jump to navigation

Beware of childrens toys 7 January, 2008

Posted by possum in Life, Parenting.
add a comment

Beware of childrens toys, originally uploaded by hossum possum.

Yesterday the toddler rolled me off the couch to play blocks. I’m came down right on the corner of one and look what it did to me! Yeouch.

15 November, 2007

Posted by possum in NaBloPoMo, Parenting.
add a comment

Ever have one of those days where you feel totally incapable as a mother?  I’ve been having one of those days.  It started when I lost track of the toddler in Target and found her with a box of Smarties she swiped from the counter.  I was quite mortified and quickly paid for them and left.  I completely messed up handling the situation properly because I was caught off guard and by the time I realised it the lesson was too far removed from the situation.  Sigh.

Did you hear the crack as the camel’s back broke? 14 November, 2007

Posted by possum in NaBloPoMo, Parenting.
1 comment so far

Translation of yesterdays entry from the baby: “Mum, please get off the computer.  You have only held me for seven of the last eight hours.  I need you to hold me some more.”

Got a ladder?  Please send it over here and help me out of this deep, dark hole.

I can hardly think of a post, let alone a title 5 November, 2007

Posted by possum in NaBloPoMo, Parenting.
add a comment

It’s only the fourth of November and I’m already slacking on this NaPloPoMo. I promise that not every post this month is going to be about my kids.

One of the good things about toddlers are they are little mirrors. They will throw back any of your parenting right back at you. Last night when I was beyond tired, too many late nights, too many night wake ups and not enough naps, I had had enough. And so when I was talking to my husband and the toddler was getting right in my ear and yapping, I told her to shut up. I used a lot more words than that, trying to explain why I wanted her to stop talking.

The toddler is an astute little creature. They filter out all the garbage and come back with the cliff notes version. It wasn’t a minute or two later, I was still talking to my husband and the toddler starts with “Mummy, shut up. Shut up. Shut up, Mummy.” And so I put the baby that would not go to sleep down and announced that “If no one else is going to bed, then I will.” And I did.

Dude, this is hard 2 November, 2007

Posted by possum in Parenting.
add a comment

Birthday Girl, originally uploaded by hossum possum.

I’m grumpy as shit because I haven’t had anywhere near enough sleep in the last week. But how could anyone not smile when your toddler is wearing chicken feet and asking you to sing Happy Birthday to everyone you know. The kicker is when she says “Hip ‘ray” and blows out imaginary candles.

Birthday Outfit 17 October, 2007

Posted by possum in Crafty, Parenting.
add a comment

Birthday Outfit, originally uploaded by hossum possum.

This is the outfit I made for the toddler’s second birthday. It’s a simple shirred dress with frill and matching hat. I’m so happy with how it turned out. The toddler was quite happy too, proclaiming “My green dress, my green hat.” all day long.

Two 15 October, 2007

Posted by possum in Parenting.
add a comment

Hair Twirler, originally uploaded by hossum possum.

My big little girl is now two. She loves to play hide and seek, but she only likes to do the seeking. She’s developing a great sense of humour and playfulness. She imitates the baby. She likes to get us out of bed by tickling our feet. She’s scared of the puppet theatre. She has always loved to dance and has recently started singing. “Doe, female deer. Ray, uh uh uh uh sun. Me, name, call, self. Far, uh uh uh uh run.”

One of my favourite things is something she has done since she was very little. It started out with pulling her own hair while nursing. Then when she was a little older, but didn’t have enough hair of her own; she would twirl my hair while we were cuddling, the hair behind my ears. At some point her hair had grown long enough to twirl. There were a few mishaps in the beginning, fingers getting stuck, knots so bad I had to get the scissors out. She starts twirling whenever she is relaxing; drinking milk, reading books, cuddling and lying in bed. It makes me smile every time.

Happy Birthday little one!