When your child gets hurt by another child

The day was shaping up to be a good one. We met up with friends who have a boy about the same age as our B, and went to visit a local farm as it was lambing day. We got to see lots of animals including newborn lambs. All was good. Then we went to…

This is what two looks like

I can scarcely believe the time has gone so quickly, but our little B is two! It has been the best two years of my life. (And his! Haha.) We have had good times, fun, love and joy. My life feels infinitely more wonderful, even though it was pretty wonderful to start off with and…

Just the two of us…

On Wednesday, B’s nursery was closed for an inset day and T had to go back to work, so I took the day off and we had a little one on one time. We went to the Museum of London Docklands where he had a great time wandering around the exhibits, and playing in the…

Taming the inner parental tiger

We are on holiday. It’s B’s first ever summer holiday, at 20 months. He had seen a beach before, but it was in Wales and it was freezing so I don’t think it counts. Of course for our first week (thankfully, I guess, only half a week) we had some pretty bad weather. It’s a…

Zumba!

Don’t worry, I haven’t turned into an exercise nut. My local friend was a member and we realised if we went in on a joint membership we could save a bunch of money. So I joined the local club which is pretty much the only one I’m ever likely to go to, because it’s right…

Can working mothers have it all?

My friend sent me this article in the Times about how working mothers can’t seem to have it all. You can read it here. (You have to register but you don’t have to pay anything.) So I’m torn between: Yes, it’s hard being a working parent and – Seriously women, get a f&*$ing grip!!!!! I…

First goodbyes

B’s favourite teacher left nursery (daycare) yesterday. It’s a big thing because she’s the first person B really took a shine to. He started nursery as a tiny little 4 month old and so back then he didn’t really have a preference, other than me. Miss J doesn’t even teach the littles – she teaches…

I keep meaning to post but…

…sometimes I can’t find the words. And Facebook is such an instant kind of interaction whereas blogging has some sort of responsibility associated with it, to have a subject or theme rather than just stream of consciousness rambling… (although anyone who’s followed my blog for a while will be used to that!).  I guess it’s…

That nursery rhyme is sexist!

It wasn’t until I had a baby that I realised how sexist the traditional nursery rhymes are. Especially The Wheels On The Bus!   The wheels on the bus go round and round… The mummies on the bus go chatter chatter chatter… The daddies on the bus go shhh shhh shhh… I’m sure there are…

A brief reprieve

So tomorrow (Wednesday 31 May, 2017) is meant to be my final day of maternity leave. Actually Monday 22 was meant to be my first day back at work, but I took annual leave to eke it out until the beginning of June. Somehow that seemed easier.  My boss had told me he didn’t want…