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Oh boy - confession from the Neat Freak

Posted by Isabelle on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, In : I am only human! 
So despite having an appointment listed on my electronic calendar AND my diary, I actually forgot about it and then had to rush to get there and save face. CAN YOU BELIEVE it? How does that happen?

I guess I just wanted to come clean and let you all know that even the Neat Freak is not perfect. In fact, you can have so many systems in place but if you have a memory like a sieve, you have to be doubly careful to NOT FORGET APPOINTMENTS!

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Easter Bunny is out the bag...

Posted by Isabelle on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, In : I am only human! 
You know that sinking feeling you get when you suddenly realise that the sun has risen and the birds are tweeting louder than normal and you're meant to be up? WELL, I had that feeling x2 this week-end when I realised that the Easter bunny hadn't deposited his eggs because he hadn't set the alarm and therefore overslept!

Needless to say, I instructed the kids to 'be gone' which they clearly understood as 'go away so I can hide your chocolates' and they very soon called me on it!

I guess the Eas...
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Bailing my daughter out

Posted by Isabelle on Thursday, March 19, 2009, In : I am only human! 
I generally try to not bail my kids out when they forget something at home but this week I really had to be just mom and forget the life lessons.

It was photo day yesterday and my daughter forgot to wear a white shirt under her school dress, as was required. When a friend of mine saw her at school without it, he called me to rescue her. I didn't even hesitate. She is normally always responsible so instead of trying to teach her a lesson, I went to the rescue.

Lessons can wait for another day.....
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The Neat Freak was late...

Posted by Isabelle on Friday, February 27, 2009, In : I am only human! 
Yesterday MomsMatter put on a lovely morning at Deano's in Durban North where over 100 ladies arrived to socialise and network. It was awesome and well done to Deb and Hayleigh.

MomsMatter gave me the opportunity to introduce Neat Freak and talk to the those present so I was set on arriving at 8a.m., giving me plenty of time to set up and be most organised ... but THIS DID NOT HAPPEN.

Since many roads in our fair city have been renamed and since I am from Westville and not Durban North, I drove...

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Despite the effort

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, February 23, 2009, In : I am only human! 
I had one of those nights last night - you know the one, where your child is ill and although you feel for them, you also wish they would hurry up and get better so you can go to sleep?

My son suffers from allergies to dust and I really try to keep his environment clean and dust-free but it is impossible to maintain. I wash his linen religiously, have his room wiped down once a week and have containers for all his toys so that dust doesn't collect on them.  Despite this he still has nights lik...
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Hurrying about

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, February 9, 2009, In : I am only human! 
My philosophy with my kids is that they should organise their things for school themselves. It is important that they become more responsible. But last night I find myself hurrying about doing all sorts of things in their rooms and my husband comes into the room and asks me what I was doing? Had I forgotten the lessons that I try to teach everyone about?
I could only reply that I AM ONLY HUMAN and some days, the philosophy slips a little!

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