Stuff and nonsense

So I’ve spent hours today trying to work out why Facebook won’t feed my blog posts to my Facebook page. Apparently it is all to do with white space in the PHP cadsk;lfjhalw;erubgvj;aruvn SORRY, what?

Yeah, EXACTLY.

All those hours I could have been jogging. Or eating. Or baking. Or playing with my children. Or dealing with Jasper’s lisp. Or maybe doing some pre-kindy work with him because dudes, I’m not sure that little sprogget even knows his alphabet.

See what happens when you have many children?

Just be grateful you’ve got clean clothes and there are cruskits in the cupboard kid, the rest you can work out along the way.

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So…

Apparently one of my Aunts took offence at me setting up Team Oscar and asking people for money. (She got wind of it as a lifetime ago she asked to be my friend on Facebook and I sent an alert out to everyone about my Team Oscar page. See what I did there! SO manipulative. Beware shonks and fly-by-nighters just out the fleece you!). Eugh. You know how there is always one who confirms your worst thoughts about something you’re doing? That it’s going to be misconstrued? Yeah. She hit that bulls-eye.

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So I go and visit the Facebook page and see something wonderful-kids who go/went to school with Oscar have ‘liked’ the page.

Faith restored.

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Last week we had a few of Felix’s friends over for the day. Talk about delightful boys. I think there’s a lot to be said for 10 year old boys – for all the signs of getting their emo on they are still little boys and easily delighted. It was a lovely day of hanging out, looking after guinea pigs, some putt putt golf and plying them with Anzac biscuits and home made pizzas.

The upside? Meeting their mums and discovering they too are lovely. Score!

The downside? Felix running in and breathlessly exclaiming that Grover, aka The Turdinator and now known as PeeMan had weed on one of Felix’s friend’s leg.

OH YOU SO KNOW I’M NOT KIDDING.

And there it was. In all it’s free stream glory across the bottom of his jeans.

WHAT.THE.FUCK???

Oh man did I tear shreds off him over that one.

Fast forward to later that day and he comes back down to the lounge with his pants in hand telling me in a singsong voice that he did a wee and some got on his hand so he tasted it and it was yum and mum can you put my pants back on NOW pease zankyu.

Hold me.

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We took the boys to see Tangled (thanks to a pass from Nuffnang) and wow, what a delightful movie. It’s sort of old school with singing and dancing and a princess and blah blah blah but without any of the cynicism and sarcasm in so many kids movies these days. Listen to me. Just slap me in a mumu and serve me dinner at 5.

But seriously, it was more Cinderella and Snow White than Shrek and it was all the better for it.

Mum took the little boys to see Yogi Bear today and said it was all over the shop – there was a love story going on and some sort of conniving office politics to try and destroy the forest peppered with the funny Yogi flying planes and stealing picnic baskets. As mum said, the former just went over the little boys’ heads while the rest they loved. I wonder if it would have been better for just trying to be one thing rather than many.

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Winners! Congratulations to Von and Pamela for winning a free pass for four to Tangled thanks to Disney and Nuffnang – I hope they enjoy it as much as we did (even if Felix did say, well, it wasn’t very boy-ish).

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Onward!

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  • Paola

    See, I don’t like Facebook and am not on it. Also, don’t have Paypal so please hang in there, I’ve asked but it’s tedious when you must rely on other people schedule’s.
    Grover is not done surprising you, isn’t he?

  • Calli

    For the record, not that I need to state it publicly, but you are doing the right thing, a good and decent thing, about setting up team Oscar. Looking forward to supporting it however we can.

  • Linda

    Facebook – never check on your grown-up children’s pages because some things you are better off not knowing or seeing.

    Kindy – no point in “preparing” them – it’s the journey not the destination.

    Aunties – can be well meaning. should give gift vouchers instead of chosing gifts for those over 10 years, trust me on this one.

    10 year old boys – enjoy them before they turn to the darkside.

    The turdinator – may just beat the 10 year olds to the dark side! Love him!!

    Kids movies – thankfully a distant memory – although I am hearing good things about Tangled.

    PayPal – currently having a “Telstra-like” experience with them. By the time I resolve the issue Oscar will have graduated. Can I Direct Debit by EFT into your account or send an old fashioned cheque please?

    • Oh Linda! It’s been a long time between comments! I’ve missed you and your wisdom. Yes, there is. I shall email you.

      And thank you.