Motherly love 'breeds confidence'
Babies whose mothers shower them with affection are better at coping with stress when they get older, researchers say.
Posted by at Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:37 AM
Beth - "What's that?"
Me - "Gooseberry Jelly. It's like jam but without any bits in it."
Beth - "Can I try some please?"
Me - "Sure"
Beth (whilst pulling a funny face) - "Hm".
Me - "What's wrong?"
Beth - "It's a bit similar."
Me - "A bit similar to what?"
Beth (sounding exasperated) - "To the gooseberries!"
Posted by at Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:04 PM
Autistic babies can be identified by the sounds they make
Posted by at Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:39 AM
LORRAINE CANDY: My face painting at the school fair was a load of Jackson Pollocks
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 4:15 PM
Learning difficulties: Three mothers talk about the challenges they and their children face
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 4:13 PM
I found my 4 year old daughter using a bar stool to climb up to the kitchen cupboards. When I asked her what she was doing she said "I'm getting breakfast for my lunch".
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 11:13 AM
How many times?...
The littlest one (16 months old) was 'helping' me to hang up the laundry on the indoor airer. I was once again saying "No Millie. Put the laundry ON the airer." When my 4 year old daughter stuck her hand on her hip and piped up "Now Millie, how many times does your mother have to tell you....?" :-)
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 11:12 AM
What A Nasty Trip.
Little one was running from the dining room into the lounge and tripped over a toy that she had left on the floor.
Daddy was on hand to give her cuddles and a kiss, so he asked her "Where did you hurt yourself?".
She points to the archway between the two rooms and sobs "over there".
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 11:10 AM
Face Paint Pirate
This design is simple and quick, so handy for younger children. To make it even easier supply a cardboard eyepatch and just use brown and black face paint to create beard, mustache and bushy eyebrows.
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 10:37 AM
TOM UTLEY: I dreaded my kid's parties. But at least we didn't host the one where the cat savaged the magician's
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 7:45 AM
Hang Out The Home Made Bunting
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 7:43 AM
The Kids Weren't There
Daddy was in the kitchen emptying the dishwasher and Carrie was watching what he was doing.
"Do you remember when I was working for the council in Africa..." says Daddy.
Carrie stands with head tilted to one side and hand on hip (dunno where she gets that from :)) "Of course not Daddy. I wasn't there was I?"
Oh gawd, I wish I has a quid for all the times I felt like saying that. PMSL. :D
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 5:44 AM
My four year old came into the kitchen "Everybody shush. Daddy has gone". I asked "Gone where?". She replied "to get a piece of quiet!"
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 5:42 AM
My 4 year old has been watching Happy Feet on DVD with her big sister. It's obvious that one of the older girls has decided to teach her to tap dance.
"Look Mummy", she says, "I can dance like a penguin. Toe. Heel. Toe. Heel. Toe. Heel. Shovel."
I suspect the shovel must be needed because of all the ice. It must be a bit slippery to 'shuffle' on!
Posted by at Sunday, July 18, 2010 5:36 AM
Neurotic? No, I'm just hypersensitive: How one in five is us are overwhelmed by the stresses of modern living
I wonder how much this behaviour prompts ASD labelling!
Posted by at Monday, July 12, 2010 9:17 AM
The children were sitting aroudn the dining room table eating their dinner and I could here my 4 year old starting to get a little agitated. It definitely sounded like an argument was ensuing.
I wandered into the doorway to hear Beth shouting "no we're not. We're not beans". I asked her what the problem was.
"We're peas" she said, "Human peas". "Oh Beth hunny" I replied, "we're human *beings*."
Obviously this was not the correct answer! "No Mummy. Human Beans are grown ups, us little people are human *peas*"
Posted by at Monday, July 12, 2010 5:41 AM