Denied a mummy by Maggie hartley.
Its a great read. A very sad book. But so so good. I will review it once I am done. Hoping to be finished by the weekend.
Highly recommend this book to everyone. If you’ve never heard of Maggie Hartley, she’s a UK foster parent who writes about her experiences of fostering kids.
Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.
I’m listening to the radio. I’m listening to a talk show, from earlier in the week, I think its last friday. A mother is on talking about her 12 year old daughter and her friend, who were almost abducted on their way home from school a few days ago.
It is so scary! 5 foreign guys in their 20’s, and one guy in his 40’s approached them, the guys were in a car, and they beckoned the girls to get in. The girls knew not to, but they panicked, and luckily another man in a van came along and blocked the car and allowed the girls time to run off into a nearby store.
God knows what would have happened if he hadnt come along! The girls may have been seriously hurt, or even killed!
Whats the world coming to? Kids cant even walk a short distance home from school nowadays! Everywhere is so unsafe, nothing and no one is safe these days.
I really shouldnt be listening to such things before bed. Now I definitely wont sleep thinking about this.
Todays been pretty uneventful. I didn’t get up to much.
I woke up in the middle of the night last night, stayed up for a few hours, as I was unable to go back to sleep.
Eventually at around 6:30 I fell back to sleep. I didn’t wake again until mom woke me to ask if I wanted eggs for breakfast, that was around 8:30.
I’ve been at my parents house all day. I basically just lazed around the house doing nothing. I didn’t care though, I feel we all need a day every so often where we just totally chill out.
My dad made a delicious shephards pie fro dinner. It was so yummy. My sister was working late today, but she dropped me home after work.
I got home to my own house about half an hour ago. Mom came too, she’s doing some things around the house for me.
My sister had laurens parent teacher meeting today also. The teacher said some really lovely things about lauren.
She said lauren is really kind and thoughtful, considerate of others feelings, and that she’s really popular and all of the girls in her class want to sit by her.
She also said Lauren is really good at maths and English.
I’m glad she had a good meeting and Lauren got a good report. That’s really positive. Mom was babysitting the kids while my sister was working this afternoon, lauren wanted to watch youtube on my phone, so I let her. She was quite happy to just sit and watch videos on it.
I don’t have any plans this evening. I just plan on maybe watching some tv. Maybe reading. And possibly doing a little bit of blog surfing.
A Child’s Perspective
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On the return from their trip, the father asked the son, “How was the trip?”
“It was great, Dad!”
“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.
“Oh yeah,” said the son.
“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.
The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have a whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, and they have friends to protect them.”
The boy’s father was speechless.
Then his son said, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”
Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? It makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.
Appreciate every single thing you have!
Over the weekend, I promised my nephew that I’d give him a fidget spinner that I had, that someone gave me, but that I didn’t want any longer. He was delighted, and very enthusiastic about it.
On sunday when I went home to my own house from my parents, I meant to get it and give it to him. He didn’t come with us as he was out with his cousins then. I totally forgot to get it and give it to my mom to give to him. Naturally he was very upset about this. He wanted my sister to go back to my house to get it.
So I promised him that today I’d give it to him. And when he arrived with my mom I had it ready for him. He was thrilled and gave me a huge hug. A simple little fidget spinner, makes him so happy. How cute is that.
With all the tech gadgets, tablet, phone, etc, who’d have thought a fidget spinner would make his day? Its just so simple. I am very happy that I could make him happy. I will treasure his hug. It is going on my things to be thankful for list for today.
After School Snack Cake
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate Butter Frosting (see below)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together sugar and butter; add remaining ingredients. Pour into 8 or 9 inch square pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool; frost.
Chocolate Butter Frosting
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
Enough milk to make spreading consistency
Mix ingredients and frost cake.