Daddy’s out – quick, have an accident!
Feb21

Daddy’s out – quick, have an accident!

My mum and dad pick my kids up from school and give them their tea on a Tuesday. Running a bit late and driving to pick the kids up from Grandma and Grandpa’s the other day, I spotted two familiar, not so small, figures walking down the road towards our house. My boys! What were they doing? ‘Walking home, to save you the hassle.’I assumed their sister had gone ahead with Grandma. Seeing as they were saving me the...

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Accident waiting to happen
Jan29

Accident waiting to happen

My younger son throws himself into life with enthusiasm. He gives life his all. He goes running into everything that life throws at him. And he gets hurt. He is an accident waiting to happen.One month to the day after his legs stopped working (which was due to his illness and the fact that he walks funny rather than an actual accident), he hurt his shoulder at football. My husband is the coach. And he really is the coach. When...

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Free spirit
Apr12

Free spirit

My younger son is a free spirit. And I love it. He has an energy, enthusiasm and zest for life quite unlike anyone else I know and I hope he never loses it. He bowls out of his room at 100mph with a big grin on his face in the morning and launches himself into me for a cuddle. And from there he doesn’t stop. He runs, he jumps, he dances. And he falls over and crashes into things. The house is too small for energy like his. His...

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You couldn’t make it up
Jan13

You couldn’t make it up

I’ve said before that my kids are accident prone. We’ve got a bit of a loyalty card situation going on at A&E. But I’ve never known where they got it from. Suddenly, today, it all became quite clear. I was lying at the physio’s. I injured my knee two weeks after the Bristol half marathon, back in September last year. It didn’t hurt at any time apart from when I was running, so it took me a while to...

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On accidents and illnesses
Nov04

On accidents and illnesses

They play a big part in the kids’ lives (too big, in my opinion), so it’s not surprising they have questions about accidents and illnesses. Although the specific subject matter may be somewhat surprising. B1 age 9 1/4: Have you ever been rescued? B1 age 9 1/4: Can anything make you sick? Can too much water make you drunk? B1 age 9 1/4: Is this dangerous? If you were in a hot air balloon and you had a huge snowball, as big...

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