"That's going to cause bad dreams," I thought, after pulling this school library book from Freya's bag. We've got into a nice routine at bedtime where Mark reads her four books of her choice before snuggling down for Guess How Much I Love You. I actually flinched when I heard her request the new book last… Continue reading Remembering Classic Books From Childhood.
Have we lost the ability to stop in a busy world?
How my friends with older children didn’t laugh at me I will never know (other than they are lovely). “I’ll have plenty of time soon,” I said confidently. “When Freya’s at nursery two mornings a week.” What they already knew, of course, is that there is never enough time. Fast forward four months and I’m laughing at… Continue reading Have we lost the ability to stop in a busy world?
The Nursery Diaries – Week Six, Term One.
We made it. We have officially broken up for half term, which means we have survived the first weeks of nursery – and relatively intact too. It’s been an interesting time. In most respects it has gone far better than I thought it would but there have been some unexpected downsides. On the plus… Continue reading The Nursery Diaries – Week Six, Term One.
Nursery Diaries – Week Four, Term One.
Parenting issues often seem to crop up in the most unexpected places – or at least that’s my experience so far. Take week four at nursery. One day Freya came out of her classroom wearing a sticker which said: “Today’s special person". Cue celebrations. Lots of “I’m really proud of you”, “You’ve done so well”, “Let’s take… Continue reading Nursery Diaries – Week Four, Term One.