Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A cool or groovy Mum? Your decision...

Do you ever wonder what your children think of you?  Perhaps you don't want to know.  But despite our difficulties here, we do love each other, so I decided to ask them what - if anything! - was cool and groovy about me, after seeing the idea on Kate on Thin Ice (see below).   To cheer up a dullish midterm break dontcherknow.

If Smiley could talk, she would only say nice things.  I just know that.  You see she learned long ago that a winning and persistent smile is usually more effective than whinging or screaming if you want to get your needs met long term by people who care about you.

So I asked my two speaking children, and luckily they were able to come up with a few things....

1. She is 'sweet'.

2. She went on a rally car driving course for her 40th birthday.

3. She is smart.

4. Living in dodgy areas for 'the experience'. With money in her socks and walking home carrying bottles.

5. Helpful: she lets me wear her thermal socks.

6. Cool 1980s clothes that she lets me wear.

7. Good at baking, especially Brownies!

8. Running the London Marathon.

9. Always supporting the big decisions I've had to make.

10. Lots of enthusiasm when she get excited about something, and then she can't stop talking about it.

Can you guess who wrote which?



This post is inspired by the fab Groovy Mums initiative by blogger Kate on Thin Ice to help Mums to find and feel better about themselves. 


18 comments:

  1. Would your son wear your 1980s clothes, and would you're socks fit him? I'm guessing Angel for 5 & 6.

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    1. No he doesn't wear my 1980s clothes, but he does wear my socks! All my kids have smallish feet you see..

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  2. Lovely! Top groovy points for you I would say. Did you really do the London Marathon? Impressed and jealous.

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    1. 1987 :) I'd do it again if I had the time to train :)

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  3. How was the rally driving course? I think I'd be a nervous wreck!

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    1. I LOVED it!!!! I'd probably be a nervous wreck now though :)

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  4. Liam tells me he likes Mummy takes him to the movies. That's all I got. (he follows the Janet Jackson philosophy: "what have you done for me lately?")

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  5. Liam said "Mummy takes me to the movies" which is what we are doing tomorrow, He is a 'What have you done for me lately?" kind of guy.

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  6. There was NOTHING cool about 80's clothes....batwing jumpers, ra-ra's, neon shoes, pixie boots. I think I need a lie down XXX

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    1. Ha! I am still the proud owner of items matching that description :) xxx

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  7. There was NOTHING cool about 80's clothes....batwing jumpers, ra-ra's, neon shoes, pixie boots. I think I need a lie down XXX

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  8. Very groovy :-) Well done on doing the marathon! #groovymums

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  9. A marathon indeed - so impressive. Another of those things I will never do now but wish I had. Love them all but numbers 4 and 9 in particular.

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  10. Love it!! And yes, I think I can guess!

    xx Jazzy

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