Month: February 2015

I’m not different!

From the movie the Life of Brian comes one of my favourite scenes of all times: Brian: Please, please, please listen! I’ve got one or two things to say. The Crowd in unison: Tell us! Tell us both of them! Brian: Look, you’ve got it all wrong! You don’t NEED to follow ME, You don’t…

Be my valentine!

I read an article recently about a woman who claims parental love is no different to any other love.  This was in response to parents who tell non-parents how the love they have for their children is special and different.  The argument is that non-parents are missing out.  Non-parents around the world responded with shouts…

The School of Life

I have this theory that children can’t learn to walk by sitting down.  I know, it seems like a really obvious theory, doesn’t it?  Yet I am astounded by the countless parents who would seem shocked by this. Let me explain. When Miss Dee was five months old, I introduced her to her first solid food:…

How to pick a family holiday

DH, Miss Dee and I just came back from a holiday overseas.  This was not a typical holiday in that I was visiting family. Anyone who goes on “holidays” to visit family will tell you that it’s not really a holiday.  For one, you have to spend time with relatives many of whom you haven’t…