1/ Upon waking, ask if you can watch Kids You Tube. Even though you’ve been told many times you are not allowed You Tube in the morning, ask again anyway. Start as you mean to go on. 2/ Pour yourself a bowl of Cheerios, ensuring that at least 25% of them scatter all over the … Continue reading A seven year old’s guide to getting dressed in the morning.
The award for Most Realistic Board Game goes to….
Yesterday, we got out the game "Pop to the Shops" and I felt the need to congratulate Orchard Toys on creating the board game with The Most Resemblance To Real Life Ever. As of next week, non essential shops will be opening again. If you are thinking "Great, I can take the kids out to … Continue reading The award for Most Realistic Board Game goes to….
Tech-Fails and Tantrums
Oh, to live in simpler times. By 10am this morning, I was stressed and frazzled and this time it wasn't because of my kids (well, they still accounted for about 15% of it). It was technology. Bastard technology. I was meeting a friend half an hour away in a place I'm not overly familiar … Continue reading Tech-Fails and Tantrums
Happy Campers (mostly)
Booked last year and hotly anticipated by us all, our first festival/camping experience took place last weekend at Camp Bestival. We learned many things: Putting up a tent in gale force winds is quite tricky We swear too much, judging by our 3 year old's potty mouth There are not enough waterproofs in the world … Continue reading Happy Campers (mostly)
Birth, Death and the Little Bit Inbetween
I’ve had this post whirling around in my head for a while, but haven’t had the heart to write it until now. That’s because it’s about death. Whoop! Yes I know. I’m all about the LOLs. Of course, it’s an upsetting subject – and a taboo one. No-one loves thinking about death do they? But … Continue reading Birth, Death and the Little Bit Inbetween
Little Street: The Stuff of Toddler Dreams
We almost didn't make it to the Little Street opening* last Thursday. Our front door fell off. Yes, that's right - totally and completely off the hinges (or at least it was once I'd asked a kindly gas man on our street to help - he tried to push it back into the frame and the … Continue reading Little Street: The Stuff of Toddler Dreams
I’m turning into my mother! (and that’s OK with me).
It's an oft trotted out phrase isn't it? "Oh my God! I'm MY MOTHER". Not usually something that's said in a positive light. Usually refers to when one starts tutting over swearing youths or asking exactly when people want to eat so you can plan when to start dinner. In honour of Mothers' Day, I'm … Continue reading I’m turning into my mother! (and that’s OK with me).
What to do when you reach your limit?
As the question mark in the post title suggests, this is not an advice article. It is a genuine question. I've been back at work part-time now for almost three months and am finding the plate spinning harder and harder. My patience is at an all time low. I'm in a constant state of stress; … Continue reading What to do when you reach your limit?
Confessions of a Terrible Blogger
It's coming up to a year since my very first blog post and got me thinking about the things I've learned in the last 10 months or so. When I set up the blog, I guess I just needed an outlet. I hadn't thought about where it would go and it's been fun to just … Continue reading Confessions of a Terrible Blogger
Day Off? Give me a break.
Yesterday, I took my two to a playground to meet a friend and her two, followed by lunch in a lovely little cafe. Then I got a text from one of my besties inviting us round for a play and dinner for the kids. Sounds pretty damn great in principal doesn't it? Well. Here's the reality. Arrive at … Continue reading Day Off? Give me a break.