Switch Off The Technology This Half-Term That Was My Aim

It’s been half-term this week and I decided that it was important for me to put my phone down and just have fun with my seven year old twin girls. I don’t want to be that parent that uses a tablet, laptop or the television as a babysitter for my children. This can so easily happen in this world of technology. Kids today have an almost unlimited amount of choice when it comes to technology, but too much can easily shut them off into their own little world. The learning of the use of this technology comes from us as… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo: Half-Term

For the last week it’s been half-term here in Wales. We have to split child care between us due to my wife’s and my own work commitments as we don’t have any extended family to help out. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not moaning about it, it’s just the way it is and we are certainly not alone as many other couples with children face the same issues during the school holidays with child care. For the first three days of the half term I was on my own with the girls while my wife went out to work, but I… [Read More]

Parents Evening/Half Term

Last week we had parents evening, and as always I find it a little bit uncomfortable sitting down in front of a teacher, or in our case, two teachers (more about that later in the post). In a strange way it’s a bit like being back in school yourself. Sitting in front of a teacher reminds me of the days when I was in school. Not speaking until you’re spoken to etc. I suppose we never lose the respect that we had for our teachers. Very strange feeling. The most important thing to come out of parents evening was that… [Read More]

My Twin Girls and Half Term 

My four year old twin girls are on half term this week. This is split between my wife and I due to our work commitments.  I start off with Monday and Tuesday. Monday  is a very long day as my wife has to do a late shift in work and isn’t home until 8pm. I have usually put the girls to bed on my own saying that the girls miss their mummy at bedtime, but they are always very good.  First thing on Monday morning R asked me to get out a table from behind the sofa. I had no… [Read More]