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Almost 10am

By 9 this morning, Ash had poured half a cup of cold coffee down my back and on our bed - despite Ben seeing him reaching up to the high shelf above our bed and saying "No! Ash, no!", unscrewed his own bottle lid of milk (?!?!) and poured the contents over the lounge room floor and thrown the bottle on to the floor, (once refilled with milk a short time later) hitting my toe. Not impressed. Now he is crying because he can't climb backwards up the small plastic slide they have in their bedroom.

Yesterday I took the kids to Spotlight, where Sienna spent 10 full minutes, while I was at the counter buying fabric, screaming. It all started when I said she couldn't go on the mechanical car toy out the front of the shop. She was already upset before we got there, because we had chips for lunch and I broke hers in half to help them cool down faster. She burst into tears and refused to eat the 'little ones'. Back to the Spotlight scenario, whenever she calmed down enough to merely sob dramatically, Ash started crying instead.

Now Ash is trying to hit my laptop with the dustpan. I am so OVER how bratty these kids are right now.

Scrapping-wise, I have nothing to share, though I finished my projects for SC and sent them yesterday, so that was good. Q Tea has taken off well, since launch on Monday the first month are over half way to selling out, which is fab. And I am loving the process of planning and sourcing funky finds for future kits.

The bad news about that is that I have decided not to participate in the Essential Baby scrapbooking forums anymore. It's a shame, they are a really lovely group of women on that forum, and I enjoy reading / responding to the various threads. Well, I will still read it I expect. But it seems I have broken some rules by mentioning how excited I was about starting Q Tea, and I also have been warned about promoting Kiti Q or any other scrapbooking business there. Even if I am not being paid to do so, apparently.

Since the majority of my scrapbooking is linked in some way to a business or magazine, I don't see how I can "show off my scrapping" without INADVERTENTLY promoting someone or other. And if I can't share my excitement at my current projects, even for the few days where they are brand new (as Q Tea), I can't really be myself there. It's nothing to do with the women on the forum, they are fantastic, it's just I have enough emotional issues without being paranoid about every comment I make on a forum and whether it breaks rules. I don't understand exactly why I am breaking them whereas others are not (and I have no problem at all with anything anyone else has said or linked to - I usually just appreciate the info and look it all up) so I am likely to make a mistake again. And I hate the feeling of being 'told off', so it is easier for me to simply not participate.

On a forum note, Scrap In Style forums are a lot of fun, lots of interesting and also lighthearted topics to read, and LOADS of inspiration in the gallery there.

I think you can probably tell I'm not having a great day. But, hey, it's not even 10am yet, I'll just do some dishes and then hopefully do some scrapbooking or creating of some kind. That is bound to make me feel better, I figure. If anyone is offended by me having a little 'vent' on my blog, then I apologise. I feel the need to get it out and am trying not to be too negative, but find it difficult to explain the facts without also explaining my emotional reaction to them - I am a 'temperamental artist' type after all. I'll probably re-read and delete it later anyway.

Hope everyone else is having a great day!

19 comments:

nahte said...

So sorry about your day. I think heaps of kids at the moment seem to have this 'thing' happening. Going to miss you on EB. I don't really understand the forum either because I thought it was a place where you can chat about your life.

Tash

Siany said...

Eek! Hope your kiddies start being lil angels real soon!! I think your Qtea kits are going to be fantastic and guess what?? Since youre on YOUR blog now, you can write whateva you want!! Vent away!! lol
Cheer up! xx

Hannah said...

Ugh Danielle, sounds like a pretty bad day!! I'm sorry - not the kind of stuff that you want happening at all! Kids do drive their mums batty sometimes, don't they?? My almost-3-year-old had the worst tantrum last night because he didn't want Daddy to put him to bed (Daddy does it every 2nd night). He screamed his head off, hit Rob and called him "stupid Daddy". And it was Rob's birthday!! Nice!
Anyway, I hope the kids start behaving (haha!!) and I wish you all the best for your new venture. At least here you can say what you like about it!

Brenda said...

Wow, Danielle, this sucks, had no idea anything like this had happened. You will be missed in the EB threads, bummer
will have to check your blog a bit more now I guess :)

Kate D said...

Big Hugs to you Dan.
:-)

vivian said...

i feel for you dQ.
hope you're day will only get better!

leewoodside said...

