@rush Eww indeed.
More articles like this please! Wonderful, gave me goosebumps.
@rush at least this particular twist makes me happy.
@chris Not all private schools are like this though.
They look so happy! I really can't understand why people go out of their way to be cruel and cynical. There are just so many levels of wrong to these horrible comments.
@beachhouse84 Did you consider keeping your name and giving the kids your surname?
@rush You win the comments!
@guest2 Every state has it's fair share of idiots. I think it's unkind to use the behaviour of a minority of people as a reason not to sympathise with people having a really, really hard time right now.
@reallyfedup "Good era, mothers good, simple good quality life". Wow.
@mamamia-user-459038664 What...what does this actually mean?
@pod clock It's enormously selfish.
@michael But the cotton built immeasurable wealth. I mean astonishing wealth. That wealth helped to build the country that we see now. How can you not be aware of this?
@laura__palmer Nooooo don't give up on reality yet! I mean, I know it's tempting but Kanye is just a step too f*ucking far.
I wanted to weep for you when I read that you get up at 6-6.30 because your eldest does. I love/need sleep so much. What helped me was just not getting up unless it was really important to do so. If the kids get up stupidly early they watch telly or something until I emerge. They get their own breakfast and prepare their own recess for school. My husband and I take turns making their lunch. Obviously I'm lucky that the layout of my house allows me sufficient space between the living area and my bedroom so the noise factor isn't too huge. I just feel grateful we've found something that works for us.
@birdie Thoroughly condescending and completely missing the point. The writer is in pain. Your response is lacking in compassion and empathy. And might I suggest that you never know what goes on behind the front doors of peoples homes or in their heads. Your idyllic childhood might not have been as great as you think for the others present.
I'm finding it excessively difficult to muster up a care factor. People that base an income on looking good and manipulating their medium aren't really offering a valid or ethical service to society. Perhaps I'm just in a bad mood but my god, this article is peculiar.
@mamamia-user-826403796 'Cry me a river'? What does this even mean? It doesn't sound nice, at all.
@laura__palmer It's so tricky. I'm also in Tasmania. My friends and I have joked about this being the first time we've ever heard ourselves say 'let's keep the boarders closed'. Having what appears to be a zero infection rate is obviously great for many things: schooling (so important), going out and patronising businesses , and just seeing friends and family. It's hard to imagine introducing external people to the state as it all carries risk. Still, life goes on and we'll just have to keep doing our best to balance fear and necessary risk.
@km I'm in Tasmania's south and I avoid shitty papers like the Mercury and I
avoid FB. I never heard one comment about the outbreaks in the North-West apart from people expressing compassion for the awful position our Northern friends were in. In all seriousness where do the horrible comments you describe come from? Where did you here them? I admittedly live in a really amazing neck of the woods and might be naive but all this negativity regarding Tasmania or Victoria for that matter is news to me.