Mother of the Year Criteria

I had a moment of trepidation this morning. When I picked my Middlest One up from school yesterday, he was pale and quiet. All list night he was flat and teary. Getting him to go to bed was a drama. This morning, he seemed more vibrant. Better. Well, in fact.…

I Pushed Through the Pain

Monkey Boy has, for the last six months, been attending Parkour classes. For kids under 12. For the four years prior to that, he was attending gymnastics classes. He likes jumping on, off and over stuff, climbing things, and swinging off other things. It was a no-brainer that he do…

The parents are out, let's have a party

This morning started out like many of our Sunday mornings; me up early, checking emails and my community, drinking coffee and attempting to drown out the sounds of screaming and thumping coming from my bedroom, Grumpy Pants in our bedroom, still in bed, “fighting” with all three boys, because that…

Of poo and sand and tipping points

A few moments of quite at home to catch up on my To Do List, then I am left alone with Smallest Boy Child for many, many hours. During this time, I am to ensure the house is ready for an Open For Inspection this evening, swimming bags organised for…