With the Brisbane trip cancelled, and hence my incredible (but unknown to Mick) plans to shop till I dropped - spending my entire tax cheque in a frenzy of handbags, shoes and lipstick buying - I needed some alternative retail therapy to ease my soul (or something)
I decided I wanted a Jill E Camera bag for my baby.
No, I neeeeeeded a Jill E Camera bag for my baby.
I even found one in pink.
But $400 just seemed a tad exessive. I don't think my soul felt tortured $400 worth.
So I decided to take my friend Sharon's advice and search 'outside the box'.
I cleverly entertained the children (the one's who were well enough to be entertained, Nat was lying on the couch looking at us with her glazed, sick eyes) by daring them to catch a Currawong
I told them that whoever caught a Currawong would receive an awesome prize.
So they set a trap.
Every day these
So the kids placed a full dish of biscuits on the top of a bucket and sat waiting with towels ready to trap the birds. Talking as loudly as they normally would, mostly wondering why there were no birds landing near them (and pondering what the 'amazing prize' would consist of)....
I am so bad. I think this is up there with my amazing ideas like telling Charlotte that there are secret cameras in the school lunch area that film them and when we get their school reports there is also a report that tells how many of her lunches got thrown in the rubbish.
I should write a parenting book.
I am expecting publishers to contact me any day now.
And whilst they were otherwise entertained I found this for my baby.....