Like every mum I dread the following scenario: Little F is crying in public and I am not able to calm him down. Everyone is looking at me with various emotions: annoyance, anger, frustration and the odd understanding. I am sweating and Little F cries on. It hasn’t happened to me yet, but […]
Most of the time when I go out of the house I take Little F with me. Having him with me, in the buggy or the carrier, makes me more visible and more approachable. People are more likely to look at me and speak with me. I am seen and defined as a Mum. […]
”Charlie always falls asleep with classical music” ”Charlie is 14 months and can speak two languages” ”Charlie slept through the night since he was three months” ”Charlie can bow and lift his top hat though he’s only 14 months” Enough!
I have days when I think ”mum’s life is hard”. Actually there’s a lot of these. I was thinking that today and then I realised: Little F had a 2 hour nap this morning so I managed to charge my ‘brain batteries’; it’s sunny, I’m resting in a lounge chair and having a glass […]
Want to stay sane? Go out! Find a baby sitter, improve relations with your mum or mum-in-law and go go go! You need at least a full night and a day to rediscover who you used to be before the poles of your world turned upside down and the sun was replaced in […]
”Toot, toot! Out of my way, Mouse to the rescue!!” We’ve been playing this game ever since my mum bought Little F an ingenious little wooden fire engine. The drivers change (depending on what finger puppet is handy), but the giggles remain the same, erupting into laughter when the car drives over […]