Category: Diary of a Housewife
Staring into the abyss
My daughters currently go to different schools and because the French speaking schools in Belgium changed their holiday timetable but the Flemish and International schools didn’t, they have very different holiday schedules. From mid February to the end of May I had one or the other daughter home on ‘holiday’ or one or the other…
It is hard to express just how terrifying it is to hear your child cry through the baby monitor after you have spent hours going through their bedtime routine trying to get them to sleep.
Cartoons of my younger daughter
Finally I’ve had a bit more time to do some drawing after what has seemed like a never ending series of ‘holidays’ (my daughters are in different schools at the moment and their holiday dates don’t match up) . These are some cartoons I had the idea for ages ago but have only just gotten…
Top tantrums of 2022
Here they are, the top three most ridiculous tantrums of 2022:
Last year I once again drew a little sketch cartoon everyday in my diary. Looking over them all today tantrums from the girls seem to feature most often..
Walk of shame
The married-with-kids version of the walk of shame where you desperately try to get your child to nap by pushing her in the pram round the neighbourhood and all she does is scream “TV!!!” at the top of her lungs for a good twenty-five minutes before finally conking out.
Last February I joined a local zero waste group and as part of that I weighed my rubbish for a whole year. Here in Brussels they collect general rubbish, paper and cardboard for recycling, certain plastic waste for recycling (the types of plastic they collect expanded in September 2022) and food waste (which they burn…
Stay very still..
My daughters are nearly 8 and 3 and a half years old and they play together so little that when do it’s like a miraculous sighting of a rare bird.
All the small things..
Trying to decide which toddler request you need to draw the line at for your own sanity and so they don’t think of you as their personal slave, and so you can get whatever it is they are stalling against (bedtime/dinner time/brushing teeth time..) done is so hard . They are all so small and…
Parenting pep talks
Sometimes I feel like I need some kind of parenting coach to get me through the daily routine.