Haymax Kids Allergen Barrier Balm Review

More children than adults suffer from hay fever; around 30% of all children in the UK suffer from the allergy, compared to 20% of adults. HayMax allergen barrier balms provide an effective defence against grass pollen; they can be used by children from birth and are proven in independent studies to trap pollen grains before they enter the body.

With the warmer weather (well sometimes) comes the dreaded hayfever season which we are right in now. My daughter always starts the day around this time of year coughing and sneezing and rubbing her eyes. Anyone who suffers hayfever knows how miserable it can be so when I saw Haymax Allergen Barrier Balm I asked if they would send me some to review as I thought it sounded great for my 4 year old daughter. I hate having to dose her up with medicine every morning which makes her feel a bit sleepy.

Haymax Kids Balm is an award winning organic drug-free allergen barrier balm based on beeswax and sunflower oil which is designed to trap pollen before it gets into the body and causes the allergic reaction. People who suffer from hayfever can only tolerate a certain amount of pollen before they start to react. All you have to do is apply the balm around the rim of the nostrils and the bones of your eyes and it helps trap the pollen.

HayMax is drug-free and the ingredients have been chosen to be suitable for children of all ages, and pregnant and breast-feeding women which is ideal – I wish it had been around when I was pregnant the first time I suffered horribly with it then and felt it would never end when I couldn’t take my usual anti – histamine.

It comes in a little 5ml pot which looks and feels very much like a lip balm. You might think ‘well that’s so small it won’t last long!’ But you only need a small amount to rub on which means the pot will last ages – up to 6 months. It can be reapplied as many times as you like to make sure you have all day/evening coverage. I applied it at night too if the window was open just in case. It didn’t sting or upset my daughter’s skin and she didn’t get any kind of reaction to it. It also doesn’t have a noticeable smell.

I am very pleased with it as it does help to stop the symptoms of the hayfever for my daughter. She’s quite happy ( alright nagged me) to do it for herself so I showed her how to and she does it easily so with her starting reception in September, come next Summer she can pop one in her school bag to use if she needs to.

HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier balms retail at £6.99 per pot and are available from Holland & Barrett, selected Morrisons, Waitrose and Boots, independent health stores, chemists and pharmacies, on 01525 406600 and on-line at haymax.biz.

Julie x (2)

*we were sent the Haymax Kids for free for the purposes of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own*

BABY Born Interactive Doll Review and Giveaway

My daughter was absolutely delighted to find that we were going to be reviewing a BABY born Interactive boy doll made by Zapf Creation. It was fantastic timing as it turned up around her birthday and she has been asking for a boy version of the BABY born Interactive girl we already had. I’ll be giving my fab readers a chance to win a doll of their own so look out for the giveaway at the end of this post!

So excited was she that she ripped it open quick smart and I had to take my photos a bit sharpish before she could play with him.

 

Excitement and squealing ensued and she quickly got on with opening the box to see what other accessories we had included in the box:BABY-BORN-INTERACTIVE-BOY

  1. BABY born boy doll and dummy
  2. Friendship bracelet
  3. Plate, spoon and baby food
  4. Bottle
  5. Booklet of dolls made by Zapf Creation
  6. Birth certificate
  7. Nappy
  8. Potty

 

A name was decided on – Donny – no idea where that came from but she was instantly in love with him in his little blue vest and hat he’s perfect baby size for cuddling and carrying around for my 4 year old – he’s suitable for children aged 3 and up and requires no batteries which is always a bonus! She then couldn’t wait to get started feeding him.

There is a small sachet of baby food included and it just needs to be mixed with a small amount of water to make it the right consistency so it goes through the doll.

The bottle can be filled with water to feed the baby and once they’ve had enough they can be popped on the potty and the button on their tummy pressed for the ‘wee’ to come out. Something that never fails to amuse my daughter:-)

BABY born can move his head and his arms and legs and head and his eyes close when he’s led down to go to sleep.

BABY born can cry if you squeeze his right arm a few times, which actually was quite sad the poor thing!

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BABY born has a friendship bracelet on his wrist and there’s another included in the box for your little one too.

