School holidays: fun! (sarcasm font)

Well it’s the winter holidays. It’s cold and wet and the boys declined attending the extra week that their preschool offers, so they’re home for 2 weeks. I love them dearly, but with the demands of their little sister I can’t give them amazing amounts of attention and it’s pretty hard having things set up … Continue reading

Feed the frog

Sir A is a boy of many wonderful attributes, but a desire to put dirty clothes in the wash is not one of them. Lord B is pretty good, being a child who likes things to be in their place, but Sir A has zero interest. Perhaps he will acquire this virtue with age, or … Continue reading

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

If you’ve been following my blog or know me, you know two things. Hopefully. One, we’re Catholic; two, the kids go to Montessori. We love Montessori. And being Catholic. And what’s better than just one or the other? The two combined. You read right, being Catholic Montessori styles. That doesn’t mean we all get up … Continue reading

Montessori at home 16/01/14 (including how to get your kids to do their own dishes)

I’ve been reading a lot about Montessori lately. I’ve also expanded the repertoire of activities or “works” in the house, and will share some of those eventually, but in the last couple of months I’ve come to realise that what’s important (particularly at home) is not having a shelf full of practical life works, but … Continue reading

Montessori at home

Nope, I haven’t started homeschooling. Sir A has just started Montessori. We started him early, at 2y8m, since Lady S is due two days after his birthday and we wanted him well settled by the time she arrived. With the summer holidays between now and then, he would only have had a couple of weeks … Continue reading

Boys’ room makeover

In preparation for the impending arrival (well, we have about 4 months to go), Sir A has been moved in with Lord B. He now sleeps through the night fairly consistently (I really must finish that draft…) and I wanted to do it as early as possible so we could get them sleeping together and … Continue reading

Boyses 12/05/13

Puzzles Sir A is super into puzzles now that he’s figured them out. He’s mastered all the 9 and 12 piece ones, the big 36 piece animal/alphabet puzzle, and will no doubt figure out the 35 piece cars puzzles I bought the other day. All easy peasy for Lord B. I think it’s time to … Continue reading

Sleep log 11/05/13

Well, at the time of the last boyses update I’d said that things weren’t improving and were possibly even getting worse. I was also stressed about naptimes because Sir A still seemed to need a long nap but it was very inconvenient providing it. This got even more important when Amazing Husband started working away from … Continue reading

Boyses 20/04/13

Talking Sir A has taken to learning anything his brother can say. Like, “one more minute puff”. It’s just amazing how quickly he’s learning. Though it seems I understand a lot more than anyone else, owing to the fact that I’m with him pretty much 24/7. Today is godbrother Eli’s birthday party and the boys … Continue reading

Boyses 30/03/13 – sleeping, eating, and having a wah

Eating:  Lord B seems to have come out of a food/vege juice strike, much to my relief. For weeks he was having hardly any juice, and saying things like “I can’t drink it much faster, I’ll get sick”. No idea where he got that idea. Anyway, he’ll eat carrots and apples as is but I … Continue reading