I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it

I’m about to lose control and I think I like it… To steal two lines from a Pointer Sisters chorus! About what I hear you ask… Socks! The knitting of socks. And I have my daughter and Tin Can Knits to thank. Did I say I was excited?? I have just finished my first ever…

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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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Shrug – clothing and shoulders!

I am knitting a shrug for my little girl.  I also have to admit to a bashful shrug of my shoulders. I have been knitting on and off for decades now, as in plural  But, and here goes, I have never been a strong fan of actually sewing up knitted items.  And even more put…

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Current definition of bad mother…

…I let my little girl watch The Big Bang Theory tonight.  She is the daughter of two science trained parents, so technically may just be preempting a possible future outcome!  Though I was quite surprised she identified when two folk were kissing. However I managed to negotiate with ease for her to go to the…

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Christmas all round

First up the sins of the parents… Or put it this way we have brought the following on ourselves.  It would be fair to say that we are partial fond of caffeine.  For a relatively recent birthday I gave the other half a home barista course.  The deal being that if we wanted a manual…

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Haute couture only for my little girl

Well not really.  Translation I have sewn my daughter a skirt!  And while I cannot be 100% sure I am almost certain that it is one of a kind, and I am certain that it is fitted just for her, as I adjusted the elastic to her waist.  So why do I think it is one…

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The joy of a day off work

It is tough being a full time working mum some days, I know I am missing out on moments that will never occur again.  On the up side I had the luxury of generous maternity leave and return to work provisions – thanks to the sector I work in.  The father and I were in…

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My revised definition of heaven…

I am the last home from work tonight, my other half having picked up our daughter.  I open the front door and my little girl comes barrelling at me down the hallway, arms outstretched for a hug and throws them around me.  Simply heaven. Original definition here.

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Still crazy, but making progress!

I went out to run a single errand Friday morning, a simple go and collect mission for a BBQ cover that we had already paid for but had not been in stock.  As I was walking into the shop I eyed up the Spotlight store at the other end of the car park to where…

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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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