My Word Of The Week #WOTW

By | February 14, 2014

Yippee, it’s nearly the weekend, time to think about a word that’s summed up our week with The Reading Residence’s linky.

My word could have been rain but I think we’re all fed up with that now. Roll on Spring!

Instead it’s…*drum roll please*…

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I’ve had a Very Important Task (or VIT) this week, that of “looking after” D’s mermaids in her game whilst she’s at school.

Quite an honour, this VIT, because she loves mermaids, absolutely loves them.

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We were at a themed birthday party at a soft-play centre last weekend and there was a mermaid-themed party going on at the same time. D could not take her eyes off the staff who were in mermaid costumes and the party room was be-decked out with netting from the ceiling, shells, mermaid decals etc, she loved seeing it all.

So, my VIT has involved checking they’re okay whilst D is at school, making them “sing” to produce new mermaids by matching up colours and traits to see if D gets a good one:

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Collecting their coins whilst they’re in their realms:

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And ensuring that the mermaids are “happy”, I was told by D that I was a “good girl” when one realm achieved a 3 star status (meaning D has ecstatic mermaids, if only life were that easy):

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D also likes to draw pictures of mermaids and she absolutely loves shells of any size, they all take pride of place in her carry-around-everywhere bag. She spotted an abandoned intact snail shell last week and was extremely pleased but did wonder where its owner had gone.

What with half term looming next week, I guess my VIT will be lessened, they are very pretty and appeal to this old “girl” as well as her D!

Mermaids would probably enjoy the rain a bit more than we are at the moment too!

Guess I’m grateful that I’m not Minecraft-ing for D, I don’t get that at all!

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sharon powell on 14th February 2014 at 8:20 am.

Well done mummy for doing such a good job ๐Ÿ™‚ #WotW

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Jeannette on 14th February 2014 at 7:47 pm.

Awww, thank you, it’s been fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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Broody Me on 14th February 2014 at 9:10 am.

I think that has to be the most original #WotW

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Jeannette on 14th February 2014 at 7:46 pm.

Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I think there’s an inner mermaid in me that’s enjoying it!

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Redpeffer on 14th February 2014 at 10:39 am.

Brilliant. That has yo be the best #wotw I’ve read! made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jeannette on 14th February 2014 at 7:45 pm.

Aww, thank you, glad it made you smile ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jocelyn (@ihavecards) on 14th February 2014 at 11:38 am.

Fabulous #WotW! Well done on doing your VIT so well ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for joining in with #WotW x

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Jeannette on 14th February 2014 at 7:45 pm.

Thanks J, it’s been the first thing D asks – after she’s squealed “Mumma!”, then it’s “how’s my mermaids?” ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kim Carberry on 14th February 2014 at 12:07 pm.

Well done you! What a great word of the week!!
It looks like a great game….What’s it called? Looks like something my youngest would love ๐Ÿ˜€

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Jeannette on 14th February 2014 at 7:43 pm.

Thanks Kim, it’s a fab game. It’s called Mermaid World and there are in-app purchases but plenty of opportunity to get coins/pearls for free too. Plenty of tips on YouTube on how to get certain mermaids as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kim Carberry on 14th February 2014 at 9:42 pm.

I will have a look for it tomorrow…..Thank you x

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Jeannette on 16th February 2014 at 11:15 am.

No worries, hope she loves it ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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Sara (@mumturnedmom) on 14th February 2014 at 10:01 pm.

Love this! What a great #WotW ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done you on doing such a good job with the mermaids!

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Jeannette on 16th February 2014 at 11:15 am.

Thanks, it was nice being told I was a “good girl” too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Mummy Bear on 15th February 2014 at 9:53 am.

What a lovely #WotW. Does that mean we call you Ariel now? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jeannette on 16th February 2014 at 11:03 am.

Haha, thanks. Just not Ursula!!

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Orli, Just Breathe on 15th February 2014 at 1:05 pm.

Lovely word of the week. Much better than rain, or wind or storm, which were my words throughout the whole week. I wish we had more mermaids but with a house full of boys I have less of them than I’d wish ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad for you that you managed such a VIT!

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Jeannette on 16th February 2014 at 11:03 am.

Aww thanks, D is my girlie in a house of football-loving men, we talk sparkly things together ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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Lisa and Stella on 15th February 2014 at 3:39 pm.

A lovely word! & what a fun task to be given ๐Ÿ™‚ #WOTW

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Jeannette on 16th February 2014 at 11:02 am.

Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ it was definitely fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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Victoria Welton on 15th February 2014 at 7:35 pm.

That is one of the best words EVER! And I know Grace would be so with you ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

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Jeannette on 16th February 2014 at 10:57 am.

Thanks lovely, mermaids are just so fab (although I am glad that D can “look after” them in half term) x

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mrstuteyblog on 15th February 2014 at 7:59 pm.

Brilliant word. Hubby had to do similar with smurfs once. he hated looking after them lol. #wotw

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Jeannette on 16th February 2014 at 10:56 am.

I’m right with you there, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stephs Two Girls on 16th February 2014 at 9:23 pm.

Brilliant, I’m off to find this app now because my girl loves mermaids too! Would make a nice change from Minecraft for us here….! #pocolo

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Jeannette on 17th February 2014 at 11:14 am.

Aww brill, she’ll love it. Minecraft is a favourite here too but I’m not very good at that!

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