Category Archives: Daughter

Christmas Presents for Children

Well, where do I start? We have had a busy time since my last post. MrsM came home from Kabul. We went to Lapland to see Father Christmas. And we had a quiet family Christmas. Is there such a thing?

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Childhood Illnesses

There are may reasons I chose to write about childhood illnesses. I watched a TV programme this evening which featured some colleagues who have a very seriously ill daughter. They spend their every waking moment caring for their daughter and … Continue reading

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Jokes for Children

This evening, MiniM had a friend round after school. She had been pestering me for a while, and because I was going to be at home today, I said yes. MiniM and her friend helped prepare dinner and when we … Continue reading

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Children and Food

I thought I would write this post about Children and eating, and any fads they may have. By ‘Fads’, I am referring to not liking a particular food one week, but loving it the next. I should make mention of … Continue reading

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Tooth Fairies and Childhood

I thought I should update the story. Regular readers will remember that MiniM was going for a sleepover at her friend’s house. I talked yesterday about what she had packed to take with her. To read that post go here

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Sleepovers

MiniM is going to a sleepover tonight. I know this today, because every 20 minutes or so today, she asks “Is it 3 o’clock yet?” She is being collected at 3pm. I also know she’s going for a sleepover tonight, … Continue reading

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Christmas ideas for 7 year olds

Listening to the radio this morning, I heard an article about Christmas presents, children and how the two don’t always go well together. Like most parents, we are looking at Christmas with a mixture of excitement and dread. The excitement … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and Au Pairs

Normally, my posts have some sort of morale attached to them, you know the sort of thing. I write a story about something cute MiniM has said and link it to some facet of modern life. Well, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Eras starting and ending

It’s been a funny old day. That’s what Arkwright used to say in Open All Hours. But this post has nothing to do with corner shops in East Lancashire. This post is about the end of an era and the … Continue reading

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Smacking Children

How do you feel about smacking children? I’m not talking about thrashing them, or belting them or any of the really horrible child abuse cases we read about in the newspapers. I’m talking about the smacks people give to their … Continue reading

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