Showing posts with label funny. Show all posts
Showing posts with label funny. Show all posts

Thursday, 15 August 2013

The joys of pregnancy...

Please note this post is meant to be a little funny & a bit of a vent, I am very grateful that God blessed me with the joy of being pregnant & everything I am experiencing is so worth it for the blessing at the end... This is just a bit of a funny way to help deal with some of the not so fun stuff that comes with being pregnant. 
Ah the joys of being pregnant, not only does it come with a whole host of unglamorous symptoms that make you feel like the most unattractive person ever, but then there is the extra fun things that I am sure every single pregnant lady experiences, the joys of advice, comparisons, horrifying birth stories & opinions. 
Yes, sometimes we ask for it, some of it is helpful. But a good sized serve of it is complete and utter nonsense. 
And how do you deal with advice that is fairly questionable? Do you try to defend yourself and what your choices will be by backing up yourself with facts that you've read about or do you just say nothing? 
Personally, I prefer to be honest & straight with someone, especially if this person is close to me - if it's someone I barely know I just smile & nod, in one ear & out the other! 
But if it is someone I know well, I think if the person giving the advice is good enough to deal it out, they should expect you to have your own opinion you are going to voice & respect it... Once again, some advice is very helpful & makes sense, but there are always those times you sit there going "WTF". 
Then there is the comparisons, yes just because your pregnancy was different to mine does not make mine bad, a lie or wrong. Nor is the way I select to give birth. And when the time comes and the way I raise my child is slightly different to yours, it's not your place to tell me otherwise. (Unless of course I am raising an absolute feral who looks homeless, because honestly some people do need a clue when it comes to child raising & if I am raising a future criminal please help me out.) As long as I intend to raise a happy, healthy, loved, polite, educated & clean child - you have no business commenting negatively. 
Then there are the birth stories. Yes, I love to read them & I love having my friends tell me about their experiences, but no offence random person I barely know I don't need to know about your 3rd degree tear and labour that lasted for days... 
Oh and the opinions, dude for the record if you have any opinion on my appearance or any pregnant ladies look other than "WOW - you look awesome" - keep it to yourself!! 
No one wants to hear "you are looking fat", "wow your *insert body part* is really getting bigger" etc. That is just rude, I am aware of what is getting bigger and how I look, I don't need you to remind me! 
Having a bunch of insensitive comments, unwanted advice, terrifying tales & bullshit comparisons being shoved down your throat on a regular basis along with feeling like absolute crap & being so emotional is tough, I am surprised most pregnant women don't suffer a mental break down, no wonder 'pregnancy rage' exists. 
Seriously, feeling nauseous all day, being self conscious because clearly you don't look like you normally do, having reflux/heartburn so bad it makes it hard to sleep & also wakes you up at night, hardly getting any sleep, having back/rib pain so bad it honestly feels like your right side is being crushed, being more emotional than you have ever been before & having as much energy as an overweight house cat (mainly like my cat - Mishka) would make anyone feel like shit, but then having to deal with people who have no filter or no compassion - nice. It's just fucking splendid. 
It is not hard to be nice, nor is it that hard to be respectful of others & their feelings. 
Yes, we are all judgemental at times, we all judge everyone - I for one am bad with comparisons, mainly because I find I make mental notes of what sort of parent I don't want to be or what sort of child I will not be raising (sorry dirty looking kid with a shaved head & rat tail, wearing pyjama bottoms & no shoes being a nightmare in the grocery store - my child will not be like you. Nor will my daughter be like the little girl who was about 3 years old in the Ipswich Target the other day, who took her underpants off and pissed on the floor & then continued to run around pant-less stealing lollipops & chocolates while the poor staff had to clean up her mess, they found her Mother & told her - she was talking to someone & just shrugged it off. WTF. Actually my kids won't be like those kids - because I won't be like those Mothers) 
See we all judge, I can admit that I do, but honestly I am not going to walk up to those parents and tell them how to parent their spawn - if they want to raise little ferals, that's their prerogative. (Cue Britney Spears dance break to this SONG)  I just will make sure that I do things my way to insure my kids won't be like those kids. 
I realise sometimes people don't realise what they are doing & their intentions are in a good place, but some people just need a huge reality check. 
There are nicer ways to put things or better yet times to bite your tongue. If someone asks for your advice, give it. If it wasn't asked for, keep it to yourself! Please especially keep it yourself if the advice is just plain weird. 
We now live in a world where self education on things like pregnancy, child birth & parenting are so simple. Everything we want to know is right at our fingertips. There are countless books, apps, blogs & websites that hold so much information and even some of that is a little 'questionable'. 
The way I've found to deal when it comes to advice, reading materials, being religious & pretty much anything that is sometimes hard to deal with in life, I treat it like this quote by Kristin Chenoweth's Grandma on reading the bible;
 "I read the bible like I eat fish: I take the meat, and it serves me well, but I don’t choke on the bone."
Meaning, I take what works for me & I am not going to stress on the stuff that doesn't help me or suit me. 

