14 Feb 2013


Having heard several of my friends comment on their various children having had playground meltdowns got me thinking that surely I wasn't the only adult who would love to throw a full-blown fall-to-the-ground-kicking-and-screaming tantrum every now and then. 

Embarrassing? Yes and especially for the parent BUT surely, less socially acceptable as it might be, in many ways it has to be healthier than the adult who reaches for the cigarette, the glass of wine or, like me, the bar of chocolate.

What thinks you?

Coincidently it isn't only my friends children who are having meltdowns. It seems Blogger is doing the same. Having stopped by several of your blogs this morning, on leaving a comment I got a message saying an error had occurred only to discover that my comment was then published again and again and again ...... 15 times in one instance. My apologies if my comments keep multiplying on your blog.

PS I can't believe I've just admitted to Naida (aka The Bookworm) that Paddington Bear could be my literary Valentine, what was I thinking? Ok, so he is soft and very cuddly, lives at home so there won't be any washing his dirty socks, AND he is usually to be found with a sandwich but still ...... my literary Valentine?

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NRIGirl said...

Thank you for stopping by Tracy!

A literary Valentine?! You have made it so easy for your HD!

Enjoy the day Tracy! And the many returns of it.

Nina said...


The bar of chocolate? That's much better than alcohol. lol. :)

Now I want chocolate. ;)

Suko said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Tracy! I love the idea of Paddington as your literary Valentine. It's playful, and Paddy is awfully cuddly. :) I hope the issues with Blogger are resolved soon!!

Kelly said...

Oooo, I wonder who I'd like as my literary valentine?

Probably not a laughing matter in reality, but I did smile at the thought of having your comment post 15 times!! Hope Blogger gets its act together soon.

Heather said...

oh I nneded that today. There are so many times I wanted to do that to my kids.

no chocolate for me today, upset tummy, but we are re-schedualling the chocolate consumption, oops, I mean Valentines day for the weekend.

Mama Zen said...

I am certain that if I could just throw one good foot-stomping fit, I would feel a lot better!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

*wails* I need chocolate!

What? Can't I do both? LOL

Fun post! Paddington isn't a bad date. He is cuddly. :D

Joan Robertson said...

Hi ,, paddington bear heh , have you seen my crocheted one , thanks for leaving comment on my blog and unfortunately it only happened once , I have had it happen to me tho, where the comment and reply was duplicated , oh well better than no comments at all

Alexia561 said...

Would love to throw a temper tantrum like that, but wouldn't have the nerve! Chocolate is a much better alternative IMO. Happy Valentines Day Tracy!

Blond Duck said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Haddock said...

That title put a smile on my face :-)
Yes some people will do anything for a bar of chocolate.

Betty Manousos said...

stopping by to say hi!
hope you've had a nice valentine's day. love paddy! loving your idea of paddington as your literally valentine.


Munir said...

I guess some of us don't care where we are when we are upset. No offense to any one here.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Mmm chocolate! I hate when blogger is being bad. It makes being productive quite difficult sometimes.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I just love that advert, it has to be one of the simplest, yet the best, for some while.

I can always remember my youngest niece making me feel very uncomfortable, when I was looking after her when her mother was ill. I had taken her into 'Woolworths' and she had run off to hide amongst the clothes rails, where I couldn't see her. After the initial panic, I managed to find her and began to chastise her about her behaviour .... only to have her scream at the top of her voice "Leave me alone, you're not my mummy, I'll tell Social Services about you" ..... I could really have done with the chocoloate fix right there and then!!

'Out of the mouths of babes'

Have a good weekend, Yvonne

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Too funny! I love chocolate and have seen many a tantrum. The good part about tantrums- they are usually over fast and the tantrum topic is all done. :)

Glad I am not the only one leaving so many comments on blogger this week! I couldn't figure out what was going on. :)

Lisa said...

My husband would probably tell you that I do have tantrums once in a while! I just don't fall down on the ground but I have been known to throw things!