Adventures in Parenting (Good, Bad & Ugly)

with a big helping of happy

…and a lot of unanswered questions

milk&more – I love my milkman May 22, 2016

Everyone thinks the milkman is gone, a bit like Benny Hill. But he’s not. He’s a bit like the tooth fairy or santa, in that you never see him but you know he exists because the milk is there, like magic on the doorstep in the morning. That’s how Lumpy sees our milkman, Dave. He’s … Read more

Why does she say she doesn’t like our house? February 24, 2016

We moved house nearly a year ago, when Lumpy was just past her 2nd birthday. It had taken us more than 8 months to complete on the house – a fabulously big (compared to our 2bed semi) house in a lovely quiet cul-de-sac with woodland behind and a large garden – and the sellers were … Read more

I’m not crazy but… January 25, 2016

… there’s just so much noise in my head. Now that’s enough to make you think “yeah, she’s crazy”. I know. It sounds crazy but if you’re a mum, 1 child or 5, working or not, then you know what I’m on about. What is that noise in your head? It’s not screaming kids, imaginary … Read more

Bored in traffic
I had crayfish in the bath yesterday – and other things you say September 16, 2015

In an effort to document all the wonderful things that make you who you are, here is a great list of rude, annoying, funny and beautiful things you have said to us recently. You are 2 years and 7 months and communicate very well now, perhaps too well in some circumstances! 1 : I’m sorry … Read more

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A little boy bit my arm! August 17, 2015

The childminder, N, is beside herself when I collect L from her this evening. For the first time today, a little boy in her care, O, was found biting L’s arm. Not just a friendly nibble, but hard enough to leave 3 full sets of teeth mark bruises. Now, there are plenty of reactions to … Read more

To my daughter June 6, 2015

My beautiful, funny, clever, cheeky and independent daughter. I want to remember all the things that make you so special to me, to your whole family. You are 2 years and nearly 4 months old. Although if someone asks you, you will say you are 6 because your friend Amelia is 6 and you love … Read more