So the summer holidays have started. Ish. I have one home and one waiting to finish this week.  At the moment we’re best mates and we haven’t argued once. But, ya know, it’s only 10.30am on the first day, so we have time. The youngest is currently tidying his room. A deal we made, as it was becoming a cross between a bomb site and a skip. Apparently, his shoes don’t like being stored in pairs, and his socks never make it to their final…

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Can you believe the original Toy Story came out in 1996?! That is 21 years ago, before the hubs and I even knew each other and waaaaay before my two were even thought about. Not even fairy dust.  Jeez, I was fifteen. Way to make me feel old Buzz & Woody. Thanks.  But, ask anyone, around in 1996 or not, if they’ve heard of Toy Story and you can bet your bottom cowboy and spaceman dollar that they have. And they love it. Plus, if…

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For those of you who haven’t met my children I’d like to state that they are the total opposite of each other in almost every conceivable way.  Obvious one first, I have a girl and I have a boy. Old people like to congratulate me on this in the street, like it’s something I tried very hard to do on purpose (I did not, just getting pregnant was mission enough)  One is dark haired, one is blondie/brown (neither got the ginger gene bless them). At weekends…

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“It’s 12 weeks until I leave year 3” is what my (just turned) 8 year old said to me this morning as we were driving to school.  As if it’s not bad enough that he’s now in junior school, we’re already within touching distance of the end of term, meaning he will be going up another year, be another step closer to senior school, leaving home and being an actual man person.  Excuse me while I cry a little.  He is doing really well at…

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You understand (a bit) the offside rule. If a 7yo gets it then you really have no excuse. Ish.  You hear the word “willy” 75 times a day. The phrase “you have butt crack boobs” is heard when the teenager is getting ready. You play the game “guess the footballer” and you have clues such as “he’s left footed” oh, well, I know a whole load of those…….!? You spend 75mins standing on the side a freezing cold Astro pitch watching football. After talking about…

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