Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Not So Yummy


First of all, I need to thank you for reading this blog. Just for my first day of Google Ads I have made £2! Can you believe it? You guys rock! I have never been so happy for earning such a small amount of money. I might be able to sponsor another child if it continues. Keep clicking, dear reader, keep clicking!

But unfortunately I am also worn out. Being a mummy takes its toll: my little one has flu-like symptoms and I can only sleep a few hours every night. If you can call that sleep, of course. Apparently it is a virus, and there isn't much to do apart from waiting and taking care of her as best as I can. As a result, I look far from yummy. I have bags under my eyes and haven't had time to wash my hair for what seems to be ages. Not to mention my growing moustache. Every cloud has its silver lining: I haven't had time to have lunch today because my older one was feeling left out and dragged me to see 'The Hunger Games' with her. I can't believe this movie is rated 12a. It is so violent that I am still in shock just thinking of it. It is all about teenagers killing other teenagers. Lovely. 'Sex And The City' should have been rated PG: no- one dies in it. When has violence become more acceptable than sex? I think that deep down I remain very French. To me, sex and more generally relationships are more acceptable than violence. What did I miss? Maybe I am just being negative today.


Given the fact that I look like a ghost I might have to buy a wig and a mask. A woman's got to do what a woman's got to do. Or maybe I should wear a mini-skirt to draw attention to my legs rather than my face. Or show some cleavage. Any advice would be welcome. For some reason, because I am French my friends used to think that I am naturally stylish. Well, I hope I don’t bump into them today.

Gosh I could use a little nap right now. When does it stop?

24 comments:

  1. Gigantic sunglasses are all you need!

    As for the flu - i hope it goes soon, sick kids are not fun.

    As for Hunger Games - i just finished book 2 and am enjoying it although I don't see at all how this series is supposed to be for teenagers :|

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  2. Yep, sunglasses for sure, and maybe an amazing hat?!

    Having just finished the first book of the Hunger Games I must admit I loved reading it; total escapism. But even the book was seriously shocking at some points. I'm dying to see the film, but would have probably found it terrifying if I'd read it/seen it if I was less than 12.

    (I can highly recommend the book for sleepless nights though...maybe while you're on flu duty?)

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  3. You're not alone in wondering why all the violence is more acceptable than sex. It makes no sense to me. We decry bullying and killings and all that, yet we see it all over the place. Sex and love? That gets R ratings.

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  4. I mean eventually everyone is going to have sex and that will be okay; but no matter when you indulge in violence, THAT will never be okay... so point well taken!

    Also as your younger one says, you have good assets..flaunt them! ;)

    Or just forget it all and take a nap..lot more easier!

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  5. You know that just last week you were the one giving me advice so don't expect much from me. I can absolutely feel your 'pain'....But like you said, there's a silver lining. Just from my son being sick last week, I found that I lost about 2lbs since I wasn't eating and sleeping well. Much like you now, I'd imagine. And now I too have a terrible cough sans fever. Am barking like a poor dog. So my advice.....just take care of your self too as best you can. And yes...this too shall pass. I hope your little one gets better sooner than later. My son's viral infection lasted from Wed-Mon (6days). By the 7th day, his temp went back to normal although now he's still coughing which I expect to last for maybe 2wks which they say is normal....*sigh*

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  6. I'm glad you told me what the movie is about Muriel, I for one will definitely NOT be going to see it. Garbage in, garbage out is my motto, and especially for teenagers! Sorry to hear your little one is not feeling well and you are under the weather. Being a mum is a never ending and extremely difficult, actually make that THE most difficult job. When hubby returns I vote you have a weekend away at some glorious place in the country with a spa where you can rejuvenate and have some time alone.

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  7. I must be French too, because I totally agree with you about all the violence in kids movies. Didn't see it but am curious if there's a positive to this film, since scholastic books backed it and I was shocked. All I heard is, "It has kids reading again."

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  8. There are lots of viruses going around. I was struck down by one last weekend, it must be the change of season/weather etc. I hope you little one recovers soon.

    When in doubt, have a snooze. :)

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  9. Just came across this by the way, which had some interesting thoughts on the Hunger Games and whether its suitable for children aged 12: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/9173190/The-Hunger-Games-violence-children-should-see.html

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  10. Hi, Muriel...and so sorry for your mommy-hood pits. It is refreshing to read such an honest account of your daily life, flu, hair, face and all. Hope your little one makes it thru soon. Meanwhile, I must be French like you and Sonia. Another on-line friend, Madeline, wrote on her blog about The Hunger Games and its hype, its promotion of violence. Having worked before with expelled-from-school kids, there is a violent edge to those whose daily lives have been touched by violence. The question I have is whether this movie will spike more violent actions in our teenages. Curious..what did your daughter think about the movie?
    Take good care of yourself...be you in all your glory!

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  11. I think that I need more than sunglasses. I am a walking ghost! Beware! My daughter loved the books too. She is able to comment on Alice In Wonderland and she enjoys reading the Hunger games. Go figure.

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  12. I love your enthusiasm! That said, reading a book right now feels like a luxury. Sigh. My daughter loved reading the series, which is why she wanted to see the film. I feel old. I don't understand her any more.Where did I go wrong?

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  13. Thanks for the link. I don't know what to think really. Do you think that there is such a thing as "useful violence"? My daughter doesn't seem traumatised by the violence of the movie. Quite the opposite. I am more traumatised than her. maybe a generation thing.

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  14. I know! It looks like we need to change our way of thinking. I personally would prefer my children to be better prepared for relationships rather than to see so much violence on the screen.

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  15. Thanks for the advice. i will definitively flaunt my assets then!
    I am dying for a nap, but I can't not a minute for myself I am afraid!

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  16. She is better now but still coughing...Life is tough. I hope that you are feeling better.

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  17. Hubby is back but he is so jet-lagged that he is not of much help. It is my lot in life to be knackered...Thanks for your support Elizabeth!

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  18. It is true that my daughter loved the books. But I have to admit that the story is not at all what I expected. That said, I seem to be more traumatised by the violence than my daughter. Maybe a generation thing.

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  19. Sarah, I would kill for a snooze right now. In theory, she has recovered. But in practice, she keeps coughing, which I was told is normal. Sigh. i must be punished for something I did in an earlier life!

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  20. Hi Doreen! My daughter loved the movie and doesn't understand why I was so shocked with all the violence. I am not sure that she fully understands the level of violence (and it might be better this way). As for being me in all my glory, well, there is still some way to go!

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  21. I have spoken to lot of distressed mums that have seen Hunger Games with their pre teen daughters...
    I find that's a lot of British ppl are far more scared of sex than violence in films, same in the states. Maybe something to do with the alarming amount of teenage pregnancies in this country
    xxx L

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  22. Maybe. I don't understand what is going on...I also hadn't realised that my daughter was ready books that were so violent!

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  23. It was violent but I will say the book was way more violent than the movie. I believe they did it so it could get a PG13 rating which is one step below an R rating here in America. I actually blogged my thoughts on the movie today.

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  24. I liked your post! I think that it is just me...I hadn't realised that my DD was reading (and enjoying) such books!

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