I think I must be in a time machine because someone mentioned today that it is, unbelievably, only 7 weeks to Hallowe’en (I didn’t stay long enough for them to tell me how many shopping days to Christmas but I’m sure the lovely Pippa at A Mother’s Ramblings can help you on that one).
Anyway, I’m pleased because I love Hallowe’en. It's a particularly busy time of year at Hot Cross Mum Towers, being the anniversary of our engagement, three days after the bigger boy’s birthday and one day before our wedding anniversary (you do the maths!).
So, in anticipation of all things evil, dreadful and spooky, I thought I would pay a visit to the dark side of parenting. So here goes with ‘The Seven Deadly Sins (of parenting)'.
First up – LUST.
Hmm - this is a tricky one. Of course as parents we lust after ‘things’ – baby and child paraphernalia which we probably don’t need but absolutely, completely have to have. But more of this later under ‘Greed’. For the sin of lust, I’m taking you on a little voyage of escapism. So, mums (and dads - keep reading), I present to you, for your sleep-deprived-eyes and general lustful pleasure:
Ten Lust-Worthy Dads
1. Brad Pitt – 'Brad-dad' - uber-daddy extraordinaire2. David Beckham – 'WAG-dad' - probably the best dad in the world?3. Matthew Fox – 'Jet-lag-dad' - who wouldn’t want to get Lost with this dada?4. Hugh Jackman – 'Bad-dad' - you can dress up in your wolf-suit any day, you 'Wild Thing' you5. Colin Farrell – 'One-of-the-lads-dad' - Guinness drinking, smoking, swearing - grrrrrr6. Dave Grohl – 'Dad-rock' - especially for all you mum rock-chicks out there 7. Clive Owen – 'Action-dad' - stubbly and terribly British 8. Ben Affleck – 'Dad-next-door' - a tad dull perhaps but pleasing on the eye nonetheless9. Barack Obama - 'American-dad' - a president with the 'phwoar' factor
10. Harrison Ford - 'Grand-dad' - well, he was good back in the day!
And for the dads out there:
Ten Mums to lust after
1. Angelina JolieOh come on, she just about qualifies as ten mums and there surely isn’t anyone more lust-worthy – is there?
Now, don't say I never give you anything nice.
Next week, we continue our sinful journey with 'Gluttony' - are we, as parents, guilty of over-consumption?