Daddy Day Care – you CAN do it :)

I had this post perfectly written in my head at 2am this morning and now I am all tongue tied, with words flying around everywhere in my head. About how men and women are different and therefore the inevitable comparison into Mums and Dads too. I was thinking about this post, which I wrote about resentment and how it can rob us of our motherhood joy. One of my suggested solutions was to hand over the parenting reigns to your husband/partner for an afternoon and go get your hair cut, a facial, catch up with a girlfriend for a...
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The Secret Ingredient to Motherhood…..

I think one of the biggest negative over-riding feelings of motherhood that nobody ever tells you about is  RESENTMENT. The feeling that you cannot do ANYTHING on your own timetable. Your life is not your own any longer – it is dictated to by a small person who cannot be reasoned with and whose needs are primal. I know I have certainly fallen victim to resenting my children, my husband and basically my life as a whole simply because my own needs were not being met. I wouldn’t say I was ever depressed. but I can certainly see how,...
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I want a pink one so badly it hurts.

Today is Thursday. This means I have 4 days to contemplate a family of five before starting another cycle. Then there are three more cycles before my 40th birthday which for some reason is when the deadline in my head is to stop contemplating it any further and just accept we are complete as a family of four. And we are complete. At least I thought so. I would have driven hubby down to get the snip myself a few months ago I was so sure. Having been an only child myself, I was always set on the idea...
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Grocery Shopping with Kids – why would you?

With Kids Without the Kids Getting ready to go out Get myself ready Get them out of their jim-jams Let them choose their own clothes Get them dressed Get them redressed as they don’t like what they are wearing Find clean matching socks Get shoes on Pack snacks and drinks Make sure nappy bag has nappy Get into car Go back into house to change nappy Get back into car Wait 5 minutes for toddler to strap himself in Choose movie Argue about movie Press play and throw the remote in the glovebox 44 minutes Get myself ready   ...
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Conversations with Toddlers, or wait, was that a Goldfish??

    Having a conversation with a toddler is like how I imagine talking to a goldfish would be.   Master J finds a scallop shell from my pre-children gastronomic entertaining days.   Mummy, where is the crab from my shell? There isn’t a crab. No crab? No. *10 second pause* Mummy, come help me find the crab. There isnt a crab. Oh. *12 second pause* Mummy, where is the crab? My crab has gone! There ISN’T a (bloody) crab!! *goes to toilet* Mummy *pushes open the toilet door* Is the crab in the toilet?? No. Is he in...
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You asked for it – the Poo EXPLOSION!!!

So, yesterday there was poo. Lots of it. A plethora if you will. I don’t believe in much outside my existential being, but I DO believe the Poo Fairy was watching over me yesterday in the form of my husband. Let me explain…. I generally go to Albany (our nearest “shopping centre”, about 90km from home) once a week for G Man’s speech therapy. Whilst there I sometimes take the boys to Maccas for lunch afterwards. It has a good sized indoor play area (I’m sure you know the ones) and a McCafe that have Chai Lattes. Yum. I always do...
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Today I left my Husband….

I left Mr Point Five today. For an hour. If I hadn’t, I would have picked the fight from hell and he didn’t deserve that. I left an hour early for school pick up and sat in the car. I had a magazine to read, one that I hadn’t managed to do more than skim through the headlines for the past two months, but to be honest I just sat there. I sat with the windows down and breathed in the sunshine and the gum trees. I gazed at the wisps of clouds in the sky and watched the branches dance in the light...
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Santa and the gang are no lie.

  So, I had a few comments on my Easter Bunny post that I was lying to my children by telling them about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Apparently by doing this I was also encouraging my children to lie to me as I seemed to find untruths acceptable.  Here is my answer as to why Mr Point Five and I choose to procreate such myths…..   Our kidlets, as I’m sure do most of yours, watch fairy tales and cartoons on the TV. If not, I am sure they read the books and turn pages with wonder. You can see their...
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Easter Bunny? Are you for real???

  So we were in the shops yesterday and we see the Easter Bunny. I take the boys over for a happy snap. We get home and I am excitedly telling hubby that the boys saw the Easter Bunny today. G Man (just turned five) pipes up – that wasn’t the Easter Bunny mummy.  That was a man. I felt his arms. My heart sinks…..This is the first Easter that he has really grasped the whole concept of the EB and I couldn’t bear it if it ended before it began. So it was a man dressed up to LOOK like the Easter Bunny was...
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Rising Five

This Little BIG Boy….. This is G Man who is rising five. Over the past few weeks it seems he has grown so much, it makes my heart swell with pride. But lately, every time we call him our little boy, little angel, little guy, little lamb in conversation, he immediately corrects us with “I’m not little, I’m a BIG BOY. Every. Single. Time. Doesn’t miss a beat. This coming from my sweet baby, who still needs a band-aid for a sore finger breaks my heart. When did he get so big and how does he know, just now, that he...
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