Sarah has received her winning wall hanging I made. Go on over to her blog if you like and see the beautiful post she wrote about it. It sure makes it all worth while! I think I may have to make a few more. Perhaps a different design maybe?
I've been thinking about opening a store online. The thing is, I'm not good at making many of one thing. I get bored. Still there is a market for one-offs too I guess. I'm not sure if I have enough in my imagination for many things. It's so hard to make ideas up. I'll have to give it some thought and perhaps use a notebook for my ideas.
Now I want to share with you something that's bothering me. Daughter No.1 just started at Intermediate school this past week which means she now catches the bus to and from school. She is 11 and in Year 7. I heard that a friend of hers just got a mobile phone for emergencies. She takes it to school with her. Phones are handed in to the teacher every morning and given back at 3pm. Apparently over half the class has a phone at school and many aren't collected up either. What do children of this age need a phone for? Is it the kids that want them or are the parents being way too protective over them?
The mother of this friend was struggling with the time the bus was taking to get them to the bus stop in the afternoons (40mins), and was in quite a state most days. How much can happen to them from supervision at school while their names are checked off as they get on the buses, to getting to a bus stop 5mins away?? I'm really against mobiles for kids as you can probably tell. They seem to attract too many problems that kids can't deal with.
What do you think? Am we mean for not wanting our daughter have one for several more years? She hasn't actually asked for one but I'm guessing that day will come sooner rather than later.