All is quiet in the 'Big Burr House'. Joshua started the day early this morning wearing nothing but his sunglasses saying 'morning dude' in his best 'cool' voice. Fast forward a few hours, we're watching the Flintstones, i'm tirelessly scrolling through Facebook and the weather outside is drowsy. Joshua's already reminded me at least 6 … Continue reading Pinch punch, Mum what’s for lunch?
Let me set the scene. Its lunch time. Im hungry, Joshua's hungry, and anytime I cook anything in the oven Joshua goes into a meltdown because he knows he'll have to wait anything more than 2 minutes. Ham sandwiches'll do. Im in the kitchen, singing away to The Smiths - This Charming Man, when I … Continue reading Brutally honest and innocently rude
So, I finally did it. I booked up my ideas *with the help of Joshua* and we've decided exactly what we would like to achieve from our year. We have created our 2017 BUCKET LIST! (shut up, I know its July, I got sidetracked) and I thought I would share our ideas with all of … Continue reading Our 6 month bucket list
Last week Joshua had his welcome day at his school nursery. It's a milestone that I never thought would arrive. One minute they're only content when cuddling you and with a blink of an eye they respond to asking for a cuddle with "no your breath stinks of cabbage". I never considered myself to be … Continue reading Warning: Milestone ahead (Joshua’s off to school!)
How unfortunate is it that you cannot google 'how do I respond to my shithead of a son refusing to eat his broccoli?' - I mean, you can google it, but the best answer you'll get is from Julie on Mumsnet telling you how you should give him a good wallop like they did in … Continue reading For answers, turn to page 64
I have always been an open book. I tell people way too much about my life and the older I've got, the more I've always regretted it. I told people plans that I didn't follow through with, I told people about struggles I've faced for it to be used against me. Ive shared my experiences, … Continue reading Why play tug of war when you can cut the rope in half?
I WONT TELL YOU AGAIN, UN-GLUE YOUR EYES FROM SCOOBY-DOO FOR 3 FUCKING SECONDS AND GET YOUR SHOES ON- is what I say in my head as I pleasantly ask "Joshua put your shoes on please, and if you don't listen to me, you won't have a DVD on in bed tonight". There's so many … Continue reading We already know how to be parents thanks hun x
Being a mum is the hardest thing I have ever done. It's true. I've worked in various job roles since leaving school and none of them ever came close! Most people think stay at home mums are lazy. "Get a real job, lying on the couch all day isn't hard work" - FYI if you've … Continue reading Its not all plain snail-ing
Dear fellow bus passengers, i'm sorry that my child will not stop howling on our way home this evening. I know its rush hour, you're all tired from work and the last thing you wanted to hear was a screaming baby - I'm tired too, and so is my son. We had to wait half … Continue reading Dear Stranger..
"Urghhhhh i'm knackered" said the little voice from the back of the car. Ryan and I smirk and glance at each other in shock. WHERE THE BUGGER DID THAT COME FROM?! Its one of them things isn't it. One day you're trying so desperately to get them to say "mama" "baba" "dada" and the next … Continue reading One of those days