Tag Archives: isn’t he cute

Creating memories with games

*I was sent Chrono Bomb by Talkin Toys in order to complete this review.  All opinions are my own*

When Mr 8 turned six I bought him junior scrabble. I had fond memories of this game from my own childhood and I was keen to share these with him.  So began his love of board games and the birth of his competitive streak. He annihilated me in that first game of scrabble, I wasn’t even trying to let him win! read more

Being a superhero for a day

One of my favourite parts of Father’s Day is the kids shirts that the department stores bring out each year.  Yes, I admit I am one of *those* parents who buys cutesy shirts with cutesy phrases about how awesome Dad or Mum is.  Mr 7 has 3 or 4 of them at the moment.  Although as he has gotten older they have moved away from from cutesy phrases and into the superheroes. read more

It’s OK if you don’t miss your child

I don't miss my child

I have a controversial confession to make, I don’t always miss my son when I am not spending time with him.  For a long time I felt guilty about it because I thought that it proved that I didn’t have a bond with my son.  It sounds strange when I write it down, I’m feeling guilty about not feeling guilty.When I organise to have child free time I do it with people who I trust.  I know that he is safe when I am not with him and that the people he is spending time with care about his well being.  I wouldn’t leave him if they didn’t.  So it suddenly occurred to me a couple of years ago, that I didn’t need to feel guilty when he was spending time with other people. read more