Teens, Tantrums & Technical Difficulties.

Friday Night Attack of the Terribly Twisted Teens After a last minute panic; no one had informed the fish or Danger the axylotl of the impending invasion.  Plus I owned glass markers and had only annoyed the kids a couple of times with them.  So obviously I wrote on all 3 tanks (backwards so theyContinue reading “Teens, Tantrums & Technical Difficulties.”

Sweet Sixteen

Happy birthday sweet sixteen! My 3rd daughter is 16 (31st). I can not post much because I have spent the day making a 78 page card (I am known for my mean cards) a fully illustrated book picking on the recipient using their favourite things.  In this case pretending that 16 is the age whereContinue reading “Sweet Sixteen”

I Hate School Fairs

In every part of my body I ache I’ve eaten all the chocolate cake I walked for miles to sell some books Braving the cold & disparaging looks And now my toils are all but done The profits are for another one “It’s for the kids” is the rallying cry I’ve done my part, soContinue reading “I Hate School Fairs”

Frustration Eating Me Alive! Part 1

A child on the school stage plays a wrong note.  Ha, triumph; this will teach you to steal my child’s limelight.  A second bad note, oh my God, that poor child!  How can I be such a monster?  She’s my child’s friend! But I feel that my kids need to be seen.  They need theirContinue reading “Frustration Eating Me Alive! Part 1”

Kitten (Orion)

Bring me the head of that kitten; he’s jumped on the birdcage twice. Just the head of that kitten, his heart’s as cold as ice. No don’t bring me the whole kitten I only want his head. Oh look at his sleepy kitten eyes he looks all ready for bed. Oh what a sweet littleContinue reading “Kitten (Orion)”

Welcome to Mother’s Day Part 6 The Last Installment

Tuneless Elephants. Part 1 here Did I mention the tuneless, relentless singing in the middle of the dining room by a daughter with a beautiful voice when she wants to and 21 years of experience living with me.  I think she reached 100 elephants, starting from 1. “100 Elefumps balancing, step by step on aContinue reading “Welcome to Mother’s Day Part 6 The Last Installment”

Welcome to Mother’s Day Part 5

The Tale continues…                  Part 1 here There is an argument about who will walk next to the Mum across the road but then I spot the single most fascinating blade of grass ever grown.  I let the children go to the door without me.  Count to 5Continue reading “Welcome to Mother’s Day Part 5”

Welcome to Mother’s Day Part 4

Par t 1 is here A Tale of Two Grandmas (Part 1).   Each person in our family has their own seat, especially my husband as he is the only one legally allowed to drive.  But don’t worry they still have plenty to argue about in the 5 minute marathon drive to their grandparent’s house.  IContinue reading “Welcome to Mother’s Day Part 4”

Welcome to Mother’s Day Part 3

Part 1 is here   Part 2 here. So now I have a little time to myself, right? Ha! It’s Mother’s Day and we have 2 Grandmothers that for some unknowable reason want to see my children. My theory is they are lying but they keep denying it, so I take my children to themContinue reading “Welcome to Mother’s Day Part 3”