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Roses for the Garden

My little boy is five at the end of the month; I have already moaned about this as he seems to be growing up too fast.

This weekend, I asked him what he wanted for his birthday.

I was, of course, expecting a great big long list of lots of exciting things like:

  • Lego
  • Guns
  • Swords
  • Knight costumes
  • Castles
  • And so on.

And at first, he didn’t disappoint:

“I’d like a Playmobil pirate ship, please.”

So something nice and cheap then.

But then, he said,

“And some seeds, roses, to plant in the garden as well, please.”

So I guess we must be doing something right, somehow, amidst all this chaos.

What does your little one want for their birthday? And what have they done to surprise you recently?

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Catherine Kelly

Monday 14th of May 2012

Yes, it does, doesn't it :-) I liked Zoe's weather comment the other day, too - she wanted it to start raining at 2:45 so the p.e. teacher cancelled outdoor cricket and did indoor gymnastics instead - but for it to stop by 3:25 so Barb didn't get wet having to walk up to school pick up! Mind you, Anna's not nearly as considerate or empathetic, more a "What's in it for Me Child" !! ;-)

Catherine Kelly

Monday 14th of May 2012

When Zoe (now nearly 10, that nearly is important ;-) ) was about 3 or 4, she went to stay with my aunt for a few days who, at the time, had sofas with fabric bits over the arms. Zoe asked Babs why they were there. Babs: "Because there are holes underneath" Zoe: "Why are there holes?" Babs: "Because the sofas are very old" Zoe: "You could go and buy new sofas...? Babs: "I'd love to sweetheart, but I don't have enough money to" At which, Zoe went and got her purse, which had a load of coppers she'd saved up and a small amount I'd given her to take Babs for an ice-cream while she was staying, emptied the pennies out and gave them all to Babs, for a new sofa... :-) Bless :-) These are the stories for when you feel like you're doing it all wrong - to show you that, somewhere in there, you are doing (at least parts of) it right :-)


Monday 14th of May 2012

It's wonderful isn't it when they come out with stuff so lovely, it nearly makes you cry with pride :-)

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