Last year I shared large boy's Christmas poem from 2020. This year I've got the one he wrote in 2021, I wonder if he's been writing one at school this year. It seems clear that the teacher tasked them with writing it in the shape of the tree, but I love the alliteration and use… Continue reading Christmas Tree Poem
Warning, Eleven Incoming!
This time of year always brings a nostalgia trip for me. I think back to the surprise of my waters breaking at 36 weeks and then spending another four days waiting to meet large boy. Remembering that induced first labour, my body completely ignoring my plan. The jaundice, the reflux, the exhaustion, the sore boobs,… Continue reading Warning, Eleven Incoming!
November 2022 Reading
I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! I think I've done well extracting reviews from them this month, especially from large boy. Large boy A Crystal of Time by Soman Chainani A… Continue reading November 2022 Reading
Advent Calendar Activities 2022
For the last couple of years I've used a beautiful fabric advent calendar that my mum made to plan out a set of activities for the boys. Of course they never all go quite as planned, but we have a great time not eating chocolate. Previously I was more organised and bought them each a… Continue reading Advent Calendar Activities 2022
October 2022 Reading
I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! I think I've done well extracting reviews from them this month, especially from large boy. Large boy A World Without Princes, The Last Ever After,… Continue reading October 2022 Reading
No more babies
It was Baby Loss Awareness Week last week. I almost managed to avoid it altogether. Last year I wrote about what coping looks like, the year before I discussed our loss. Before that I looked at different ways we react to loss. But personally and in my real life, I don't engage in BLAW. I've… Continue reading No more babies
My downstairs loo smells of pee
My downstairs loo smells of pee was it himself, large boy, small boy, or all three? My downstairs loo smells of pee again whatever I say, they just can't aim. My downstairs loo smells of pee when I sit down, the whiff comes up. My downstairs loo smells of pee sometimes they even leave a… Continue reading My downstairs loo smells of pee
Cucumbers and cats
Apologies in advance for the brief post. Himself has buggered off on a work trip and the kids have three million activities this week and I'm travelling next week. So yeah, writing anything meaningful is a stretch. Large boy came out with what I thought was absolute gibberish at tea time: https://twitter.com/AndSmelly/status/1579529439331115011?t=ZzsWK6P560rP6TASRauYVQ&s=19 Then he said… Continue reading Cucumbers and cats
Oh me oh my, large boy is growing up! He's heading for 11 years old and has just started year 6, his final year at primary school. Part of me is shocked and horrified, baffled as to how we got to this point so fast. Another part of me is quite enjoying watching him grow… Continue reading Pre-teen independence
September 2022 Reading
I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! I think I've done well extracting pretty wordy reviews from them this month. Large boy Grimwood by Nadia Shireen It's about two foxes who live… Continue reading September 2022 Reading
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