Monday, August 12, 2013

Positive Body Image BACKFIRE

So I've just recently discovered that Wombat appears to mistakenly believe that Skinny jeans make you skinny - I came to this realisation just last week when he wasn't able to wear either of his two pairs of jeans and he became rather distraught about wearing track pants, even exclaiming to me - "Mummy! I don't want to wear track pants - they will make me look fat!"

(when I recounted this to my friend Amee she replied - "OH MY GOSH! He's a 16 yr old GIRL!!!")

Then,....on Friday night after soccer practise myself and all three boys were at the Supermarket and Wombat who was wearing his uniform short shorts was sitting in the shopping trolley. Looking down he saw that his thighs were consequently squished/spread and he cried out with much angst -
Wombat: Mummy!!! Look how fat my legs are!!
(Hmmmmm, positive body image enforcing I thought - here goes!)
Me: Your legs are NOT Fat Wombat! Your legs are MUSCULAR.
Wombat: Mummy - what does muscular mean?
Me: Your legs are full of muscles! Big and STRONG! Your legs are NOT Fat - they are MUSCULAR!
Wombat paused and thought for a second and then exclaimed with some excitement - Oh Mummy! Your legs are VERY muscular because they are HUGE!!!!
Me: Yep.

Out of the mouths of babes.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Classic Wombat

Scene: Grandma's Family Birthday Dinner, with the fam at Grandma and Grandad's.

Bear: Did you know that only ducks quack?
Adult (possibly Grandma): Ducks?
Bear: Yes, only Ducks (the females) quack and (Mallards) don't.
Wombat: And mushrooms do nothing!

Everyone (except for Wee Grandma aka Great Grandma who doesn't get it) instantly devolves into uncontrollable hysterics.

There weren't even any mushrooms in the dinner either - in case you were wondering.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Soft Brown Sugar - smelly?

I don't know if anyone else has noticed but for sometime now Soft Brown Sugar in stores has been different - it reeks of Molasses and Soft Brown Sugar just doesn't usually smell like that I'm sorry! One packet I bought was even a disconcerting bright orange colour! I had even stopped buying it because of this change which is a pretty big deal for me as I like to be stocked up on my baking supplies and I regularly bake goodies for the boys' lunches! I am still noticing the difference even now - the Brown Sugar stinks out the whole baking aisle! Anyway, I decided I would bite the bullet so to speak and buy some of this stinky new Soft Brown Sugar and test it out to see if the smell affected the flavour in anyway - if it did it would mean no more choc chip cookies, pumpkin muffins and a bunch of other treats!
SO, made some Choc Chip Cookies up the night before last annnnnnnnd - all good! Guess we just have to put up with the smell!