 

BABY born can also have a little bath, something my little lady really enjoys doing with all her baby dolls. Then it’s time to wrap up in a lovely warm blanket pop a dummy in and cuddle down for the night.

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I’m pleased to say that Donny and Lily are now the best of friends and have been on all sorts of adventures together. They top ‘n’ tail in the cot at the side of my little lady’s bed .

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Tips To Get You Ready For Having A Teenage Boy

One day just when you think you have this parenting thing cracked, they’ll go to bed and wake up a totally different kid. You’ll wonder what on earth happened whilst drowning your sorrows in gin. Here are my tips to get you ready for having a teen boy. It isn’t serious I’m just as blimmin’ clueless as everyone else but it will give you an insight into the delights you can look forward too. Yippee.

• Take a lovely pair of white socks, get in the car, drive to the nearest rubbish dump, rub them around the smelliest pile of crap you can find. Take them home leave them for a week. Now pick them up and take a good sniff. That smell right there is how their socks will smell and consequently their bedroom. Oh and clean up that vomit you just got everywhere you’re gonna need a stronger stomach.

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• Start learning how to fashion a gas mask out of a tea towel to do the washing now so you get used to it. Believe me when I say you’ll need it. You can NEVER be prepared for how smelly their pits  get and NEVER EVER ask why that sock is crispy and stuck together.

• Start having conversations with the walls. Sometimes those guys will be the only ones listening and they won’t roll their eyes at you or huff and puff every time you so much as open your mouth or even just breathe near your darling teen. Maybe make it worth it and stick a poster of Tom Hardy up there. If you’re gonna be ignored at least he’s worth looking at.

• Buy a dictionary of ‘crap words made up by teens’ or you’ll never be able to understand a bloody word they grunt your way. Do you know your peng from your fam or your raw from your schnapping? Nope, I didn’t have a Scooby Doo either!

• Start using the space under their bed as a makeshift bin. That way when you go searching for the batteries they nicked out of your Sky remote for their Xbox controller there’ll be no nasty, niffy surprises.

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• When storing their phone number in your phone change it to your own number. You might as well just text yourself all day long as I can guarantee they won’t answer you unless of course you’re clever and text something like “your little brother is in your room looking through your DVD’s and there’s one with no name on it, is it ok for him to watch?” they’ll be straight on the phone then telling you to “get the hell out of their room, they never get any privacy”.

• If for some reason your teen has to go somewhere with you (oh the horror) be prepared for them to walk 20 steps in front and act as though they have no idea who you are. Especially when any of their mates might see you and wind them up by shouting MILF at you. Then you may hear some other choice words but these you will DEFINITELY know the meaning of. They really won’t thank you for giving them a clip around the earhole for swearing in front of their ‘crew’ so best just to let them walk on ahead.

• If, like mine, they’re into free running get ready for your stomach to launch itself out of your mouth every time they show you the latest thing they can do or how many flips they can do off that massive wall that would make you crap yourself just climbing.

Bet you’re totally and utterly looking forward to it now aren’t you?!

Julie x (2)

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House of Fraser Father’s Day Wishlist

So Father’s Day is fast approaching and House of Fraser have some fantastic ideas for gifts for the special Dad’s in your life. Here are some of my favourites chosen from lots of options on their site.House-Of-Fraser-Fathers-Day-Wishlist

1. Diesel 3 pack Solid Underwear Trunks – well you’re going to get them underwear make them worth looking at hey😉

2. Superdry Skandia T-shirt – to remind us of gorgeous summer beaches (when in reality we’ll probably end up in Porthcawl again) but I think it’s lovely.

3. Emma Bridgewater Mug – as much as he winds the kids up left, right and centre he is their hero. This mug is great as it’s half pint just right for the coffee he needs in the morning to get him shifted!

4. Ted Baker Contrast Colour Wallet he’s always carrying around a skanky one he’s got from somewhere so it would be lovely for him to have a really nice one for a change.

5. Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad Game – A bit of fun for us all as a family, in reality a tornado wouldn’t wake my fella.

6. Everything Tablet Premium Leather Case For IPad Mini 2 & 3 if the kids are going to nickit all the time at least he can have a nice case to protect it!

