Today my children have eaten ice cream and chocolate. They have had endless kisses, cuddles and tickles. They have played with whatever toys they wanted- even the ones that take me three hours to pack away when they have finally gone to bed. Their tantrums have been cheerfully tolerated. Chores have been put on hold… Continue reading Squeezing my girls a little tighter tonight
Nothing like a forthright toddler to make you feel good about yourself. While doing the cleaning (which currently happens about once a month these days) I stumbled on some old photos, including one of me and the husband on our wedding day. Now, I’ve never been much of a looker but this photo was from the… Continue reading That’s Not MY Mommy!
SHE HAS SAT ON THE POTTY!! THE TODDLER HAS SAT ON THE FREAKIN’ POTTY!! Yes, she was fully clothed and no, she didn’t actually do anything. But there was definite bottom to potty contact and that’s the main thing, right? There were cheers, tears (me, the sheer relief!), frantic phone calls to the family to mark this… Continue reading Potty training day 3: Back In The Game
Sooooooo……I think our potty training ‘journey’ may be over for now. Today has not been a good day. The poor old potty is lying abandoned in a corner, yet to fulfil its life’s purpose. The Toddler is still completely resistant to the idea of the potty, all things associated with the potty and, now it seems, even the word… Continue reading Potty training day 2: Mission aborted
Why is it that whenever you start to think that maybe, just maybe, you might be ever so slightly getting a teeny tiny handle on this parenting malarkey something comes to bite you in the arse? Potty training. Today we started potty training the toddler. And what have we learned at the end of day one? Potty… Continue reading Potty training day 1: A new parenting low
Parenthood makes you crazy. It’s official. Here are 10 times things have gone just a little too far in our household….. 1. That time when, in those first few blurry weeks of constant breastfeeds and greeny-brown poonamis, I turned over in bed to find my husband attempting to breastfeed a pillow. 2. That time when… Continue reading That time when….parenting made us cray-cray
I’d daydreamed about how it would be. That magical moment when my daughter came to the hospital to meet her new little brother or sister. She’d proudly cradle the new little bundle of joy in her arms and we’d all smile at the camera, a happy little family of four. I mean, that’s how it always… Continue reading Love at first sight? When the firstborn met the newborn.