My week: you’d let your kid do WHAT?

Well … that’s the school holidays virtually over … I muddled frantically through, my spoilt rotten kids had a blast going to art class, tennis camp, the movies, their former nanny’s place … The eldest even got swept off to Jamberoo water park by my fabulous sister (in icy temperatures … good luck to them).
My mum shouted the youngest and I pizza on Friday night before she bon voyaged on a cruise. And – close family that we are – she discovered once she was on board that her brother-in-law was floating off on the same ship.
How’s that for a small – and blissfully ignorant – world?
Anyways, on with the show – here’s what I’ve been up to on HouseGoesHome and iVillage this week.

Let’s start with HouseGoesHome …

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I got all philosophical over Groundhog Day‘s message and how much I loved watching the movie again, although a commenter griped: I have to agree with your kids – Groundhog Day is really not good. I’d rate it as one star, if that!
I got busy planning the eldest’s Doctor Who themed birthday party in a blog called Exterminate … I mean celebrate.
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I nervously anticipated getting trolled after writing about getting free shoes for the kids and raspberry slushies at a screening of Planes, in a blog called Spoilt Rotten.
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And I wrote about my latest round of Newcastle withdrawal symptoms in Deja Vu, Dingo Danglers and Daydreams.

Over at iVillage …

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>> Do you think you’d never forget your child in a car? Think again. The Perth tragedy of the little boy left in a car by his dad teaches us a harsh lesson. As iVillage writer Jo so movingly said: “I feel nothing but compassion for this family, because I’ve done the same thing myself.” Click here to read her story. 
Photo: I married a homeless man: http://bit.ly/1g5pSTh
>> I married a homeless man: http://bit.ly/1g5pSTh
>> Getting behind the wheel today? Well, you might want to reconsider. A Saudi Arabian cleric has revealed the little-known “side-effect” driving has on a woman’s body: http://bit.ly/15MBran
Photo: This woman didn't know she was pregnant when she fell into a coma for two years. What happened next defies belief: http://bit.ly/16FrmlU
>> This woman didn’t know she was pregnant when she fell into a coma for two years. What happened next defies belief:http://bit.ly/16FrmlU
>> An exhausted dad – and one of my favourite male bloggers – insists: “When you have little kids you take trips, not holidays.” Click here to read why A “holiday” is for sipping drinks at 10am and gazing at palm trees. When kids are involved it needs another name…  http://bit.ly/1eYxjwk
Photo: Would you let your four-year-old give you a tattoo? This dad did... Read the details here: http://bit.ly/18qO8Lg
>> Would you let your four-year-old give you a tattoo? This dad did… Read the details here: http://bit.ly/18qO8Lg
And I was stunned to find that most respondents were all for it.
Ally wrote:  “Nawww look at his little tongue! And, yes I would!”
Kim wrote:  “Absolutely! I think it’s a great original idea.”
And Francine wrote:  “I want one of his little people he draws tattooed on me! Lol. So cool.”
WTF???
Photo: I swore I'd never do to my children what my mother did to me and then... http://bit.ly/16FpZ6D
>> A dear friend wrote an anonymous piece: I swore I’d never do to my children what my mother did to me and then… http://bit.ly/16FpZ6D
Photo: Signing the "do not resuscitate" orders for my son: http://bit.ly/1fYmo4W
>> I cried over “Signing the “do not resuscitate” orders for my son” :http://bit.ly/1fYmo4W
Photo: One of my babies has feet; two of them have wings. </p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Read this mum's story here >> http://bit.ly/14Wy2su
>> And this one …” One of my babies has feet; two of them have wings.”  Read this mum’s story here >> http://bit.ly/14Wy2su
>> What would you do if your wedding was cancelled after the arrangements were made? This is the beautiful thing one bride decided to do with her feast: http://bit.ly/16DUZnE

On to the fun stuff …

Photo: Friendship bracelets, cat's cradle and other retro crafts and games to pass on to your daughter this weekend: http://bit.ly/18WaOSE
>> This one caught my fancy because cat’s cradle is going OFF at the kids’ school after a retro fete. Everywhere I go there are kids with loops of wool doing twisty stuff. So … Friendship bracelets, cat’s cradle and other retro crafts and games to pass on to your daughter this weekend:http://bit.ly/18WaOSE
Photo: David Bowie's Space Oddity has been given a makeover by a real-life astronaut (in space!) and it's AWESOME. Watch it here:  http://bit.ly/GC1xGE

>> David Bowie’s Space Oddity has been given a makeover by a real-life astronaut (in space!) and it’s AWESOME. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/GC1xGE

For some INSANE reason people haven’t clicked on the bloody thing. They are NUTS. Although a proud moment came when I was showing Husband and the eldest came scurrying out saying: “I hear DAVID BOWIE doing Major Tom!”

PS Thanks to Megz for the tip-off.

Photo: Time for your daily dose of cute: Wearing a thick knitted jumper is probably the last thing you feel like doing right now, but that doesn't mean you can't appreciate these adorable photos of cats wearing sweaters. Click here: http://bit.ly/1aJn5Lk

>> Time for your daily dose of cute: Wearing a thick knitted jumper is probably the last thing you feel like doing right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate these adorable photos of cats wearing sweaters. Click here: http://bit.ly/1aJn5Lk

(Actually, someone took offence at this sell, saying we were discriminating against people still living in cold conditions … oh, yes, they did. )

Photo: Meet the bride who loved her wedding dress so much she took it on a world-wide photo shoot: http://bit.ly/1hjwA5L

>> Meet the bride who loved her wedding dress so much she took it on a world-wide photo shoot: http://bit.ly/1hjwA5L

Photo: Parents deserve more credit for being ingenius. Check out these 13 hilarious examples of parenting wins: http://bit.ly/1fBzQOq

>> Parents deserve more credit for being ingenius. Check out these 13 hilarious examples of parenting wins: http://bit.ly/1fBzQOq

Photo: The always hilarious Reservoir Dad writes: My four-year-old found my vibrator this morning... http://bit.ly/14WngCx

>> The always hilarious Reservoir Dad writes: My four-year-old found my vibrator this morning… http://bit.ly/14WngCx

The yummy stuff …

Photo: Do you have a warm weekend coming up? Here at 14 delicious watermelon recipes to keep you refreshed: http://bit.ly/18UQVNB

Do you have a warm weekend coming up? Here at 14 delicious watermelon recipes to keep you refreshed: http://bit.ly/18UQVNB

Photo: Does dinner in 20 minutes sound too good to be true? Check out these easy and quick chicken breast recipes: http://bit.ly/1bt3OyZ

Does dinner in 20 minutes sound too good to be true? Check out these easy and quick chicken breast recipes: http://bit.ly/1bt3OyZ

How’s your week been? 

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