Do you fancy any of these? What would you like to get?

Julie x (2)

*This post is written in collaboration with House of Fraser*

Nineties Nonsense

Growing up for me  was, I imagine like growing up for anyone who was a teen in the 90’s, I spent my evenings ‘down the leisure’ I ate bags of beef Space Raiders and chips in cones made to look like newspaper, played Street Fighter on the arcade machine and drank Lilt. Elbowed my mates when one or other of our crushes walked past and talked about what a slag Kerry was ‘cos she let Barry do something naughty to her outside the fire exit.

I used Salon Selectives but I definitely didn’t look like I’d ‘just stepped out of the salon’ it did smell nice however, once it was clean it was time to spray it within an inch of it’s life with Silvikrin whilst scrunching. Surprised we didn’t all end up with clawed hands because of it. Fire hazard be buggered, took your life in your hands every time you lit up a sneaky fag, some dippy git told me to wrap chewing gum round my fingers so my Mum couldn’t smell the smoke – did it work? Did it hell!

 

I wore Cover Girl foundation that I won from a competition in a magazine. My Mum would never have let me have it otherwise – wouldn’t want me ruining my lovely young skin see. I can still remember the smell of that stuff to this day. It’s highly likely I looked like Casper the friendly ghost – not that I cared I was grown up obviously! I wore Heather Shimmer lipstick. Think everyone in my school/town/country did. Good job there’s not an awful lot of photo evidence around it’s really cringeworthy stuff.

I had a luminous pink Hi-Tec bag that I could have fitted my whole family in and more. I had those horrible white daps (plimsoles for those not from Wales) with a heel and those really shiny flesh coloured tights that made your legs look like sparkly sausages.  I wore ankle length wrap skirts (not good in a gust of wind) with a body underneath. Those poppers were a bit of a twat when you were busting. I read somewhere recently they were making a comeback. Well sod that!

I bought all my single cassette tapes from Woolworths. This is back in the day when Woolworths was the best shop in town (well our town anyway which didn’t have that much other than the ‘Big Tesco’).

I called him Mr. Raider, called him Mr. Wrong, called him Mr. Vain and couldn’t say no to anyone without saying the full No no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limit! I watched Bad Girls, Band of Gold, Bottom and Byker Grove.


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As much as loved being a teenager in the 90’s and so many things were better then I really wouldn’t want to go back and do it all again. Especially all the boy trouble, let’s be honest many teenage lads are complete arseholes! The fashion wasn’t exactly anything to write home about either – black velvet choker anyone?!

Julie x (2)

Lucas Frank Review

We have been trying out some gorgeous clothing from  Lucas Frank who, if you haven’t heard of them is a clothing company started by the parents of a little boy -Lucas Frank- in Yorkshire when they were inspired by their cute baby son. They wanted the clothes he wore to be smart, stylish and above all, boyishly British.

So when they  asked me if I’d like to review for them and after having a look at their site I say a definite ‘YES’ as their clothes really are lovely. I asked if I could have something green as since my little man discovered Luigi (from Mario) he’s been obsessed with the colour! They really did deliver, they sent me two items -:

 

They couldn’t have been better choices for him! We got the Bamburgh Polo Shirt and the Long Sleeved Tee. I have to say I love the fact that the Polo shirt is called ‘grass stain green’ how apt a name is that for a childs top😀

Both tops are made from good quality materials – both cotton which is great against young skin which can get irritated. There are also some lovely little touches i.e the badges and a button tag at the bottom of each top.

 

The other cute thing is the tags, they bring a lovely sense of fun! They contain the message of what Lucas Frank is all about as well as a cheeky ‘Urgh, girls’ which my little boy found hilarious!

 

 

Size wise they were brilliant and hang lovely on my 7 year old who was sent size 7-8, they can be casual paired with some simple shorts or dressed up a bit with chino style trousers for a kids party or family day out.

 

I likes both tops as they were lovely on my boy however my favourite has to be the Bamborough Polo as it made him look so smart. I would love to have some more of these in different colours as I thought it really suited him. They really are ‘Boyish and British’

They also wash well which is obviously a must for kids clothes and they haven’t lost shape or colour and didn’t run at all in the cycle.

