Making kids do chores is ingrained in the parental psyche as necessity, primarily to instil the idea of being responsible; but doling out tasks to your offspring (no matter how poorly they might complete them) is also key in developing their work ethic – the foundation to them becoming someday successes.
Whether sweetly adorning fairy cakes, liberally scattered over mountainous scoops of ice-cream, or surreptitiously dusted on your morning toast — sprinkles, if you’re a kid – or a kid at heart, at least, seem imbued with the power to make everything taste like the essence of unicorns (or something). But the bland-hued, virtually tasteless supermarket version probably bears little resemblance to the sprinkles you remember as a young one, subscribing to today’s stipulation that all things geared towards children should be about E numbers over substance.
A dad recently experienced the flower-snatching arm of the law after the daffodils his children picked on a roadside verge were confiscated by a police officer.
We’ve all been there; whether being judged for our parenting choices – or making the judgements from our own ivory towers.
Quickly run through the catalogue of the most famous Disney princesses in your head…Elsa, Jasmine, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Ariel — besides the fact that they’re all outrageously pretty and uncannily pitch-perfect, there’s another thing they share in common: they all wear blue. (Even non-royalty Alice dons a blue day dress under her pinny for her romps in Wonderland, and Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora has a gown that transforms from pink to blue).