Parenting Life

Conversations With A Small Person: The World Cup

While watching a World Cup game, the small one went quiet and asked “Are there any girl teams playing?”

I explained there wasn’t in this world cup, but there were “girl football teams” that we could try and watch sometime.

She fell silent again.

I want to be a footballer when I grow up, or a doctor, I just don’t know any more!

What My Fridge Says

Why Is Your Child Angry?

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Kids are great. Except when they’re not. Sometimes, children can just be angry little creatures of fury. Sometimes kids can be lovely. Other times, they just snarl, and make you wonder why is your child angry.

If you ever wonder why your child is angry, this may be the thing for you.

Simply spin the wheel below, and the mystery of your child’s anger will be resolved!

Or they could just be tired.

Are there any you would add to the above?

Obviously there may be other reasons, and if you’re worried, Sofa would suggest to seek advice from a trained professional – not a spinning wheel.

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VR Games To Train New Parents

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The other week, I came across an offer to pick up some VR glasses. Now while they were only the cardboard glasses you can get, they are still… kinda cool. They still show you a little bit of what VR can do.

After trying them out, Mrs Sofa and I chatted about how VR could be used, and if VR could be used to help train new parents in… well parenting*.

Here’s our ideas for VR games that could be used to train new parents.

  1. Nappy Change: How quick can you change a nappy? Multiple goes unlock bigger and messier poo’s.
  2. 300 Metre Challenge. Experience the blind terror of carrying a small child to the nearest toilet – before time runs out.
  3. Child Chase. You find yourself in a supermarket. Your child has just ran around the corner. The game is to find a route to your kid before untold destruction is unleashed on the shop… and you have to pay.
  4. Sleep Deprivation Quiz. Live the life of a tired dad on a night shift at work. Can you tell the difference between sleep deprived related hallucinations, and real life?
  5. Toy Hunt. You find yourself in a large open world layout of a local town centre. Somewhere in one of the shops is your child’s favourite toy. Find said toy, before the time runs out!
  6. Night Feeds. Can you put the current amount of mixture into your babies bottle? Was it four spoonfuls? Was it three? Do you remember? Are you still asleep? Are you still hallucinating??
  7. Supermarket Race. Can you race around a supermarket, before your child runs off / throws self on floor / steals sweets / hides in the freezer…
  8. The Zip Wire. Join in your child’s zip wire fun at the park! Don’t fall off!!
  9. Chocolate Challenge: Can you open the packet of chocolate without your child hearing? (Spoiler. You will never be able to – You CAN NOT BEAT THIS GAME!!!!)
  10. Tidy Up Hell: This game places you in a room with shelves against the wall, and stuff on the floor. Each time you turn around to deal with the other shelf, you realise that what you have just picked up – is back on the floor.
    See how long you can last repeating this before you scream and rage quit.

Have you got any ideas, that you would add?

*Or at least be a tool in putting people off having kids yet.

What My Fridge Says

A Last Minute Fathers Day Present?

Looking for a last minute Father’s day present?

Are you too focused on being a dad / mum, that you’ve forgotten that you have your own parental figure?

Dont have time to pop to the shops?

Try printing this voucher – and giving it your dearest father figure!*

*Obviously please don’t blame me if he turns around and asks where his socks / chocolates / alcohol has got to.

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#MySundayPhoto – All The Yellow

It seemed like a good idea at the time,

Instead of stopping at the swings after school, I suggested;

“Lets count all the dandy lions on our way home!”

Counting. It seemed turned into “Lets pick up all the dandy lions Ever”

We got home, eventually. And had plenty of dandy lions to throw into our bug hotel.

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Go Jetters. A Few Questions.

As I’m sure its obvious to those that read this blog, but we are massive fans of CBeebies. Which show is our favourite does vary from week to week, but Go Jetters seems to come up quite often.

When the Little One is up for Go Jetters, its often binge watched on BBC iPlayer, and many many episodes are watched. Back to back… (I have the “Funky Facts” tune in my head just writing this)

After the second or third Go Jetters Binge-watch session,  Mrs Sofa, and I started asking ourselves a few questions about both the team, and world around the Go Jetters…

Is Grand Master Glitch quite vulnerable, and easily influenced by the GrimBots?

Seriously…are the GrimBots actually the evil master minds of the piece? A lot of the time, the trouble made by Glitch is because he has misunderstood the big picture, and as a result he has misunderstood the consequences of his actions. Shouldn’t the GrimBots be stopping him by now?

Does Ubercorn ever get his hands dirty?

He always seems to be sending the Go Jetters to go and do the hard work. I’ve never actually seen Ubercorn put himself in danger…

Talking about Ubercorn, how did the Go Jetters end on on a ship with a unicorn anyway?

I’m just curious… I guess I’m a sucker for flashback / origin stories.

As a team, they don’t seem very efficient,why don’t they make the “click ons” automated. Problem solved.

EVERY TIME. The Go Jetters find a problem.

Go Jetters, can’t solve a problem.

Go Jetters get “click ons”

PROBLEM SOLVED!

On the subject of Go Jetters, “Outside the world is turning, guided by Ubercorn.”, does that suggest that Ubercorn is in fact God? If so does that make the Go Jetters angels?

I’m possibly taking a few lyrics out of context, but…

Given the premise of the series – The Team find a problem on the planet – problem gets solved. Could Ubercorn (God) be protecting us from Glitch (The Devil), by using his angels.

This would suggest though that the Go Jetters are probably dead, and living on in some sort of angelic afterlife.

Possibly after dying in some sort of natural disaster?

What questions do you have after watching Go Jetters?

Sorry about the darkness at the end there…

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