Would you let your 11 year old watch Sherlock?

I prefer teaching older kids.  The vast majority of my timetable is made up of GCSE and A level classes and that suits me just fine, but I do teach a Year 7 class twice a week.  Whilst I love their enthusiasm and innocence at this age, I find the “Miss, I’ve lost my pen” and “Miss, I’ve come to the end of my page, should I turn over?” just a tad irritating. However, since having Little O I do find it fascinating when they talk about what they are allowed to do at this age, and what they’re not…

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Christmas Shopping With Mummy

With two weeks to go until Christmas Mummy thought it was about time she got her arse in gear and hit the shops. Stupidly, she thought it would be a good idea to take me with her. Haha, I think we all know how wrong she was. She thought she’d been clever.  She thought she’d timed the trip to town to coincide with my nap so I’d sleep in the buggy. Not a chance. The ten minute power nap in the car was all I needed, I was ready to hit the shops. To lull Mummy into a false sense…

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His First “Proper” Christmas

This is actually Little O’s 3rd Christmas, but for his first one he was only 5 weeks old, last year he’d only just turned one and didn’t really know what was going on so this is the first year he is starting to understand that something special is happening. Me and hubby love Christmas, we first met on Christmas Eve, so it is always a very special time for us.  Getting to now share it with O is fantastic.  I know he won’t understand everything this year, but that helps to make this time even more special.  The anticipation of…

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A Night Alone

Tomorrow night me and hubby are dropping Little O off at his grandparents and heading off on our first night away on our own since he was born. This was booked in 2 months ago and I have been super excited ever since. I adore my little man, he’s amazing, but I’m looking forward to being just a couple for what will be about 24 hours. This is what I’m looking forward to the most: Free reign of anything I want on the menu Little O is at the in-between age where he’s too old for baby food pouches but…

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Those Three Special Words!

Little O is a bit of a chatterbox. What he says isn’t always the clearest or makes the most sense but he gives it a go and generally I understand what he’s saying, and those around us have learnt his language too. I have to admit I’ll be a bit sad when he learns the proper words for some things as his version of them always makes me smile. A few of my favourites are: “Uh oh” which means dog (we have 2!) So funny when he’s telling them off, “no no uh oh!” “Inky” means water. I think this…

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