Our daughters are SO different! The younger one is so happy and cheerful and makes me feel like an excellent parent- since she could say them at 18 months old she started dropping please and thank you into conversation without prompting, and at random points in the day she will ask for a cuddle orContinue reading “How are they so different??”
When the two of them argue they competitively wail to get my sympathy/attention until they reach a crescendo and have to be taken to different rooms to calm down.
My second daughter arrived 11 days early- luckily a couple of days after the Tour de France cycling competition passed near our house otherwise with all the road closures I’m not sure how we would have made it to the hospital! I had an epidural for my second labour whereas I had a natural birthContinue reading “Birth story”
A drawing for Anna and Isabel to celebrate their first two years as best friends!
…in a world where we have actually decided to do all the things we know will work and have the technology to do right now to reduce carbon emissions: GOING TO THE LIBRARY 2025 THE END For more background information on the story and why I imagine the future looking this way, please read thisContinue reading “A children’s story set in the future…”
The five year old was on form this morning..
At the moment I have no idea how long I have before one of us gets sick, someone in our bubble gets sick and we have to quarantine, or Belgium goes into full on lockdown mode again and we have no more help with childcare.
My new year’s resolution was to draw a sketch a day in my diary of something that had happened during that day. During lockdown it was one of the few things that helped to keep me sane, and it’s been a really nice way of recording our second daughters progress.
So… everything has changed since my last post in February. I find it hard to concentrate on TV shows or movies now because everything they are doing has this extra layer of unreality to it. Having your extended family round for a holiday meal? ARE YOU INSANE??? Going out to a restaurant WHAT IS THISContinue reading “Lockdown working from home”