Sandbach U3A Weekly Update 29 Jun 2020

Lockdown Quiz

The latest quiz from Julie Clarke (number 14) has been loaded to the website as well as the answers to number 13. Go to the home page and search for “quiz”. The list of posts you see contains all the quizzes that have been set. This week the music quiz is number 13, while the answers to music quiz number 12 appear.

New Treasurer Required

The committee would like to thank departing Treasurer, John Banyard, for helping to organise our finances during the past year. This important role must be filled as soon as possible from within our talented membership. The person taking on the role will have the help of the existing team that enters transaction data into the SWISH system. Full details of the role will appear in the summer newsletter.

If you are interested and would like to learn more, please reply to this message or contact any committee member.

Renewal of Annual Membership

Every member who has shared their email address with Sandbach U3A will receive an emailed invitation this week to renew the annual membership. Those without an email address will receive an old-fashioned letter at their home address.

Parents Have Their Say

After the cute comments from children last week, this list shows comments from their long-suffering parents:

  • Waking your kids up for school the first day after a break is almost as much fun as birthing them was.
  • Parenting is yelling ‘you just had a snack!’ over and over until you give in and throw them another snack.
  • The easiest way to shop with kids is not to.
  • “Hello, my daughter will be late to school because she can now zip her jacket by herself.”
  • If you’re old enough to criticise what I put in your lunch, you’re old enough to make it yourself.
  • 90% of parenting is just thinking about when you can lie down again.
  • My kid is turning out just like me. Well played, karma. Well-played.
  • Recipe for Iced Coffee
  1. Have kids
  2. Make coffee
  3. Forget you made coffee
  4. Drink it cold
  • You know you’re old when you barely do anything all day but still need a nap to continue doing barely anything.
  • When I tell my kids I’ll do something in a minute, what I’m really saying is “Please forget”
  • When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.
  • A two-year old is like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.
  • If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
  • Becoming a mum means that you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky handbag.
  • I used to have functioning brain cells, but I traded them in for children
  • I love cleaning up messes I didn’t make. So I became a mum.
  • I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.
  • There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or ask your kids not to do it.
  • Nothing is really lost until mum can’t find it.
  • The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
  • Did you know, when kids go to bed, you can hear yourself think again? I sound fabulous.
  • A holiday frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it.
  • Motherhood is like Albania–you can’t trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there.
  • Motherhood: Powered by love. Fuelled by coffee. Sustained by wine.

 

Regards

Membership Team