• Cool Crazy Beautiful Motherhood

    I’m the Queen of this Castle

    “We don’t negotiate with terrorists”. Until the terrorist is a one year old with blonde curls and a scrumptious grin. My son was born hungry, he ate every two or three hours, around the clock, for that first year (he still can’t go more than ninety minutes during the day without food). Other babies had started stretching their feeds and were happy to be distracted for twenty minutes if mommy needed to get home, eat lunch, sort out her toddler, make coffee, breathe. There was also no warning when the screaming for food would come (there still isn’t). He’d be sleeping (sleeping!) or awake and suddenly seem to realise he…

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    Sibling {noun}

    [photo credit: Katy Harrison Photography] siblingˈsɪblɪŋ/ noun plural noun: siblings each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister. synonyms: brother or sister; brothers and/or sisters I have a sister. We are fifteen months apart. We might as well be twins for all the stress I’m sure that caused my mother. It’s actually the reason I wanted my kids to be close in age and if the boy child hadn’t been such an adjustment (I’m being kind here and that’s another post for another time) they’d be even closer in age. But the thing about these two is from the…

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    It’s like being circled by sharks that look like puppies

    We were doing the obligatory ‘dwaaw-wing’ yesterday because you know when you have small children they like to dwaaw. Correction, the girl child wants to draw. The boy child scribbles about as well as his one year old sister and he’s almost four. Don’t get me wrong I have no problem with his lack of drawing prowess. It doesn’t bother me that his BEST FRIEND (yes that was me shouting because that’s how we say it around here) comes out of class with a perfectly written name above a perfectly drawn house and my child hands me half a toilet roll (not even a whole toilet roll people) with a…