Me: Who shall we invite to your birthday party? E: I don't know Me: Mummy doesn't know who you play with at nursery. Do you want to invite any of them to your party? E: My friends Me: What are their names? E: They're my friends. We run around. We run really fast. Me: Mummy… Continue reading Mathematical answers
So having done our "one year review" at nine months and "failed" gross motor because she's nine months and not twelve, she's now almost ten months. And crawling. Not the caterpillar or commando of early attempts over the last two months. Properly crawling. I'd forgotten how, er, interesting this stage is. Even with two older… Continue reading And we’re off!
If the advertising, shops and colder weather hasn't already reminded you, it's not that long until Christmas! Which means it's really not long until advent... My early years were spent in the Church of England, specifically "high church", so I was very familiar with advent candles and the symbology behind the colours on the altar.… Continue reading An advent without chocolate!
Up and down the country people fell silent at 11am last Sunday. My three under fives were among them. We've tried to explain why it is important to remember the price paid by so many for our freedom. But there's a generation growing up that aren't going to have a link to what we're asking… Continue reading Remembering
This morning was one of those starts when you get out of bed already more than ready to climb back in and hide under the duvet. It wasn't a particularly bad night (it wasn't a great one either) but I'm just tired. Well I'm always tired, but more tired than normal tired. Almost got the… Continue reading Defeating the overwhelm
You may want to read this first: Count down to blast off The day before So I made their bed and started packing. Mummy wasn't as appreciative as you might hope. She wanted to have a shower and get dressed and do 101 other things instead of the packing. I've been counting down to this… Continue reading Blast off!