3 short months

Sad eyes look up at me, pleading: “Please don’t leave me, Mum” 3 months ago, she was still 3 A soft bottom lip starts to quiver: “I’m scared, Mum” 3 months ago, she was still 3  Tiny hands desperately grab: “I’m not ready to leave you, Mum” 3 months ago, she was still 3 Strong…

So this is Four

Four is tender, kind and sweet. Four cups her sister’s face and asks “What’s wrong, darling?” Four holds a grudge and never forgets. Four is not keen on her Great Grandma, ten weeks after a pretty minor telling off.  Four is loud, boisterous and adventurous. Four likes to clamber and climb and leap. Four is…

A Toy Story

Toys. Toys absolutely everywhere. Big toys. Small toys. Plastic toys. Wooden toys. Noisy toys. Messy toys. Incomplete toys. Aaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhh!!!!!  When I was faced with packing a few toys for our holiday I couldn’t really put my finger on what I’d seen our two daughters enjoying lately as they’d just been sorting of flitting from toy…

Dentists, denial & the Dummy Fairy

On Tuesday this week our (rather dashing) dentist showed me how Rose’s pearly whites have been affected by her having a dummy when she sleeps. When he asked her to bite her teeth together at our routine check-up I could immediately see that her beautiful little top and bottom teggies don’t meet at the front….