Thursday, 3 October 2013

October 3rd 2013

Children are funny aren't they?
They change your life to the point where you can't actually remember what life was like before.
What I do remember, is that it definitely used to include some lie ins until noon at the weekend and a love of minimalist home decor - but hey, those days are long gone.

Above all, being a parent means you have to learn to be exceptionally good at multi-tasking.
There are just so many things to be taken care....most of them mundane and all seemingly essential.
Seriously, if making breakfast, signing log books, writing cheques for school trips, feeding the cat and answering in depth scientific questions about interstellar planetary relations, whilst loading the washing machine ever becomes an Olympic sport, I'm in with a chance at the gold medal.

I'm not complaining though - I signed up to this with eyes wide open when I decided to have a family - it's just funny and slightly mind boggling.

I thought I'd share a couple of the recent questions from my 8 year son William. These questions usually happen whilst I'm trying to get ready in the morning, or sometimes on the walk to school. I have to hand it to him - they're all great questions and I love the fact that he has an inquiring mind....but it's all a bit much at 8 o'clock in the morning.

"How many cm's do you grow in a year?"

"Mum, ......the speed of sound .......(long pause....), I don't get it....can you explain?    !!!!!!

"Mum, how long, in comparison to dinosaurs have humans been around?"

"Is Pluto blue?"

"Mum, what's it like on Saturn?" (of course, I was there just the other I'd know)

"How many miles away from the sun do you have to be before you don't burn?"

and finally the one which nearly tipped me over the edge.........

"Mum, how fast does space grow?"

Life is never dull.:)


A new illustration which I also thought I'd share today ...

Meeting the Bear

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