We’ve been pretty lucky in only having to go to A&E once so far. Our eldest shoved something up her nose just before she was supposed to go to bed. Double fun.
Aaah, don’t you just love them that little bit more when they’re asleep? Another day successfully survived.
It seems like every meal is accompanied by running, pleading, playing, cajoling… basically anything but eating.
We all say we’ll never lie to our kids and then we all end up lying to our kids. Just little ones. Harmless ones. Hardly lies at all really….
What did parents do before Google? Now we can all pretend we know the answer to anything we’re asked about no matter how obscure.
Children come with a lot of stuff. So. Much. Stuff. It’s everywhere and just seems to multiply. Then of course there’s your own stuff. But that’s important stuff.
Oh no, have you got a very mild cough? Well I guess that’s me going to be sick as a dog next week. Kids only get ill for long enough to make sure they infect everyone they live with and it’s always way worse for the adults. Or maybe my immune system just isnt’ up to scratch.
Ok, it can’t just be me and my other half who use hide & seek as an excuse to let the kids sit in a cupboard for half an hour while you randomly shout “ooh, where could that kid be?”. If no one else has thought of this then I thoroughly recommend it – they’re having fun and you’re, well you’re doing whatever it is you want to be doing. Just remember to move about a bit occasionally.
For every and any tricky question there is always one simple answer that works for me – “go and ask your father”.
This is definitely one that we have in our house, especially when it’s something that you’ve spent ages making and one of the kids drops it on the floor within half a second of getting near it. I’m amazed at how often whole plates of food accidentally get knocked off tables.