Thursday, June 2, 2011

All about ME (and my 4 little distractions)

I have decided to write a blog. Not because I think anyone will be particuarly interested in anything I have to say, but because I want to document my childrens younger years for them and digital format seems to be the way to go!!!
I have called my blog 'Lifes Little Distractions' because I feel like my life is just one distraction after another. I have the attention span of a flea and am constantly flitting about doing this and that and never really finishing anything. I don't think it's a bad thing. It's just the way I am :-). Infact, I don't hold high hopes for this blog. If anyone ever reads this it will be a miracle. I am currently supposed to be cleaning the kitchen/putting away 16 loads of washing/sorting out the spare room/cleaning the mess on the kitchen floor/putting more washing on....... BUT instead of doing that I have decided to write a blog :D.
So I guess this is where I tell you all insightful things about myself. I am currently 32, I am married and I have 4 children who I homeschool. Yes, another homeschooling blogger. Just what the world needs!!! Hopefully I might be able to bring something a little different to the table.
(I feel it appropriate to mention at this point that my husband, Ben, just walked into the room and asked what I was doing. My response was "writing a blog". He then says to me "how long do you think that will last??" quickly followed by "shouldn't you be putting the washing away?")
Here are a few quick things about me:
1. I always choose comfort over style. (PJ's and thongs are my fav outfit)
2. Chocolate is my favourite food. I cannot live without it. (I have tried and it always ends in tears)
3. 1000 count Egyptian cotton sheets are my favourite possession closely followed by my body pillow.
4. I absolutely HATE scented toilet paper. With a passion.
5. My dreams came true on December 24th, 2010. I finally had my 4 children and a caravan!!!
6. I LOVE, love, love reality tv. Yes trashy, crappy tv.
7. After sitting on my rear end killing off brain cells watching 'teen mom' and 'jersey shore', I retire to bed to read Science books in an effort to rejuvenate some of those brain cells. Actually, I love science books. I really enjoy evolutionary psychology, biology and astronomy.
8. I strongly dislike pseudoscience.
9. I have a very close family.
10. Ok..... I can't think of anything else.... must be enough.

My 4 little distractions are 7, 5, 3, and 6 months. Here are a few snippets about them:
Kylah, aged 7: Kylah is a drama queen. In EVERY sense of the word. She has the quirkiest personality. The things that come out of her mouth are hilarious!!! She is always putting on concerts for Ben and I and organising games for everyone. She is extremely sensitive and can completely lose the plot over the tiniest thing. For example, the other night she got into trouble for talking back. Rather than just apologise she burst into tears and cried and cried about how she ruined everyones night and now nothing will ever be the same. We are very blessed because she is such a good kid. Very thoughtful and kind and a wonderful big sister.
Jasmine, aged 5: Jazzy is our little princess. She is very cute but can be very cheeky and mischevious. Especially when she is left alone with her brother. The two of them get up to a LOT of mischief!!! It is really hard to get mad at her because she is soooo cute. She has really come out of her shell this year and seems to have developed self assurance and confidence in herself. I have high hopes for Jazzy producing a lot of grandbabies for me because she is very maternal.
Rohan, aged 3: Rohan is our boy. And that he is. In every sense of the word 'boy'. He collects snails and worms, is always grubby and constantly fiddles with his 'bits'. His uncle affectionately describes him as a gorilla!!! Rohan is very smart and funny and I can see him being very social when he is older and extremely quick witted.
Isabelle, aged 6 months: Isabelle, or "Diddy", is the baby of the family. I have no doubt that she will grow up to be completely spoiled and over indulged by her older siblings. They all constantly dote on her. Actually, Diddy is a lovely baby and makes me want to have 10 more!!

Anyway that is all from me for tonight. I have had to retype the last bit about 6 times because the internet kept freezing. (you may notice that I wrote a fair bit about Kylah and then only briefly about the rest - that is because it had been saved up until just after her intro).

Hopefully I will write another post soon. If for no other reason than to prove Ben wrong!!! :-)


  1. Welcome to the blogging world my friend! And what a great start you have made. Look forward to reading many more posts for you.

  2. im sure you have started a blog before.. in fact im certain of it. I have folded 2 loads this morning, and hung another 2 out! I might bring gran back to your place for afternoon tea, that should end the distractions.

  3. EEEEkkk!! Don't you dare Kristy!!!! My house is definitely not up to "Grandma coming over" standard!!!!

  4. Lovely to find you via the Qld homeschoolers network! We're travellers too — with 4 daughters! We're currently travelling in NSW and hope to head to NZ at the end of the year.


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