They grow so fast, they learn so much

Crazy day and swimming lessons this evening. (For the record, “fart” was the word of the moment.) Monkey Boy informs me “Oh … a note ….” This really doesn’t tell me much, but he elaborates by explaining “I need to be at school at 8.30 tomorrow morning, and can you…

Softening the blow

Monkey Boy decided he needed a cuddle. So, at bedtime, and in order to obtain me purely for himself, he asked for a cuddle in my bed, away from the frivolity and jumpiness of his youngest brother. I relented and we were snuggled under the doona, having very important discussions…

Relaxation and Sleep Settling

My vagina removed from any further use as a step ladder and children’s entertainment device, and dinner prepared, eaten and tidied up after, I attempted a further session of relaxation on the couch with the family. I lay on my belly along the couch, asked Grumpy to give my shoulders…

The smell of post-bath children

Kids everywhere, Chippie outside and getting into everything he shouldn’t, other two eating everything they can get their hands on and additional children being extremely well behaved and playing with things that are “new” to them. Drag Chippie in, filthy, feed him dinner (all part of the immunisation program –…