At some point in the next couple of days, a cheerful radio presenter or a helpful shop cashier will remind you to turn your clocks back this weekend. And if you have young kids, you will want to punch them in the face. My main problem with the end of Daylight Saving Time is that it usually arrives with little warning. At most, I have a 72-hour advance notice that it’s coming. There is often confusion amongst the masses, with people saying, “This is the first I’ve heard of it. Are you sure it’s this weekend?” Or maybe that is just in my little world, it always seems a last minuet reminder. I ask that question with a look of panic and desperation in my eyes, because nothing is designed to screw with us more than changing the clocks. We spend weeks — sometimes even months — trying to meticulously get E on a sleep… View Post
The questions are in full swing around our house. Three seems to be the age when they begin to burst with the need to clarify the same piece of information over and over and over. Yes, there are some stereotypical, “Why is the sky blue?” type stuff, but also questioning why Grandma doesn’t live here or todays gem was why is water wet?…that was an interesting one to answer! Today I was washing up and E asked if she could help me and I said yes, can you bring me the dirty cups from the sitting room, E said no thank you, I will just sit and watch you. E normally loves helping mummy clean up but today she didn’t seem impressed with my reply. I suddenly realized that E still firmly believes that any question could unlock a thoroughly magical moment. So what if she had asked, “Mummy, can… View Post
Sleep – one thing I love and need! In the early days when E was a baby we would do anything for sleep. Some nights E wouldn’t settle or when she was poorly we simply put her in bed with us! Shock horror! yes she spent some nights in our bed but we didn’t co-sleep on a regular basis. When she was very little if she ended up in our bed, we still didn’t get much sleep because we were worried about rolling onto her but as she got older and bigger that fear wasn’t there as much. Even now when E is poorly or wakes really early I will quite happily put her in our bed. I came across this comic strip and wanted to share it with you, all mothers I am sure will be able to relate to it and for all you mum’s to be you can look forward to the fun of sharing… View Post
Thank goodness for phones with cameras. I love my DSLR but sometimes it’s all too much trouble to get it out. And unless I hang around holding it, it’s not very convenient for catching a random moment. Yes, it takes much better photos but the reality is that without my camera phone, I might not have recorded many photos at all this last month or so. So these pictures are not amazing, but they capture the moments in our lives that we would normally not take photo off. And though I swear I’ve been sleep walking through the recent colder days, these photos remind me that life has been lived and that the sun always comes out eventually. E is full of energy, bossy and demanding, she makes up for it with the silliest sense of humour and the best cuddles in the universe but she is hard work to take photos off!