We’ve had a lot of rain in a short amount of time - around three inches in the last week. That’s about 75mm for those of you who went metric 40-odd years ago. So our Facebook feeds started with photos of kids splashing in muddy puddles but have now become filled with warnings of severe … Continue reading Bad mums have a night off to watch Bad Moms
‘I can’t. We’ve just got so much on right now, I’ll start next month.’ ‘I’d love to, but I’ve really got to get this done. Maybe tomorrow?’ ‘I want to, but what if it doesn’t work?’ ‘I can’t actually be bothered. I’m exhausted. I got up to the kids three times last night. Maybe I’ll … Continue reading Just start
It almost seems too strong a word. Grief. But I can’t think of any other way to describe how I felt for the entire first term of this year with both girls now at school. For the first two days of term, I was all excited, springing around the house talking about how I was … Continue reading I think I just emerged from a chrysalis
I read something somewhere about -- do I start all my conversations like that? I think I do -- allowing more time to do the things you want to do, and how it makes you happy. Or happier. Or something. Today I was making lunches for school and kinder and checking the cuff of Elsie’s … Continue reading This is as good as it gets
Sometimes when I’m pulling out another load of tangled, wet clothes, I want to turn my head to the side and slam it onto the top of the washing machine. But I don’t. I carry the basket out to the clothes line and start trying to figure out which things can share pegs because the … Continue reading Anyone else had a bad day this week?
On our way to the Bruce Springsteen concert, we remembered our tickets were still on top the fridge back home. Another time I went to Bendigo for the day, and my handbag was still on the kitchen table. Aside from incidences like those, I’m usually pretty organised and reliable. Like this morning. We slept in. … Continue reading 3 mistakes already and it was only 8.30am
Nine years ago we took a blank video cassette to our 20-week scan. But the sonographer stopped recording when she realised something was wrong. Our doctor told us that afternoon to go and buy some pyjamas that would be comfortable to labour in. I wasn’t sure what labour-suitable pyjamas looked like, so I bought some … Continue reading Learning gratitude
When I went to put Elsie’s lunchbox in her backpack yesterday morning, I found in there her reading diary from last year, a few sheets of colouring in with Indonesian words and phrases written on them and lots of worksheets, mostly unfinished. (No lunchbox though, thank heavens. I have taught her to do that much.) Things … Continue reading Getting up earlier? It works.
Anyone ever feel that since you’ve had kids, you're on page 1 and that your partner has skipped ahead and is up around page 27? And that once the kids are in bed, there’s a chance that you might be able to get back on the same page, but you’re too exhausted to even do … Continue reading Nothing really matters