Friday, 10 September 2010

Spiders, sleep (lack of) and shopping


My learning began in the early hours of 9th September....
  • If The Girl wakes in the night to discover a spider in her room, she will totally freak out
  • If you are unable to find and remove the spider, she will continue to freak out until you end up bringing her into your bed to calm her down
  • By now you will be significantly behind on your sleep, and having her in your bed means you won't sleep properly for the rest of the night either
  • My god-daughter's starting school today! And she looks so grown up :-)
  • It's lovely to see children's enthusiasm for learning :-)
  • It IS possible to function on very little sleep!
  • I missed a package!! I wonder what it is??
  • I love receiving packages :-)
  • The garden work may be cheaper than we thought! The second quotation is just over £300, yay!
  • It's much easier to do the Asda shop in the day, in term-time, without The Children
  • It annoys me when the check-out staff try to put everything into plastic bags even when I've clearly brought my own, reusable bags. The meat can go straight into this bag, it's OK. The socks will be fine in this one. Everything does not need a separate plastic bag, and it does negate the effect of me bringing my own when you try to keep giving them to me....
  • Lunch will be provided at the training day tomorrow - and there will be croissants for breakfast! :-)
  • Still no new digi templates available :-( I want to scrap!
  • It's much easier to do my blog Wordle on the day - so glad I remembered this week
  • When you've found a big plastic spider and put it on The Girl's bed for an illustrative photo, it would be a good idea to hide it away again afterwards - oops....
It's a shame about the digi templates, but having decided to use each of them in order for my digi version of this project I'll wait a little longer and hope they appear over the weekend. Meanwhile, it occurs to me that I may now have enough photos to print to make a start on my paper version - yay! :-)

11 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

OH, I'd definitely be leaving that spider there for the girl! LOL!
Rinda

debs14 said...

To put spiders into perspective, when the kids were younger we went on holiday to Lanzarote and we were woken by my daughter screaming because ... a cockroach was crawling around in her pyjamas - aaargghhhh!!!! I have a friend who believes that spiders live in pairs so even if you find and get rid of one, you then have to search for its partner!

Sian said...

I always take my own bags to the supermarket, but I have to admit I like it when the girl offers to put my raw meat or fish (especially fish) or even washing powder in a separate bag. I hate it when they shove it in without any thought at all.

I wonder do spiders really live in pairs? Interesting thought..

Mary B said...

I think I would shriek if I found that in my room

Rhona said...

I would want you to have put the spider away too - eeuch! As for whether they live in pairs, I hope not!!! lol!

Cheri said...

I agree on the plastic bags thing. The whole point of my bringing reusable bags to the grocery is to avoid receiving plastic bags to begin with. I also wish they would teach the baggers how to fill them. The foil lined bags are for frozen foods, meats, dairy, and produce (all things that should be kept cold). The unlined bags are for boxed and canned foods. Is it really that difficult to understand?


I have given up waiting for the new digi templates and have started improvising. Yesterday's post was your template with the photo block turned on its side!

humel said...

If it reassures anyone....

The Boy, who is something of an expert, assures me that spiders don't live in pairs. In fact, they're quite territorial. They get together briefly to mate, then the bloke's off in a hurry - or possibly gets eaten by the larger, more aggressive female....

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

My boys shriek at the sight of spiders. I'm like 'duh, you're BOYS!'

Karen said...

Sad to say, I wouldn't be much better than the girl if I found a spider in my bed!

scrappyjacky said...

Be warned.....DD1 is in her 20s and still reacts like that to spiders....I didn't take too kindly to be woken in the middle of the night 2 weeks ago to her screaming 'mum,mum,help'....leaping out of bed thinking we had an intruder....to find a spider on her wall!!!!!

SarahLP said...

Oh dear... my hubby is a complete wuss when it comes to spiders, daddy-long-legs or even moths.. and is passing on this trait to my sons! I'm fine with all of these.. it's just squidgy things like slugs and seafood that I can't stand. Not that we often have seafood crawling round the house..