Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 22

Don’t stab a Nun

How many of you remember that catchy song by Pluto called “Don’t Stab a Nun”?  I’ve always thought it was an odd thing to sing about, but nevertheless I warbled along to it every time I heard it on the radio. And then someone heard me singing along and they started laughing at me. I …

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Feb 21

The pre-schooler’s guide to entomology


My son loves bugs, and at the grand old age of three years and eight months, he has proclaimed himself as an expert. He can tell you all sorts of fun and fascinating facts that even seasoned Entomologists didn’t know. An encounter with a bug we’ve never seen before will have him announcing that we …

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Feb 19

The three billy goats gruff in 33 words

3 billy goats gruff

Three brother goats sacrificing each other for their fix of grass. A troll with the munchies, living rough under a bridge. Threats. Murder. No remorse. The message is clear: Kids, don’t to grass. This piece was written as part of a Trifecta writing challenge to retell a children’s story or fable in just 33 words.

Feb 16

Potties are for amateurs

Have you ever had the urge to try and poo through the eye of a needle? No? Can’t say it’s on my list of things to do either . My daughter, on the other hand, appears to be in training to do just that. Just lately she’s been finding smaller and smaller recepticles to deposit …

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Feb 15

Kids say the darnedest things – part 1

I'm just a pie boy, nobody loves me

My kids say the funniest stuff and today I’m going to share some of it with you because I’ve been so busy doing other stuff that I haven’t had time to do a proper post. There’s one on the go in my head, but it hasn’t quite managed to worm it’s way down to my …

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Feb 07

How does a toddler brain work?

I really started wondering about this after an incident tonight. Honestly I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. Let me set the scene… Bathtime is over and I’m getting one child dried and dressed while the other runs around nudey rudey pretending she’s a butterfly. I am distracted by Home & Away the chattering of …

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