Bedtime – an Interlude

PJs are on. Teeth are brushed. Favourite toys are in their ritual sleeping spots. Bedtime stories have been read (and re-read). Lights turned out. And so the nightly battle for sleep begins in earnest. The accidental kicks and punches. The not so accidental ones. The kissing of Ows. The straightening...

Sleeping like a baby

There was a time last year where I worried that feeding my baby to sleep was a terrible habit that I’d regret in the future. Hah! I couldn’t have been more wrong. Feeding to sleep has been the surefire method of helping the Rascal relax off to slumberland, and...

Nap Time

Nap Time Sleepy baby snuggled at my breast Head drops back, mouth agape Soft snores into my face Sinks deeper into slumber Carefully, slowly, laid down by my side A rare silence descends. Restless toddler stirs, delicate eyelids flutter, Bleary eyes search, lock gaze A murmured ‘Mama’, and rolls...

The Night Watch: Tonsillitis

It’s 3am and I haven’t slept a wink. I’m covering the night watch. I’ve been lying on a sofa bed listening to the strangled breaths of the Rascal for hours. I just can’t stop feeling worried every time there’s a prolonged silence before he gurgles in another breath. After...