Just five minutes… please… No? So what did you do today? In the house of plague the husband decided to work from home hide in the garden office and so it was just me and the eldest that set off on the school run. We don't make the girls go there and back for no… Continue reading Concrete walls and the house of plague
We're approaching the end of our first half term. Everyone is tired. We've had our first parents evening and received glowing reports of how they've both just dived into it all. They seem to have a reasonable measure of their true abilities and are looking at ways to work them at that level. The eldest… Continue reading Surviving our first half term!
... they hold everything together. Or so the front of the Valentine's card my eldest made at the germ factory earlier this year read. And there's a, really sad in some ways, truth to it. Whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or all of the above, Mums tend to keep going with the day-to-day, keeping everything together.… Continue reading Mums are like buttons…
We did the school run four days last week. With everything else going on though, we didn't do the school run as it's going to be at all. Today was basically the first day of "normal". The husband left for work relatively on time, we supervised the wheelie bin and recycling collections from the eldests… Continue reading Starting school: Week 2
Last night I went out (I know!) and someone made the mistake of putting "just" at the start of "stay at home mum". They realised their faux pas before finishing the sentence and went back to correct themselves, but the reality is that's the generalised view of society. I am, apparently, wasting my education, not… Continue reading A thesaurus for “stay at home mum”
Today was an unusually calm start to the day. Fuddle's Keeper didn't get up until gone 7am and even Kamikaze stayed in the cot until Mr Sunshine got up. She's not quiet, but you can't have it all! We've started leaving some books for her to "read" when she wakes up and that seems to… Continue reading Another day with three under five
There's a front door that's been closed all day, not because there was no reason to go out but because going out was not an option. The children would not get dressed, nap time needed to occur and tea cannot be cooked by remote. There's a parent who's struggled to get as far as getting… Continue reading Behind closed doors