Interviewing Emily: 20 Questions With My Six Year Old

Last year I wrote a post Interviewing Emily: 20 Questions With My Five Year Old. Fast forward a year later, I decided to ask the same 20 Questions with My Six Year Old. This time last year E was just finishing reception, where has that time gone. E has changed so much, she has grown into a funny, intelligent little lady. She also has the attitude of a six year old. Here are the questions and her answers. 1. What is something that Mummy says to you? Your my big baby! I have only said this a couple of times recently. It had been said during a conversation about how she is growing up too quickly. Time is going to fast. 2. What makes you happy? Chocolate. This made me laugh when she said this, I know there are a lot of things that make her happy. However at 8am this morning… View Post

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Working Mums and Stay-At-Home Mums Have The Exact Same Day

The other day while talking with a friend who works full time and is a fantastic parent  about the ridiculousness of the so-called “Mummy Wars”, I realized that regardless of whether a mum is working out of the home or in the home, they are both essentially spending their day doing the same things. Below are 10 undeniable Ways Working Mums and Stay-At-Home Mums Have The Exact Same Day…  1. Mornings SUCK. Every morning, every mum, is up way too early to have enough time to make breakfast, pack lunches and get everyone dressed and started on their day… Then spend whatever time is left trying to make herself look presentable. 2. Both wipe asses all day. Whether it’s a kid or a boss, someone needs their ass wiped. 3. Both clean up messes all day… that they didn’t make. Whether it’s a kid or colleague, someone is making a big mess that needs cleaning up. 4. Both can’t… View Post

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Thinking of having children?

Thinking of having children? Do this eleven step program first! Lesson 1 1. Go to the supermarket. 2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office. 3. Go home . 4. Pick up the paper. 5. Read it for the last time. Lesson 2 Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their… 1. Methods of discipline. 2. Lack of patience. 3. Appallingly low tolerance levels. 4. Allowing their children to run wild. 5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child’s breast feeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behaviour. Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers. Lesson 3 A really good way to discover how the nights might feel… 1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the… View Post

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Cleaning Without vs With Kids

The house has got into a bit of a mess over the weekend, just from the usual playing, eating and mayhem. So this morning I have decided to do some cleaning up. I normally do most of my cleaning when E is at preschool as it is easier and quicker, but today I need to do a few jobs. E is always very keen to help clean up and help out.. sometimes it takes just as long as she hasn’t quite wiped the window sill properly. This cartoon strip made me chuckle as it shows how quickly cleaning alone is and how cleaning with E can sometimes be challenging. Hope you all have a great day!

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Lessons you teach a toddler

My job as a parent is to teach my toddler how the world works.  I make sure she knows that ovens are hot, snow is cold and it’s always nice to share – especially chocolate, with your mummy. But despite my best efforts, a lot of what my E is learning as a toddler seems to run counter to real life.  Here are some of the unrealistic expectations I think we’re setting for her: 1. Every time someone visits, they bring you a gift. 2. Whenever you do something new, people applaud. 3. Your poops are a cause for celebration. 4. Mispronouncing a word is adorable. 5. Your singing voice is perfection and people want you to sing more! 6. Eating with your hands, eating under the table, eating while running – all fine!  Everyone’s just happy you’re getting your nutritional needs met. 7. Clothing is optional. 8. When you get tired,… View Post

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