Who doesn’t enjoy a good curry? Family life is made by and full of traditions – many are passed on from generation to generation, perhaps tweaked along the way to make them even better (such as Christmas). One of ours is birthday celebrations, which include decorating the kitchen with balloons, banners and confetti before breakfast… Continue reading Who ordered the phaal?
Bonkers. That’s the only way I can describe it… It was like a cross between Cluedo, musical chairs and a bad speed-dating evening! Last week was our first experience of a senior school parents’ evening. S is approaching the end of her first year of senior school (Yr 7 in the UK) and, as is… Continue reading Parents evening
School Run Snippet #2 – Extra Eyes E, as the youngest, is the last to be dropped off on the school run. Being in a different school to the others and mid-way through Year 4 has its advantages, including a slightly later start. The ‘advantage’ is something of a hard sell when the others may… Continue reading An Extra Eye????
So….the best laid plans and all that…. Having developed what we thought was a pretty foolproof plan for dealing with Tooth Fairy visits, it just goes to show, there is no such thing as a foolproof plan when it comes to kids….. A little while ago, I shared our regime for welcoming the Tooth Fairy… Continue reading Tooth Fairy….Mission Impossible II
It’s said that you should never stop learning, and I’m always a big fan of that when it comes to the kids. I’ll often tell them that they can go to bed happy because ‘they’ve learnt something new today’. Whether that’s a new skill (putting pants on the right way round would be one), or… Continue reading Playdates….ANOTHER learning experience
Having older children join our family, and not having gone through the loss of baby teeth with my eldest son, the first tooth fairy visit was approached with some degree of trepidation. Actually, if I’m honest, I was crapping myself! Now I’m not small at 6ft 3in and possibly on the ‘unhealthy’ side of 15… Continue reading Tooth Fairy….Mission Impossible???
Snippet #1…Tree hugging Many of our ‘random conversations’ are had on the morning school run or over breakfast when we all manage to sit down together at the weekend….and usually end with one (or both parents) in tears! One Saturday morning, C asked what a ‘tree hugger’ was – he had apparently heard it in… Continue reading School Run Snippets