New things

I am not a fan of pink.  Let me just put that out there at the start to be clear.  I am also against the sexual stereotyping of kids toys.  I totally believe girls can like cars and dinosaurs and boys can want to play kitchen or love arts and crafts.  I have two kids.  A boy of 8 and a girl of 2. He loved things that he could work out and plan like lego and blocks and anything that went like cars and trucks and if they came apart and went back together all the better.  Now at 8 he loves computer games with strategy and building like minecraft.
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  My daughter has developed a pink obsession and loves basically anything pink.  Cars and dinosaurs would be ok if they were pink. She also loves pretty shoes and dresses and animals especially if they are fluffy and cute.  So much for my anti sexual stereotypes eh! 

So bowing to a certain amount of pressure I’ve done 2 things this week that I swore I wouldn’t do.  I’ve ordered pink fabric and adopted a cat!  Ok so actually it’s a 10 week old kitten and it sleeps purrs and plays which my daughter loves. 

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He will happily sit on her knee which is just purrrfect. I must confess he is cute.  We have named him. … wait for it. … “Cat” which mummy made into Kitcat.

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Much to my chagrin I actually quite like him and he’s settled in wonderfully.  Despite being hauled about and captured often very ungainly he seems chilled and more than happy to sit on my daughters knee and take part at nap time. They do look cute napping together.

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Meanwhile I await my pink fabrics from America.  After some research I found what I wanted in stock and on sale at this American store online http://www.fabric.com. Always one for a bargain I have placed my order and even if I pay an import charge I will still have saved myself about a third on the price that is normal in the UK.

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They are all Michael Miller designer fabrics so I know the quality will be good.  Ah it’s a mum’s job to sometimes make compromises in her life for her kids and a grown ups job to admit when they were wrong and eat their words.  So watch this space for pink dresses lol.


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