Posts Tagged‘candid childhood’

High five

View this post on Instagram Wishing the happiest of birthdays to this little pudding pie in the middle, who, in the blink of an eye, turned five years old today. Ok, in a ‘blink of an eye’ is not entirely true – I seem to recall much of the sleep deprived first year (and beyond) being akin to torture – but selective memory is a fine thing (and also pretty handy, where procreation’s concerned). I have to confess I’ve felt more sadness than I anticipated today, thinking about my Mum and everything she’s missed out on over the last couple…

Pottering and pizza

View this post on Instagram It’s very rare that I can say this with any degree of authenticity when the kiddos are involved, but today was, on the whole, pretty ‘chilled.’ Don’t get me wrong; the personettes’ bickering and squabbling still played a fairly prominent role throughout the day, but there was also a decent amount of pottering and moseying going on. A trip to the dentist for my best girl turned out to be more fun than it sounds (it was just a check-up, and the movey-up-and-down chair, the squirty water spray thingy and the free ‘balloons’ – who…

Seashells for humanity

View this post on Instagram Ah, Mondays! The pretty much non-stop bickering and emotional turmoil between these two throughout the entire manic morning routine today was not the most pleasant way to kick off the day, with the torture of getting us all dressed, fed, cleaned up and out the door in time also not helped by the sleep-deprived thumper of a headache. But once uploaded to their respective restraining devices/car-seats, and with the calming rhythms of a car in motion and some killer tunes on the decks (“Carola la Caracola, a.k.a Carol the Seashell, is always a guaranteed game-changer),…