First day of school

First Day of School

We had an eventful first day at school with Little Mouse.

She is going to school for the first time this year.  Up to now she was still in kindergarten and this is her first year of going to ‘Big School’ with her sisters.  This is the fifth time that I have to say goodbye to a little one going to school so you would think that I would have everything under control.

My little mouse is the my child that always test my limits and surprise me.   You would think that with five kids and three households with six parents that all need to get along I cannot be surprised anymore.   (You would be wrong.)  Little Mouse is an old soul and her unique life is a bit chaotic.   If all the kids are home the house is full of loud noises, laughter and shouting.  If she is the only one home when the other kids are visiting their other parents the house is really quiet.  Her life is always going from one extreme to the other.  This is her normal.

The other side of her normal is that her mom is either really busy or she has enough time to spend quality time just with her.   The first day of school was one of the days where the Little Mouse fell through the cracks of the craziness that is our lives. Read more

Funny Monkeys

My Funny Monkeys

Best question of the week:

Cupcake just asked her dad if he knows more than Google.

I was surprised when he said no.  I would have said yes.

Mom knows everything.


Best compliment of the week:

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Conversation, Little Mouse

Things the Little Mouse Says

English is not our native language, but my Little Mouse loves playing in English and half of her words are English.  Sometimes this can be a little bit confusing when metaphors get mixed up. Read more

This year we will be kind.

In December I asked all the children about their resolutions for the 2015.   After getting sarcastic answers,  (sarcasm is a native language in my home)  I decided to make an universal decision for everyone.  As a mother and dictator of this house it is my prerogative to make rules as and when I feel like it.  To get my minions to abide with these rules might be another story, but I’m starting to ramble.  Back to the 2015 resolution.

This year, in this house, We are going to be kind.  Hopefully being kind at home will spill over into being a good human being but for now we are going to concentrate on being kind to everyone who lives under my roof.

I think the world can do with an extra bit of kindness and the best place to start is at home.  There might also be a chance that I will end up with less children in the end of 2015 than what I started with if I do not teach them to be nicer to each other.

To make this concrete I made a list of things as examples on how to be kind especially for my kids, but you are welcome to use it.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Spending time with your kids on Christmas is a privilege and not a right. Ask any parent who had to negotiate visitation rights for the Holidays.

I’m missing my kids. They have Read more