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Waking Beauty PDF Print E-mail
Bedtime reading
Friday, 08 March 2013 11:27

Waking BeautyEveryone knows Sleeping Beauty has to be woken with a kiss, except Prince Charming. Every time the fairies watching over her try to tell him, he interrupts with his ideas of how to wake her. Eventually he gets the message, and his reaction is priceless: ?One hundred years of morning breath Wow! That could be the kiss of death!?

My take: This prince is a little slow when it comes to smooching. Fast forward 15 years. That's not such a bad thing.

The Gruffalo's Child PDF Print E-mail
Bedtime reading
Friday, 08 March 2013 10:58

Gruffalo's Child

One dark night the Gruffalo''s child disobeys her father''s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn''t really exist . . . does he?

The Gruffalo PDF Print E-mail
Bedtime reading
Friday, 08 March 2013 10:42


The Gruffalo

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo . . .

Vacation Blues PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 March 2013 10:32

Yesterday night I was cutting out a carribean vacation contest entry form and Hazel asked me what I was doing so I told her. Then she asked if I would take her. Sadly the contest was for two so I told her I would probably take Grandpa Joe.

Thirty seconds later - muffled sobs followed by tears.

Me: (Genuinely baffled) What's wrong Hazel?

Hazel: I'll miss you.

Merry Christmas 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 December 2012 10:26

Keeping it real PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 December 2012 16:24

Hazel has started keeping lists. And yesterday she was writing out a list of what she might like for Christmas:

Lego (of course)
hair styling salon head (don't ask - just imagine a plastic head with hair you can braid, style, cut, etc.)

At which point Aline tells her she already has enough stuffed animals.

And Hazel looks up and says:

How do you spell REAL kitten?

Be careful what you wish for PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 16:21

We've been telling Sam that once he turned four he'd have to start wiping his own bum.

Tuesday morning I got the following email from Aline:

So I'm not sure Sam is ready to wipe his own...  He did the first wipe then just as I was saying don't touch me... you have poo on your hands he leaned forward for me to do the finishing wipes and he grabbed my pants... ick.

This is a day I love that I'm at work!

Mostly naked PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 08:48

The kids give me a hug before I head off to work every day and Sam was in the middle of getting dressed this morning as I called out for hugs. He runs down the stairs naked to jump in my lap:

Me: Hey there naked boy!

Sam: I'm not naked. I'm wearing socks!

Sure enough.

Thankful for PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 08:06

We asked the kids what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving.


  • Princesses
  • Television
  • Mummy


  • Lightning McQueen puzzle
  • Lightning McQueen puzzle (he has two of them)
  • Lightning McQueen bag (he stores his cars in a a Lightning McQueen themed plastic bag)

So the takeaway is Sam is still obsessed with his Cars toys and Hazel needs to spend less time in front of a television and more time with me!


Seth Godin PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 09:30

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.

-- Seth Godin

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