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A break from blogging

So  I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging the last few months. I’ve really missed it and feel there are so many things I have missed recording about my little monkey’s.

To re-cap I have two little boys Jack (2.5 yrs) and Michael (1.5 yrs) and write about all the trials and tribulations of being their mummy. Since I stopped blogging things have changed quite a lot, I am now expect a baby GIRL!

I will talk about my pregnancy more in upcoming posts but I’m still in shock it is a girl!

I just wanted to write a quick post about why I haven’t been blogging for a while, there has been no major reason other than life just getting in the way.

So now I have my 2yr old, 1 yr old, 20 weeks Pregnancy and my wedding in 8 weeks! Safe to say I have plenty to write about…..

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Child discipline…a chilli too far?

So Jamie Oliver has been in the news this week for using Apples rubbed in Chilli’s…

but no it’s not one of his strange concoctions in the kitchen, believe it or not this is how he is DISCIPLINES HIS CHILDREN!

Apparently, his daughter behaved like a ‘brat’ so when she was over her tantrum and thought the whole thing was behind them his daughter asked him if she could have an apple (note: a 12 year old ASKING for an APPLE), so he then handed her the forbidden fruit, as she ran to her mother in shock, he stood to one side and giggled like a school boy (yes, that is the level of maturity I actually believe him to be at).

It may just be me, but waiting for the child to experience pain/discomfort/embarrassment (whatever his aim was) is not the best way to deal with a confrontation, especially once the incident has passed, surely that is encouraging ‘revenge’ and something we’re all good at, dragging out an argument.

Personally I wouldn’t discipline my child physically, I understand that each child is different and some will test you to the ends of the earth, but surely the best way to teach our children ways in life is not to effectively poison each other?

Ok, maybe poison is a bit of a strong word, but if that is the way she learns to deal with a situation who’s to say she doesn’t take it upon her self to ‘prank’ her friends/family or one day her own children, who knows what that could lead to…

As a ‘fussy’ eater my self and often being accused of having an eating disorder for my odd quirks, I know if my father had done this to me…I would be eating a hell of a lot less at home…