Fear is a funny thing. Girlbug is really only just learning about it. She isn’t particularly cautious or fearful by nature, but these last few weeks, she has declared she’s scared of the dark and of monsters. Thing is, the glint in her eye and smirk round her lips tell me otherwise. She’s just practising. … More Fear, risk and the parental echo chamber
So, Boybug has his 2-year review with the health visitor next week. I knew it was coming, and was braced for questions about his height and/or weight, maybe a question about his language, movement, social skills. I was not expecting a 7 page questionnaire!! Now, at the top of the questionnaire it does say “this … More Tests for two year olds?
Ah, that time of innocence, of long happy summers on warm beaches, of drinking Orangina out of strange-shaped bottles, of trying to extricate unknown seafood out of shells with an arsenal of unknown tools. OK. Maybe not representative of all of our experience in the EU, and I suspect we’ll still be allowed over there … More The innocence of EU-th