Weekly Round-up

My head’s full of all sorts of buzzy thoughts that I certainly don’t have the time to whip into any sort of coherence suitable for this blog. Or even utterence.

They’re best expressed thus to try and stay “on-message:”

Highlights of the Week:

YESTERDAY! In other areas the day was a total headache but we made one giant leap forward for Foxkind! Just take look at these beauties!

  • My daughter immediately switching allegiance from The Enormous Turnip (massive sigh of relief) to Mick Inkpen’s We’re Wearing Out the Naughty Step! I’m happy to read this over and over and over. Which is just as well!
  • Monkeyface was declared officially Potty-trained by our childminder (which means we can switch back to focusing on reading and having fun)



  • Noticing FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY she has cut her first back molar. Which means better moods, less teething illness, less stress-headaches for me. And more fun! Just when we thought it would never ever end!

That’s parenthood in a nutshell, isn’t it? As my friend and mentor, the gorgeous, late Christopher Tilly once said to me about trance music: “on and on and on it goes and just when you think you can’t stand it any more, they introduce a slight variation…” I’ll let you draw your own parallels.

Heroes of the week:

My mum, for 50% of the potty training effort.

Diana and Mel, for We’re Wearing Out The Naughty Step (the medal’s in the post)

Phillippa – for delivering Suzanna Jean into the world and never giving up

Michael Rosen – UK’s answer to Sarah Connor. (Michael Gove jabs his head robotically “there’s. one. library. left”)

Idiot of the Week:

ME! Stop biting off more than you can chew!  and Slow down! (Powered by nervous energy – it’s a curse)

Books we’ve Read this Week:

The Enormous Turnip (I might put it in the bin)

We’re Wearing out The Naughty Step by Mick Inkpen

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – loved it!

When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman – didn’t love it. In fact, I was glad when the buzzing stopped.

Have a super weekend. Keep the faith!


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