boyBoth boys have weekly music lessons through school, provided by MK Music Hub. I nurtured fond hopes that learning instruments from an early age would unlock a great love of making music, and forge a true, lifelong affinity between child and instrument. This has...
When I was in the market for such things, if two kids became an item it was known as “going out” with someone – but according to the older child, that is So Old, and the kids call it “dating” now… which I thought came from the 1950s… anyway, it’s been a...
There’s no better time than Christmas for games, and adults having the time to sit down and play them is one of my best and fondest childhood memories. But as wonderful as board games are, they are not for everyone; and for those who really can’t face the...
It’s been a sickly week Chez RLC. This is the way these things usually go round here with illness: Child A brings home a snuffle from school, passes it on to Child B. Both cough and splutter their way around the house and about their business, while Mr RLC and...
There have been lots of opportunities to spend quality time together as a family over the last 18 months, but one-to-one time with each child has been more difficult to come by. So we recently decided to revive it, and I asked the older one what he would like to do....
The kids are exhausted – when they’re one small squabble away from a meltdown, I know it must be nearly the end of another half term. But this one’s been different. There was so much to grieve a year ago (my post at the time is here: Feeling the Grief for what...
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