Julie x (2)

*we were sent the items for free for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own *

Partying With Naturelly Jelly – Review & Giveaway

We have been celebrating here, my little man is now the grand old age of 7 and so we partied with Naturelly  who very kindly offered to send us some Jelly Juice to go with the party spread.

If you’ve never heard of Naturelly Jelly Juice it’s a gelatine free jelly which contains gellan gum which is a natural dietary jelly with real fruit juice. It comes in a no mess easy-squeezy pouch so it’s great for not getting dropped on the floor or needing  spoon to eat it with. It’s suitable for children aged 2+ so perfect for a treat.

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  • Naturelly Jelly Juice has NO added sugar or sweeteners so it is the perfect healthy treat for children and great for sugar-savvy mums.
  • The ideal treat for active children who love the sun and outdoors as they do not need to be kept refrigerated.
  • Naturelly is gelatin-free, suitable for vegans, vegetarians and religious diets so all children feel included.
  • A clever way to give your child 25% of their RDA of A,C and E without nasty flavourings or colourings. The product is fun, yet healthy!
  • Naturelly Jelly Juice comes in three NEW scrumptious flavours: Totally Tropical, Summer Fruits and Apple & Blackcurrant – ideal for those fussy eaters.
  • Naturelly Jelly Juice (100g) – RRP £1.19 is available at Wholefoods stores, a selection of health stores nationwide, Amazon, Ocado and Boots. Also available to buy online at Naturelly.

All the children tried the Jelly Juice and I’m pleased to say not one of them said they didn’t like it. Out of the 7 children who tried it the Tropical Fruits definitely came out the favourite. They liked the flavour and said it was just like jelly but a bit ‘squidgier’. There was no mess and they were easy to gather together ready to bin and the clincher – no extra dishes!

We were really pleased with them and I think they are great as a snack after school or for adding to my children’s lunchboxes. As it has no added sugar or sweeteners there’s no need to worry about filling them full of sugar.

I thought another great thing about it is that it is free from gluten, wheat, dairy, nuts and gelatine and is suitable for vegetarians and coeliac disease sufferers.

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I’m giving my lovely readers a chance to win a set of 12 Jelly Juices. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

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*We were sent the products for free for the purposes of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own*
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Whose coat is that jacket?

If you’re Welsh or you know someone who is then is post will make sense to you. If not, then good luck deciphering it! Sometimes I wonder how anybody manages to understand anything we say. It’s all arse backwards, most of it – see what I did there😉.

Now in a minute

You’re not Welsh unless you’ve said this at least once. Had a few rollockings from my Mum for saying it. ‘It’s either now or in a minute, it can’t be both.’Alright, alright Mum, I’ll tidy my room now… (in a minute). By tidy I mean shoving my Just Seventeen magazines under the bed – with the Woof! duvet cover on – with my cassette recordings of the Top 40 and my Blossom My Little Pony that I’d never admit to still having.

Where are you to / Where did you put it to

This one actually does my head in. ‘Where is our Mam TO?’  ‘Don’t know, think she’s round the back eating a butty’  ‘Where did you put my double strong super-dooper masking tape TO love?’ I don’t know but if you put a ‘to’ on the end again I’m going to tape your gob shut with the bloody stuff. Why do we need the ‘to’ on the end?

I woke up fast asleep/There it was gone

Sometimes I wonder if anything us Welsh say ever makes any sense! How is it even possible to wake up fast asleep? Or to walk out of class after putting your pencil case down and walk back in to find ‘there it was,gone.’

Whose coat is that jacket

Never, ever, in all my 38 years have I heard anyone say this other than to take the mick out of a Welsh person. Gits.

You can have 2 of them biscuits if you want one

Wait,what? How is that even…did someone say biscuits?

What it is,is

If you’re on the phone to a Welsh person or are indeed a Welsh person this is how you start your conversation especially if it’s important.

‘What it is, is I was leaning over to cwtch the cat and I tripped over our Dilwyn’s daps and went flying into the TV smashing it and giving myself a barrrddy bloody tamping I am, tamping’.

