Pain

In the last half hour; I’ve had a small finger nail shoved into my gum till it bled, my face landed on whilst on a trampoline, a mop shaft pinch my finger and a gate close on and skin my heel. I’m not particularly accident prone, my favourite little helper just seems to help bad…

Weight Lifting

I enjoy lifting weights to keep fit. The boys love weights. There is always a fight for the blue dumbbells. There are only a couple light enough for them to lift and sometimes I want to use those. Selfish, I know. How dare I have a personal agenda when they are showing an interest in…

Affection

I don’t think, in my case, I’d call it postnatal depression but I certainly found the experience of early motherhood different to what I was expecting. I’ve read that if the birth doesn’t go according to your plans, it can be harder to bond with your child and that would certainly hold in my case. The…

Playdoh

I tried playdoh. A nice quiet activity, I thought, one which would involve sitting and peacefulness. I offered him the ball. He was delighted. He grabbed it and threw it across the room.”Catch it, mummy”. Right. Well, that’s not really what I had in mind. I retrieved the ball. I showed him how to roll…