Caution. Jazz Hands.

It is Talent Quest time around these parts and Jack has decided to change it up a bit this year, and has gone all angsty on us. Instead of twirling around in his ballet kit, he is mixing a little Taylor Swift into the action.

If I never hear this song again, I will die a happy woman.


Because for god’s sake Taylor, you are just trouble. There is ALWAYS shit going down in your love life, according to your lyrics. And watching my 6 year old son passionately sing….

I remember when we broke up the first time
Saying this is it, I’ve had enough, ’cause like
We haven’t seen each other in a month
When you, said you, needed space, what?


Is a little creepy, to be honest. Especially when he clutches his hands together to his chest and looks up to the sky, pleading and convincing whoever is is watching that indeed, he is done with that relationship.


In addition to his angsty song choice and incidental Jazz Hands, he has decided to throw a little gymnastics into the mix. This is because he became obsessed with the Olympics and wants to join the Chinese Team. Because they were the winners.

A few weeks ago, he said he was going to teach himself gymnastics. And being a man of his word, he has………. 


It is quite a dangerous pursuit. Not for him. For me. I cannot count the number of times that we have been walking along the street having a chat, where out of no-where he will bust out a one handed cart-wheel, quite often almost kicking my face off.

Anyway, the costume might be another post altogether. It is yet to be decided upon, but apparently there will be some midriff action.

At what age does your confidence start to diminish?
And is Taylor Swift romantically doomed?