I’ll tell you for why

‘I’ll tell you for why young lady stop your chopsing, Brian Harvey will never be your boyfriend so stop doodling his name on my tidy telephone pad. Julie loves Brian, Mam’s arse, bloody tapped you are mun’.

 

 

Julie x (2)

 

Cbeebies Playtime DVD Review & Giveaway

We have been watching the new Cbeebies Playtime DVD released by Abbey Home Media on Monday 9th May. Which has episodes from all the Cbeebies favourites. We have a fab copy to give away at the end of this post too, so stick around!

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Fans of CBeebies will love this unique collection of some of the very best of children’s television which features TeletubbiesTM, TwirlywoosTM, In The Night GardenTM, Peter RabbitTM, Topsy & TimTM, Mike the KnightTM, The Furchester HotelTM,OctonautsTM , Q Pootle 5TM, Ruff–Ruff, Tweet and DaveTM, ChuggingtonTM, and CloudbabiesTM.
The collection also features the first episode to appear on DVD of the brand new version of TeletubbiesTM, which premiered on CBeebies in 2015.
This special DVD collection CBeebies Playtime is a great way of entertaining young children with its familiar, well-loved characters and diverse range of fun and engaging programming.

 

There were lots of episodes to keep the children amused, mainly my 3 year old as my 6 year old felt he was ‘too old’ for some of them, although he did watch Topsy and Tim and enjoyed it! The DVD is a mix of colour and fun, songs to sing along to and interesting facts.

It was the first time my daughter had seen Teletubbies and she enjoyed it. I remember watching it with my first child many years ago. Eek makes me sound old!! Her favourite though is In the Night Garden.

The DVD was a hit with us and the children watched it in bits rather than the full thing all in one go as I found it held their attention better this way.

The collection features the following episodes:-

Teletubbies – Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po as they exploreHome Dome and the magical countryside of Teletubbyland through play.  In New Toythe children in Tummy Tales play a game of pass the parcel and win a surprise toy, while the Dup Dup delivers toys for the Teletubbies to play with. Even Noo-Noo enjoys a new treat!

Twirlywoos – Twirlywoos come from far away, seeking adventure wherever they go. Join Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick for their adventures on The Big Red Boat. The Twirlywoos watch a man as he runs a bath. They want to leave their hiding place to investigate, but the man keeps coming back!

In The Night Garden – Share in the magical Night Garden world with Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends. In Look At What The Ball Did, the ball bounces all over the garden. It accidentally knocks over Makka Pakka’s pile of stones, so Makka Pakka rebuilds it and tries to protect it.

Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter’s wonderful stories have charmed and entertained children for generations. Now fans can enjoy the brand new adventures of her timeless children’s classic Peter Rabbit from the new animated series. InThe One That Got Away, when Peter and his friends encounter the legendary “Jack Sharp”, a large trout that even Peter’s father failed to catch, they try to reel the fish in once and for all. But catching a fish is a lot harder than it looks…

Topsy and Tim – Inspired by the books by Jean and Gareth Adamson, Topsy and Tim, is a live action drama inspired by the small stuff in little people’s lives. In New Pet Topsy and Tim love caring for their new pet rabbit but struggle to agree on his name. When they notice how wiggly his nose is, they know just what to call him!

Mike the Knight – Mike is an energetic, cheeky yet bountiful young knight-in-training, driven by his passion to help others and, along the way, be the best knight he can be. In Hidden Garden Games when Mike, Evie and the Queen have a competition in the Hidden Garden, Mike learns that it’s good to let everyone have a turn to play… and it’s even better when everyone plays together!

The Furchester Hotel – The Furchester Hotel is an ‘almost’ world-class hotel run by a close-knit family of cheerfully chaotic monsters. The series introduces brand new characters and also welcomes the beloved Elmo and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. In Furchester on Wheels Funella overhears the tortoise guests say thehotelservice is slow, slow, slow. She is determined to make it fast, fast, fast.

