Thank you, Working Mom! I've been thinking hard about where my five awards are going to go from here. The winners are;
- Her bad mother
- Laskigal at From the cheap seats
- The mom bomb (this has nothing to do with her competition, of course. That necklace is mine. BWA HA HA HA).
- Leah at Bigger is better. Check her out. Sometime's she's a bit angry, but today she's looking for some LDS good lovin'. Often very funny! Got a feeling you guys might have some advice.
- Since having Ellie, I've been a very motivated mum. I've done my share of domestic duties, plus kept her in reusable nappies and made almost all her food from scratch. But I'm getting bored of the washing machine now. Please can you say some nice things about my efforts so far, just so that I can keep it all going till she's toilet trained. She's 18 months old, so I've got a while to go.
- As I've posted before, I'm not the most creative type. I can sit with Ellie and play with lego and Mr Potatohead. But I do hide the felt tip pens from her. I feel a considerable amount of fear for all surfaces in the house when she's marauding about with a pen in her hand. She does get to play with washable crayons whenever she likes (I've even been known to encourage her). Is this intolerably mean and control-freakish of me?
- The last question is about church. We take Ellie to an 8am communion service. Only about 10 people go to this service. All of them are really old - apart from our groovy young vicar... well she's about my age. That's young, right? Anyhoo, we take it in turns to take her out into the lobby when we agree she's too loud or too active. The congregation is really polite about Ellie and they all smile at her afterwards... but do you think we are being unreasonable in taking her there? Neither of us want to go to the later family service - they encourage people to put their children in the creche/sunday school - which seems to defeat the purpose of getting her used to church. What would you do?