Mixed Mondays

It’s officially a Monday. I’m woken by a screaming toddler at 6.30am. This is an accurate preview of the day ahead. I stumble into his bedroom, climb into his bed, rearrange the covers so he can snuggle up, and he quietens. He then spends the next forty minutes thrashing...

Those terrible terrible tantrumy twos

It’s a chilly, damp morning in Marlay Park.  The small playground is totally deserted apart from two little toddlers wandering about half-heartedly.  Their mothers huddle miserably together off to one side.  It’s not raining, but the sun is completely obscured by thick grey clouds.  Getting the kids out for a runabout...

Introducing the Rascal

Somewhere in the midst of the Christmas holiday chaos and an 8 week run of various illnesses, my little baby turned 2!  This momentous milestone was not really celebrated as we’d planned.  Myself and him were feeling rotten that week (and many others) so we weren’t very good company.  Luckily his...

Leap (of hell) ten

How naive. We thought we were heading out of the woods with the vomiting bug after a few rough days. Once the the Rascal’s fever had finally gone, we thought the end was in sight. Wrong! Turns out that it was only the fever that had abated, every other symptom...