• 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…

  • Little Mister,  milestones,  Parenting,  Uncategorized

    Three in three months.

    filling his pockets with shells Something has happened in the last week or two. Suddenly I realise that my (mostly) terrific two year old is almost three. In three months he will be three years old. That is just positively ancient and very very grown up. I don’t know if I’m ready! I’ve been watching as the baby section of each store I visit becomes a more distant experience (apart from the times I buy gifts for the massive baby boom my friends are having). The toddler section seems to blur into the ‘big boy’ stuff. The Little Mister is getting a big boy room soon (it’s half done). With…

  • just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  Parenting,  travel,  Uncategorized

    We broke all the rules, but that’s OK.

    Before we headed away on our big holiday, things were going quite well in the toddler stakes. The Little Mister hadn’t needed a dummy (when not sleeping) in a really long time and he was toilet training like a little champion! He’d even recovered from his night time anxiety and was sleeping again after a rough few weeks (his last molar not doing us any favours with teething). Things were looking optimistic! We’ll just give him his dummy and his giraffe blankie (“Giraffey”) when we’re in transit (on trains or planes) in the hopes he’ll nap and we’ll figure out a way to get hold of a cheap potty training…

  • Little Mister,  travel

    Toddlers on a plane. As scary as snakes on a plane?

    We flew with Singapore Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL).This is obviously not a sponsored post (duh), but I thought you might like those details x A wonderful fact about the Little Mister is that he flies really really well. He is a dream. A quiet, well behaved little angel (if a bit chatty). In 4 out of the 5 flights we took during our trip, he was amazing (and he also has been when he travelled at 18 months and 3 months of age). I have to pinch myself every time – I take nothing for granted. Yes… only 4 out of 5 this time around, but to be fair,…

  • getting silly,  Little Mister,  Uncategorized

    Terribly Overtired Twos.

    It’s the afternoon of Mother’s Day and the Little Mister is spent. It has been a few trying weeks of sleepless nights (for everybody) and a weekend filled with lunch time family engagements (read: right over the usual nap time). We’ve reached that point where the Little Mister has become a floppy, whiney mess. It’s actually quite funny. Yes. Funny. Maybe I have a twisted sense of humour (every parent needs one) or maybe I’ve just become delirious with fatigue, but it’s funny. Slapstick comedy at its best. The Little Mister has been lurching all around the house wearing a pathetically sad look on his face. He’ll flop onto the…

  • just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  milestones,  Uncategorized,  updates

    That. One. Last. Tooth.

    image Right now my arch nemesis in life is the Little Mister’s one last molar. It has haunted me for weeks. Taunting us. Causing pain to my child (it really knows how to hit where it hurts by getting to the one I love). It is the worst tooth of all the teeth. ALL OF THEM. And things got pretty hairy back in the baby days, let me tell you. My arch nemesis also knows that sleep deprivation is the best torture. Nights have been spent sitting up with an anxious Little Mister. Weathering the pain together. It’s been a long time between new teeth and it’s been strange reacquainting…

  • health,  Uncategorized

    Quarantined.

    image This is Kez. Reporting to you from the danger zone. What is the danger zone? The danger zone is that place you exist in where you’ve just recovered from a nasty bout of gastro (probably triggered from some dodgy food which you have sworn off forever and ever and ever and ever), your husband has just come down with the same thing and your toddler is the last (little) man standing. Yes. That’s right. The DANGER ZONE. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siwpn14IE7E&w=420&h=315] This is the first time an outbreak has spread throughout our household since the Little Mister was born (or even really since I can remember living with Mr Unprepared). I feel…*pathetic…