Month: July 2013

Choice

I painted our front door recently. Exciting story, I know. Soon after I’d finished giving it the new coat of paint that it sorely needed, however, a seagull crapped on it. It was most unwelcome. This weekend, my doorstep was the scene of another brief but unwanted episode – only this latest one wasn’t amusing. …

ARGH! Go to sleep!

Me trying to get Xander to sleep

This post is about a monumentally shit night’s sleep. I’m writing it straight after an equally awful one, so please forgive any bitterness. Xander has, of late, been a complete nightmare during the hours when children of his age should be fast asleep. He was already rubbish at sleeping through the night – I think …

Tiny temper

Xander with a right face on him

I knew this day would come. It did with Dylan and there was no reason to expect Xander to somehow dodge this inevitable landmark, but it’s still caught me off guard. He’s started giving us hints of what he’s going to be like when he’s angry. And, yes, the early indications are that we’re not …

Treat Republic giveaway

Someone helpfully mentioned to me a week or two ago that we were now around six months from Christmas. Annoying? Undoubtedly. But it does mean that we’re ages away from potentially getting a nice gift or two. Or are we? The lovely people at TreatHim.com, TreatHer.com and TreatBaby.com – I’ve worked with them before and …

My soft play hell

A ball pit, as found in many soft play centres.

From the number of responses I got to the tweet I sent out while I was going through the ordeal that follows, I have a feeling that this post will ring true with a number of other parents. I had my suspicions that soft play was going to be my nemesis. Having just been for …