My son said the cutest thing I’ve ever heard last night…
He often chatters away at story time and it’s the most animated he is all day. When he gets home from pre-school it’s impossible to get anything out of him and then the minute it’s bed time he won’t stop talking!
Parenting isn’t easy at the best of times; however, I find that on special occasions the parenting fails come thick and fast. Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day was no exception to this rule.
Today I had 5 parenting fails…
I headed off to the Mothercare Spring Summer 2017 Press Show this morning and as E is now in pre-school I was delighted to be travelling solo (using public transport with a small child is not fun).
The event was held in Smock Alley Theatre which is a stunning large hall with stained glass windows and exposed brick walls.
…feel like their child’s demand for snacks has got out of control. It’s the norm at dinner time but this morning he ate all the fruit off the top of his porridge, didn’t touch the actual porridge and then got down and started raiding the cupboards!
…grateful to Gary Barlow for admitting he didn’t wash his hair for 14 years. Makes me feel much better about not washing mine for three days…
My child FIRST.
My parenting skills are great. They’re absolutely fantastic.
No one can beat me. Couldn’t match my multitasking skills. Couldn’t do it.
We have confirmed our primary school for E! I can’t decide whether I’m happy or sad?!
I’m pleased because I think he’s going to love it there, however I can’t believe we are already at that stage! (Cries dramatically into her coffee…)
Picking a place to celebrate a birthday is tricky. Previously we’ve had E’s parties at home, but now he has his own little friends from pre-school we wanted to have it somewhere that they could all run around, have some yummy food and celebrate in style! Of course, hiring somewhere also means that it’s less work for the parents 😉
‘Just keep swimming’ is the adorable Dory’s inspirational quote and although it can be helpful when you’re feeling like life’s got on top of you, I think it could be tweaked a little for mums.
To be honest, we’re not blue, we’re not fish and we don’t live in the sea. Let’s think of something that’s a bit more relevant. What do mums find themselves doing all day, every day…
You’d think considering that my son has just turned four that we’d have got the sleeping through the night stuff nailed…
Granted, we’ve moved on from the stage of rocking him for hours every evening, but do we get a full night’s sleep every night? No.
…shocked that supermarkets are putting Easter Eggs on the shelves already! They’re trying to turn us all into chocoholics!
…feeling smug about adjusting their child’s body clock so they go to bed later and sleep later. Trouble is I’m not looking forward to trying to re-adjust it again!