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Just five minutes… please…

There's a certain relentless side to having small children in the house. Tonight the younger two were trying valiantly to clean up an accident on the bathroom floor.  They were using toilet roll and the puddle was more in need of a towel.  By the time I caught up with them it was not only… Continue reading Just five minutes… please…

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Observations of Childlike Grief

I've been writing this over a number of weeks.  It may make no sense.  If nothing else, maybe someone else in the same boat will find it and know that, no you're not alone, and no, I don't have any answers either... It was three weeks between saying goodbye and the visit to the chapel… Continue reading Observations of Childlike Grief

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Nothing is going to happen today that You and I can’t handle together

It's been a really intense month, physically and emotionally. We started with the taster day at school and the older two looking so grown up in their uniform and equally excited. There were tears at bedtime because they couldn't go again until September! There were also tears on the way home at the end of… Continue reading Nothing is going to happen today that You and I can’t handle together

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Helping children say goodbye…

It's been a really busy few weeks, we've been in Devon for a week, straight on from my Grandad's funeral. Taking children to funerals is one of those contentious things that people often have strong opinions about.  For us, it was always a given that they would go to their Great-Grandparents funerals when the time… Continue reading Helping children say goodbye…