Month

June 2012

Where did I come from? (How not to answer the question.)

Little Man: Where did I come from, Mummy? Gulp. This conversation had been threatening to ambush me for weeks. I could feel it. This was my moment and I had only one chance not to stuff it up. I remembered… Continue Reading →

Open letter to the parents of “The Bully”

Dear parents of “The Bully”, Let me start by saying, you seem like really lovely people. This makes me feel a little awkward because if I wasn’t writing this letter to you, I’d probably be trying to befriend you. How… Continue Reading →

Why the happy face?

Today, someone said to me , “You’re always smiling, always so happy.” She went on to imply that if only she had a life as perfect as mine, she would also be happy all the time. It got me thinking…. Continue Reading →

Hide-and-seek.

Baby G is undoubtedly the worst hide-and-seeker in the history of, well, ever. She is still at that delicious age where she believes with absolute certainty that if she can’t see you, you can’t see her. Without further ado, I… Continue Reading →
“You suck!” Are you aware that you tell your kids this all the time? I did once. I would tell them, “You’re fat, unattractive, unloveable. You are not good enough. I wish you looked like that prettier person over there.”… Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Tooth Fairy.

Today was the day your moment of truth. You’ve been waiting and hoping to lose this loose tooth. You could hardly believe it, you cried (with joy…) you danced round the garden screaming “Oh boy!” In front of the mirror… Continue Reading →

My house is messy.

The number one reason I yell at my kids is mess. They generate mess at a fascinating rate and it infuriates me. I seem to spend all day, every day cleaning up after them. Today, I paused. I looked around with… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Rock at Motherhood.

Dear Mom,I realise more and more that I am the Mum I am because of the mother you were. Here are some of the valuable lessons you’ve taught me along the way.From the time I was born, magic existed in… Continue Reading →

This is what makes it worth it.

Baby G: Mum, wake up! Me: (incoherent grumbling) Baby G: pleeeeease! Me: grumble grumble….sun is still sleeping….grumble grumble. Baby G: C’mon mummy! Lets snuggle and wake up the sun togevuh! Best invitation ever. We snuggled, drank OJ and with one… Continue Reading →

Kiddy Quips

After 21 months of pregnancy (collectively…although each one did feel approximately that long), haemorrhoids, nausea, varicose veins, false labour (doesn’t get more fun than that), real labour (a whole other post), cracked nipples, repeated public boob exposures and The Battle… Continue Reading →

Fairy princess tea parties are seriously underrated.

Today, I needed Miss G to sleep. I had a lot of work to do and not much time. We spent the morning doing ‘special girl stuff’ like ballet and playing princesses with her best little friend EVER in the… Continue Reading →

A special day

This morning Miss M came to me, as she does every morning, and asked me to check to see if any of her teeth are wobbly. You see – for the last 18 months she has been watching all her… Continue Reading →

The Great Beach-after-school Debacle

  Today I decided in a crazy ‘carpe diem’ moment that I was going to surprise the kids after school by declaring war on homework, chores and responsibility and taking them to the beach to play and swim and make… Continue Reading →

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