Friday, April 20, 2007


My neighbours dogs are so useless that the slightest noise and they bark. I get up in the morning and make the slightest of noises and they are off barking, they would make useless guard dogs as they bark at me flicking a light switch, my toaster popping, Beauty watching the Dr Who site(the noise of the Daleks), closing a name it , they bark. Getting up early is not nice at the best of times but for your every movement to be accompanied by the barking of a pair of mutts is just downright irritating. Remember the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
What about The Dogs Who Barked?

Due to circumstances, I had to go out again in the car during the day and everywhere I go I am surrounded by drivers who believe that they do not need to indicate. As I tell my children, I am not psychic and I do not have eyes in my butt!

My day has been no better at home, I feel like Nicole Kidman(though obviously not as pretty or as thin) in The Others.
Am I a ghost and I do not realise it?
I ask my children to put away the clothes I have washed, dried and folded- repeatedly but still at 7:30pm they are in baskets in my kitchen! Also the bathroom is still uncleaned and I have been asking them to clean the bathroom for three days(they are meant to clean it daily!)
Perhaps they would notice me if I locked away all the food or threw it all away.

It seems that in school Beauty has learned a new song and she was heard singing it to herself in the corner,'Hwyl Fawr Frrindiau', she sang it all the way through on her own. I remember my girls singing it when they were little but they all went to Welsh Language schools. Beauty loves singing.


Steve said...

We continually have to nag our boy to clean up his own mess - something which we think is only a reasonable request. However, he has resonded - without any irony - that it's not his job to tidy things up because he's just a kid! I think all kids labour under this misapprehension and we have to disabuse them off at an early age! In our house we each tidy up our own mess!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a bathroom that's just yours so you can ignore that one until it gets dirty enough they clean it??

I wouldn't bother with the laundry... my SIL simply refuses to do her kids. They all learned around 10 how to use the washer. They are now 17, 13 and 12.

Sometimes.... things just not getting done makes more of an impression than nagging.



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(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.