Tag: Humour

My top toddler toilet training tales

It is probably true that, like soft play, every parent blogger has a potty training blog in them. It’s an inevitable part of raising toddlers and if my experience is anything to go by, there will be a tale or two to tell afterwards. After a bit of a false …

Weekends with the kids

It’s the weekend! Sweeter words were never uttered. Ah, that’s right. I forgot. I have two small children… It means absolutely bugger all. If you don’t have children, which probably isn’t a big percentage of the readership of this blog to be honest, your weekend might include one or more …

Safety first: Outwitting your suicidal baby or toddler

There are no two ways about it; babies are dumb.  Before they can even move, as soon as they are able to grasp things, they enjoy putting themselves in mortal danger. They are not to be trusted for a second. Our primary role as parents is to stop them from …

You trippin’? Adventures in buying the toddlers new shoes

A few weeks ago, I noticed that the little one’s first shoes were becoming a bit tight. The thought of shoe shopping made me feel a bit nervous, and understandably so. Shopping is bad enough when the pair are confined to a trolley or buggy, but letting both children roam …

Six parents you will meet at soft play

Like any parent who happens to be hanging on to the loose threads of their sanity, I loathe soft play with every fibre of my being.  It’s sticky, it’s sweaty, it’s noisy. The tea (or coffee if that’s your bag) is crap and when you finally manage to remove your …

Happy first birthday: A year in worried faces

As his first birthday rapidly approaches, I thought I would pay tribute to my son.  He is a baby no longer. With under a week until he becomes one year old, he is not as screamy as he once was (although he is more than partial to a good whinge these …

Messy play? Not today

I freely admit that I have a few issues when it comes to toddler mess. I’m really more of a reading-a-book or a singing-a-song (or a ‘go entertain each other, that’s why we made two of you for God’s sake‘) mum than an arts-and-crafts mum. Stickers stuck in the wrong place …

Whining and dining: Eating out with the kids

In the days before children, going to a restaurant was a leisure activity; something relaxing and enjoyable. It was an excuse to get dressed up and probably have a bottle (or two) of wine whilst putting the world to rights and, crucially, meant no cooking or washing up. Eating out …

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