My daughter’s birthday in less than a month. Which means, as an organised parent, I should really have the birthday party or celebrations all organised.
I am so busy with work at the moment. I’m not sleeping…..birthday feels like another pressure, when I should be excited about it. Okay mum, don’t give in to guilt, just Do it, and get organised.
I love self-help, and I guess they are Help books.
I love reading fiction, but last night I spent 5 minutes in the Psychology and Self-help section and came across the parenting book.
All good input, even if I take one idea or strategy, I think it’s worth a read.
Our house seems calmer and more focused lately, plus a few more laughs. I love it when my kids laugh, awesome feeling when we all get on so well.
Eldest had a meltdown, over socks, but I stayed fairly calm.
I’m not really that found of swimming pools, I don’t like the chlorine. And with a 4 year old and a 7 year old, I can’t swim lengths and get some proper exercise. But my DH needed to do some study, so we got out of his hair for a few hours. My children enjoyed the pool.
I was chillin’ in the lounge with DH, a glass of wine, and some cheese, and suddenly smell the cake, and run to the kitchen.
My nose told me the cake is ready to come out of the oven. Phew! Nice save.
Apparently day (or two) old cake is easier to ice, the cake doesn’t crumb as much. My son wants a green cake, which is apt for St Patrick’s Day.
For myself and my daughter. We both are overdue a haircut!
Parents that tell their kids they’ve hit the boundaries and act on it.
I finally talked with this dad today in the library. His kid and mine were getting a bit raucous. He was strict in a good way. I thought he was an excellent parent.
Laissez-faire parenting, might require some tightening up around here.
I’m pretty relaxed….UNTIL I’M NOT…...so I think a little less relaxed generally and a bit more, this is the way things will be around here would be good.
Today, we were late to school again. We’re not late the rest of the week, it’s me, I’m not making the kids listen enough.
I’m still thinking on this one…..but I’d like better behaviour and grooming.
One from school, one from Nursery, one from the childminder’s and one is from the card stash.
Mother’s Day is celebrated in May in the Netherlands and New Zealand, so to send a card there, I need to buy them when they sell them here. Plus it is designed as a back-up for my husband if he forgets.
I got a lovely bookmark with a drawing by my son and a cheque book of promises from my Brownie.
for youngest child’s party.
I’m not gifted at organising parties, have to make myself throw a party. He deserves an awesomely great party. He might have to settle for a party with some good friends.
He’s an easygoing kid, I’m sure he’ll love it.
Thank goodness, DH helped by booking venue and designing the invites.
I lost my temper with my daughter.
She really pushed my buttons. She talks to me like a teenager, so rude, no respect.