I’ve ruined his life because we don’t have a PS4 in our house nor does he have a phone of his own, or any social media accounts. This means that he can’t socialise with his friends because they are all … Read more
My kids are getting older now (10 and 14) and so are accomplished at helping out with chores. I don’t pay them to help because I don’t get paid and I want them to understand that they are part of a mini-community called ‘a family’ and in communities we all have to pull our weight.… Read more
I wrote this last Saturday, after Youngest Son’s birthday….
‘It was youngest son’s birthday today and it’s been full on. Up, presents, breakfast, football pitch, lazer quest, football pitch, home, lego, bed. Full on, non stop. It took loads of organising too..texting parents, buying food, presents, balloons; you know how it goes.
I was going to have daughters. As a rampant feminist in my 20s I had ordered girl children only. I was going to be colouring in butterflies with gel pens, going to ballet classes, and brushing hair into plaits. I can do all of these … Read more