Open letter to the parents of “The Bully”

You seem like such lovely people but your child is a bully.

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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 do I put this? I suppose I’ll just come out with it – your child… Read More

Why the happy face?

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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. I really don’t think I have more reasons than the next person to be smiling… Read More

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 present Baby G in hiding. If you look reeeeally hard, you might spot her.

You suck!

(and other things you don’t realise you’re telling your child.)

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“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.” Shocked? I’ll bet that you do the same. Every day. And you don’t even know… Read More

Confessions of a Tooth Fairy.

An ode to my daughter on the momentous occasion of her first lost tooth.

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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 you examined your teeth, some gaps on the top and some underneath. And then you… Read More

This is what makes it worth it.

CUTENESS ALERT: A Baby G Audio Assault

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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 squinty eye open, I watched the sun ‘wake up’ with my little princess’ hand wrapped… Read More

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 With The Scale, there is a bright and magnificent light. There is! It makes all… Read More