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Monthly Archives: February 2012

She’s 4 today. My little Saraya had her birthday today. No longer is she a 3-year-old. She is a very grown up 4-year-old, and next year she will head off to “big school”. Today, we had her birthday party. A day of chaos, noise, laughter, swimming, and dancing. And too much sugar. Amongst all the […]

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Oh, to be a child again! Do you remember when you were young? For me, it seems like it was just yesterday, when in fact it was 3 decades ago. And so, because it was a lifetime ago, I get great joy out of watching my kids being just that – kids. Today, it poured […]

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She is 6.5 years old. She is in Year 2 at school, and her best friends are Bayley, Chloe, and Amelie. She loves Barbie and My Little Pony, and her favourite toy is her Baby RooRoo. She has just progressed to reading “chapter books”, and she could draw or colour in all day. She is […]

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When I first found out I was pregnant with a girl, I was beyond excited. Not only was I going to be able to dress her up in beautiful “girlie” outfits, and buy her Barbie dolls, but I was also going to be able to give her the girlie room I always dreamed of having. […]

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It must seem like I write a lot about James. In fact, I KNOW I write a lot about James. But considering every decision we make, every holiday we take, and every move we’ve made has been based on his needs, then it’s inevitable that he will feature a lot in my writing. When James […]

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It’s hard to believe that this beautiful little girl is turning 4 on Sunday. It seems like only yesterday that I found out she was breech and the doctor tried to turn her, several times, unsuccessfully. It seems like only yesterday that they plucked her out of my stomach and held her up so I […]

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Boys will be boys. Julian doesn’t have many mates here. In fact, he could probably count them on two fingers. So the opportunity to play a bit of competitive sport is infrequent. In fact, it’s never. This afternoon, when Luke (James’s respite carer) came over, Paddy and James were enjoying a nice easy game of […]

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“There were four in the bath, and the little one laughed, Splash water! Splash water!” Bathtime!! It’s that time of the day that I really dread, and I really look forward to. Four children, all in the bath together, covered in bubbles. Lots of naked bums, and the opportunity to do “nudie rudie” runs through […]

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my kids are water babies. They’ve been swimming underwater since they were 3 months old. These days, they spend more time underwater than they do above it. Today was hot, so we all jumped into the pool to cool down. Joining us was Julian’s early […]

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GET THIS KID ON A CONTRACT!!! My youngest son is a freak. He is a freak with a cricket bat. And a racquet. And a golf club. And a rugby ball. And a soccer ball. Every afternoon, he bounds into the house after being picked up from school, and straight out the front or back […]

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He drives me crazy sometimes. Absolutely insane. And there are times that I just plain don’t like him. But he’s all mine, and he really does do the best he can. What more could a girl ask for? This is a man who walked out of an extremely well-paying job in Singapore and took a […]

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I am really angry today. In fact, I’m livid. When I went to pick the kids up this afternoon, I went to Charlyse’s classroom first. She seemed quite agitated. She told me that some older boys (Year 5) had hurt James today. When I asked her to elaborate, she said that one of the boys […]

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