May 2013 Archive

Hold on to your tummy - it's competition time

Posted Tuesday 28th May 2013   By Ericka Waller

Firstly, I would like to apologise to anyone I offend with these pictures. I am as horrified as you. Bear with me though, there is gold at the end of the rainbow.

Why you should never correct your child's speech

Posted Tuesday 28th May 2013   By Ericka Waller

I love it when the Things pronounce their words wrong. I never correct them. Instead I often go the other way and start mispronouncing it too.

The truth about chicken pox

Posted Wednesday 22nd May 2013   By Ericka Waller

So Thing-two has chickenpox, or chicken ‘pops’ as she likes to call them. I’m not going to lie. Having her off nursery has been very ‘challenging’. I thought having chicken-pops meant she would sleep lots and want lovely cuddles, maybe whilst watching the Wizard of Oz or Grand Designs. But this is Thing-two we are talking about, so of course that did not happen.

Happy Birthday Madelaine

Posted Wednesday 15th May 2013   By Ericka Waller

Dear Madeleine, The day you went missing, I had just found out I was pregnant. You were on holiday in Praia da Luz, Portugal. It was Thursday 3rd May 2007. I’ll remember that date for ever. It was the day we told our families we were going to be parents.

The day I almost killed my daughter

Posted Saturday 11th May 2013   By Ericka Waller

It started out like any other Sunday. We went to a car boot sale in the morning and gave our girls a pound each. Thing-One immediately dropped hers and Thing-Two immediately offered up her own.

Family happiness in 140 characters?

Posted Thursday 9th May 2013   By Ericka Waller

So Limetree got in contact with me to let me know about a competition they were running. All I need to do to win is be the best at describing what family happiness means in 140 characters...

Family happiness

Posted Sunday 5th May 2013   By Ericka Waller

Family happiness is the children playing Going On A Bear Hunt round the kitchen table while we sit eating homemade blueberry muffins and drinking pots of tea.