• Two year tyrant

      Today is one of those days where we both ended up in tears of frustration.  It started off so well. She woke up in a good mood and we went to playgroup without a hitch. One and a half hours later we head home with a balloon and a smile. Get home and the ‘no food’ story starts. So I decide to be lenient and just let her have some flings because she has swimming in two hours and needs to eat something at least.  I cut open the packet and all hell breaks loose because I didn’t tear it open. She goes ballistic. Zero to demonchild in 2 seconds…

  • Goodbye Facebook, hello life

         I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to Facebook but I do have an unhealthy urge to constantly log in. This annoys me to no end because it’s a habit that I have but don’t enjoy. In fact, it makes me miserable. Which is why I have deleted the Facebook app from my phone.I’ve noticed recently that there have been one too many times where my daughter has to get my attention because I’m looking at my phone. I’m not even doing anything important, just scrolling through endless posts of Aunt Acid sayings or my friends baby pics. At night I lose hours on this crap. Why? Why the need to…

  • My social(ly awkward) butterfly 

       My little darling has never been one to enjoy playing with other kids. She prefers to pretend they’re not there and play with her best friend instead…me. This was fine when she was younger because at that age kids generally play alone together. They don’t interact with each other much and are still dealing with how to process their new environment. This is funny in a playgroup situation because they are all playing in the same room together but oblivious to each other for all intents and purposes.  Anyway, the whole point of this post is that it seems as if my little caterpillar is about to transition into…

  • Dates with my daughter

    Before having my daughter I had zero experience with babies and very little interaction with little kids. I had never changed a diaper or wiped a snotty nose. In fact, I didn’t even like kids to be honest. I had no idea what to do with them. I still don’t. One thing about being a new parent though, you learn fast! One of the things that always impressed me was seeing parents out at restaurants with their babies and toddlers. They would just be sitting there like normal human beings having a meal while the child was in a high chair or asleep in a pram. This fascinated me because…

  • I won’t remember today

    As a stay at home mum there are so many days that blend into each other. Days without any major highlight or lowlight. Average days playing the usual games or watching the same cartoons. Days when we don’t go out and I can’t remember how we passed all the time when J gets home. I love these days. I love the comfortable silences playing with A and her play dough. I love talking to her while we have lunch and her chattering back to me. I love sitting on the sofa watching morning cartoons in our pjs. I love putting her down for a nap without a fuss and then…

  • Why we’re watching Kiki’s Delivery Service at 23:43…

      Today was a long day. It wasn’t bad…but I wouldn’t classify it as good either.  A will be two and a half next month. When we moved here eight months ago, the plan was to get her into a day care (note to self-my daycare search deserves its own post) as soon as the crazy winter ended. Well, that didn’t work out so her interactions with other kids have been limited to trips to the park every other day and aquarium visits once a week. Both of these excursions usually result in her hiding behind my legs and making sure the other kids stay a safe distance away or climbing…