Burning Questions

I really enjoyed reading Helen’s post, over at All the Beautiful Things with her burning questions, and ever since I have been coming up with a few of my own. So instead of leaving her the longest comment ever I thought I would steal her idea share them with you here. Hope that’s ok Helen? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that :).

So here they are. My burning questions, things that I will probably never find an answer to, but that are fun to rant about nonetheless!

Where do the laundry capsules go? I hate these things and with every bottle of washing liquid we get one of these… but after one wash they seem to get eaten or go to a mystery world only inhabited by these capsules and miscellaneous socks….. We actually moved onto tablets for a while but the bottles were on offer so we are back with these again for now, driving me potty!

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Sticking with the laundry, why does the fancy digital timer on the washing machine say it takes 1hr 3 but an hr 3 later still says there is around 15 mins to go…. is it a set time or not? I would say maybe it depends on the load but I don’t think it’s that clever as it does it on every wash… Just be honest with me, if it is going to take 1hr 20, just say so!

WP_20150613_10_00_32_ProWhat is the point of crumbs? What purpose do they serve other than to annoy us and make us clean more? I swear I can hoover steam and re-hoover the entire floor only to turn round and crumbs have spontaneously appeared on my immaculate floor. And is it possible to get a slice of bread out without covering the worktop in crumbs? Not in our house apparently!

Dust is another one, what is the point of it? In general I don’t like pointless things. There are many things in this world that I don’t like, but generally I can respect the fact that as part of the grand scheme of things they have a purpose. As an example, spiders. I can’t stand them, but I know that without them we would be overrun with flies etc so can understand that they do serve a purpose, so, no rant about spiders. Flies, on the other hand, what is their purpose? Without them we wouldn’t need spiders… you can see where I am going with this.

In the same vein, Wasps. What is the point in them? Bees make honey, but more importantly, as any “The Bee Movie” fan will know, they make all the plants and trees grow. I do know it is not that clear cut but my point is, Bees, have a purpose. Wasps? Other than to ruin perfectly happy summers days and sting us? I can’t think of one.

If anyone can tell me the point of any of these things by the way, please feel free to do so. I fully acknowledge that I am not the master of all knowledge and am happy to accept that these things have a purpose. It may in fact make me less annoyed to find that they do have a purpose (as with spiders). Anyone? Please?

Another question, why do I lie in the middle of the night torturing myself with horrible scenarios like intruders and dog attacks, trying to think about ways I would protect my kids. is it just a Mum thing, or am I weird? Do you do that?

Like butter wouldn't melt... but is it really an act??

Like butter wouldn’t melt… but is it really an act??

Why is it that whenever I have a fun activity planned with Monkey for during LM’s nap, that that will be the morning when LM refuses to nap and won’t settle. Does she know? It also happens the other way round, when we are going out so don’t mind if she has a shorter nap, she sleeps for hours. I don’t generally prescribe to the idea that babies have got it in for us but sometimes….

Going back a bit, to the subject of crumbs, is there any such thing in the world as a useful bread bin? One that can fit two loaves of bread in (brown and white) not 1 1/2. One that doesn’t spew crumbs everywhere when you open it, or have such a heavy lid that you never actually bother to put the bread into it, meaning that there is bread all over the worktop rather than, you know. In. The. Breadbin?

Why, on the Kids setting of Netflix, is there no option to Play from the beginning? It just resumes, even when you are on the credits. There is a play from the beginning option on the other profiles but not the kids one…. why?

Why does inspiration for blog posts come when I am with the kids, then I can’t remember it later when I have time to blog? You can be sure I will remember it again either in the early hours of the morning or when driving or at some other completely useless time and then I will forget it again!

Why does our baby girl seem to think this is the best position to drink her milk. Love her, but, seriously? Weirdo child.


I am sure I could go on and on but will leave it there for now. What are your burning questions?

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24 thoughts on “Burning Questions

  1. Lol these are great questions. The laundry timer one frustrates me too. Love LM’s feeding position – very funny and agree with you on the nap thing – Sophie is exactly the same. I also have the same problem with blog post ideas – I try to write them down briefly if I can but it’s not always possible.

  2. That made me laugh! I’ve got to say LM’s feeding position is most impressive! Is there a little gymnast in the making there? Sorry, that’s another question!

  3. I do that in the middle of the night too! Sometimes when I go to B&Q I would look at their rake and would think that could be nice to have so that when zombie apocalypse would happen we have something!

    My imagination is as wild as my son’s it turned out.

    And I think you will have a gymnast gold medalist!


  4. LOVED this post!! I have to agree with most of those. The bread bin one made me giggle, yeh 1 1/2 loaves, really? And wasps, they get into our house somehow and I find them walking on LP’s bedroom carpet. We don’t open windows so how do they get in?

    Brilliant. 🙂

  5. I thought I’d commented on this already but maybe I’m just having one of those moments where I know I’ve read a post and drafted a comment in my head but never got round to posting it!! Sorry! Anyway, I think what I was going to say was that this really reminded me of my poem “The unanswerable Questions of Parenthood”. Also ‘wasps’ – part of the eco-system? But otherwise – *NO*!! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to #thetruthabout Xx

  6. Oh those laundry capsules drive me MAD, I can never find one when I need one! I think my toddler steals them to play with because when I don’t need one I can spot tons in the toybox but they magically disappear when I need to put a wash on. Very annoying! Love the pic of your baby having her milk,great position!

  7. That last picture? IS AMAZING! And yeah Netflix is super annoying! Thanks so much for linking up! I can’t wait to see what you have lined up for me this week over at #wickedwednesdays x

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