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.
As those of you with young children know, when your kids are toilet trained it’s great to not need to cart a nappy bag everywhere. However, you do have a new element of danger in your life: the ‘Mummy I need to do a poo NOW’ phenomenon. Some little kids take time to learn the… Continue reading Poo-related life hack
I’ve made a resolution to update this blog once a week this year (which will be miraculous, quite frankly), so I thought I’d start with two things I’ve learned from this past Christmas: Nearly four year olds absolutely love everything to do with celebrating Christmas; and Nearly four year olds can be VERY literal when… Continue reading A Christmas tale
Following on from my post the other day about the vital importance of everybody doing whatever the hell they like when it comes to their children’s parties, I thought I’d share some photos and brief details of what we’ve done so far. The first birthday Where: At home. Our house is built on the side of… Continue reading The Party Files
If there’s one issue that seems to prompt a lot of debate amongst twin mums, it’s birthdays. There are some very strong opinions regarding who to invite, how much cake to give them, and how many presents to provide – and even whether to have a party at all. I find it all a bit mystifying, to… Continue reading Birthdays
I hesitate to write this, because I don’t want to tempt fate, but given that I’ve reported on our use of time outs in the past, and taking into account the great recent frequency of my complaints (to friends and family) about my children’s belligerent attitudes, I thought that a new development might be of… Continue reading I want to be alone!
Since we’ve been spending some time in the pool this week, while we bake in the French heat (and shiver at the thought of returning to winter, albeit a mild Auckland winter), I thought I’d write about babies, toddlers, and swimming. Baby swimming lessons have become hugely popular in recent years, and the general attitude… Continue reading Water babies