Tuesday, 4 November 2008


The disadvantage of being three is that your mother cuts your hair.
It's an uphill struggle.

Fortunately, the advantage of being three
is that you don't much care what you look like!Just as well really.



Michelle said...


Michelle & Emily

Alesha said...

absolutely adorable!!!

I totally remember my mom trimming my bangs when I was little.

I didn't mind her cutting my hair at all. It was the cold metal point of the scissors scratching its way across my forehead that caused me to squirm and fuss.

Blame it on sensory issues, I guess!(which of us in NOT brain "damaged" on some level? Honestly, the older I get, the more issues I recognize in myself and others!)

mq, cb said...

Great post. Scrolling down was just like reading a Peanuts strip. It made my day.

Initial outraged reaction: "poor kid, what has your mother done to you?"

Then I grinned at the glee in Little Fish's face and squinted at the screen wondering whether her sweatshirt really said "Little Fish" (sadly not).

Finally, I was just blown away by the total and transparent joy in LF's face and body language, which made her fringe seem irrelevant. She looks like she could cheer on an army.

Still, not to be mean, but I don't suggest that you try hairdressing as an alternative career. Your manifold talents clearly lie elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Little Fish is absolutely gorgeous! I love her smile, it has really cheered me up this morning.


Robyn said...

lol! looks like she likes it anyway! :)

mq, cb said...

Hi, entirely off-topic question about fostering.

It was reported today that Redbridge Council has just announced that from next year it will not accept smokers as foster parents except in "exceptional circumstances".

As Norman Geras points out in his blog here (http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2008/11/smoking-parents.html), this means that it's apparently alright for other parents to smoke and expose their children (or indeed someone else's) to second-hand smoke but that foster parents are held to a higher standard.

Do you think that this is right?

It doesn't seem quite fair that a child in need is denied a refuge because a potential fosterer smokes, nor do I see how smoking would necessarily make someone a bad choice to foster, unless the child had breathing difficulties or a medical condition that would be exacerbated by the smoky air. Is this what is meant by "exceptional circumstances"?

Nor do I see why a foster parent should be held to a higher standard than any other carer. As I understand it, you, as a foster parent, have parental responsibility for any foster children in your care, in the same way that you do for your own children (whether adopted or biological children). Should you be held to a standard higher than that?

I should point out that I have never smoked, but that my father did when I was young. As I was an asthmatic as a child, this did not always make my life easy and frankly I should have preferred if he hadn't done it. However, it didn't make him a bad person, or even a bad parent.

Elinor said...

LF looks fab!


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