February 2014

An alphabetical list of motherly advice

By |February 1st, 2014|Categories: Family, Parenting|

Always know you are loved.
Be brave.
Challenge yourself.
Drink plenty of water.
Have Empathy.
Find what you are passionate about.
Go and see the world.
Have fun.
Invest in your imagination.
Just be yourself.
Be Kind.
Laugh.
Make mistakes – it is part of learning.
Never say never.
Be Open minded.
Be Positive.
Ask Questions.
Relax.
Support each other.
Trust yourselves.
Be Understanding.
Venture into situations that may be out of your comfort zone.
Wishes can come true.
Be eXcited by life.
Say Yes.
Time Zooms by – be present.52770741_8668d7e7a9_m

The Multitasking Mummy
Melinda

January 2014

First day of school

By |January 31st, 2014|Categories: Family|

9:30 am

It is Jeremy’s first day of school today. He was up, dressed and ready by 6:30am. Very excited especially because his dad was coming down from the country to see him off. I decided to make pancakes as a breakfast treat. Probably a bad idea as by the time we all sat down to eat Jeremy’s nerves had kicked in and he wasn’t hungry. Luckily he’d had an Up & Go earlier. After a few photos we all walked over to the school just 100 metres away. Super handy! Feeling super proud and excited for my big school boy.

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2:00pm
Well the first day of school is over and appears to have gone pretty well. He had a short day today and finished at 1:30. Jeremy described the day, classroom and other children as “good”. He informs me he spent the day playing inside & outside. Sounds good to me.

We have started a new first day of the school year tradition – Ice creams from the milk bar. Also as soon as we got home I asked Jeremy to take his lunch box out of his bag and put his bag away. Hoping to save myself years of frustration.

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Melinda

Interview with a (my) five year old

By |January 27th, 2014|Categories: Family, Parenting|

I decided to interview my five year old son Jeremy. He was happy to oblige and answered my questions quite succinctly. Not sure where the idea to holiday in Brazil came from but I’m thinking it was probably Peppa Pig.

Alan works in software development but is quite a handy man at home so I’m sure that’s where the spanners came from. I wasn’t surprised to find that he wants to be a fireman or that his perfect day would involve train rides and eating cake.

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The Questions:

How old is Mum?  

32

How old is Alan? 

33

What is Alan’s job? 

Working with spanners.

How old do you have to be to drive a car? 

10

When Juliema (grandma) babysits, where do you think Mum and Alan are?

 Out where you want to go.

What does your brother do to annoy you?

 Elliott annoys me when he is crying when I am in bed and trying to sleep.

Where would you like to go on holiday?

 Brazil.

Where do babies come from?

Tummies.

How much money should the Tooth Fairy leave per tooth?

 One dollar.

If you were a Mum what would you let your children do that I don’t?

Do anything that they want to do. But no driving cars.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A fireman.

What does mum always say to you?

‘No’.

What would your perfect day be like?

We would play lots of games outside and play hopscotch and eat cake and go on the train to the city.

 

The Multitasking Mummy

 

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Melinda

Wordless Wednesday – My Gran

By |January 8th, 2014|Categories: Family, Photography|

I got married last August and was so lucky that my 85 year old Gran was able to attend. She is quite frail and we were not sure if it would be too much for her. Not only did she stay for the whole reception but she also danced! Here are some photos of my beautiful Gran on the wedding day.

Melinda

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Linking with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.