Friday, 31 July 2015

15 Ways To Ensure A Pre-Holiday Breakdown

1) tell your children that you are going on holiday a month before you go. To ensure that they are going to ask about said holiday thirty five times an hour. Every hour. And intermittently weep as they still have three weeks to wait.

2) but? rather than deciding to start to pack for your holiday a month before you go. Don't. Leave it till two days before you go and discover the following...

3) ...for a week's holiday in the UK you need for two children: fourteen outfits each, a variety of pyjamas, spare pants, summer coats, winter coats, sun tan lotion, woolly tights, gloves.

4) ...however you don't appear to actually own seven pairs of pants.

5) ...and you only have three pairs of leggings that you are somehow going to have to rotate, or rinse in the sink. Which is just as well as by taking 30+ outfits for your offspring? Three leggings and four pants is all you can shoe horn in.

Half way through packing. AND I'M LOVING LIFE!

6) whilst doing all the packing you decide you HATE IT SO MUCH AND THAT IT'S NOT FAIR THAT YOU ALWAYS DO IT. So you send your husband a few passive aggressive texts. One which includes an angry faced emoticon...

Five Top Tips For First School Shoes!

As many of you know my little girl is starting school in September. SOB. So this summer has been spent getting everything ready for the big day. We already have her school uniform sorted and we just needed to get her school shoes. I always find shoe shopping a bit stressful. I wanted a different experience to me shouting at my kids whilst they run around like loons trying on hot pink stilettos. So this week we popped into children's specialist shoe shop Chooshoo, based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. And whilst we were there we picked up a few tips to help you ease the stress of shoe shopping for tiny feet!

Cute designs all around Cooshoo!


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Wicked Wednesdays 29th July

Hello lovelies! And how are we? Are we sick of the rain? I WANT IT TO STOP SO HARD! I think that it is supposed to be brightening up this weekend. Thank the Lord as I am off to Camp Bestival. WAHOO! Can't wait. And then Butlins. So as I am way next week I have decided to take ONE WEEK off le linky. Let's all have a little breather and then you will have two weeks to get some corkers. It will give me the chance to a) catch up on everyone's posts and b) not get a divorce from my husband. HOORAH!

My favourites from last week were an angry face from The Mum From Brum, if toddlers went 'out out' from the ever so lovely 3 Princesses and 1 Dude and the best last day of school face from Mrs Puddle Ducky. Thanks for linking up ladies! As per usual go forth, link up, comment lots and watch the comments roll in! SEE YOU IN A FORTNIGHT! (PS I am having a little meet up in Brum tomorrow if you are free and very bored! See the side bar for more deets!)

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Autumn Season Wishlist!

Just as you get your head round popping your little ones in shorts and floaty dresses it's time to get all geared up for Autumn! I love Autumn. It is by far my favourite season clothes wise. I love the colours, the woolly tights, the chunky boots and the fact you can layer up and feel all cosy. I popped onto kids site Melijoe to get some inspiration for the styles of clothes I would like my girl to wear once those leaves start to drop at the end of September.



Monday, 27 July 2015

The Five Stages Of A Rainy School Holiday Day

Denial
You open the curtains at 6am (or earlier, the sods). And take a look around. It's pouring! However? You think "It will brighten up later! It will be great! Maybe we could play in the garden? Or go to the park! Make some amazing family memories!". And if you have planned a day out to a theme park that has already cost approx one bazillion pounds? There is no way you need to pack your waterproofs. No siree, you don't need them one bit...

Anger
WHERE THE F*CK ARE THE WATERPROOFS? WHAT THE HELL IS THE POINT OF HAVING A SUMMER HOLIDAY IF IT JUST P*SSES IT DOWN ALL THE TIME? I CANNOT STAY IN THIS HOUSE FOR ANOTHER SECOND WITH THESE TWO LUNATICS. THAT'S IT WE ARE MOVING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY.

See those two blurs? My children. Running in circles sent insane. By the rain. 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Little White Lies Of Parenting

Before we get started. Let's all agree lying is a bad thing. If my children lied to me? I would go ballistic. If my husband lied to me? There would be shouting. But? Sometimes we need to lie. It may be exhaustion or sheer desperation. I prefer to call them 'white lies' or fibs. Fibs don't sound so bad. 'Lie' suggests 'having an affair for ten years'. 'Fib' suggests 'Father Christmas really exists'.

I find that the fibs I tell in parenting come in three sections. The bog standard 'worldwide' fib, the 'never gonna happen' fib and the 'good god why the hell did I say that?' fib that I instantly regret. So behold my little white lies of parenting...

This man? Is real!