Monthly Archives: September 2007

Sleep tight

We’re driving home from a trip to Totnes, when Ben asks me – “Mummy, why do you like sleeping with Daddy?” I look at Mike, and he looks at me, briefly. He has to look back at the road as … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

An expedition is never the same without losing someone. In this case, we lost an adult and four children – temporarily. We hoped the adult was with the four children, but as it transpired, he was with the three younger … Continue reading

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The boy who couldn’t paint by numbers

I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised, but when my son received a paint-by-numbers set as a present, I thought he might enjoy seeing a picture emerge without worrying about how to do it, like I used to. But he … Continue reading

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Research

So we’re told again that food additives are bad for our children. This we knew. If not from previous studies, then from our own experience. When my son was 2, my mother gave him an entire tube of Smarties to … Continue reading

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Celibacy in marriage

A conversation with Ben… B – Mummy, have two cousins ever got married? Me – Yes, a cousin is the closest family member you can legally marry. B – Why can’t brothers and sisters get married? Me – Because if … Continue reading

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Breeding brine shrimp

They’ve multiplied. We go away for a few weeks, leaving the lodgers (they’ve multiplied as well, we now have two ) to look after them, and when we return there isn’t just one sad creature – but at least ten … Continue reading

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New term, new broom

Remember this? Now feast your eyes on this. A mere three hours of chucking out broken stuff, re-stashing unbroken stuff, wiping, vacuuming and wondering how the hell he accumulated so much junk. And here we are, a clean, tidy, immaculate … Continue reading

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