Hey girl hope your day got heaps better.
love those kits.

Sarah said...

Dannielle-so sorry to see you leave eb,i wish you wouldn't hun,you are a great person,thanks for leaving a comment on my blog,I hope you visit again,cos I thunk you are awesome :) Hope you feel better xx

Scrapsister said...

Wow that sucks Danielle! Sorry to hear you are not going to be around at EB any more, but I understand your frustration...similar thing happened to me too LOL. I have soooo had days like yours today and hope it has improved. Days like this make you wish for an IV of phenergan for the little...erm...kids...I'm only kidding!...do not email me people!
Kerryn

jodyg said...

Danielle, another one here who's sad to hear that you're moving away from the EB threads, I've really enjoyed seeing your work there and I love your style but I guess I'll just have to pop your blog into my favourites instead.
Aaaarrrggghhhh about the kids, they do drive you balmy from time to time don't they.
Anyhoo, catch you round.
Cheers

vita said...

Chin up Dan... sometimes life sucks. You do what you feel right & you'll be fine. I hope today is much better.

rach scholz said...

Oh no Danielle!! EB mods can be bastards sometimes!!

I'll fix them PMSL.. I'm gonna post about your kits now.. piss them right off :)

Felicity said...

No no no - You cant leave us on EB you have been such a wonderful inspiration to have around. No no no, it wont be the same. (Can you tell I am the mother of a 3 year old who has reg tantrums) lol -

Clair said...

I'm bummed about you leaving Eb too. I agree the mods can be a bit dramatic sometimes. And they also appear to turn a blind eye to some people and pick on others. I have no idea why that is, but it shouldn't stop you showing off. :(

Oh and i hear you on the bratty kids too. I have banned koby from coming to the shops with me due to the last few embarrassing outbursts he has made. I now only plan trips while he is at kinder.

maxandmimasmummy said...

Oh Danielle, I will really miss seeing your gorgeous work on EB and reading your posts. It does seem crazy that everyone can mention your projects but if you refer to it yourself it's jumped on my mods. I just don't understand the logic behind that. I'm sorry that you feel backed into a corner with no option but to stop participating in the forum, it's such a stupid rule. Maybe you should just create an alter-ego and talk about your stuff in the third person...you'd get away with it then for sure!

Phoebelicious xx

Danielle said...

Danielle - I've only just caught up with these drama's you've been having. You poor bugger.

I'm so with you on the naughty kids - my two, well esp my younger one, is driving me nuts!!! Everything she does, she's a little terror.

And on the EB thing, well it's certainly confusing isn't it. I'm sorry to hear they've been giving you such a hard time. Especially at such a scarey/exciting/ stressful time when you're just starting out on your new venture. For what it's worth, I'm sure you'll be a humungous success.

I just got my latest issue of SC and got a buzz seeing your name on the front cover & being able to smile to myself & think "I know her!".

Melanie said...

I am so sorry this has happened Danielle. I can't agree more with what has been said by all EB girls. I will dearly miss seeing your stunning creations and EB is worse off without you there Cheers Melanie

possum11 said...

Hey Danielle,
I've been in the dark about this until now, and just wanted to offer my hugs and support. I too have been on the receiving end of mod wrath, having threads edited and deleted and it doesn't feel at all nice, I most certainly agree.
Please don't go, I decided to stick it out and try and tread the thin line, even though I am of the opinion that it is ridiculous that members can post as much as they like about unrelated businesses, but can't support our own. And by 'own' I mean ALL of us on there with fledgling businesses - as far as I am concerned there is plenty of business to go around, and we should support each other as much as we can. I also had no idea re the blog link thing, so I have deleted the link to mine from my sig. Many many hugs coming your way, and from reading Rach's comment here, I now understand the point behind the Qtea thread - GO Rach! :p
michelle xx

maxandmimasmummy said...

Oh Danielle, I will really miss seeing your gorgeous work on EB and reading your posts. It does seem crazy that everyone can mention your projects but if you refer to it yourself it's jumped on my mods. I just don't understand the logic behind that. I'm sorry that you feel backed into a corner with no option but to stop participating in the forum, it's such a stupid rule. Maybe you should just create an alter-ego and talk about your stuff in the third person...you'd get away with it then for sure!

Phoebelicious xx