I’m awake. I can’t sleep. It’s not a child that’s disturbing my vain attempts at slumber.
I’m feeling ashamed.
Earlier events today in Norway are disheartening. It makes one stop and ruminate at how just a few people can have such a profound effect on so many peoples lives.
It’s reminded me to take a step back and take stock of my own values.Before I slunk off to bed this evening I added a new blog post on here, I had been looking forward to putting the post in question up all week thinking it ideal reading material for the weekend and I was looking forward to seeing the response it got.
Lying in bed now though I can’t help but feel ashamed of myself. I had read online of the terrible events in Norway early in the evening but I’ve been lost in my own self indulgence, thinking mainly if I am brutally honest about my own self promotion.I was even grumbling that I couldn’t find any chocolate in the house. I caught the news before I went to bed and the images have stayed with me as I have been led here and it’s made me take stock of what is truly important.
This is just a blog, not important to anyone other than myself in the grand scheme of things and I’ve been preoccupied of late with everything ‘bloggy’. It may come across melodramatic but thinking of so many people suffering like that so far away is heartbreaking . Some people have lost loved ones, families divided and an entire country shaken to it’s core. It reminds you that such awful things happen everyday over the world, countries in turmoil with famine, war and unrest.
In the morning I’ll wake up to my loving family, safe and sound and go about my day as usual but there’ll be one difference from yesterday morning – I won’t be taking it for granted. I am spending today with all of my eight children together, an event that only happens for 3 hours every month, and I’m going to savour every moment of it.
My thoughts go out to those in turmoil tonight. As for those of us who are healthy, safe and with our families I wish you an extra close weekend with the ones that you love the most.
Peace out x
ooOOOoo a little bit of wee wee nearly came out when I spied with my little eye that Mammasaurus’s ‘Oh Look! Oh No! It’s a Gin-alo!’ had made it into this weeks BritMums Good Reads list and I’m also their Blogger Of The Week ! Some serious gin based celebrations will be going on this evening I can tell you !
Check out the other blogs on this weeks BritMums Good Reads list – I really am keeping some fabulous company these days ! – some serious gin based celebrations will be going on this evening I can tell you !
‘Flaming Friday’ – Your thoughts please on Childrens TV Presenters and their insane, non stop smiling
Pre-School childrens TV presenters – those happy people, always smiling and jolly -even at 6 in the morning. I for one do not trust ‘em one little bit. Look at them with their bloody white toothy grins.
These are supposed adult role models for your kiddies and I’m telling you right now that no mortal parent can maintain that level of smiling and cheeriness 12 hours a day ! The reality of course is that this perky souls go to work for a few hours a day, probably after a hearty breakfast and few dozen coffees and film some links for programmes whilst making our kids think that human beings that are off their tits on pure joy at 6am do exist !
Personally I like to think that Alex from CBeebies (you know Alex, he always grins and speaks in a lovely soft voice that no father could maintain for more than an hour at any time) is a bit different outside his work on CBeebies. And obviously this isn’t what he does at the end of a day but rather what I like to imagine he does… I like to think that he goes home after a hard days grinning to slam the front door, kick the family dog, tell his wife that her cooking is bollocks before lighting up a fat cuban and smoking it whilst he bounces Alex Junior upon his knee.
Am I being too harsh here ? What do you think about the smiling band of Childrens TV presenters ?