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Phew!

Up at six, hair colour on, milk and cuddle with little one, dog let out for her business, recycling sorted, washing up done, washing in, dryer on, little hand removed […]

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The Negotiator

Fun negotiating with children, isn’t it?  They get an idea stuck in their little minds and it’s almost impossible to dislodge it. Take our six year old.  He’s going to […]

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Boys’ Toys

I never realised, pre-children, that having boys would require specialist training or that I would be so unequipped to deal with the many pitfalls of boys’ toys.  Like how to convert Transformers, for […]

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Streamlining

We’ll have much more room when we clear out all the stuff the kids don’t play with.  Let me think about it…oh yes, that would be all their toys, then. […]

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‘Hiding the Crazy’

‘Like’ this if you feel you’re ‘hiding the crazy’ on a regular basis (I know I am!).

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Losing Things

I have to try and laugh about this, otherwise I’ll cry.  I briefly lost my youngest son this morning at a toddler group.  In my defence, he’s like Houdini, first […]

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Sod’s Law

Sod’s Law (or Murphy’s Law in America) is the idea that what can go wrong, will go wrong, like toast always landing butter side down.  Or, that however hard you try […]

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Reverse Evolution

I’m carrying out a study of man’s evolution by observing the four males in our house and I don’t want to alarm anyone, but I think it might be going backwards. […]

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Empty Calories

Calories that don’t count: Eating whilst you’re standing up – it burns calories to hold yourself upright. The bits of cheese that break off when you’re grating it – must […]

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Feeding Time

I’m getting really bored of my family relying on me not to starve and expecting me to make something interesting and tasty to eat EVERY DAY.  To be fair, they’re not […]

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