The #FartGlitter Linky: Week Thirty

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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.

 

Dawn and I are taking a wee break next week but services shall resume as normal on the 4th July. See you back here then.

My favourite post from last week was ‘An Open Letter to Thomas the Tank Engine’ by Sparkles & Stretchmarks.. Thanks for helping me see the good side of Thomas when I’m deep in the midst of a toddler obsession. Dawn went for ‘Why parents are beating themselves up for not spending enough time with their kids’ by Domesticated Momster. 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 Ups and Downs of Independence in Toddlers

Since the Baby could sit unsupported that’s what he’s done- in a highchair with a selection of finger foods to nibble on…or smush in his hair and throw on the floor. I was desperate to teach him some independence and, lets face it, enjoy my meal when it still contained a little warmth.

We’ve continued to encourage his independence in other ways too. At the moment we’re working on him getting himself undressed. I was congratulating myself on the way in which I was raising my son when I was brought back to Earth with a bump. Suddenly I saw the negative side of toddler independence…

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Pass me a baby spoon, please.

When Lessons are Misunderstood

It’s really fun being a parent and imparting all sorts of knowledge to your little sponge. Sometimes, however things go awry and lessons are misunderstood.

For example most people who meet my son probably think this is cute:

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But my son has completely missed the meaning of ‘share’. He thinks it means, ‘Here, take this. I’m done with it.’

Or, ‘Give that to me RIGHT NOW!’

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Or even the opposite of ‘share’….

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 I’ve no idea how I managed to mess up his understanding so spectacularly. While we’re working on correcting it I think I’ll just leave strangers in the dark.

‘Oh, so cute! Very good sharing, Baby’ the biddies will say.

‘Yes,’ I’ll say while accepting half a soggy, chewed biscuit. ‘He’s a real sweet heart.’

The #FartGlitter Linky: Week Twenty Nine

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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 ‘When we took part in the village open gardens.’ by Turning up in Devon. This kind of thing is why I prefer to live in cities but it makes for an amusing read 🙂 . Dawn went for ‘Back in the game….ish’ by Mess and Merlot. 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 Downside of Understanding Your Toddler

I vividly remember biting down hard on my lip to restrain myself from screaming ‘Well what do you want?!’ at my baby in the midst of an epic, forty five minute melt down. It’ll be so much easier when he can talk, thought I.

And in many ways it is easier. But sometimes I’d really rather not know what he wants.

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It’s harder to feign ignorance when he’s parroting your words straight back at you.

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The guilt when you’re refusing to comply with a request for selfish reasons….

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Don’t wish away those days of non-communication. Sometimes they are preferable to what comes next.

Seriously, toddlers? SERIOUSLY???

You know when someone asks you what you want to eat so you tell them?

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And they agree to make it so you get a bit excited and do a little dance which you named ‘Happy Feet’?

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And they show you the finished item while they hold it in front of the fan to cool down? And you say ‘Yay!’ and run to go and sit at the table?

Then they put it down in front of you and you completely lose you sh*$ and refuse to eat a bite?

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No? Me neither. WTF, Baby? Seriously, WTF?!

The #FartGlitter Linky: Week Twenty Eight

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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 ‘A Story About A Girl’ by Musings of a Thirsty Daddy. This is an great post about changing opinions and acceptance. Dawn went for ‘Take Me Out’ by Madhouse 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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An Ode To Thailand

Dawn over at Rhyming with Wine always write such fantastic, funny, rhyming poems I was inspired to have a go. Needless to say my attempt wasn’t fantastic or funny and the rhymes are pushing it at times but c’est la vie :-)`

 

As the end of my time draws near,

I’m feeling excitement and fear.

Our time in Thailand is near up,

Phew, as I’ve smashed all our cups.

 

Soon we will move to sunny Spain,

And say bye to all that Thai rain.

Bye bye humidity, bye heat.

Adios to yummy food to eat.

 

So long to paradise beaches,

Farewell to five pounds each peaches.

Adieu to the land of smiles,

Cheerio curries which gave me piles.

 

Five years ago I came all alone,

With near no contacts on my phone.

Now I leave with two more in tow,

With lots of tears and sighs, off we go.

 

Bangkok will always have my heart,

It’s here that saw my family start.

One day we’ll be back I’m almost sure,

But Spain will leave us rather poor.

 

Meanwhile when I need a wee lift,

I know to where my thoughts will drift.

Bangkok, city of heat food and fun,

Lesser known for giving you the runs.

 

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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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