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…

Monetising Children, it's soooo worth it

There comes a time in your Mothering Career where you wonder what the reward is. Sure, you hear all about how their (the children’s) “smiles and hugs” make it all worth while. And then they get past the age of 6 weeks and make your life a living Hell. Hard…

The Dibber Dobber and the Kiss Arse

Ah, my children are going through some lovely, lovely phases. With the dishwasher out of action again, the Dibber Dobber and Kiss Arse phases are back. This is the phenomena where 8 year old son reports back everyting the six year old is doing. Or not doing. Everything that comes…