Sharing has never been either of my daughter’s strong point, but this was a really low moment. Max and Maxine only lasted a couple of weeks and are now forgotten, but I still get asked to find invisible hamsters. Luckily I seem to be better at it than I was before.
In May we went to Center Parcs in De Haan, Belgium for the long weekend and it was quite possibly the worst holiday we’ve ever been on. To start with I got the dates of our trip wrong, so we spent the entirety of Thursday morning packing up the car while the girls got steadilyContinue reading “Center Parcs”
I have started and stopped learning French so many times in my life now. I never seem to progress beyond a certain point and then have to relearn all the grammar all over again and it’s very frustrating. My French is probably the best it’s ever been at the moment (which is not saying aContinue reading “Learning French”
I haven’t knowingly had covid yet, but given how badly Belgium has been hit and the fact we have a child at primary school and another in daycare I feel like the odds are I have actually had it at some point just very mildly.
There is a lot of weird downtime with parenting a two and a half year old when you don’t know when you are next going to be needed but it is probably going to be in the next five to ten minutes and so actually scrolling through Twitter is just about the only thing youContinue reading “Doom scrolling”
What the hell do people who have big houses do? I feel like half my time with my daughter is spent looking for the specific thing she wants at that moment!
She has comic timing!
My daughter has been going to a local French speaking creche since she was 9 months old. We only speak English at home to her so all the French she knows is from the creche and it is hilarious to hear her laying into her dollies at home. Don’t get me wrong she loves theContinue reading “Learning French”
This sequence of events is a regular occurrence on our walks home together from the playground. *Our two year old goes to a local French speaking creche, and so she speaks a mix of French and English. She very often says the verb in French – so ‘Mummy I fell over’ is ‘Mami I tombeed!’Continue reading “The walk home”
Not sure how much I can use this to my advantage…