I’ve discovered a side-effect of Hattie and Joe’s close sibling bond: if I tell off one of them, the other one has started to speak up in defence of their twin. So far, this has primarily been seen with Hattie speaking up for Joe, but I suspect it will also happen in reverse if Hattie… Continue reading United we stand
Just a quick post to say that, if you’re trying to keep preschoolers busy, I recommend paper dolls. The kids have liked the idea of paper dolls since they were given this gorgeous Julia Donaldson story a couple of years ago. These paper dolls came from a $2 shop (or it might have been Kmart),… Continue reading Paper dolls
Gentle readers, today has been a hard day of parenting. I’m staying at my parents’ house for the week, so the kids and I are together constantly. On good days – like yesterday, when everybody had a sunny disposition – this is lovely. On bad days – like today – it’s hard work. The struggles… Continue reading Tough day at the office
Ahhh, the twin bond. That magical connection that twins are supposed to have, based on sharing a womb for a few months. They’re probably telepathic, of course, and can feel each other’s pain… I’m joking, of course. Twins are just normal kids, and I certainly don’t know of any with supernatural relationships. However, I do… Continue reading The twin bond
Before you become a parent, road trips can be great fun – particularly if they’re taken in the company of good friends, or your Significant Other. You can sing loudly to your favourite music, stop whenever it suits you (or not at all), buy a pie and eat it at a scenic picnic spot, and… Continue reading Road trip
In news that will possibly raise a smirk from those of you who spend every single day coping with young children at home, unaided (and probably secretly think of me as a privileged princess, as I swan off to uni each day and talk to adults): today I survived an entire day with Hattie and… Continue reading Full time with the kids
I can’t believe this: Hattie and Joe are four. FOUR! Take a minute and read back through my archives from February and March 2013. Did you ever honestly think I would still be relatively sane nearly four years later?! Hattie and Joe had a lovely party on Saturday, with nearly all of their friends (bar… Continue reading Oh my GOD: Four.