It is with the deepest sadness and the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the passing of Jon English. Jon died peacefully last night, aged 66. The cause of death was post-operative complications. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his four children and other close family members. A public service celebrating Jon’s life will be held with details to be released shortly. We are needless to say completely shocked and devastated by this enormous and unexpected loss. The music industry, and indeed the world, has lost an incredible talent and the biggest of big hearts. We are inconsolable and will miss you immeasurably.
To the day care centre who felt it necessary to post this sign..
I am a 24 hour a day parent of four children.
I am always there,
I cook for them, wipe their arses, they sleep in my bed at the same time as I do and they never let me bath alone.
Oh and I work. But even when I work, my phone is never out of reach. In case my kids need me, like my phone, I never turn off.
I am also a women, friend, wife.
My survival is simply made up of minutes, hours, days of multitasking.
In the year 2017 mothers are so much more then sole carriers of children and guess who we have to thank for a huge part in that?
Without childcare a lot of us would be up shit creek, begging our husbands for money, kissing the dream of a career goodbye and even stuck in miserable marriages.
But we have you, you keep our kids safe, give them the hugs when we can't and teach them things we missed.
I am so grateful.
Only when I saw this sign those warm fuzzy feelings, kind of fucked off out the window and were replaced with the WTF? feels...
I picked my kids up from school the other day, my husband was at work. But like always, I was there.
Only I had my phone in my hands. I was reading an email that reminded me that I needed to pay a bill and then responding to my husbands text message and then as my children ran out of the class room screaming "mummy mummy" I shoved my phone into my into my mouth to hug them because I had no free hands due to the fact that I had just walked a kilometre with 2 skateboards in my hands so that my kids could skate down the hill home from school.
Yet after all of that, you would call me "appalling" and insinuate that I not happy to see my child.
My mum was never there. She didn't even come to the assembly when I got a merit award.. Some kids mistook her absence for a lack of love for me. But mum loved me so much that she worked 2 jobs, knowing that we were always one pay check away from living on the streets.
A loving mum looks like many things, she is open armed hugs, she is distracted on her phone and sometimes she isn't even there.
Some mums even use their phone to avoid social anxiety at school pick ups.
I thank my phone for allowing me to meet my kids needs and work all at the same time. I thank you for keeping my kids safe and well educated during my days..
But the sooner you realise that you have absolutely no idea what the hell is going on in other people's lives the better for everyone.
And from this mother please... take that god dam sign down.
Thank you Europe for inviting Australia to be a part of something so amazing! Thank you for all those that voted! Coming 2nd in Eurovision is by far the MOST amazing achievement for me and for Australia and I'll never forget the last two weeks. This is only the beginning! I can't wait to bring more music to you Europe, watch out!!! 😀
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