Octonauts – Join Captain Barnacles and crew on their animated underwater adventures. In Mimic Octopus Peso is gathering red algae to cure the sick vegimals but needs the help of a Mimic Octopus to scare off a Moray eel, who uses its striped tentacles to pretend to be a group of poisonous sea snakes.

Q Pootle 5 – Join Pootle and his friends on the planet Okidoki. Pootle and Oopsy travel to a distant special crater, which produces enormous bubbles. They have a great time until a large bubble envelops Pootle’s spaceship and floats off with it. Now Pootle and Oopsy are stranded on the other side of Okidoki unless they can think of a way of getting home…

Ruff- Ruff, Tweet & Dave – Join in the fun with Hatty,RuffRuff,Tweet and Daveas they go on magical adventures. InA Birthday Party Adventure Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave celebrate Hatty’s birthday by playing all of his favourite party games. They also find him a surprise birthday gift along the way.

Chuggington – Take to the rails with the Chuggineers. In Koko’s Puppy Training Koko Koko finds a lost puppy and wants to keep it, but she realises a little girl is looking for the puppy and decides that she needs to take him home.

Cloudbabies – Who looks after the sky? The Cloudbabies do! In Rain Rain Rainthe rain has kept the Cloudbabies inside today and Bobo White is bored. Baba Yellow suggests they play a game of ‘Favourite Things’

Join all your favourite characters for over 2 hours of fantastic fun!

 

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  2. There is 1 prize which is non-transferable, cannot be exchanged and no cash alternative will be offered.
  3. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
  4. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
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*we were sent the product for free for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own*

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Wasn’t me!

 

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Today’s post contains a nod to ‘Shaggy’s It Wasn’t Me’ in parody form which I loved (still do).

What is it with kids behaving differently for their parents than they do with others? We’ve all been to a parents evening and sat there with our gobs hanging open when the teacher says ‘she’s a delight, so quiet and helpful’ when you know the little bugger was mashing chalk into the carpet an hour before nursery.

But she found me on the counter (Wasn’t me)
Saw me jumping on the sofa (Wasn’t me)
I squirted toothpaste in the shower (Wasn’t me)
She even caught me on her camera (Wasn’t me)

Those big blue eyes hide the little monkey underneath. Butter wouldn’t melt and all that. Except when those blue eyes are scrunched up while they’re belting seven shades of crap out of their sibling for looking at them ‘funny’. They weren’t fighting though. Honest. There’s no need to put them in time out.

Mummy came in and she caught me red-handed
Fighting with my big brother.
Picture this, we were both caught scrapping on the living room floor.

When they’ve got a play date is it just me that panics about the other kid getting stinking or going home and telling their parents what an awful Mum you are? Making sure you don’t mutter an accidental ‘sh*t’ when you burn yourself on their fishfingers is essential as is not letting them anywhere near felt tip pens. In those cases it’s best to act innocent and say ‘gosh these kids come out with the funniest things, hey’ and slide on outta there sharpish.

Mummy came in and she caught me red-handed
Drawing Sharpie on the kid next door.
Picture this, we were both caught scribbling pen on my bedroom floor.

No matter how much you feed them they are always hungry – well for anything sweet they are anyway. We’ve all had the ‘well if you don’t have room for your peas, you don’t have room for a pudding’ conversation, then you turn your back and find them teetering on a plastic bike trying to reach the treat cupboard. Mouth covered in a chocolate ring and they’ll still say ‘nothing’ when asked ‘what have you got in your mouth this time?’.

She caught me rifling in the cupboard (Wasn’t me)
Stuffing biscuits up my jumper (Wasn’t me)
I tried to hide them in the toybox (Wasn’t me)
She even caught me on her iphone (Wasn’t me)

How is it possible to make so much mess when looking for something? Throwing toys over their shoulders as they go. ‘Try tidying up and then you can find it’ you helpfully suggest into the abyss, whilst retrieving your spade to dig your child out of the mountain of soft toys, fancy dress clothes and Shopkins. ‘What mess?’ they’ll say whilst looking around all bewildered.

I should tell her that I’m sorry
For the mess that I’ve caused.
When I’m looking for my Elsa,
Cos she’s completely lost!

Julie x (2)

 

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