Posts Tagged ‘kids’

How much do you reward your kids?

Normally when you get married, you hopefully get onto the same page, and you teach your kids the same thing, and you grow together. when you do it with different people, its MUCH more difficult. Especially if you believe different things.

Letter to Mom 2 – (LTM 2) – Money is no object

I wish I could call you and say these things to you, but I can’t so it seems that this is the only way to do it.
You always listened without judgement, and somehow you always still supported me in an unstinting nonjudgmental way.

When your past affects your present.

I miss the lazy long Sundays around the table. I miss the free and easy phone conversation. I miss the engagement you can have with your children in a very calm and easy manner. Basically I miss family dinners.

I need a religion

I used to love a lot of stuff, I used to have the joy of life, but lately that has been sucked out of me. I don’t have the ‘joy’ any more, and I really can’t be much fun to be around.

Back to school – thank GOODNESS!

School clubs, holiday clubs, friends over, send them to friends. Yes, we did it all, and still it seemed that the six weeks were never going to end. In the words of my teens – holidays suck.

Things kids appreciate…..

Things kids appreciate.....

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go sledding with my daughter. It was one of those one-on-one times you always look for, but rarely ever have. She made a snow angel, we took loads of snow and threw it at each other. She loved it. she commented to me “Mum these are the memories of my childhood that I will really remember”.

Inelegant lunch anyone?

My daughter has suddenly become very conscious of herself. Generally, in most girls this is quite normal. However, we have a new twist this week. Lunch.
She has become conscious of how messy her lunch is when she eats it, and would like her food to make her look ‘elegant’ when she eats. Jeepers – bit of a tall order I think?

Halloween was a bit slower this year…

So, I have decided to take charge of next year, and I will drop a note in the close’s mail boxes explaining that we will be coming around, and if they want to participate, please to leave a ‘sign’ outside to let us know so we don’t disturb the otherwise. Hopefully that will increase the number of houses happy to take part

Present but not always perfect

Live life

Somehow the house gets cleaned, food bought, kids shuffled, school attended, homework completed, bills paid, washing folded ( by my 11 year old) etc. So sorry if things are a little hay wire – 1 Mummy – 5 people in the house. Deal with it!



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