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My Bathroom Pet Hate

“Who just went to the loo?!” I yelled out. The bathroom was a pigsty! Actually, that’s not entirely true…

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Nomie - September 1, 2015 - 8:38 am

My 4yo son does exactly the same thing!

Anyone Else Struggle With Book Week Costumes?

Even though they only dress up for one day, I know why they call it Book Week. That’s how long it takes to organize what the kids are going to wear.

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Andrea Nisbet - August 27, 2015 - 8:09 am

Haha, kids are hilarious. That makes me remember my daughters book week. She was really into Greek Mythology at the time and wanted to go as Aphrodite. And I completely forgot about her costume until she reminded me at 9pm the day before she was to get dressed up. Luckily we had a neighbour at the time who was really into crafting and making costumes for her kids. We were at her house until 10pm raiding her material stash trying to put together a costume. Must say she looked pretty amazing by the end of it.

Bruce Devereaux - August 27, 2015 - 8:23 am

You and your neighbour are amazing for doing that at that time of night. I’d have grabbed a colourful bedsheet and told her it was standard garb at Greek Mythology’s Mardi Gras.

Liz - August 28, 2015 - 12:03 pm

I’ve sent a 1/2 dressed child to school because he’s insisting on staying character as King Triton from The Little Mermaid … “And he has no shirt on!!!”… It’s not forecast to get to double figures in temperature today!?! (He has got a jumper in his bag)…
I always think of it as my annual donation to op shops because I scour them for costume bits – this year they came through with 2 of the 3 required! Thank you op shops!

And such a fun wrecker over the Rudie Nudie! Lol

Carly - August 28, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Despite saying all week that she wasn’t interested in dressing up (too cool for school now that she’s turned 10) my daughter decided the MORNING OF the parade that she’d changed her mind. Luckily I’m awesome and we managed to throw together a half decent attempt at Katniss Everdeen in under 20 minutes. Next year I’m going to have a costume sorted weeks beforehand for the inevitable pre-teen change-o’-mind. Or she can wear my ‘Jareth the Goblin king’ costume from my thirtieth birthday party a few years ago!

Melanie Onions (Mummyplus7) - August 30, 2015 - 10:28 am

A Kid at my children’s school went as the killer from the movie Scream!

Bruce Devereaux - August 30, 2015 - 10:07 pm

Casper scares my kids.

Psst WTF People?

Am I allowed to laugh? Am I even allowed to smile?

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Nat - August 23, 2015 - 10:57 pm


Jessica Walker - August 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm

I’ve been following the story and it’s a big laugh to me. They deserve to be exposed and their partners deserve to be happy and move on.

Bruce Devereaux - August 24, 2015 - 3:50 pm

I guess the fact I never enjoyed asking someone on a date makes this even harder for me to fathom

Emma - August 25, 2015 - 8:11 pm

I can’t help but think ‘sucked in cheating arseholes!!’ BUT then there is that other half of me that thinks that whole privacy breach /data theft/ black mail and name and shame thing that happened isnt so good either. So while I have zero sympathy for any of the cheating bastards. I do think we are missing a bigger more important point here… we are all kinda celebratng ( and cheering on) blackmailing and naming and shaming as well as data theft in this case without a blink of our eyes, jumping on our moral high horses… so I guess that makes us part of the problem.

Bruce Devereaux - August 26, 2015 - 9:03 am

We’re not a court so we don’t have to sentence anyone. Part of growing up with Derryn Hinch and Jana Wendt maybe (although I hated that style of reporting) :) I think the ones who hacked the accounts will have their own problems when found out. Meanwhile the bigger problem for me isn’t that they’ve been found out and their privacy breached, it’s that some people have been sleeping around behind someone else’s back and potentially bringing risks into the relationships which shouldn’t be there. That, to me, is the real crime – even though the courts will disagree and go with the privacy breach thing.