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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hair Clip in, hair clip out ....

Why do 3 year olds demand they have a hair clip, only to slide it off within 2 mins?  I bought my niece some pink clips with a fluffy pom-pom type ball with a couple of sparkly stones on it.  It is very cute and her eyes lit up when she saw it.  Immediately she wanted it in her hair, but it lasted only minutes.  The real attraction was the bending, clipping motion of the metal clip.  That was fun.  She opened and closed it for ages.

Then I found the clips on the floor and put it in my own hair so they wouldn't be lost.  No, that wasn't acceptable.  They were her clips now and not mine.  What right did I have to use her clips?  And so the dance continued.  The clicking, in hair, out of hair, on floor, in my hair again.

I love the drama of doing her hair.  The tiny brush, the fine golden hair that is so soft to touch, the art of placing plaits and pony tails were ever she wants them.  And the final result of multiple clips, ties and headbands that give her Rock Princess cred.  I don't have this with my sons.

The clips finally found a home in her handbag with a toy lizard, two blocks and a tiny book.  At what age do they finally decide to keep the clips in their hair??

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Laugh Out Loud!

Get your friends and family together and put on a comedy show with these hilarious jokes.

What is big, grey and wears glass slippers?

What kind of horses like to be ridden at night?
A nightmare.

What do you all a grizzly bear without teeth?
A gummy bear.

What do you call a ghost the puts out fires?
A fire frighter.

Why did the boy say moo?
Because he as a cowboy.

Which object is the king of the class room?
A Ruler.

Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?

To get to the bottom.

What time of the year do you jump on the trampoline?
Spring time.

What do ducks have with their soup?

What do snakes use to cut paper?

What day of the week do chickens hate?

What do runners do when they forget something?
They jog their memory.

What makes music on your head?
A head band.

What do you call two banana peels?
A pair of slippers.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Rainbow Connection - What does your favourite colour say about you?

RED - Reow!  You're fun, fiery and have a whole lot of spark.  You can be a bit of a drama queen, but your pals love you for being you.  You have strong opinions, so you're not afraid to speak your mind if the time is right.  While you are outgoing, you have a caring side too.

PINK - You're a vibrant young spirit who is gorgeous and girly.  You have the fire of red girls, but also possess a sweet softness that makes you ultra charming to friends and family.  Now and again you catch yourself daydreaming and you love a little dose of romance here and there.  You're a happy soul - truly tickled pink!

YELLOW - Bubbly, bright and just bursting with positive energy, yellow girls are loved by many.  You have an uber-awesome attitude and don't like it when others are down in the dumps.  Just because you have a sunny disposition, doesn't mean you're one dimensional.  You're quirky, creative and oh so cute.

BLUE - Your besties can always count on you because, like the blue sky and sea, you're always there.  You're a strong sista who loves to socialise, but you also like some time alone too.  While you love blue, you don't often have the blues.  Instead, you like to be pretty practical in everything you do.

GREEN - You're a pretty chilled out chica who has a variety of fab friends.  You have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, which weaves its way through different parts of your life.  An old soul at heart, you find comfort in the little things - a cup of tea or a good book.  As a green girl you naturally love all things eco-friendly too.

PURPLE - As a purple girl, you don't have to try to be popular.  People naturally gravitate towards that indefinable cool factor that circulates around you.  You're lovable and loyal, so friends flock to you for advice.  You're like a party mix of lollies - an eensy bit mysterious combined with a whole lot of fun!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wacko Facts to impress your friends

Bust out these facts next time you want to sound uber smart in front of your besties!

Seven Facts about the human body.
1.  The human body is made up of 80% water.  - I guess that's why we float so well.
2.  Your heart beats 100,000 times a day - seriously, keep count one day.  Joking!
3.  Fingernails grow twice as fast as toenails - Argh but nail polish stays on your toenails twice as long.
4.  Girls blink nearly twice as much as boys - is that because most boys i know stare at screens?
5.  Humans grow slightly taller in space because there is no gravity - really??
6.  Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it would digest itself.  - that's just gross.
7.  Taste buds only live for an average of 10 days - what about if you have a hot curry?
Some polish for your toes and glitter for your temples - to draw attention to your beautiful blinking eyes!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Winter school holidays - day one ideas

Winter school holidays aren't as fun as the summer ones where your little ones spend endless hours outdoors, but there are things that are more fun in winter.

• do a puzzle inside next to the heater.

• watch a movie eating popcorn with your dog.

• create a pillow cubbyhouse or a mansion out of your dining table and two long table cloths.

• take a ride around the park - that will warm them up.

• see a local play, museum or art gallery.

• get them to write a letter and draw a picture to post to Nana. She will love it.

• toast marshmellows around your dining table candle

What do your little ones love to do?