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My Husband the Chef

My hubby is a gorgeous man – he has a stressful job handling situations that would give the rest of us nightmares. He is a FANTASTIC dad with endless patience for being shot dead by a dinosaur and then coming back to life again with a single kiss (the latest game).  He knows that when I put the pink floral flannelette ankle length nightie on to come to bed to not ask for sex and when he DOES help with the housework, he turns the house inside out to get it done properly (not the slap dash job I do on...
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What to buy a One Year Old

Master J will be one next month and as I was browsing through a list of Top Five Toys to get for one year old babies it occurred to me how much a waste of money even the cheapest of these baubles was. This is my list of Top Five things to entertain a 12 month old baby. 1. A box of tampons – guaranteed to keep a baby amused when they are accompanying you to the loo; they are handy and accessible. At least half an hour can be wasted popping the top off the box, pulling tampons out, examining...
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My Christmas Wish List

Muddled Up Mumma has asked me what I am dreaming of this Christmas? For the 12 days of Christmas I would like: 12 nights uninterrupted 8 hour sleeps 11 dinners to be eaten by my three year old 10 minutes of peace in the toilet each day 9  boxes of Guylian Seashell Chocolates 8 bottles of French Champagne *sigh* 7 days of a clean and tidy house for more than 5 minutes 6 pairs of edible undies and the time to have fun with them 😉 5 days of takeout and no dishes 4 kisses every hour from my...
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Things I Know

I will have been a Wife for four years next month and a Mother for four years in March (yes for those of you who are good at maths, I was 6 months up the duff when we got married :), and these are some of the things I have learnt. 1. It takes one minute to heat up 9 chicken nuggets in the microwave2. It takes 22 seconds to heat a 210ml formula bottle3. It takes 30 seconds to heat a cold cup of tea4. Children have absolutely no concept of the notion of “being quiet”, especially if their younger...
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Where to put the tree this year?

Just a little bit excited – our new Disney Christmas Centrepiece just arrived today and I reckon half the joy has been had in the look on G-Man’s face when we turned it on and the little houses lit up, the trains carrying all his favourite Disney characters went round the tracks and the dancing couples pirouetted their way around in the snow. I will pop it away tonight after the kiddies are in bed and it will come out again on December 1st with all the rest of our festive decorations. Anyone would think that Santa threw up at our...
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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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