Doing if for the kids; our kids

Observations of a Middle-aged Dragon with a tattoo:  

Doing it for the KIDS

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They are the love of our lives 

and then there’s these times:

KIDS, TECH and PARENTs

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Sometimes the kids may have a point

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Image may contain: textWhen all we are trying to do is get through arsenic hour. You know that time of the day when we’re tired, they need to be bathed, feed and homework done and then someone loses an eye!

Would they? Act now that is…

A little something to remember for next Mother’s Day

At the end of the day you can remind them

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Kick your heels up, and have a laugh at the kids’ expense, and enjoy them; dare you to…


You Had One Job: One JOB

Observations of a Middle-aged Dragon with a tattoo:  

You had ONE JOB

For those of you who may have had a week where you’ve worked with a mob of people who had one job… and invariably FAILED…

FEEL THE PAIN; and LAUGH maybe these are people who’ve had it far worse than you…

They’ve been mowing this field; looks like for more than a little while. I think they forgot to multitask and do more than one thing.

Pick the something extra they forgot to do??

Not sure they should be a collage of anything?

This was okay when you were in Year One; learning to write and space all the letters of one word before the edge of the page.

(These guys must have missed letter placement 101)

Forgot something??

Lucky these guys weren’t in an operating theatre.

(The patient would be dead)

Maybe this is a teaching moment…

Let’s hope the beautiful child that gets the one on the right, has a parent who can teach them about lazy eyes and how special the child is to have a Narla toy that needs the most special of friends to look after her.

This could be a quirky ‘planned’ design feature

But alas it’s not.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words… 

Forgetful, slack and just don’t care; come to mind.

When Homer Simpson is on the job, 

(see the Simpson’s movie)

Maybe they've never been to primary school or seen Sesame Street

The subtle art of stuffing up your ONE JOB…

OR NOT!

AND now for more 

Proving ‘PRIDE in your work’ are only FOUR meaningless words for some.

Need I say More....

Common sense isn't common any more: it's ENDANGERED

To think that all those years of learning could lead to this…

ONE FUNCTION to achieve… draws that open 

ONE JOB fail.

Which came first??

Not the chicken or the egg…  the Bench or the Drain

When the instructions seem simple…

UNTIL some IDIOT proves they aren’t.

And the biggest DO, DO, don't of them all

One word for this SWEEPING

ONE JOB… 

Clearly takes more than ONE IDIOT to do…

Have fun with getting the Job done right. Dare you to...


Cutting to the chase on communication

 Observations of a Middle-aged Dragon with a tattoo:  

This week I was remembering all the management courses I attended with colleagues about 'improving communication' and how nothing really changed; aside from a day or two and then we’d be back to this….

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It made me think of redesigning those courses to include some of these gems to cut through all the crap. Starting with the following:

REMEMBER we all have one mouth and two ears.  Open your mind and close your mouth, they work best this way.

The reason this is a fact is that silence is always preferred to bullshit. Otherwise this happens

OTHER people view life differently they may not be so understanding or frankly don’t care - you can’t change them because they may be missing something OR it might be YOU who's missing that filter that stops you from saying insensitive shit. 

That’s okay too, just don’t expect people to shower you in compliments and roses for stating the obvious because they are oblivious or can’t grasp facts. You can’t change these people either. Live with the knowledge you have. You can follow one of two options: 

Option ONE 

Option TWO 

Some days option two will appear the most appealing especially if you haven’t had a chance to reach the Zen-like state needed to repond appropriately for option one to truly work. WARNING: Some days BOTH options may be hazardous for others because you may not be able to respond nicely to idiots; no matter what your Zen state.

You may think you need more training but there are some things you just can’t ever become qualified to do.

 

Important rules to keep in mind when contemplating the human condition:

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Manage other people’s expectations:

Manage your expectations:

Sometimes you may just plainly run out of patience with a person, who no matter what - causes you pain or time or both. This maybe the person who you can’t work out what makes them tick, or what they see as their purpose in life. You may have met one of these:

Leaving you to ask this sage old question:

There will be people who constantly annoy you let them know politely.


Maybe some days you’ll just have to take the higher road, comfortable in your knowledge that you can shine brightly no matter what.

Let yourself grow and bloom regardless of what is going on around you. Dare you to..


Being a real woman and proud of it

Observations of a Middle-Aged Dragon with a Tattoo:

Being a REAL woman and PROUD of it!

I don’t have a fantastic figure or a flat stomach.

I’m far from being considered unique, yet I’m the only one of me.

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I eat proper food,

I’m proud to have curves, more fat than I should, they remind me I live life; I’m me.

I’m proud to have scars, more wrinkles than I should, they remind me of my life story; mine alone.

Some people hate me, some people love me, some like me.

I’ve been bad, and I’ve been good.

I love my bed, and I wear comfortable, practical PJ’s when I sleep.

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I may not be up with all the latest trends but 

I know what I like and what I don’t.

I’m at a stage of my life where I’m wise enough to not care if I don’t wear make-up.

I don’t pretend to be something I’m not.

I can be serious, soulful and sad one minute,

Crazy, happy and inspired the next.

What you see is what you get.

I won’t change. I make no apologies for who I am.

But know that if I love you, I do so with all my heart.

A.M. Jaxon ©

Celebrate who you are. Dare you to…