I love receiving flowers, and having fresh flowers in the house. So I was overjoyed when these lovelyInterflora flowers were delivered to my doorstep, with a card “Dear Mummy, I love you very much. Love Boo xxxx”
The last couple of years on Mothers Day, Boo has given me a bunch of chrysanthemums. I drive her around the corner, hand over the cash, she jumps out the car and selects the bunch she wants from the elderly Italian lady who still has an inner suburbs market garden. Boo returns to the car beaming with pride as she hands over the flowers and wishes me Happy Mother’s Day.
This year she hit the jackpot, and with the assistance of Interflora she has gifted (in her words) “Way more beautiful flowers, and with a lovely vase.” I have to agree… to be honest I am truly not a fan of chrysanthemums! Next year, I might just hand over my credit card and place her in front of the Interflora website
You still have plenty of time to show your mum she means the world to you with flowers from Interflora. I guarantee she’ll love them.
Disclaimer: We did receive the flowers courtesy of Interflora, though all opinions expressed is my own
Not really sure where the last couple of months vanished to? Actually, yes I do!
Between working almost full time the last few months, we’ve had a couple of weekends away, I’ve been taxi mum, sewing mum, playdate mum, committee member mum, smashed my new car – actually someone smashed my car, and I’ve developed a crippling addiction to Candy Crush!
Boo has also been an over-scheduled little vegemite. There’s ballet twice a week. I spent more than several evenings sewing over 100 metres of ribbon onto skirts for some performances they did at Easter… because I offered without thinking through the fact that I don’t have any spare time! Then I agreed to do some more sewing for the ballet school which I’m slowly getting through.
Boo’s also at diving for a couple of hours a week, and has been surfing with school at silly o’clock on Friday mornings.
As for Candy Crush, several people were talking about it. I wish I never decided to check it out… the game is consuming any spare time I may have had.
Boo is loving her new school. I’m loving Boo’s new school. She’s super keen to get back there today after 2 weeks holiday. So here’s hoping Term 2 is as fabulous as Term 1, and that I learn to say NO to a few things!
Recently, my parents asked me how Boo’s diving was coming along. I chuckled, and made comment on her inco-ordination, though her vast enthusiasm and enjoyment of the sport. I did then make the statement that she was at least 2 years younger than the rest of the class.
Blow me down!
The next morning, I was approached by the National Talent ID coach who had taken an interest in Boo’s diving potential. Obviously, I have no clue about what constitutes a potential champion! He worked with Boo one-on-one for an hour, and then offered her a place on the state Talent ID pathway.
Whilst this is awesome, and an honour. I see this as a champion-making factory, sure to burn your child out by the time they’re 12!
We are talking about a 7 year old, who if she makes it, uninjured and still passionate, would not be competing at an elite level for around another 10 years. The plan on the pathway is for 6 hours/week this year, increasing up to 12 hours/week in the next couple of years. This means that she wouldn’t have time to try out any other sports or extra-curricular activities, it would limit her to diving only.
For now, I’ve declined the offer despite the coach’s persistence. Boo on the other hand is dead keen to join the squad, and has decided she wants to be an Olympic diver.
My thoughts are that at this age she would be better off training with a club for 2-3hrs, once/week, keeping it fun. It would also mean that she wouldn’t drop off the talent ID radar, and we can revisit that option again over the next couple of years.
It was a tough decision but I think I made the right one for now!
As you know, we recently had a school move. The decision was not made lightly, but here are 5 things of when you should seriously consider it.
- Your kids friend tells you, and your child that her mum really doesn’t like your kid. When you also hear it from another parent, you should really give this more weight in your decision-making.
- On a playdate, a school mum propositions you for sex, and after you fend her off before she sticks her tongue down your throat, she offers a threesome with her husband incase you’re more comfortable with that. This rejection will only end badly for you, and your child!
- You seriously consider taking out a restraining order against a school parent for emails and texts that are bullying in nature, and those drive-bys your house whilst shouting F*%K YOU expletives.
- The school has unwittingly become a tool of harassment by another parent
- You moved house… but then that was obvious!
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