Category Archives: Silliness

general immature nonsense

Highway to the…

*PMT zone* Sometimes I wonder whether there are any people on earth more annoying than middle class, middle aged parents.  (Obv if you are reading this, I don’t mean you). I realise I am not saying anything new or surprising here. … Continue reading

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From the bottom of my pencil case

Pondering baby names is fun – but I could do without a royal baby being due in the same month as Thing 2. It was bad enough with the Microbe when we had to rule out William because we feared their wedding … Continue reading

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O Tannenbaum, O what the hell…?

Whatever I said in my last post, you might as well discount it all. Our household has sunk well and truly into a fuzzy, pre-Xmas fug. I can’t even blame it all on the microbe because I’m starting to feel … Continue reading

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The Abridged Internet for Parents

Parents, do you feel good about yourselves? If so, stop that right now. You clearly haven’t been paying enough attention to the internet. And, in case you don’t have time to read every article on the Daily Fail/Parent Dish et … Continue reading

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Mums on the internet

I was amused earlier by this blog post about parent tribes at the school gates. So here is a tribute piece from me about mums on the internet. (I am afraid I may be in several of these tribes at … Continue reading

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Why we can’t have nice things

Exhibit 1 Exhibit 2 Exhibit 3 Yes… he really did.

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Wee Willy Winkie

Recently, in the bath, James has been at pains to point out that he has a ‘wiggly wiggly tail’. Then he likes to waggle it a bit, to illustrate the point. I assume that this turn of phrase has come … Continue reading

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S*** my toddler says

As I type this post, James is being ‘bedded-in’ at his new nursery, before transitioning to full-time childcare next week.  This means that I currently have 3 WHOLE hours in which I am neither at work nor in charge of … Continue reading

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

Those of you who grew up in the 70s and 80s…  do you remember how every American children’s film and TV show seemed to have this kid it in? Well I’m afraid that right now every single boy-child in Twickenham appears to … Continue reading

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Thick and white…

…but enough about James. Today is snow day!  So of course we took the microbe out for an obligatory dangle.  No idea what he made of it; he was rather solemn amid the whiteness.  But anyway…  here be pics.  (For … Continue reading

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what would you say if I sang out of tune?

In the grand tradition of parenthood, I have spent a good chunk of January leaving Jim-Jam to fend for himself whilst I play merrily with his xmas toys.  I am especially prone to stealing time on this 8-note baby xylophone… … Continue reading

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Air hellair thair!

Today I dressed Microboy in his chap outfit… ….he said “Much appreciated, old gel, but might one have a dram of milk with one’s cigar?”  

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Monday’s child…

by Colin McNaughton… Monday’s child is red and spotty Tuesday’s child won’t use the potty Wednesday’s child won’t go to bed Thursday’s child will not be fed Friday’s child breaks all his toys Saturday’s child makes an awful noise And … Continue reading

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So tell me…

…do all babies like to punch themselves in the head while eating, or is mine simply turning back into Ruprecht?  

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Jim-Jam Microboy Horrorpants

Who…. meeeee?

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Stewie in the making…

Last Friday I slung Microboy to Gymboree…  and since then he’s been slung to Richmond, to the local shops and to the pub garden for lunch.  His attitude to the Bjorn-alike has changed enormously since he became old enough to … Continue reading

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Nursery crimes…

For those who are not so much into rabbit skins… here’s a vegetarian alternative: Bye baby bumpkin Mummy’s got a pumpkin She’s gone to fetch a roasting tin To cook the baby’s pumpkin in Alright alright.  I didn’t make you … Continue reading

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The meanest brat in old St Margarets town

Song for the day (sung to the tune of Ma Baker, by Boney M) Ba ba ba ba Mah Babeh, he drooled on his mum Ba ba ba ba Mah Babeh, while sucking his thumb Ba ba ba ba Mah … Continue reading

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You may love your baby, but…

…if you liked ‘Go the F*** to sleep’, you’re going to love this.  It was performed by Tim Minchin on the Comedy Proms the other day and almost brought tears to my eyes. .

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Why, no, I don’t get out much

There’s a point in early motherhood when you realise that any remaining shreds of self consciousness or shame have long gone out of the window.  For me, this was when I caught myself walking down the road with Microboy, singing … Continue reading

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