I want to be that mother who can stand up and say I am a strong confident mother and I know what is best for my children. We breastfeed and co sleep, We listen, We include, We eat chocolate and snot smoothies, we trampoline and grow frogs, we sling, we carry and we try and understand and work with our children without resorting to punishments, threats or coercion.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Do You Remember When We Used to....

come down to a new dvd on a saturday morning
roller blade at the car shop
do magic on a thursday with an eggshell in a Tupperware
spend hours learning the names of moshis
carry baby Millie
carry Annabel doll in a sling
get a graze box on Saturday mornings
jump on the trampoline pretending to be dogs
go to parks and get covered in mud
make a stall to sell things
go round the neighbours selling things and collecting money for charity
get balloons at the car garage
picnic on the roundabout
do sparklers on the roundabout on fireworks night
climb on the roof of the car and slide down the windscreen
write letters and leave presents for the mice
put two legs in one and play mermaids
do shows before bedtime
spend all day in the woods making fires and playing in rivers
be woken to watch meteor showers bundled with blankets lying on the trampoline
be taken outside to watch the sky if we woke in middle of night
snuggle next to mummy and daddy at night for years
make experiments in the kitchen from whatever was available
spend hours playing together in the bath
be spun in a trolley at the supermarket
make multicoloured ice balloons
get more flour on the floor than in the bowl
draw chalk pictures on the street
get on a train just for the ride
climb trees
picnic on the trampoline and the roundabout and just about every park
lie on the car roof and watch the planes overhead
take car trips to the beach
go camping in the woods
go camping in the back garden
go to festivals

(Ongoing more added as remembered!!)


I made this list because I often ask the girls if they remember doing something from a few years ago (or even yesterday) and they always answer no and I think to myself WTH am I doing making all this effort when they don't even remember! I like to think their subconscious is storing it in their 'we had a great childhood' memory bank to reduce potential future fuckedupedness!!


I asked hubby for his contribution :-
Do you remember when we used to sleep through the night, have sex, eat out, go to work together in the morning, lol!!!

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