The Gallery is the brainchild of Sticky Fingers. Every Friday she gives a prompt, an idea, a notion and we have to go out and take a photograph using that prompt. Or just use a photo you already have. I then have to post it on my blog and write about it.
So this weeks prompt is ‘frightful’. I’ve looked through a lot of the other entries and obviously as it’s halloween that has been the focus of a lot of people’s pictures. As I wrote in an earlier post I’m a bit bah humbug about halloween so I have no such photos so I’ve just spent the last half an hour looking through past pictures on my computer trying to find something that would sum up frightful and I found one that I thought fits quite well.
Frightful – frightful parenting
Earlier this year some great friends of ours got married in South Africa. My husband was an usher and therefore part of the wedding party which meant he sat up in the front pew. That left me trying to keep the children entertained and quiet for about 45 minutes. I’m a HUGE fan of weddings and the actual ceremony and even more so when I love the couple as much as I love this couple. So I thought about it when we were packing for our holiday and I decided to invest in 2 pairs of headphones that I could plug into my iPad which would allow the children to watch tv (which always keeps them quiet) but obviously with no sound coming out. It worked an absolute treat and they gave me 45 minutes of quiet while I watched a magical ceremony.
The reaction from others was a mixed bag. The majority thought it was a great idea and were going to follow suit in the future but a few looked in that way that told me they thought it was ‘frightful’ parenting 🙂
Thanks for listening and I look forward to next weeks gallery with a theme of Autumn.