When K was still in year 2, my attitude to tutoring was “definitely not”. I couldn’t see why a child going to a good state school, would need a tutor and quite frankly, if a child needs to be tutored to get into a school, then that school isn’t for them! However, she is now… Continue reading To Tutor or not to Tutor?
Every Easter Sunday, it’s become a bit of a tradition in our house, to have an Easter egg hunt. It started simply, with a few eggs scattered around the garden in obvious places and in plain sight. Now, the whole thing requires planning, preparation and, of course, I have to better it each year! The… Continue reading Home-Made Easter Egg Hunt
A few months ago, when J was away, the children had been in bed for a few hours, when I heard the familiar sound of my eldest (K) moving around and chatting to herself. I went into her room, to find her sitting looking at the doorway. I walked over to say goodnight and tuck… Continue reading Dealing with Night Terrors
Oh I was a sight, in the pool, swimming with three under 5’s! People must have thought I was completely bonkers and I think I probably was! But, I was determined that my kids would be far more confident swimmers than I was as a child. Consequently, they were in the pool as new-borns, with… Continue reading Swimming with Three!
We’ve had a few issues regarding tooth loss and the expected procedure! To clarify things, we thought it best to write directly to the Toothfairy herself and therefore avoid awkward questions: Dear Toothfairy, I am writing to complain about your recent lack of attendance. I have explained to the children that you are sometimes a… Continue reading Dealing with the Toothfairy!