Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Streamlining Your Childcare - A Tutorial

Hello dahlink. So sorry that I have been absent for a while.

As you already know, I had a rather pleasant jaunt in America, but have since returned. The only problem, is that I have got ten hundred million holiday photographs to wade through and stick in various blog posts.

And even though I have been trying to work on the blog posts bit-by-bit every evening, stuff still wasn't getting anywhere fast. So I decided to rope Izzy into some emergency time-saving measures to give me a bit of space.

Pic.No.1 Firstly, instead of slaving over a hot stove, I cunningly gave Izzy a 'Thorntons' Butterfly Easter Egg for her dinner. It took seconds to prepare and was eaten with gusto. Yep, everyone was a winner (the bloody picture was taken with an iPhone instead of my Canon S95 - that's why it was blurry)

Pic.No.2 Secondly, I came up with a innovative way to dry Izzy off after her bath. Instead of laboriously wiping off the water with a towel, I cocooned her in the towel and then agitated her (in an engineering way - which means to 'shake lightly up down'). Bloody triumph!  Within seconds she was drier than an AA party

So all in all, it was a bloody marvellous day when it came to maximising efficiencies. I reckon that Izzy and I managed to add a good 23 minutes and 13 seconds onto our day.

But alas, I have still not managed to finish my American blog posts ....... so back to the grindstone tomorrow.

P.S. Have you got any cunning time-saving activities that we could apply?

35 comments:

  1. no time saving tips from me - I'm the biggest faffer and time waster ever

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  2. None from me either... :-)... although I'm trying to wade through a stack of pictures too.. so I feel you!

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  3. I send my husband away on business trips ... it saves me so much time from cleaning up after him and preparing meals for him, I have time to comment on other people's blogs.

    Welcome home!

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  4. That picture of Izzy  in the towel is really funny.  I have my 2 grandboys staying with me for a week. (one year old and 3 year old and I can't find the time to ....well anything...so I am not the person to give advice.  Blogging is time consuming.  Remind me again " why do we blog?"

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  5. ps.. there is a green man touching your funbags on my blog!

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  6. Frances ( sfcarr)18 April 2012 08:42

    Good to have you back on English soil!    I enjoyed your US adventures.

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  7. I see your parenting skills are improving day by day....lol.  White chocolate butterfly on brown chocolate egg, brilliantly balanced meal!!

    I have no other time saving ideas other than 'step away from the computer'  something I can't do either so why should you! 

     Oh well time to catch up on other folks Blogs after spending an hour faffing about with mine....I hear some coffee calling me too..........
     

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  8. Where did my link go to.......

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  9. Teenagers  to get their own breakfast & fill their own lunch boxes = more blogging time.
    Leave beds unmade ( who cares ?) = more blogging time.
    Tie dog to a treadmill = more blogging time.
    Teenagers have to help with housework           = you guessed it.
                      "    "                 gardening            =           "
                      "    "                 cooking               =           "
    Need I go on ?

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  10. I don't do anything anyway so I can't give you any clues, sorry.  Loved the Izzy pictures.

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  11. Blimey, you don't even stare blankly into corners? That must be well boring! ;-)



    Glad you liked the pics!



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  12. Blimey what link was that? Nothing dodgy I hope? ;-)



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  13. Yep, I am the parenting guru! That bloomin' easter egg was inspired!



    Tell me about 'stepping away from the computer', I seem to spend all my life on there at the moment getting this new business up and running!



    Enjoy your blog hops, and I take my coffee white with no sugar thanks ;-)


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  14. Why thank you! But I haven't quite finished with my American stuff yet. Just struggling to find the time to put the posts up. It's Izzy's fault, she takes up too much time ;-) he he!



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  15. LOL you daft git! I am telling you - you have got your head screwed on - training the sprogs to do all the arduous stuff and tying your dog to a treadmill.



    You should run training courses for people like me ;-) he he!!



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  16. Woah, you are totally brave looking after 2!!



    I know what you mean about blogging, but the bottom line is - it's fun! I would never have got to chat to you if I didn't blog ;-)



    Kids and work do have a habit of doing their best to try and disrupt the plans though!



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  17. Aww thanks Kevin. So really? Brahm is a bit of a scruffy git? Who knew? He always looks so coiffed in his pictures.



    So you are the main homemaker then - don't suppose you mind coming around to sort out my house?!! he he ;-)



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  18. Flippin' hek matey, we must have taken thousands of pictures ..... god's speed to ya! (even though I am not totally sure how fast God goes anyway)


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  19. No way. How can you be a conscious faffer? Surely if you know that you faff, you can stop doing it?!

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  20. You're a RIOT Alice!!! Poor Izzy, the things she has to endure! And eat!
    Time-saving ditties? Let's see......................................................................................................................................nope, guess not! lol

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  21. Poor little Izzy wrapped up like King Tut for godsakes. If the chocolate didn't send her into a sugar comatose, the towels finished her off. She's a brave and sturdy little child. Looking forward to more posts from the States.

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  22. She's as hard as coffin nails my little 'un!



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  23. She bloomin' loves it. I mean imagine having easter egg for your dinner when you were a kid.



    I am gonna be top momma forever ;-)



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  24. LOL, yeh, I checked out the green man - very amusing! ;-)



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  25. ha ha ha.... so funny! Mr Funny! And yeah okay maybe true a little bit.....

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  26. Ya, OK.  Let's go with a bit of a scruffy git.

    Sorting out your house will cost a return business class flight and chocolate (over which Izzy and I will probably wrestle).   ;-)

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  27. Business class?! Blimey, you are used to the high life aren't ya? If Iz and you were in a wrestling contest over chocolate, I would put my money on Iz, even though she's probably third your size - Oh yeh, she loves her chocolate!! ;-)



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  28. That is well funny .... it's all coming out now Brahm!! ;-)



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  29. Just wrap her ankles with gauze and you've got an easy Halloween costume. Of course you may want to include a couple of holes so she can see where she's going I suppose.

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  30. She doesn't need holes. I could strap her to a skateboard and pull her along. Marvellous - she would bloody love that! ;-)



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  31. Surely it would be quicker just to leave her unbathed?

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  32. Fran. You are genius ...... from the bottom of my heart!



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