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Gift Inspiration for a 5 Year Old Superhero

Since his last birthday, the boy has slowly transformed from the train-mad toddler he once was into a superhero-obsessed little lad. Turning five on Thursday, all he has asked for is superheroes, so my options have been rather limited when it comes to present-buying. However, I did want to steer away from the traditional action figures and at least try to buy things that, whilst fitting the theme, were a little different. Here is what I came up with: Avengers pyjamas These were in the sale at Asda (£9) and caught my eye – a boy can never have too many pairs of PJs! Hulk top Again from Asda (£6), I can see this getting a lot of wear over the next few months. Thor nightlight This is from Amazon and cost £25. The boy has been in need of a nightlight since we redecorated their bedroom so it’s a very practical gift but also fits with the superhero theme, which is why I have kept it for his birthday rather than just putting it …

Dear Sonny, On Your First Day Of School

Dear Sonny Today you started school. I know, I am struggling to believe it as well. The signs were there – you learned to write your name, you graduated from nursery, you grew to fit a uniform and smart black shoes. School was definitely on the cards. I think it will take me a while longer to process the transition though. It feels huge, possibly more so for me than for you. You have been my buddy, my companion, my little mate, this past year. After your sister started school, we still had Daddy; then, when he went back to work, it was just you and me. Now, it is only me. I know you will be fine at school. I know you have your friends with you, which is all you really need. I know you will do me proud, as you always do. So I do not really worry about you and school. Well, I do, but I know I do not need to. Mostly, I just miss you. I miss the baby, …

Interviewing The Boy

Having interviewed Miss J this afternoon, I decided to do the same with the boy.  Here’s what happened when I asked him the same questions: What is your name? Sonny How old are you? Four Who is your best friend? Lucas Why? Because I like him What is your favourite animal? Elephant Why? I like how they beat up other bad animals What is your favourite thing to do? Playing, because it’s the funnest thing What do you like to eat? Sandwiches and Babybels and yogurts and crisps What do you like to wear? Trousers and tops Who do you love? You, Jasmine, and Daddy, and Lucas, to the moon and back 450 times Where is your favourite place to visit? Amsterdam What do you like about school? It’s lovely; I have food and play What makes you happy? Just playing with my friends What makes you sad? When Jasmine hurts me What do you want to be when you grow up? The green Hulk, because he’s strong and I’ll be able to beat up …

Things My Son Does That I Can’t Get Away With

It has come to my attention that my four year old gets away with a lot, and I’m a little jealous.  There are a number of things that he does that would get me into an awful lot of trouble.  I mean, just imagine I did the following: Wore pyjamas all day.  This includes to the shops, accompanied by wellies and coat. Put my hand inside women’s tops, with no explanation. Refused to eat food that isn’t cheese sandwiches, even when eating out at a friend’s house. Ate sand at the park. Got words wrong.  The boy says things like “NewTube” and we just find it cute. Wiped my nose up your sleeve. Drank bath water. Spoke my mind, all the time.  A couple of weeks back, we entered a friend’s home and the boy said, loudly, “Gosh, it stinks in here!” and we laughed!  Thankfully, he was only talking about the smells emitted by the slow cooker. Wore superhero costumes to the supermarket. Talked about poo and wee all day long. Ran into people on my scooter.  The last …

Edible Sparklers

There has been a cold doing the rounds for about three weeks Chez Moi. Yesterday, the boy and I were feeling particularly sorry for ourselves, so I suggested that we make edible sparklers. A really easy craft and perfect for the Bonfire weekend. To make edible sparklers, all you will need is some breadsticks, white chocolate and some sprinkles or edible glitter.  Firstly, melt the chocolate. We used a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Next up, allow the children to take control. Watch them dip their breadsticks in the chocolate and then into the sprinkles. Et voila! Edible sparklers. Oh, and happy children!