Ranty Friday – my lack of patience

I have a lasting memory of my childhood after Parents Evenings with my parents coming home saying that the feedback was all good, I worked hard and participated well in class BUT I had no patience and rushed everything.

ranty friday lack of patience woman shouting

I used to laugh and roll my eyes when my parents told me to slow down as I never found it to be a negative…. until now.

I would like to think that I’m now described as a crafter and if there’s anything a crafter needs is patience. Everything is a little bit fiddly with a lot of glue and far too much paper so it’s very easy to get frustrated! So basically it’s quite an amusing mix – me and craft.

Not only am I crafter without patience but I’m also a parent!! And surely patience is at the top of the list when you’re being accepted into parenting school 🙂 Well somehow I got in.. twice!

This week therefore I’m ranting not about other people but about me. I think I’m an ok sort of girl but at the top of my list of things to change (other than my fat tummy of course) would be my lack of patience.

What do you find it difficult to be patient about?

Thank you so much for reading and please please head over to Mummy Barrow to read some other Ranty Friday posts.

The Gallery – Frightful

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.

This parenting malarky is easy… so says Mr Pebbles

So Mr Pebbles has lost all power at his office so he’s sent everyone home for the day as no work can be done.  Initially I was thrilled to have him home mid afternoon on a week day as this is a minor miracle.  The thought of having help with tea, bath and bed was just too exciting.

I think I also wanted him to witness that weekday parenting isn’t all easy when chores need to be done, homework finished and tea eaten with 2 very very tired children ….. however it is this afternoon!!!  The children have played by themselves since we walked through the door.  No bickering, no snatching, no pulling/pushing/crying etc etc etc so Mr P and I are sitting here with our

feet up wondering what to do with ourselves when he comes out with:

“This parenting malarky is easy isn’t it?”

No, no, no, no, no it isn’t, but he just won’t believe me !!!