Buying your child’s school shoes

school shoe

If you live in Melbourne, Australia, or follow bloggers from this city, you will surely have learnt of our heat wave this week. The temperatures are soaring above 40’C, and the kids are all hot and booooorrreeeed!

This is hubby’s last week of holidays, so while he was available, I made him come with me to buy the kids school shoes.  It was win-win, we get to go into air-conditioned comfort and I had adult reinforcement as we shopped. I find that most years, we have to buy new school shoes, either due to wear and tear or they have grown out of their old ones. This year was no different, although this year, we were lucky enough to need new runners for all the kids too. Please read that sarcastically. Continue reading

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My resume should read incompetant PA

There are parts of being a sahm that I do well. Actually apart from food, I can’t think of the others right now, but I’m sure there is something else… Anyway, there are other parts that I do badly, like cleaning (well tidying at least), washing (and the process surrounding it), remembering stuff (like due dates and appointments) and paperwork storage.

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Mummy survival guide

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve had extra kids here today, and although the older kids were really good, Miss O was traumatizing her little friend, who spent much of the time crying to go home. Poor poppet! I felt terrible that my baby was being a big bully. I kept trying to separate them, but as always, what one has, the other wants. Finally, I resorted to TV for Miss O and gave her friend some toys to play with near me so that I could keep an eye on her. That’s survival tip 1. Resort to TV when necessary. I can see some parents throwing their hands in the air, shouting at me, no! But you know what, if Peppa Pig helps me and my sanity stay together, then Peppa Pig is my friend. Continue reading

School lunch ideas Monday

 

We are on our last week of school lunches before kids are on school holidays, so here’s a few ideas to get you through the week!

This is what they have had over the last week: Continue reading

Frantic cleaning, orange cake and Gatsby

If you read my post yesterday you will know that last night I had a night out with my sister. We went to the movies to see Gatsby. It was a fantastic movie, I adore Leonardo Dicaprio, and he certainly didn’t disappoint, either did spider man (what’s that actor’s name again?). Although it was great to get out of the house for a bit, and not worry about organising a baby sitter, it was a late night and I just didn’t have the time or energy to make lunches last night, or to do the proper pre bed pick up. Continue reading

Are your children too busy?

Some of you may have read my ranty post last night about the junior school social.

It got me thinking about our kids. This week they had a market day at school and while Miss C and Miss E loaded up on junk, Master B bought himself a rubber snake. From around 18months, Master B loved animals. I thought it was so cute that he chose to spend his money on a toy snake, Continue reading