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Play time…or not!

It was a usual morning- my hair was still aspiring to great heights as I had not tamed it yet, my clothes didn’t match but I was comfy as I was busy tidying: the house needed to be rescued from weekend house- house’s messy sister. I played with Rooster and then explained to him that I would be “on call”- I would be available but I had some things to do. He played happily with his toy...

The Haircut!

For those of you who have read a few of my other posts, you would know that the husband works in hospitals and gets to see, smell and stitch some really interesting things. I am privy to this information being the wife and thereby an information leech. Yesterday, we were out in the garden where our firstborn (the dog) had obviously thought it was war time again and landed a landmine that I had to defuse before...

Life is Like a Bowl of Rainbow Ice Cream

The first year adjusting to marriage was interesting for me. I say interesting because actually admitting that I thought that the “honeymoon” period was really hard, would be breaking some kind of unspoken marriage code! I think this is what happens to some like myself, you fall for this man who makes you wonder how you did life without, you get engaged and you get planning on the wedding. All girlish...

WARNING:Not for Those Already Feeling Emotional!

I’m not a tree hugger, a granola chick or one who is one with nature. I do however love being outdoors, I pick up litter even if it’s not mine and cry if the lion attacks one of the little guys no matter how many times my husband says, “but it’s nature”. Sometimes I don’t like nature. Let me explain with a few examples that I have been exposed to over the last little while. Starting...

Green Day Lunch

My husband works in hospitals and is up even before my little rooster. I cook good old Jungle Oats (even though as a teenie-bopper I promised I’d never feed it to my kids) in the morning and send hubbie off with his share in a tupperware.  Today while I was washing out husband’s breakfast tupperware from yesterday, I was reminded of my youth. We were lucky to get a lunch box at the beginning of...

Stuck Between a Cloud and a Soft Place.

Yesterday it was raining here in the fair Cape and so I thought  introducing my little munchkin to an indoor play park would be amusing for him. This outing was not as succcessful as I had hoped seeing as I came away doubting my mothering. Once again, when faced with the mothering of other mothers, I seem to instantly begin the comparisons. As I’ve mentioned before, this seems to come naturally. In my...

Turning Three!

I have been blessed with three children, their ages are fairly close together and I am currently in the final stages of my third child’s baby phase. He turns 3 on Sunday- Valentine’s day and he is a true valentine, sweeping us off our feet with his ways! As he approaches three though, I cannot help but feel a sense of “is it really all over?” He is out of nappies, hasn’t had a bottle or dummy for ages...

Break Time!

Break time at school: the one thing most children go to school for. Just when the day’s getting boring or long or you can’t fight the hunger any longer, the break bell goes and you’re free from the confines of the classroom. Now, what if second break was canceled? How would the children and teachers feel then? Ah, if it were canceled for one long first break, it could be possible. I think you...

Motherly Murmurs

I attend a music class every Wednesday morning for my little munchkin. It’s loads of fun for us both. It means interaction for him: stimulus through music and movement as well as interaction with others (even if it be seeing how another child responds when a tambourine is thrown at them by another class member) . Of course for me I get to assess my parenting: seeing how others do parenting and learn from...

What I’ve Learned in a Year

How quickly a year passes. I’ve only had one year with my little munchkin but here is what I’ve got so far: What I have learned in a year… The Early Days… Having your waters break for the first time brings on the strangest wave of emotion and it feels like you and your husband are the only human beings that count at that moment- you know something great is about to happen. Contractions...
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