On demand

The last few days of my life have involved the following ground hog day half an hour just after bed time. “Need to go toilet Mummy.” Really? Please no. I have just completed your 7 steps before bed bedtime routine and tonight is the night that I really hope that it is going to work, first time. I’m…

Daycare day 1

We spoke last time about how it feels to abandon your children but I thought I’d give a more detailed account of day 1, probably so I can remind myself of the horror as time dulls the memory. So in review; I started the day with coffee and quite a few nervous toilet trips. I nearly couldn’t…

Abandoning your children

I suspect most parents have at some point fantasized about getting away from it all, and by it all I mean their children and their many demands. I don’t mean running away long term but a quiet night in a hotel somewhere with soft white towels, a spa bath, candles or other fire hazards, a good book and…

Sunglasses

A man has got to have shades. So he gets them out of my handbag and borrows mine. He isn’t as careful with them as I’d like. In point of fact he has broken 5 pairs in 3 weeks. Mostly the arms get snapped off, well to be honest one arm. The other is left…