I’d love to make friends like a toddler. I’m not short of a mum friend or two, But I’m starting to feel quite inspired By my tots and the way that they do… So, I’d rock up to playgroup as normal. Drop my jacket and puff out my chest. Scan the church-hall savanna before me,… Continue reading I’d Love To Make Friends Like A Toddler…
This summer holiday is a bit of a strange one for me. On the Friday that the schools broke up, instead of picking up The Tots from nursery full of excitement, I was in surgery having a planned operation. Planning for the time off work was one thing, but planning for time off my mum-duties… Continue reading Ode to Super-Daddy-Pig! (#mumdown)
Hi. I am Dudley. I’m Dudley The Dog. I’m awarded with glee to your well behaved sprog. I’ll be thrust in your face with a giddy, proud squeak, As the teacher explains about “Star of The Week”. You may find yourself torn between absolute pride, And distrust for the guest that has thus been supplied.… Continue reading The Adventures of Dudley the Dog.
Remember your holidays just as a two? The blissful idea of nothing to do? The sleepy siestas and cocktails at noon, As you bathed in the sun to a tropical tune? The crisp hotel sheets and delicious menus, Relaxed pace of life and spectacular views? All of those things that once floated your boat… …… Continue reading Doing Holidays With The Small Humans…
By Rhyming with Wine Gums aged 4 3/4 And introducing Rhyming with Midget Gems aged 2 3/4. Now and then our grown ups get these things called “itchy feet”. But rather than just scratching them – they choose to change their street. They get this sudden feeling that the place we know as home, No… Continue reading A Toddlers Guide To Moving House.
This is the very first house you would meet, As we brought you inside in your new carry seat. This is the place you would know as your home, Where you learned to roll over, to crawl and to roam. This is the lounge which was ALL jumperoo, On that very first Christmas. (Still too… Continue reading Home Sweet Home.
A Toddler is a tricky beast at things concerning time. Their lack of punctuality is basically a crime. The concept of “a hurry” will fall mostly on deaf ears. And waiting for five minutes will feel more like twenty years. In general our small people don’t grasp time or what it’s for. So when it… Continue reading The Time According To Toddlers.
It no secret that I am a huge fan / bordering on groupie of Julia Donaldson and her incredible children’s books. They say that imitation is the ultimate form of flattery, which makes me very complimentary indeed as Supermum (A Parody of “Superworm”) is now my third parody of her work. I also need to mention… Continue reading Supermum. (A Parody of Julia Donaldon’s Superworm).
There once was a girl that was quite good at life, Was a fairly good friend and a half decent wife. She worked all day long, which she did pretty well, And she paid all her bills plus did housework as well. Her life was demanding. She struggled for time. And then one day she… Continue reading The rise and fall of Supermum.
It’s that time of year again! My silver glitter pen has been retrieved and dusted down ready for the writing of very many Christmas cards. I’m actually not that great at writing cards. I always manage to get all of my presents bought in October and November, as everyone knows that present buying = shopping, whereas… Continue reading A 2016 Rhyme for your Christmas Cards