The other night, The Child said breastfeeding was for babies. No one has told her this — the closest thing I’ve ever said was when babies are first born all they can have is milk. The last time she tried to nurse, she couldn’t, or wouldn’t, latch on properly. Then, when we had a bath […]
At 9am I started getting The Child ready to go to a group that was a 15-minute walk away and started at 11am. We were still late. It’s been one of those days. I needed something to occupy her when we got home in order to not snap and end up crying in the foetal […]
An extremely quick-to-prep activity if you’ve got somewhere to be that may also require a bit of sitting around — waiting rooms, cafés… Get a sheet of blank copier paper; Turn it into an eight-page book (trimming not required); Gather a small set of pens, markers, crayons, stickers; Stick them all in your bag; While […]
“Let’s play hide and seek! You cover your eyes and count to ten, I’m going to hide under the chair.” I don’t think The Child’s quite got the principles of hide and seek.
I bought some second hand and variously-sized plastic animals and dinosaurs off eBay and a charity shop. I originally wanted to make sensory bottles for The Child (inspiration from Modern Parents Messy Kids), but after an initial bout of interest, she — frankly — couldn’t really be arsed with them any more. She has got […]