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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Last Minute Easter Bonnet Ideas

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, it is almost Easter. The season of Easter Eggs, Chocolate, Bunnies, Jesus, Easter Egg Hunts, and obviously Easter Bonnet Parades.

Perhaps, I have a greater selective memory of my childhood then I remembered – but this whole Easter Bonnet Parade thing seems a bit new to me. Isn’t it a just bunch of decorated hats – that may or may not have an Easter connection to the said decoration? (I can hear the pitchforks being sharpened)

Well as its the season (and I may have an Easter Bonnet to make tomorrow), here’s Dads Sofa list of Last Minute Easter Bonnet Ideas. (Be warned these may or may not be serious)

Lego Easter Bunny

Glue the bunny to the hat! At least the wearer would get the respect of any Lego loving teachers! Downside.

You’ve just glued a perfectly good piece of Lego to a hat.

(Find the bunny in your local Sainsburys, or the Lego website)

Something about Death.

Instead of a colourful Lego bunny, your Easter Bonnet could be more of a mood scene, and be a diorama showcasing the death of Jesus.

With this from Amazon. (affiliate link)

Even though… I’m not sure if Jesus was really that white! Besides, as an idea this could be more “Good Friday” then “Easter”?

Grass

Know someone who is going to glue some moss to a hat? Go one better, and fix some grass to the top of your child’s head hat.

Really complete the picture by throwing a few of those yellow plastic chicks in amongst the grass.

Embrace Nature

Similar to the above, but somehow balance and keep an actual chick on top of the Easter Bonnet*.

*I’m kidding! Don’t do this, that’s cruel!

Easter Eggs

Lets see how the kids really do behave at school!

What would happen if an Easter Bonnet had loads of chocolate attached to it? You could also have a bet with other parents to see how much of the chocolate survives ?

Well, they’re some of my ideas at the top of my head – sadly I’m not sure if my daughter would like most of those. Lets see what we end up making. Have you got any ideas for decorating an Easter Bonnet?

 

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#MySundayPhoto – A Walk In The Snow

What a week!

It never snows in Exeter. At the end of this week we weren’t able to drive out the driveway at one point. (And my poor bike almost looked like it was getting buried at one point)

All this snow, makes choosing just one picture difficult. I liked this as it was a little different to the normal “toy photos” that I take.

I was tempted to choose a smiling little person picture – but there were so many of those to choose from!

 

Photalife

12 Steps To Leaving The House With Children

There are somethings you don’t understand about parenthood, until, you are, an actual parent. You can think you understand those things, but. You don’t. The obvious example of what I’m talking about? Trying to leave the house with kids. (Or even just one kid in our case)

During a particularly elongated attempt  at leaving the house, I decided to write down the twelve steps at leaving the house, when you have little people.

  1. Suggestion. This is normally when someone comes up with an idea of a thing to do. People without kids normally just get ready to go at this point.
  2. Negotiation. When you all work out where you want to go.
  3. Settlement on a plan. DECIDE SOMETHING!!
  4. Realising that the plan you settled on isn’t for whatever reason, going to work, and therefore, you go with the original idea.
  5. Start getting everyone washed, dressed, and shoes on. This step can take two maybe three hours.
  6. Ponder going to Tesco whilst you wait for small person / people to start getting ready.
  7. Time for Threats
  8. Time for Bribery
  9. Ponder if its too early for wine? 
  10. Someone starts cleaning whilst waiting for someone else.
  11. Ensure everyone who needs the toilet has gone to the toilet.
  12. Finish getting shoes on.
  13. Pack the inevitably needed snack.
  14. Pack some emergency wine.
  15. Realise that “someone” didn’t brush their teeth. Send them back to actually do it this time.
  16. Drink the flipping emergency wine.
  17. Leaving.
  18. Coming back to check if the door is locked.
  19. Leaving.
  20. Coming back to grab the camera.
  21. Leaving.
  22. “I NEED THE TOILET”
  23. Leaving.
  24. Time for Shouting.
  25. Time for Wailing.
  26. Time for Gnashing of teeth!!!
  27. Leaving and having a happy day. (Phew)

Yes. There are more then 12 steps.

There was always going to be more then 12 steps involved in getting children ready to go out.

What do you think I’ve missed?

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