Boyses 30/01/13

Oh how sweet my boyses are. Lord B goes back to school So yesterday Lord B went back to school. He was not keen on the idea, being convinced he was going to miss us horribly. Mrs Townsend understands his nature and was fine with me sitting on the “resting chair” for a bit while … Continue reading

Boyses 17/01/09

Have I mentioned lately how sweet my boys are? It’s kinda something that can never be said enough. Except for it might induce vomiting, but that’s not my problem 😀 The boys seem to have finally figured out how to play with their train tracks together. (Of course after writing that they’ll start fighting like … Continue reading

Boyses 15/12/12

I keep wanting to do an update of what the boys are up to and never getting around to it, and then I can never remember what I wanted to say. So I started writing things down occasionally. And now I can’t read it all. *Hangs head.* Basically they’re both geniuses and that covers everything. … Continue reading

Sir A: nappies to undies (part two)

Didn’t think I’d be writing this post so soon. A couple of weeks ago, at the ripe old age of 20 months, Sir announced, “I need do wee”, trotted off to the toilet, pulled his pant and nappy off, and tried to climb on. I helped him up. His legs being rather short, I had … Continue reading

Child spacings: pros and cons of a small gap

Ooh it’s a thorny question – to space or not to space, and if to space, how far apart? Amongst us Catholics who are properly so (not the smorgasbord types who pick and choose which bits they’ll accept – sorry, but it’s all or nothing – plenty of Protestant options out there :P) it’s often … Continue reading

Boyses 31/10/12

Lord B, “I have an idea. I’ll go get the bink.” Me, “That’s a good idea.” Lord B trots off to the stairs to go get it from his room. The blanket. On the way up the stairs says, “I’ll get the bink Mumi.” Thinking he said Mummy (happens all the time) I repeat that … Continue reading

What a day.

Today was a surprisingly good day. An exceptionally busy and tiring one, but good. By good I mean that I got lots of things done, had some good bonding time with the kids, and didn’t shout. Not once. Really. After Mass we said goodbye to Daddy for the day and headed off to the shops. … Continue reading

Boyses 28/09/12

Sir A is learning words and phrases at an alarming rate. In the last few days he’s started saying “dirty”, “don’t do that”, “James” (the train), “I don’t like that”, “see you later”, “in there” when he wants to go somewhere, t-shirt, jersey, juice. Eggies, shoe. I forget the others. “Oh no, all baba (broken)”, … Continue reading

From nappies to undies, Sir A (part one)

After a PhD length dissertation on Lord B’s journey to toileting independence, I thought I’d better not tack Sir A’s on the end, and plus he’s not finished his trip yet. Here’s how’s it going so far. Sweet, sweet Sir A. Either Sir A is seriously advanced for his age, or Lord B was really, … Continue reading

From nappies to undies, Lord B

Toilet training is something a lot of parents dread, apparently. I suppose there are lots of reasons for it going wrong, like starting too early, expecting too much too soon, getting angry with a child who has accidents (thus making them more anxious and more likely to have accidents). I like to think I’ve come … Continue reading