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My one year old, has the most annoying and dangerous habit. She will put anything in her mouth, it doesn’t matter what. She has been known, to lick the bottom of a muddy shoe and eat the dirt, she’s even ripped wallpaper from the wall and shoved it in her mouth, along with leaves, cellotape and even staples from wiring. I hoover constantly, any little thing, and it can even be microscopic, she will find it and put it in her mouth. I’ve caught her chewing a strand of hair on several occasions, and can’t even let her have baby books because she chews all the cardboard! I’m constantly having to watch her, and even what I wear. She will pull hair, from the hood of a coat and eat it, as well as fluff from a woolly scarf. I’ve had several children, and none behaved like this. I know it’s normal for babies to put things in their mouth, but to this extreme? Am I the only one with a baby like this? I am so open to suggestions at breaking this habit, I really don’t know what to do about it. She even chews on the corner of my rug in the lounge!
Any help much appreciated, or any fellow sufferers are also welcome to share experiences :)
So I just finished reading The King by J.R.Ward and wasn’t left disappointed :) I absolutely loved this book, but then I may be a little biased since I am a major fan of the series :) I especially loved the travel back in time to Wrath’s parents, it definitely explained a lot. The only problem now, is that I’m left with having to wait on three other love matches to come to fruition! Well, at least I know one of those matches should be in her next book The Shadows, the downfall, It’s not out until march next year Gah!!! Well I have plenty more books to catch up on in the meantime (and I mean a hell of a lot) If you haven’t been reading this series, then get out there and start! Absolutely brilliant, and a five star rating from me :)
Generally in my house the television is taken over by the music channels. I don’t mind, because television doesn’t really interest me, but endless hours of music videos does tend to capture my attention at times. I’m assuming the video is intended to portray the song, but more often than not, they don’t seem to do that at all. Maybe it’s me, but this one video in particular is a prime example. Ed Sheeran’s music video ‘Don’t’, really has me confused. Don’t get me wrong, I love this song, but what does a man, who can bend his body into extraordinary positions, have to do with the actual lyrics of that song? It doesn’t make sense to me at all. As I said, maybe it’s me, and somewhere along the line, I am missing the point. Here’s the video, let me know if I’m wrong :)
After someone had read the first two books in the Twisted Bloodlines series, she then went on to say, ‘they are similar to Twilight aren’t they?’ Um no. My books are nothing like Twilight. There are no sparkly vampires, in fact no vampires at all. Neither is there, a tragic love story as the main theme of the book. There is however, a love triangle, and also a wolf who can shift, but that’s where the similarity ends. As much, as I did enjoy reading Twilight, I much prefer a little more blood and guts, oh, and lots of action. My female cast are strong, and don’t buckle under the pressure, and boy do they have a lot to deal with. Yes my book is brimming with hot guys, who are also shifters, (not all wolves, I might add) but they are fighting for a much tougher cause, and their enemy is virtually indestructible, and they can all stand out in daylight, even sunbathe in it if they want to :)
While I value each readers opinion, I do get a little miffed when my books are deemed similar to another. I’ve read a lot of books, and I can honestly say, that I have never come across a story line similar to mine. If you don’t believe me, then check it out for yourself :)
Here’s a tough question for some of you authors out there. Which do you prefer the most, reading or writing? Before I wrote my first book, I was an avid reader, nothing would come between me and a book. After completing book one in the series, my to-read pile, got pushed aside, and writing took over. Take now for example, I’ve just sent off book four to be edited so I have some free time on my hands. I desperately want to catch up with my forgotten books, but can’t help myself from diving into book five. There’s no rush for completion, and yet the book I’ve been dying to read, is sadly gathering dust. As an author, we all love our work, but does it take priority when it doesn’t have to? Or is my own experience, the same for all of you?
A popular product, which has been around for many years, but does it help to assist your child in their first steps? From my experience, no. My 11 month old has just started moving around the furniture, she’s still unsteady on her feet so I thought I’d try this. What can I say, expect epic fail. If she manages to keep it upright, she flies across the floor, and ends up falling. But mostly, as soon as she stands behind it, it flips up. The problem is, that all the weight is on the front, and none on the back to stabilize it, so as soon as her weight pushes down on the handle, the front flips up. The wheels should be a little stiffer, to prevent it going faster than the child can. It’s not just my own child that has experienced this, I know of plenty others who also have the same problem. Having said that, the toy on the front is rather good, my daughter loves playing with it :)
Anyone else experience this issue?