If I hear ‘I’m bored’ I tell them to find three things to entertain themselves with, or ask if they’d like to help with housework…
It’s often said it takes a village to raise a child and I don’t think that statement could be embodied in any better way than by the school experience.
The party: Manage eight very excited 6 year olds who remind you of a stag party after too much booze – much shouting, much fighting and much throwing up.
We’ve striven to make them understand that healthy and strong is what you want to aim for. So I felt my heart break a little when my beautiful, healthy four year old girl, told me she had a fat tummy.
I fear that the attachment I have worked hard to build and nurture, is completely broken at the weekends.
I wondered how on earth this woman knew anything about my situation, because obviously I had to be the only mother to have ever experienced this.
Being helped with the supermarket shop. Usually involves a tantrum (her), shouting (me), tears in the bakery aisle (both of us) and one of us being ID’d for vodka