A couple of things happened last week that were at different ends of the womenhood spectrum and I’ll explain later why I’ve talked about them in the same post.
The first tale may or may not be true. If true, it’s got nothing to do with me or my freaking awesome mothering skills.
The other morning I was sitting on the couch doing some Very Important Stuff on my laptop. A child who may or may not have belonged to me was in her highchair munching on some toast.
After what was possibly a negligent amount of time I glanced over to her. Look, if no-one whinges, whines, screams or leaps on me and elbows me in the boob I just keep on working. Possibly a mistake in this instance.
She’d created a mound of toast crumbs on top of her head.
As I watched she carefully tore a piece of toast off and rubbed it between her hands until little crumbs fell onto the table. She looked closely at the crumbs, swept the choicest up and sprinkled them generously over her hair.
I hesitated for a few seconds while I pondered the possible reason for this interesting activity.
She caught my eye as she was preparing to distribute the next batch of crumbs.
“Baby, are you feeding something?”
“Yeess. I’m feeding the insects mummy.”
Later that week I headed to the maiden session of the Laptop Club. The Laptop Club was set up by the ladies behind #bloggersbrunchclub – Laura, Maddy and Lizzy. Laura and Maddy hosted the event beautifully and it was a huge success in every way.
Attendees were limited in numbers which made the event social but intimate. We were able to submit technical questions to Laura (a web developer) who answered them for us during the session.
Key to the success of the workshop was the friendly environment the ladies created helped along by a table heavily laden with deliciousness around which we sat and chatted. The workshop participants were all an absolute pleasure to hang out with and I gained as much from the informal discussion as I did from the structured q&a.
On top of all that we came away with a goodie bag filled with Anathoth Farm and t Leaf Tea products that I have been sampling every single day since to my taste buds delight.
I can’t wait for another sesh and the only reason I’d hesitate in recommending it is because I don’t want to miss out on a place!
By way of an added bonus I’m pretty sure no-one there had headlice.
I’ve seen some amazing blogs of late and with such a low traffic baby blog like mine I could get a bit down on myself. It’s common to compare yourself with other people. It’s especially easy to do when you’re a blogger. But unless that comparison serves to inspire and motivate you, it’s pointless doing it. Cos odds are, that successful person has spent time picking crumbs and @#$% cooties out of a grubby wee munchkin’s hair at some point over the past week.
If you’d like a bit of bloggy inspiration check out the blogs of the utterly gorgeous Laptop Club participants:
Sam / Amanda / Megan / Christel / Lauren / Alisha / Phoebe (will have a blog soon) and our hosts Laura / Maddy