Sunday, 30 October 2011

Missing: One sock, possibly eaten

Have you seen this sock?

Last seen dangling from a certain baby boy's foot while bouncing about in his jumperoo earlier this afternoon.

It is suspected of trying to flee the scene after the baby boy in question tried to eat it. 

May be cowering down the back of the sofa or perhaps under the cot, although a comprehensive search of the area has so far failed to uncover it.

It is being missed terribly by said baby's left foot and also its identical twin sock. 

It is likely to have found the same hiding place as the biscuit that went missing last week and the farmer figure from the Fisher Price World of Little People farmyard, who disappeared last year and is still on the run.

No reward is offered for the sock's safe return - it is only a sock after all, not a favourite toy - but any help that can lead to it's recovery will be appreciated.

If found, do not approach as it may be dangerously smelly.  Instead, please call 555-STINKY.

Many thanks.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Review - Disney on Ice, Worlds of Fantasy

Last week, my husband, toddler (plus favourite teddy bear) and myself braved the M25 to go and see the ice skating spectacle "Disney on Ice, Worlds of Fantasy" at Wembley Arena. 

We weren't sure if Sophia, our nearly three-year-old, would sit still for the whole of the show but decided to risk it.  We were lucky enough to get front row seats and, when we got there, were surprised to find just how close to the ice rink we were.  Both my hubby and I thought there'd be a barrier separating the audience from the skaters but there was no such thing.  I think this ultimately helped to keep our little girl engaged with the show because there was nothing to obstruct her view.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Do the Blog Hop!

It's exciting to be back on my blog already with my next post.  As someone who was never any good at keeping a diary and who would go months before writing the next entry, I originally set myself the challenge of updating this blog once a week.  I have to say I was feeling a bit intimidated by the prospect of having to find 52 new things to write about (as well as finding the time of course!) so it's great to realise that I do actually have things to say!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Hello World

No-one told me how hard it can be having children.  Or maybe they did, but I was so caught up in the excitement and thrill of it all, that I chose not to listen.  Either way, even when I felt the most prepared that I possibly could be, the reality of parenthood was still one hell of a shock.  Maybe you feel, or have felt, the same way too? 

I was ready for the sleepless nights and knew that a baby would take up all of my time and attention.  What I didn't realise was how responsible and guilty you can feel about your baby, right from the moment you discover you're pregnant; or how the simplest of things like getting showered, dressed and out in the morning can become like a military manoeuvre, planned out to the last detail; or how the worst of the toddler tantrums always seem to be saved for when you’re out and about and surrounded by people (who, inevitably, start frowning at you and no doubt mutter about what a bad parent you are); or having to become a master of multi-tasking (I’m now an expert at feeding a hungry baby, cooking dinner for the rest of the family and answering the phone all at the same time).  Then, add more children to the mix and there's things like sibling rivalry and jealousy to sort out.  It's certainly not the easy, 'romantic' notion I had when I decided it was time to become a mother.

I've decided to pen this blog to share my thoughts and experiences about being a parent and the joys and frustrations that go hand-in-hand with the job.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not pretending to be some kind of expert, offering up tips and advice on how to raise your children.  I'm not that arrogant.  I’m just a mum who has had (and is still having) my fair share of problems, struggling to get things right or rather, as right as I can.  Along the way I’ve found other mums coming up against similar hurdles, which is reassuring to know I’m not getting it totally wrong.  You might find some of my thoughts and experiences helpful, you may not.  What do I hope is at the very least you’ll find my blog a good read. 

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