Saturday, September 04, 2010

Blah Blah Blah

My son has developed a very annoying new habit - if ever I ask him to do something he doesn't want to do he only bothers to give me half a reply finishing the sentence with 'blah blah blah'.  ARRRRG!

For example:

Me:  "Can you put you shoes on please, we are going out."
Son: "No thanks, I am happy here blah blah blah"

Me: "Why don't you go outside and play?"
Son " No thanks, its to blah blah blah"

Me: "Time for bed/bath/clean teeth/wash hands/ etc etc
Son: "I don't want to it's blah blah blah"

To be fair I haven't helped as the first time he did it I laughed, so now he thinks he is a comedy genuis, but it isn't funny any more!

I am not sure what I am struggling with more, the emerging independent 5 year old boy or the 'I'm not wasting my breath mom' attitude.

I'd love to know how other children start to assert themselves so please leave a comment blah blah blah!
(Well you know how it works lol!)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Forecasting Emotions!


I have just been informed that my son has woken up feeling happy today with no grumpiness in sight but he does think he might feel a bit sad later but that it won't last for long then he will be happy again.


I felt like I was listening to a very bizarre weather forecast, bless him.  


I hope he is right, especially after he had a very grumpy day yesterday where everything was wrong.


I love being a mummy but a day like yesterday does make me wonder why I bother - a much nicer start to today so far - lots of hugs already and its only 9am.  Much better.


(Should add sorry I haven't been around,  the summer holidays are turning my life into a chaotic jumble of random events.....normality will be resumed soon :) )

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

How would you like your Cloned steak prepared madam?

"How would you like your Cloned steak prepared madam?"  A sentence I hope I will never hear but having just read the following  article on the BBC website I am now wondering.

Meat of cloned cow offspring in UK food chain, FSA says

Now I understand sensationalism journalism and the need to cause a reaction; and normally I take everything with a pinch of salt but this is one subject I have strong opinions on.   Simply my opinion is:

I don't want my children to be eating meat or drinking milk from a cloned cow or animal of any kind, in fact I don't want to be consuming it either! 

Whether I am buying fruit, veg or meat I try to buy local organic or free range only as I want to know that my children are eating food which is good for them and is as fresh as possible. So this really disturbs me.  The article goes on to say:

"Earlier this week, a British dairy farmer said he used milk from a cow produced from a cloned parent, but UK dairy industry body DairyCo said it was "confident" no milk from such animals had entered the human food chain."
Is that good enough?   I am sure the farmer knows the history of his cow and yet the industry body is denying knowledge.   If ever cloned embryos have had a part of the food process then we have a right to know through clear labelling and then we can choose if we want to buy that particular item, but to be consuming such products without any understanding is, well I think scary.

Thankfully MEPs have recently voted in favour of a law that would ban cloned meat and other animal products in the European food supply, though there is still another stage next month before it could become EU law.

What do you think?  Do you agree with cloning?  
Would you eat a steak or drink the milk of a cloned animal?