Innocence of our children

There is something about childhood, innocence may be the right word.  Or carefree and without worry.  Certainly that ability to say it exactly as it is.  It is a shame we grow up, or in growing up that we lose some of that carefree-ness and inhibition. What I am reflecting on today is whether I am…

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My current definition of heaven…

Walking with you daughter’s hand in yours at a snail’s pace from day-care to home (even though you could carry her home in 5 minutes), watching her actively walk a crooked line on the footpath so she can stand on leaves. That’s my highlight of today, what was yours?

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My current definition of forced to share…

Yesterday I got a yoghurt out to eat for myself.  The midget steals so much I have to get her own spoon so I have an outside chance of getting any.  And even then the little minx keeps trying to push my spoon away!

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Cuteness factor 110%

Even in a single storey home gates can be needed.  We have three levels so for us gates are a necessity.  Earlier today Dad went out the gate and down the hall not closing the gate behind him.  Our little girl headed in the same direction which meant I had to come at a gallop.…

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Daylight savings

If only it meant that your children slept for an extra hour rather than you having to get up an hour earlier! A post for those with babies and young children who will technically be getting up and hour earlier tomorrow morning when the clocks change in this part of the world.

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Tick tock, stop the clock

Well the clock is ticking down very fast now; in 27 days I will be back at work.  Hand on heart I do not want to be there.  It is funny, I came into motherhood thinking that the early part of having a child was something to get through, dirty nappies and not much else.…

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The airline of middle earth gets my thumbs up, not to mention middle earth customs

Well our wee girl has had her first international flight, albeit Australia to New Zealand is hardly long haul. However you do need a passport and you have to go through customs.  When I was a child I travelled on my mum’s passport – just a line entry with my name and birth date; no…

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Is chocolate milk next?!

Read this today and had to share it – NZ scientists make a break through with allergy-free milk for children a step closer.  Not only is this happening in the country I call home (even if I don’t live there!), this is from the city I went to University in – way cool!  Yes it…

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