The Frying Pan

frying pan2Where to start………..well, this tale is not about the invention of the frying pan. No. Nor does it have anything to do with the sweet innocent looking little chick ….in fact, this tale is about a hilarious conversation between two cousins late at night, delerious from lack of sleep due the MOTH (Man of The House) snoring and keeping us up all hours!

Now, we all have snorers in our lives but I bet mine can beat yours under the bed baby! I mean, the snoring I have to contend with rattles the walls, disturbs the neighbours, sets all of the neighbourhood dogs off barking and then the cats join in with their cattawhaling!

I’ve tried everything from industrial ear muffs (kindly provided by the culprit himself!) – super uncomfortable with trying to lay in my own favourite sleeping position, on my side! I’ve tried little earplugs playing music – loudly – but all this did was have me singing along to every song in my head and kept me awake even more as I waited for the next song I could sing along too!

I’ve tried shaking the mattress, even throwing a pillow at the offenders head – NOTHING stops the noise!

So, one night while my cuz and I were sitting out on the balcony on the opposite side of the house, which was the only spot we could talk undisturbed IF we shut all the doors and windows, my cousin turned to me and said ‘ Why don’t you use a frypan?’ ‘For what?’ I responded. My cousin went on to explain that I shoud use the heaviest frypan I could findfrying pan4and donk the snorer on the head with it! I laughed at the imagery of the suggestion, decided that perhaps that wouldn’t work but then my cousin suggested the neighbours pool, or even a roundabout could be dropped upon the bed! We laughed all night long trying to think of ways to get some sleep by silencing the unbearable roof rumbling snores. The Frying Pan became an ongoing joke between us – as did roundabouts as we would go out driving and see them in all shapes and sizes!

We can all discuss, chat and laugh about ideas that can improve our lives. Taking action however is the only way that any improvement can happen. I’m happy to report that I haven’t resorted to using the frypan (swimming pool or roundabout) but MOTH is losing weight now so the noise is still there but getting quieter 🙂 The only action I’ve taken is to get myself involved with a great group of women who can relate with all aspects of life, who can laugh and cry with me over the frustrations that can sometimes rear their heads when you work from home in your own business. These women, and myself are all part of the Better Womens Network and if you’d like to join us, share your stories and read some amazing ones every day written by the women in this fabulous group, then don’t hesitate a second! Join us today and learn how we are changing our own lives while helping others change theirs 🙂

I look forward to getting to know you and working with you to achieve your dreams.





Hi, My name is Sonia and I have had many titles and roles to date, being the mother of four awesome children who are now all grown up I'm 'Mum'. I've worked for retail giants, Real Estate Agents, Authors and Editors, I've been an advertising co ordinator, a receptionist, a manager, a travelling sales rep, a telemarketer, a spruiker, a karaoke host and an employment consultant. I am passionate about people and am now an entrepreneur with a vision to help as many people as I possibly can realise their dreams through engaging them and showing them tools that work! I'm still a mum. I still go out and do a few hours work for an employer that I love and I'm also still hosting karaoke shows - yes, I can sing a little too. I also own two fantastic businesses that I run from the comfort of wherever I can get internet access. If you'd like to know more, please contact me via facebook

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  • Like every other man in the world I shall speak those immortal words…”I don’t snore”, so it must have been something else she left me for! 🙂

  • That is hilarious!!!  I hope your hubby doesn’t mind being the subject of our amusement but hey, he’ll get over it! 🙂  Keep ’em coming!
     Kirsty xxx

    • Hehe! What he doesn’t know won’t kill him! He will be the subject of much more amusement in future I’m sure 🙂

  • Luba Kanch

    You crack me up – I am seeing frying pans too much also!
    My daughters have watched the TANGLED cartoon and Flynn being whacked by the fry pan way too much!  Frying pans will never be looked at the same again!
    In fact if we have a conference/presentation live, I am bringing you a fry pan! x

  • I’m glad I don’t have to deal with snoring at my house. I sleep soundly every night. Well… literally. He says I’m the one who snores. Hahaha
    Hey Sonia, I’m glad you’ve made the best decision ever: You joined Better Women’s Network.