Video Games

I cannot stop laughing! Teaching Darcey how to play Super Mario World on the Wii is hilarious!

“Okay Darcey you have to use 2 to jump over the creatures in the level and find coins and bonuses throughout the level”

“Ok mummy, I get it”

First level first attempt – watched the mushroom walk into Mario. OH MY GOD!! 😂

Second attempt – jumped over mushroom (Yey!) walked straight into the next one (damn!)

Third, fourth, fifth, sixth and I’ve lost count how many more times – just dying after around six seconds of playing. How long before I actually lose my mind and turn it off?! 😵🤦🏽‍♀️

But to be fair. She is only five “and a half” and it’s only the first proper try at a level game.

How on earth do you teach a child to play video games?! (Before you get frustrated with them) When I was younger I first had a PS1 and then a Super Nintendo many years later and honestly don’t remember not knowing how to play.

She’s become a pro at Mario Kart though.

Like I always say to her. Practice makes perfect, but I think I’m going to have to make myself busy and not watch her “play”. It’s too much! 😳

Making money

So I’ve read, tried and tested most things online to make money. Stocks were popular with me a couple of years ago. Tag lines such as ‘easy was to make £1000 in a month’ do catch your eye and make you want to read the blog attached to it, but you have to either watch a video that last 30 minutes about how the stock market works and how “they” don’t want you to know how easy it is or you have to invest your own money. Obviously. The whole reason people look for things like this is because they have no money and want to get some quick. So stocks was definitely a No-Go for me. After watching said video. I still had no idea on how the stock market works and I didn’t want to lose all my money… You know… The money that I don’t have.

The next venture was filling out surveys. Oh my goodness. You have to fill out 1000’s of surveys to even make a living! The ones I was finding were only giving out pennies for each survey I filled out. I had enough of that after about a week. What’s the point?!

Because you all know I’m a self named ‘Pinterest Mum’. This great app has recently been giving me Pins for Affiliate Marketing links. So I’ve read up on this and researched A LOT. Like I do with anything new. So basically you can sign up with companies that will give you a list of other companies who will give you a commission to promote their business or product. Great! I could start making money before the day was out. I’ve been doing it for a day now and nothing. Is it my lack of push, is it my lack of followers, is it because it doesn’t really work? Who knows?!

I just know that if you want something. You just have to work hard to get it. No one is just going to hand you money for nothing. Are they?!

On a lighter note. We had a fab time at a forest school yesterday.

The girls made Stick Man! We love the story. Actually we love anything that Julia Donaldson writes.