoys being chucked around and encouraged to climb, run and jump. He loves pulling funny faces and doing messy play. He enjoys the limited independence he is given when I am supervising. The Mummy likes calm, order and a complete lack of risk of bodily harm. Boring.

A while ago the Mummy took herself off to the local market and left me alone with the Baby. In a rare fit of pinteresting parenting I decided to whip the paints out and let the boy finger paint without his other mum stressing about mess. I got everything ready and unleashed him on the paint. I had a moment of concern regarding the origin of said paint and whether or not it was baby-safe but dismissed it as the Baby hasn’t put anything inappropriate in his mouth for months now.

The first thing the little blighter did? Stuck his finger in the black paint and smeared it across his face and into his mouth.

Cue the Mummy returning home to a near hysterical Mama and an actually hysterical Baby as I frantically tried to rinse out the probably toxic nightmare which had dyed my son’s whole mouth black.

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Can’t be left alone? What do you mean? He was totally fine!

The #FartGlitter Linky: Week Twenty Six

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Welcome to #FartGlitter, a parenting link up hosted by myself, Poop Rainbow Mama

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and the wonderful Dawn from Rhyming with Wine.

 

My favourite post from last week was ‘HELLP, I am a mummy.’ by Double Monkey Business. Yvonne wrote a really gripping story about her twin’s birth. I’d highly recommend it. Dawn went for ‘5 Things No One Tells You When Your Baby is Premature’ by Sisterkin.  Congratulations featured bloggers. Please grab a badge from below if you fancy.

So we’re here, back again, as every Monday 6am- 11.55pm on Wednesday (GMT) ready for you to link up your parenting posts, old and new.

If you’re new and haven’t done a linky yet the lovely Cuddle Fairy has written a great instruction post which you can find here. If you get stuck don’t be shy, send me a tweet and I’ll see if I can help.

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What to do:
  • Add up to two posts to the Inlinkz link below.
  • Please grab the badge and stick it at the bottom of your post.
  • Please swing by and comment on the host posts, the one immediately before yours and one you’ve chosen at random, or more if you can :-). Karma is big in the blogging world.
  • Tag your comments with a #fartglitter so people know where you’re coming from.
  • Tweet @pooprainbowmama and @rhymingwithwine, if you want to and we’ll share your link with our followers.
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The #FartGlitter Linky: Week Twenty Five

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Welcome to #FartGlitter, a parenting link up hosted by myself, Poop Rainbow Mama

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and the wonderful Dawn from Rhyming with Wine.

 

My favourite post from last week was ‘How to Help Your Children Cope With Divorce’ by Morgan’s Milieu. I’m lucky divorce has never touched my life but I think this it would a great help for anyone in that situation. Dawn went for ‘Undomestic Goddess’ by Babies, Biscuits and Booze.  Congratulations featured bloggers. Please grab a badge from below if you fancy.

So we’re here, back again, as every Monday 6am- 11.55pm on Wednesday (GMT) ready for you to link up your parenting posts, old and new.

If you’re new and haven’t done a linky yet the lovely Cuddle Fairy has written a great instruction post which you can find here. If you get stuck don’t be shy, send me a tweet and I’ll see if I can help.

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What to do:
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  • Please grab the badge and stick it at the bottom of your post.
  • Please swing by and comment on the host posts, the one immediately before yours and one you’ve chosen at random, or more if you can :-). Karma is big in the blogging world.
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The #FartGlitter Linky: Week Twenty Four

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Welcome to #FartGlitter, a parenting link up hosted by myself, Poop Rainbow Mama

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and the wonderful Dawn from Rhyming with Wine.

 

My favourite post from last week was ‘Common Sleep Training Mistakes’ by ‘My Sleeping Bub’. I think all parents have their ups and downs when it comes to their tot’s sleep. I’m always keen to get another idea or two. Dawn went for ‘Tunnel Vision’ by The Teaching Mum. She had me at the biscuits. Congratulations featured bloggers. Please grab a badge from below if you fancy.

So we’re here, back again, as every Monday 6am- 11.55pm on Wednesday (GMT) ready for you to link up your parenting posts, old and new.

If you’re new and haven’t done a linky yet the lovely Cuddle Fairy has written a great instruction post which you can find here. If you get stuck don’t be shy, send me a tweet and I’ll see if I can help.

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  • Please grab the badge and stick it at the bottom of your post.
  • Please swing by and comment on the host posts, the one immediately before yours and one you’ve chosen at random, or more if you can :-). Karma is big in the blogging world.
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The #FartGlitter Linky: Week Twenty Three

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Welcome to #FartGlitter, a parenting link up hosted by myself, Poop Rainbow Mama

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and the wonderful Dawn from Rhyming with Wine.

 

Another challenge last week to chose my favourite post. I enjoyed reminiscing with Crummy Mummy about ‘Things you can’t do now your baby is a toddler.’ Still a bit sad that there’s no more secret chocolate snacks. Dawn chose ‘The Mummy Blogger Parody’ by Single Mum Speaks. Congratulations featured bloggers. Please grab a badge from below if you fancy.

So we’re here, back again, as every Monday 6am- 11.55pm on Wednesday (GMT) ready for you to link up your parenting posts, old and new.

If you’re new and haven’t done a linky yet the lovely Cuddle Fairy has written a great instruction post which you can find here. If you get stuck don’t be shy, send me a tweet and I’ll see if I can help.

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How Toddlers See the World

Some days it feels like someone dumped a dictionary on the Baby and told him to get studying. His language acquisition is coming thick and fast, and with it an ability to communicate his views on the world.

For me the most fascinating thing is the labels and names he assigns things when he can’t say or doesn’t know the real word.

The first such instance I remember taking note of was when his grandmother was dubbed ‘Yummy’. Hardly surprising when she spent the entire holiday trying to sneak him forbidden sugary treats.

During the same trip his grandfather became ‘Duck’ due to a comedy routine involving a rubber duck being thrown around the living room every time they met.

Then he upped the ante came the dinosaur obsession and it’s related toys….

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Squirrel? Points for originality, kiddo. Also much more pronounceable than their scientific names- yay!

 

 

Do your kids have any interesting names for anything?

Toddler Tom Jones

The Baby has always been a fan of music. We discovered the screaming delay tactic that is Youtube nursery rhymes pretty early on and they’ve always been a firm favourite and an excellent silencer.

Of course the Baby is basically now the Toddler and is no longer content to be sitting, zombie-esque watching the too colourful animations bounce around. Now the Baby wants to join in.

And singing spells aren’t limited to just video time either. We all know how annoyingly catchy those little riffs can be . They get stuck going round and round your head for hours. Toddlers don’t escape. We know this because we are treated to random outbursts of ‘Twinkle Twinkle’, ‘Baa Baa’, ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Move it’ all day long.

In fact the Baby keeps up a near constant serenade from dawn until dusk. He even sings lullabies to himself long after we’ve deposited him in his crib at bedtime. The other night I listened to him sing to himself for about 20 minutes. I guess then his batteries ran out though as he ended his song and was asleep within seconds.

Thank heavens for Mother’s Earphones. The same magic that makes your child the most beautiful and clever child ever is right there with the singing. I’m sure if it were any other child singing songs with half the words missing which all seem to share the same tune I’d want to clobber them to death with my laptop. Or push my fingers into my eyes so hard they penetrate my brain. Fortunately as he is mine and my brain has been addled by mummy juice I think he sounds lovely.

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Ah mummy juice, where would I be without you?