I have the power

Arrive home at just before midnight last night, to discover older two children still not home, having apparently organised a sleepover for themselves at friend’s house. Quietly entertain resentment that I finally have a great night out and he manages to shirk his fatherly duties, without even trying. Out for…

Putting the "fun" in "family holiday"

Chippie’s flatness had turned to severe clinginess when we arrived at destination yesterday afternoon, complete with a fever, and a not very nice sounding cough. Dash to local chemist before bed to get hands on some baby panadol, which we had neglected to pack before leaving home yesterday morning. Pandolled…

Things like this are bound to happen

Flat out with a software thing I’m trying to get my head around, school holidays and Grumpy – a teacher – working all of the first week of the holidays, my day is somewhat hectic. Thankfully, only two children home, but a meeting in my kitchen this morning and Monkey…

Not a soccer mum

After offloading one child and attempting to do some work whilst baby child clung to my legs and cried a lot, and middle child did middle child type things, like colour in the carpet in his bedroom “coz I like it” and make himself a peanut butter and tomato sauce…

The definition of insanity is Mother Guilt

Sitting quietly in the sunshine, minding my own business and watching the kids skipping in Phys Ed (which was pretty funny in itself) yesterday afternoon at school, when another mum approached me and asked if I could help out with the school excursion tomorrow. It’s to the Melbourne show. “Sure,”…