So Mom to Toes would like to know more about me and has 'tagged' the blog with this little questionnaire... well, I have a few minutes before himself emerges from his bedroom (maybe) so I'll have a stab. Given that its more about Tom than me, I'll answer it from his perspective.
A Blogger Tagging Game
1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player tags 5 people and posts their name, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
I have to answer questions and people I tag have to answer the same questions, so here I go.
What was I doing 10 years ago:
Before I was a little boy, I was a baby. Then I was in mummy's tummy. Then I was a little boy and you were a little boy and you lived with Nanny and Papa and you played with me.
(Tom is not quite getting the 'not existing pre-birth' thing. He has also mistaken 'born' for 'bought' which is quite funny).
Me? 10 years ago I was a school teacher and still doing the job that I'm occasionally nostalgic about. It was '99 when the wheels came off.
Five Snacks I enjoy:
- Cake.... with icing. First I eat the icing then I leave a trail of the cake around so that daddy knows where I am
- Apples - really, I do
- Ice cream and I like to hold it until its running down my hand and possibly the walls too
and me? yeah, pretty much the same except faster and tidier
In the real world:
- Raisins and when you leave them in the sofa and on the windowsill they look like dead flies
- Fruit... lots and lots of fruit
- and cake
- and biscuits
- and sweets (trans. 'candy')
Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Buy sweets. And cars. And biscuits. And treats. Lots and lots of treats.
I'm with him on the treat thing
Five jobs that I have had:
- My job is playing and when I'm pretending to be daddy its fixing.
- Scooby Doo
To fund these flights of fancy for Tom I'm a 'Usability Consultant' and if you know what that is, let me know because I'm not entirely sure.
Back in the day, I've been a farmhand, a school teacher and 'that web guy'.
Three of my habits:
- Asking 'why?' ALL THE LIVE LONG DAY
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Biscuits. Less habit, more 'addiction'
Me? Too busy to have habits.
Five place I have lived:
- The little house where I lived when I was a little baby
- This house
- Where we'll live if we ever sell...
Daddy lived all over the place (its an Armed Forces child thing thats turned into a 'can't make my mind up' thing)
Add one new part:
And this seems the most sensible new part...
What are the best pieces of advice you could offer parents of children newly diagnosed with a hearing loss:
1. Read a lot. Ask lots of questions of professionals and of other parents and then make decisions.
2. Do not let your child’s hearing loss define him/her.... or *you*. (Couldn't agree more with this one so I'm not going to change it).
And all the likely suspects are already tagged I think!