Gentle readers, today has been a hard day of parenting. I’m staying at my parents’ house for the week, so the kids and I are together constantly. On good days – like yesterday, when everybody had a sunny disposition – this is lovely. On bad days – like today – it’s hard work. The struggles… Continue reading Tough day at the office
Ahhh, the twin bond. That magical connection that twins are supposed to have, based on sharing a womb for a few months. They’re probably telepathic, of course, and can feel each other’s pain… I’m joking, of course. Twins are just normal kids, and I certainly don’t know of any with supernatural relationships. However, I do… Continue reading The twin bond
Before you become a parent, road trips can be great fun – particularly if they’re taken in the company of good friends, or your Significant Other. You can sing loudly to your favourite music, stop whenever it suits you (or not at all), buy a pie and eat it at a scenic picnic spot, and… Continue reading Road trip
In news that will possibly raise a smirk from those of you who spend every single day coping with young children at home, unaided (and probably secretly think of me as a privileged princess, as I swan off to uni each day and talk to adults): today I survived an entire day with Hattie and… Continue reading Full time with the kids
I can’t believe this: Hattie and Joe are four. FOUR! Take a minute and read back through my archives from February and March 2013. Did you ever honestly think I would still be relatively sane nearly four years later?! Hattie and Joe had a lovely party on Saturday, with nearly all of their friends (bar… Continue reading Oh my GOD: Four.
As those of you with young children know, when your kids are toilet trained it’s great to not need to cart a nappy bag everywhere. However, you do have a new element of danger in your life: the ‘Mummy I need to do a poo NOW’ phenomenon. Some little kids take time to learn the… Continue reading Poo-related life hack
I’ve made a resolution to update this blog once a week this year (which will be miraculous, quite frankly), so I thought I’d start with two things I’ve learned from this past Christmas: Nearly four year olds absolutely love everything to do with celebrating Christmas; and Nearly four year olds can be VERY literal when… Continue reading A Christmas tale