Saturday, 14 October 2006

Virtual Granny!

It feels an age since I last posted and indeed it is! There have been a number of things going on in life at the moment and life can sometimes seem a mile away from that lovely, cosseted and safe yarn world many of us create for ourselves. Hopefully, things will resolve soon and my enthusiasm, concentration and focus will return for the various projects I currently have on the needles.

However, amongst this, DD2 has (as always) made me smile. She is currently studying a Child Development course and has been eagerly awaiting the stork's delivery of the school's virtual baby - a life-like, computerised newborn baby boy! She has planned all her care strategies with military precision - including how she could juggle 'virtual motherhood' with starting her gym course today. We duly collected Junior from school on Friday afternoon and DD2 has really impressed with her level of responsibility and commitment to Junior's care. I do suspect, though, that virtual motherhood is becoming a slightly less idealistic notion - especially after he had DD2 up at 3am and again at 7am! A remarkable feat really as DD2 seldom sees 11am chime on a Saturday morning and is usually still blissfully snoring away! The wee soul crawled into her bed, shattered, at 9.15pm and was in the land of nod within seconds! Roll on more reality and this morning's 2am feed!!

Lo! I hear Junior calling ....


Blogger Mick said...

I like the idea of the virtual baby, but don't think I'd want one of those as well as my own kids :)

Sunday, October 15, 2006  
Blogger sarah said...

What a great way of putting teenagers off the idea of having kids too young.

Sunday, October 15, 2006  
Blogger Daisy said...

What a cool idea!

Sunday, October 15, 2006  
Blogger angelsandsparkles said...

That's a great idea your daughter having a virtual baby as part of her studies. Rather her than me though, I like my sleep too much! haha. I've seen a similar kind of project work in America although with these other kids it's more to put them off the idea of becoming teenage mums.
How are you getting on with Wooley?
Hope this finds you and your family all well.
Take care.

Sunday, October 15, 2006  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Despite the sleep deprivation, it turned out to be a really valuable experience and I saw a completely different side to DD2. She took on full responsibility, despite nearly falling off the bed with tiredness. She was staggered about the amount of work involved (even when not juggling multiple roles) too. But what a contraceptive for parents ... ANY broody feelings I may have had were banished when I remembered the volume of work too!!

Monday, October 16, 2006  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

PS Update on Wooley to follow soon!

Monday, October 16, 2006  

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