I Need to be A Contortionist

One kid has not been very well for the last few days. She slept in our bed last night and the night before for snuggles. I found it hard to sleep due to the snoring from said child and then getting pushed out of my own bed. I spent most of the night staring at the ceiling.

Sick child sleeping

Sick child sleeping

Sick child in your bed is cute for a bit, however when they snore in your ear, hit you when they turn over, stretch and make it hard for you to have any room in your own bed. It is not fun and due to you not getting any sleep and then having to contort your body into weird shapes and positions to just get some rest (maybe if I was a contortionist, I would not have had an issue with little space in the bed). I decided that I would move to the spare room to sleep as I was being pushed out and the sound in my ear was not going to create sleep.

I did understand that the child was not doing anything on purpose and it was good that she was resting. I don’t mind if a kid is sick and comes to our bed for cuddles and some extra attention. That is all fine… it just makes it harder for me to rest as well. Do you find that? I do like the cuddles and time together with one kid and helping them feel better.

Due to moving rooms I did get some sleep and was grateful for that. The unwell child is getting better so maybe she will sleep in her own bed tonight.

What happens when a child or both kids are unwell? Do they want to sleep with mummy/daddy? How do you handle it? We end up putting the child in the middle of the bed and we try and work around that.

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Allen’s Tots Are Back

Allen’s have just relaunched their “Jelly Tots” and “Tangy Tots” range, due to poplar demand.  They were kind enough to send me some packs before the stores got them. Yes how amazing, snacking on treats that are not even in the shops yet.

The tangy tots are very tangy and moreish. I like the red ones the best. I know there is more than 12 in the bowl. I have only eaten about 5. They were to show you how good they look!

The tangy tots are very tangy and moreish. I like the red ones the best. I know there is more than 12 in the bowl. I have only eaten about 5. They were to show you how good they look!

Jelly Tots were introduced in 1998, but then removed in 2004. In their new reincarnation they have been revamped, having no artificial colours and with portion advice on the back of every pack.

The ingredients panel lists real ingredients not numbers as well as QR codes that link to more nutritional information.

Nutritional information on back of the Tangy Tots Pack.

Nutritional information on back of the Tangy Tots Pack.

 

Some things you might not know about Allen’s Jelly Tots and Tangy Tots: 

  • Did you know that 14 small pieces make up a one portion for Jelly Tots.
  • Tangy Tots are sprinkled with a tangy coating and 12 small pieces make up one portion.
  • Simple fruity flavours that Australians love, orange, lime, lemon, strawberry and blackberry.
  • The flavours have been developed specifically for Australian taste buds and in the Allen’s factory in Broadford, Victoria.
The Tangy Tots and Jelly Tots will come in handy for the twins birthday party next month. They also are a good little snack while working away at the computer.

The Tangy Tots and Jelly Tots will come in handy for the twins birthday party next month. They also are a good little snack while working away at the computer.

They are very tasty and I do like them a lot. I am saving some packs for the twins birthday as this will suit the theme of the party very much. More to come on the blog soon about party preparation and what theme it is this year.

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Did you miss these tangy treats when they were away? If you did they are back and I’m sure you will be super happy about that.

Thanks Allen’s for sending my care pack with the Tangy and Jelly Tots. It was a lovely surprise.

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Are You Afraid of the Letter Z!

I don’t think I have a hard name. It is easy when you think about it. It is not spelt strangely. It is rather ordinary in the scheme of names actually.

You might already know, My name is Suzanne. Yes very basic and easy. The name is how it sounds.

So why is it when I fill out forms or tell someone my name they call me, Susan?

Do people have a fear of the letter Z? I think they do. Even if they get my name sort of right they don’t add the Z.

Beware of the Letter Z. Many cannot put it into a name or try and substitute an S instead.

Beware of the Letter Z. Many cannot put it into a name or try and substitute an S instead.

 

I really don’t get why my name is so difficult for so many people.

Susan is a completely different name. It is not my name. It has never been my name. It also makes me so annoyed that people cannot get my name right, even after many times telling the same person that my name is not Susan!

I try so hard and make sure that I get other people’s names correct. I was always taught that it is a sign of respect and it is also to polite, plus shows that you have listened to what the person said their name was.

It does make me think…. if you write, “Suzanne” down on a form why do you then get called Susan. If you know why this happens, please tell me!

I have even signed up for newsletters online and put my name down as Suzanne. And you might have guessed it…. I now get emails addressed to, Susan!

Are you like me and have your every day name changed into a different one? Or do you have a name that has an X, or Z in it and no one gets it?

Does this happen to you? Do you feel my pain?

How have you addressed this with people that insist on calling you a different name? Have you started calling them the wrong name to illustrate a point? I did this at school to a teacher as he called me Susan. I then got into trouble. Yes fine for them to get your name wrong, but you cannot get their name incorrect…. oh well.  I think he eventually got the message.

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