"It should be borne in mind that children do need a break from more formal learning as imagination and creativity depend on it. The 'Summer With Gold Stars Challenge' allows for structured learning alongside a full and fun summer holiday. Parents can rest easy in the knowledge their children are continuing to learn and develop, whilst having fun, enjoying the long summer break." This is a quote from an educational consultant at Parragon Books.
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
Friday, 25 July 2014
Today is the last day of my 20s.
A lot has happened in the last ten years. Marrying my Jon Bob and having our boys obviously being the highlights!
Memories such as the first time Samuel's feet ever touched the sand at the seaside and the first time Freddie said 'I love you Mummy' are mine forever.
Today we have had a lovely day just doing everyday things and being reminded of just how lucky and blessed we are....
Monday, 21 July 2014
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Possibly the worst excuse in the world has made its way into our house on a regular basis.
"I didn't mean to" is used as a reason for doing anything that they know they perhaps shouldn't have.
Our boys are generally very well behaved. At home, however, where they are masters of their universe, they can often turn into little beasts.
I'm sure that they think that learning the meaning of 'I didn't mean to' gives them a free pass.
I didn't mean to shoot my brother with the nerf gun- really? Even though I saw you aiming at him?
I didnt mean to tip the whole tub of pens on the floor- hows that then? Did someone make you tip them?
I didn't mean to eat the other ones biscuit or drink all of their pop- classic.
What they really mean when they say it is that they didn't mean to get caught.
I might start using it on them....'I didn't mean to wash your hair' or 'I didn't mean to cook broccolli for dinner.'
Not sure it would go down very well