*This post contains no actual advice about how to pack for a family holiday. Just in case you were concerned.
Five years. Five actual years since we first saw that faint blue line. Five years since we began our family’s once upon a time. I knew the pre-school days would have to end eventually. But here’s a little letter to the mum I thought I’d be: Dear Mummy, You know nothing. You are not one… Continue reading To The Mum I Thought I’d Be.
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.
To all those who have ever braved a supermarket with a toddler. *Salutes* We’ve generally done all our shopping online, And up to a point it has suited us fine. But for ACTUAL shopping there’s much to be said. It’s nice to browse broccoli and fondle the bread. With The Big One at playgroup my… Continue reading The Supermarket Incident…
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.
Dear daughter…. I’m sorry to tell you this way, But a hideous crime was committed today. You discovered yourself as you went in the bin. *deep breath* That a piece of your artwork had somehow got in?? Half in shock, and perplexed as to how it got there! I was stuck without words, only able… Continue reading The Monster That Lives In The Bin…
I think it’s fair to say that most of us bloggers can get a bit stat-obsessed. I recently read this incredible post by the lovely Sally that runs Meet Other Mums. (If you haven’t heard of it please pop by. It’s a brilliant site that helps mums find their own mum friends and we all… Continue reading The Stat Race.
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).
The night was dark and silent as the small hand ticked past four. The house was filled with nothing but the hubby’s peaceful snore. When piercing through the darkness came a terrifying shriek, I startled to my senses far too zombified speak. Unconsciously shot upright as my feet swung to the floor, And padded automatically… Continue reading A Rather Rude Awakening…