I am not going to kill myself following everything word for word, what is right for me is what will be used and the rest will be put aside.

I realise everyone who is pregnant experiences the joys of people and their lack of filters, so this problem is nothing new... And not every person has the exact same pregnancy symptoms as me, some are so much worse (I am grateful that most of mine I can deal with easily) and some just breeze through pregnancy feeling brilliant (damn you). 
I just thought this was a funny kind of topic that most pregnant ladies deal with, something relatable... I was also inspired to write this blog by Elle over at 'What's Up MOMS' on YouTube (my newest favourite channel, I watch every video!). Watch her hilarious video below! :)

So I want to know, what is the worse/most questionable/bizarre piece of pregnancy advice ever given to you? Or what has been said to you that makes you go "what the..."? Leave your comments below, tweet them to me (@Bella_K) or Facebook me your replies. I would love to read some of them, so I know I am not alone with this! :)

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Saturday, 13 October 2012

My Saturday; a sleepover, an almost baking fail & funny pictures! {Blogtoberfest Day #13}

How was your Saturday?
Mine was nice, I didn't do anything super riveting during the day. I just went grocery shopping with Mumma and then Tristan (my youngest brother) and I headed home. He is sleeping over tonight. We just hung out this afternoon, watching stupid YouTube videos and laughing at ridiculous pictures (see below for some funny photos!!). I cooked a roast for dinner and said farewell to Trent as he headed off to nightshift... 
Tristan and the dogs... Daisy looks terrified, but I assure you she isn't... 
Then I finally used my KitchenAid for the first time, I whipped up some chocolate chip cookies, I baked them from scratch!! 
But funny story with them, I was almost done mixing the dough and I thought "gee, this mixture is quiet flour-y"... Then I realised stupid me added double the required amount of flour to the mixture, no idea what possessed me to add 4 cups of flour instead of 2, but I did... So I just doubled everything else and hoped for the best... And they turned out really well! They are really tasty! 

So crisis averted, but seriously - WHAT THE? I can't believe I did something so stupid, but oh well - makes for a funny 'first time I ever used my KitchenAid mixer' story! 
Delicious choc-chip cookies, thanks to my KitchenAid!
Now for some funny photos we found;
HAHA. I am obsessed with dog shaming... Check out the site HERE! 
Cat Shaming is just as funny... Check it out HERE!
So that was my Saturday... Tristan and I are just chilling out now and watching movies. Right now we are watching 'The Hangover', gosh this movie is way to funny... 
Anyway, I'm off to continue enjoying this movie and spending time with my little brother!
Love you all.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Update on my 'fur brothers' {Kokoda, Kabuki & Marlin}

I thought I would catch you all up with 3 of my favourite pets! Well, technically they are my parents pets (so I guess that makes them my 'fur brothers'), but I love the 3 of them so much like they are my own. Over the weekend I captured some (in my opinion) great shots of Marlin, Kabuki and Kokoda that I thought I would share with you all... 
It is hard to believe this handsome doggie was once THIS cute little puppy!
You must die now tiny horse... No, you first giant cat. 
I cannot believe I never did an 'introductory kitten' post about this little guy... Anyway this is Mums gorgeous Bengal cat; Kabuki. I love him so much!
Marlin... He was once such a tiny little kitten full of attitude, now he is a giant cat full of attitude... 
These photos clearly show what sort of cats my parents have raised... I think they are a bit more than 'friends'... Remember THIS photo I took back at Easter? Well, this was when I first discovered their relationship - haha.
As weird as these photos are, I think they are so adorable...
Well, that is how the pets are doing, well my parents 3... All are still adorable and hilarious as normal and are loved so much.
Let me know what your favourite photo was in the comments below!
Love you all.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

To make you smile & laugh...

Hey beautifuls! 
How are we all?
Well, I hope y'all are having a magnificent day and in case you aren't hopefully the following images make you smile & maybe even 'laugh out loud'...
                 Oh dear, so true...

         I love autocorrect!

Source: via Belinda on Pinterest

I love 'text from a dog'... So funny!!

Source: via Belinda on Pinterest

Source: via Belinda on Pinterest                              Oh lord, yes! This is so true!

Hope these 'pins' made you smile! If you want to check out more 'funny' pins check out my board HERE... 
Love you all.
(ok I know one of these images has doubled up - sorry! I'll fix it when I'm back online!) x