It’s a very different experience, applying for a school place for your second child compared to what you go through with the first child. Well, it certainly has been for us. First time around we took the whole thing very seriously. We visited all the local schools, carefully considered which would be our first, second […]
I hadn’t thought of writing a letter to Father Christmas with the kids before, which is silly really, as I remember writing them when I was little. But last week the lovely Jen shared a gorgeous printable template letter to Santa which looked simple enough for the geekdaughter to cope with, and I thought she […]
We moved the geekdaughter out of her cotbed and into a “proper” bed when she was two and a half. There was no reason to do this as far as she was concerned – she hadn’t mastered climbing out or anything like that – but rather because her little brother was about to arrive and […]
I hate potty training. It is, to date, the most stressful parenting experience I’ve ever experienced (although the geekdaughter’s recent sleep issues came pretty close). In the back of my mind at all times was the thought that I didn’t want to mess it up and end up raising a child with all sorts of […]
I appreciate now we’re in to October that the summer is well and truly over. And I’ve already shared two posts about what we did over the summer – you can read all about all the “firsts” that happened, and about a birthday and an anniversary in other posts. I want to finish off this […]
Well, that’s it. The long summer holiday I’d been so apprehensive about is over, and the geekdaughter is back at school. We had never really known how we were going to cope with no school for 6 weeks – we are lucky in a way that the geekdaddy works from home and can have some […]
We headed off to the summer fair at the geekson’s nursery this weekend, and we all had a great time. There were a good selection of stalls for us to spend money on, and a group of people teaching African drums and dancing. And there was face painting.
The geekdaddy is not naturally a morning person, so the days I’m not working he likes to have a lie-in and get up slowly, listening to his favourite podcasts whilst he enjoys some rare kid-free time. His favourite podcast is This Week in Tech, which is commonly abbreviated to TWiT. This morning the geekson and […]