• Little Miss,  milestones,  Parenting,  Weekly Wrap Up

    2019 Weekly Wrap Up #8

    It’s amazing how recording a little bit about my day – every single day without fail – in my little paper journal has really made me look closely at my life and how I want to live it. There’s nowhere to hide from the not so great stuff that could be improved on and there’s an amazing honesty about it. There’s also something good in every day and there’s been so much clarity about the make up of my 2019 so far. To be honest, this year has been more stressful than it should have been and I think I might have just ‘got used to it’ and become more…

  • getting silly,  Little Miss

    A day in the life of the Little Miss…

    I don’t know if you know this but I have super duper baby mind reading powers. Well, sometimes. I mean, a lot of the time I am also thinking WTF IS HAPPENING HERE when one of my kids does something strange, but occasionally I am totes ONE WITH THE BABY. Like when I am just nodding off at any given time of night and the baby is absolutely going to wake up and cry at that exact moment. We’re just so in tune with each other, you guys. Anyway, I thought I’d use my (sometimes faulty) mind reading super power to bring to you a post from the point of…

  • getting silly,  Little Mister

    Why did the chicken cross the road?

    image Yesterday I decided it was time to teach the Little Mister how to tell a joke. Comedy for 3 year olds 101. I thought I’d start with an old staple. Something really simple. Sure, it’s not really all that funny now (probably was the first time the inventor of the joke told it but I’d say it’s gotten a little bit old over the decades). It was: Q. Why did the chicken cross the road? A. To get to the other side.  Something to get the Little Mister started on his long road to stardom as a struggling stand up comedian (maybe I’ll regret that haha). He’d been talking…

  • getting silly,  Little Mister,  Uncategorized

    Toddler talk.

    I have to be really honest and admit that BC (Before Child) I was really excited for the day I might have a toddler of my own, who just says the most ridiculous stuff. I dreamed of a child that would be my favourite comedy show, day in and day out. I imagined a life where I would be all, “HA HA HA. I CAN’T BELIEVE HE/SHE JUST SAID THAT. HILARIOUS!” every five seconds. Of course, I probably had quite the rose tinted visions of my future (that didn’t include tantrums over the most weird things or toilet training or me being interrupted EVERY GOD DAMN TIME I SPEAK), but…

  • Little Mister

    Scary Santa.

    image When the Little Mister was one (2012), we trotted down to the shopping centre, thinking how nice it would be for our bubbly, very sociable dude to have a photo with Santa. We imagined him sitting there, looking so excited and happy (his facial expressions are ridiculous and fantastic – he’ll never win a poker game), cameras capturing every magical moment. We would be able to send it out to all the grandparents and we’d have something to stick on our fridge and admire. We got there and he freaked out. There was this jolly guy wearing a MASSIVE curly beard, nothing but his eyes just visible behind a…

  • getting silly,  Little Mister

    How to play hide and seek with a 3 year old.

    Look behind you! I just played the best game of hide and seek with the Little Mister. Here’s how each round tends to go… His turn to hide.  I count to ten slowly and loudly. The Little Mister has found his hiding spot already. I can hear him from that precise spot counting along loudly with me. If I pretend I can’t find him (in the same spot he hides every single time), he will just yell out, “I’M BEHIND THE [IKEA CIRCUS] TENT!” I find him jumping up and down, arms everywhere, laughing his head off and being very conspicuous. He acts surprised that I’ve found him each time.…

  • getting silly,  Little Mister

    I have an announcement.

    *drum roll* You may not know this, but this week we added another member to our family! A gorgeous puppy. I’ve never seen the puppy and the Little Mister in the same room for some reason, but I know they’d love each other if they ever met. This furry member of the family entered our lives last Tuesday. I thought it might just be a one day thing at first, but he seems really happy with us and he’s stuck around. The crazy thing? This puppy (who the Little Mister has named after one of our other dogs – original) is the most obedient and well trained creature I’ve ever…

  • Little Mister,  Uncategorized

    Loud.

    This post has been inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s September Photo a Day challenge x Life is certainly not as quiet as it used to be. It’s amazing how much sound can be generated by just one tiny human. It literally starts right after they’re born and it never stops! Trying to have an adult conversation or survive a phone call is quite the experience, while silence becomes something we’re suspicious of (unless we’re lucky enough to have a break and we know our child is happily making noise elsewhere)! There are loud car ride conversations, constant toddler questions… “Where has your hat gone? Where are my (sun)glasses? What is…

  • just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  milestones,  Parenting

    Triangles and one grubby little hand.

    Triangles on the Little Mister’s IKEA toy box cushion (it doubles as somewhere to sit). A grubby little hand. “Take a picture, Mummy!” “Triangles!” he proclaimed with great pride. “That’s right!” I exclaimed with the same amount of pride. Maybe even more. I knew he has his colours sorted, but shapes? This is a wonderful new development. I think the Little Mister is experiencing a growth/developmental spurt again. He’s been eating like a maniac and one time? One time, he actually ASKED me if he could go down for a nap EARLY. He’s also a bit clingy and easily frustrated. More so than usual. It always signals the same thing.…

  • getting silly,  Uncategorized

    I like pina coladas…but I’m not into yoga…

    Now stop singing that amazingly awesomely bad but so good song which is stuck in your head (you’re welcome) and read my post! As per usual, I am trying to get back onto the fitness wagon (I really should wear a seatbelt or something because I keep falling off the damn thing). I have now ridden my stationary bike two days in a row. I know. Right? Try to keep your brain from exploding. And today I thought I’d try something new. We all know how I attempted pregnancy pilates back in the days when I was growing a Little Mister? Well, if you don’t then by all means click…