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Bath Time is just not the same.

Do you remember bath time when you were single or in that honeymoon phase of a new relationship? Candles, scented soaps, bubbles, lather, a good book maybe, soft music…….ahhhhhhhh. What’s bath time like now?? For me it is run the bath complete with dinos, fish, turtles, octopus’s (octopi??), helicopters and elmo flannels, extract Jax from highchair and deposit into bath (he wont sit down, it real fun) and then find Geordie who has done a Houdini act and has disappeared (under his doona, not a hard find  I get Geordie undressed and tell him that he needs to use...
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Blog Content NRP – Not recommended for Parents

WARNING: serious blog received an email from my Dad last week – amongst other fun topics, advice on my apparent “addiction to facebook which is ruining my life” and his opinion on this blog. I made the mistake of showing him thinking that he might like the window into my life and appreciate the humour that myself and many others find amusing. He obviously didn’t find it funny.  He said (and I quote) “Quite frankly I am not sure how to describe it – horrified, appalled, bemused come to mind. If this is a true reflection on how you...
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Phone Conversations with friends who don't have Kids

I think before I get to the main topic of this story I need to illustrate how my sophisticated and user-friendly life was before children. Up at 7am; at work by 8 wearing a clean and fashionable outfit; eat a leisurely breakfast at my computer; varied and interesting challenges in the day all which could be achieved without fuss from my desk and with praise from my boss if I achieve on time; lunch with colleagues at 1; home at 4:30; wine at 5pm; catch the news at 6pm; a lazy, lovingly planned and prepared dinner/movie/exciting night out; bed...
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Phone Conversations with friends who don’t have Kids

I think before I get to the main topic of this story I need to illustrate how my sophisticated and user-friendly life was before children. Up at 7am; at work by 8 wearing a clean and fashionable outfit; eat a leisurely breakfast at my computer; varied and interesting challenges in the day all which could be achieved without fuss from my desk and with praise from my boss if I achieve on time; lunch with colleagues at 1; home at 4:30; wine at 5pm; catch the news at 6pm; a lazy, lovingly planned and prepared dinner/movie/exciting night out; bed...
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What "we" Do.

I am taking the kids up to Perth today for three nights and as I am packing the suitcase I am reminded of a conversation, some might call an argument, with Mr Point Five after one particular packing episode early on in our marriage. Since we have been married we have lived in country towns away from relatives in Perth which means every couple of months we pack up and visit the rellies for a week or so. On this particular occasion we were about an hour away from home on a 6 hour drive and I turn to hubby and...
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Roll up to the Toilet Circus.

I am loving the fact that my eldest (three and a half) is now fully toilet trained, but my problem now is that his little brother (10 months) is loving it too and this creates a Mexican stand-off between the two of them with me as the reluctant referee. Jax’s latest place to “hide” blocks and other treasures is in the toilet so the door remains firmly closed at all times………..except when its occupied by his big brother and then its a free for all with bonus points for getting things in between the knees. So, when you are in the kitchen getting...
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Sex v's Facebook.

My girlfriend posted this link on Facebook a few days ago, 20% of women would give up sex for facebook.  Before I even clicked on the link I thought surely this figure is fabricated. It HAS to be wrong. There is no way this could be the correct percentage. Have the misquoted it and substituted the work “Sex” for “Wine”?(Ha! I wouldn’t give THAT up – no way) I skipped to the comments and most readers were outraged – WHO in their right mind would give up sweet, beautiful, heart-wrenchingly gorgeous, orgasmicly sexy leeeervemaking with your soulmate every night for weekly cyberspace??...
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Sex v’s Facebook.

My girlfriend posted this link on Facebook a few days ago, 20% of women would give up sex for facebook.  Before I even clicked on the link I thought surely this figure is fabricated. It HAS to be wrong. There is no way this could be the correct percentage. Have the misquoted it and substituted the work “Sex” for “Wine”?(Ha! I wouldn’t give THAT up – no way) I skipped to the comments and most readers were outraged – WHO in their right mind would give up sweet, beautiful, heart-wrenchingly gorgeous, orgasmicly sexy leeeervemaking with your soulmate every night for weekly cyberspace??...
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I miss my sleep-ins.

  I have a 3 and a half year old, a 10 month old and a husband. You would think the latter would entitle me to have a sleep in every now and then, and it does when my nagging can’t be ignored anymore, but its no longer a sleep in – what I get is a LIE in – there is a massive difference. A SLEEP in, which you enjoyed before having children, is comprised of going to bed late having enjoyed the semi-nocturnal pleasures of staying up ’til the wee hours watching movies, drinking too much wine and eating...
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A virgin blogger no longer

Welcome to the first blog of Two and a Half Kids!An introduction to me – I am:  a stay at home mum of two little boys and a husband – (the point five in my blog)  37 years old (hanging on by a month)  a restaurant manager in my former life  running a little non-profitable (hoping to change that soon) business from home  looking forward (I think?) to returning to part time work when my boys start school not afraid to admit that I cry at the drop of a hat, especially when watching Grays Anatomy or really cute/sad...
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