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    Tuesday, March 20, 2007

    Nu Shoos

    Crocs on kids are pretty cute.

    Fake ones from the $2 Shop that bridge that 'i've grown out of my sandals, but soon it will be the rainy season so spending a stack of money on a new pair is ridiculous' are even better ...



    Squirting your mother with precious water when Melbourne only has a 2 month supply left before we all shrivel up and die ( or the skies open up and rain .. hopefully ? ) is not so cool.

    Speaking of water .. I was reading a Modern Guru column where a reader confessed to taking 5 baths a day in order to rort the system and 'recycle' the water onto their garden.

    It reminded me of an incident last week.
    A sudden upset tummy made the Master vomit all over himself and yours truly last week, and as I was patting his back and comforting him .. I have to confess I was contemplating the 3-4 bucketfuls of precious aqua even the most shallowest of baths yield...

    I think my eyes even glazed over. I might have drooled.

    Score:
    Good Gardening -1
    Bad Parenting - 2
    Child - 0

    18 comments:

    Violet & Rose said...

    I must confess that last week I did a washing load on an intensive rinse cycle, just so the lawn got an extra water. But I figured that I was actually pampering myself because I deserve it for all the bucket loads of bath water I have carted. My poor aching back!

    Tracey Petersen said...

    Desperate times call for desperate measures, but I can't think of a single time that I was excited ny the prospect of vomit!!!!!

    Jo said...

    I read the Modern Guru as well. Danny Katz was so mad! I didn't think he had it in him.

    (Crocs are very very cute)

    caramaena said...

    Love the shoes! Hope Master B is all better again too.

    Janet said...

    Love those crocs. Grace has a pair that she has worn all summer and the best thing about them... she can put them on herself, heaven for a nearly 2yo shoe fetishist.

    I am so over bucketing bath water. And the drought.

    Tracey Petersen said...

    Today while my son was at guitar I sat in the car and watched a man hose his driveway for 10 minutes to get rid of a couple of dozen leaves! I thought of you waiting for vomit to get water from a bath tub. (And I thought of rude names for the water hog!)

    My float said...

    You forgot this -

    Excellent parenting: 3

    Because:

    1. there's no way I would have been able to have comforted my son if he'd been vomiting everywhere!
    2. you're demonstrating thriftiness!
    3. you're demonstrating water conservation and environmental awareness.

    So you're definitely way ahead!

    meggie said...

    Great Crocs! Great child!

    shopper said...

    He looks so cute and happy with that bootleg water he's squirting. I read that article. That's really something! I wish I could literally bottle some up to send over. ;)

    Melody said...

    What a grogeous piccie of your little man!! Precious. Look how innocent he looks...he obviously doesn't know about your precious water supply!

    And yeah, crocs can look cute on kids! Hehe. Monet's are actually fake ones bought from Target. She has a pair of orange ones too from Pumpkin Patch. With the way her feet grow I can't justify spending big bucks on shoes she'll only get minimal wear out of.

    Thanks for visitng, now I am back in the land of the www. I was lost without it. But I got a lot done without the www too, like, back in the olden days!

    joanne said...

    bloody drought! Its a killer isn't it!!!

    Suse said...

    First bananas, now water. When will it END?!

    Loved your joke "it will soon be the rainy season" - laughed out loud at that one.

    (Danny Katz is very very cute).

    Damselfly said...

    He looks so happy! Those shoes just make his outfit.

    Hope you get some rain soon! Believe it or not, we are in a dry season now and approaching our wildfire season....

    Uli said...

    The crocs are very cute on the kids, a bit more concerning on adults.

    Did you hear the water company actually cut one family off from water for two days this morning because they'd been wasting so much and ignoring the warnings?

    h&b said...

    Suse - yes, i've been thinking of an old "Footrot Flats" comic where Wal yells at the sky "Floods, Drought, Pestilence, WHAT NEXT ?!".

    And Danny Katz.
    I adore him.

    Uli - I quickly ran to the online news - wow. Still, i'm glad an example has been made ... but he has a water tank, and it seems a bit odd that one who invests in a tank would be a Wally with Water.

    Hmm.

    Stomper Girl said...

    I think your score should be :

    Good Gardening - 1
    Good Parenting - 2 (One point for cleaning up your vomitty child and the other point for comforting your child after he'd just spewed on you)
    Child - 1 (for inadvertently giving the poor garden a bit more to drink)
    Personal Hygiene - -2 (for drooling when covered in spew.)

    Hey. I call it like I see it.

    Mrs. Fun said...

    I hate these on adults and kids over 5, LOL! I want to buy my 2 y/o some off ebay but i heard they run small.
    So off to the mall we go in hopes i can try them on and not *have* to buy them because they are so cute.

    h&b said...

    Stomper,

    you crack me up.

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