Category Archives: The things kids do

Dog types

This afternoon we went for a walk along the canal at the top of Ladbroke Grove in what was the only sunshine of the day. The children are fascinated by the boats and what they must be like inside. As … Continue reading

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Is it true that… hamsters can talk?

Bath time – a quiet time at the end of the day for the children to relax, chat, unwind and – after a bit of nagging –  wash their faces with a flannel. And yet the reality is the chat … Continue reading

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I’m crucifying my brother

Back to school today and the Easter holidays are behind us, but not entirely forgotten. I just went into the children’s bedroom to find my 10 year old daughter trying to force a toy golf club down the neck of … Continue reading

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Sibling rivalry

Big sister looking down crossly at little brother’s homework folder: “Do you get 10 out of 10 ALL the time?” Little brother: “Actually it’s 12 out of 12.” Half an hour later, revenge of sorts as big sister looks for … Continue reading

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Saturday night in – or cocktails at Beaufort House?

You’d never have believed it before you had kids, but once you have them you spend many more Friday and Saturday nights “in” than you would ever have thought possible. And so now I barely notice what night of the week … Continue reading

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What kids tell their teachers

My seven year old brought her RE school book home this week- when books are full  they get to keep them. Lovely, I thought as I settled down to have a look through her last two years of work. I … Continue reading

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Mummy, I don’t like who I am

Bank Holiday weekend was spent at Grandma’s. Well a day and a night of it was. It’s almost the only chance we get for a lie-in while the kids go and bounce on Grandma’s only slightly arthritic legs at 7.30 … Continue reading

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No more home haircuts please Mummy

The boys in our family all like a bit of a laugh – though mainly I find they are funny unintentionally. Arguably the best way. None of that “long pause before the punch line” business. Anyway so today I notice … Continue reading

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My family and other animals

When my son was two, Grandma bought him a very cute wooden farm and  windmill set and a box of dozens of tiny animals. The animals were rather too small and out of proportion to the buildingsand actually rather vague … Continue reading

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Mother’s Days – the harsh reality

  We enjoyed preparing for Mother’s Day, didn’t we children, starting with the screams and howls as the TV was turned off, so you could both write your prayers to read out in church during the Mother’s Day service the … Continue reading

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“Mummy, Do you love David Cameron?”

We all have bed-time routines don’t we. For our kids if not for ourselves. So for mine it’s glass of milk and a story, teeth cleaning and straight into bed. There have been times when I’ve sung a lullaby – … Continue reading

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What kids tell their teachers

My seven year old brought her RE school book home this week- when books are full  they get to keep them. Lovely, I thought as I settled down to have a look through her last two years of work. I … Continue reading

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