Monday, 27 October 2014

First Home Essentials - A Checklist

My lovely daughter has just moved into her first proper home - her own place, a grown up, unfurnished, one bedroomed flat.

We've talked about everthing a person needs when moving into their first home - the essential, basic stuff, like a bed and a duvet, scissors and a spoon (at the very least a spoon).

So I looked to see if there was such a list online. I found some ridiculous ones, like this one, which lists for the kitchen measuring cups and spoons, but not a saucepan.

So, I decided to make one, to print and send.

The list isn't finished yet, but there will be an empty table on the back for adding items by hand.

A Woman's (Parent's) Work...

This morning, before leaving for school, Noah said, "It's alright for you, you can just stay at home."


I began to explain what it means to be a parent, that I am actually at work when I'm at home and that I don't get weekends or holidays or Christmas or even evenings. I explained, as many parents before me have explained, that I am at work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

He just looked at me, eyes wide. I had his attention, so I continued.

"For example," I said, and I began to list a few of the chores and tasks I have before me this morning,
"... and then when you get home, I need to help you with your homework and start preparing the dinner."

I asked him then, "Can you remember some of the chores I need to do today?"
He remember the first three.

"That's why I need to write a list!" I said.

Incomplete list of the days responsibilities.

I can add, 'write blog post' to this list now, too.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Oh Dear

Feeling pro-active, I decide to start the long process of setting up my Etsy shop, today.

First step, think up a username, which will also be the name of my shop, I decide.
I choose Kookichoo. It's taken.
I choose Kookoodolls... then Kookoodoo. That's okay, but looks funny.
I change it to KuKuDu. That's taken, so I settle on KuKuDo... bit like Sudoku - I love Sudoku. Yay!

I set it all up, start editing the profile then realise something... translated from Norwegian means, KuKuDo means CowCowLoo - 'Loo' as in the informal (and most widely used) word for toilet.

Not sure little humans will want to snuggle up to a CowCowToilet doll.

Unfotunately, the username can't be changed... Time to start over then.